Every April, The Office for Victims of Crime leads communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW), including efforts in Mariposa County to help Victims find their voice and access services as they navigate the criminal justice system. During NCVRW, we recognize the hard work of the crime victims field.
This year's NCVRW theme—Support Victims | Build Trust | Engage Communities—commemorates the individuals and groups whose advocacy has propelled the victims' rights movement forward for the past half century, inspiring in victims and their loved ones a feeling of hope for progress, justice, and healing. National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) creates an opportunity for communities to come together and reflect on the history of crime victims’ rights.
The victims’ rights movement began through a shared hope for healing, a hope for change, and a hope to be heard. The legacy of commitment and passion lives on today. We remember the movement’s first leaders as we seek justice and inspire hope for the future.
When victims feel understood and supported, they are more likely to seek services, which leads to a stronger and more resilient community. #NCVRW2021 recognizes the crime victim advocates, allied professionals, and selfless volunteers who have worked toward a future of inclusive and accessible resources and services.
Join us throughout the week as we raise awareness for victims’ rights. Learn how you and your community can get involved. Justice can take different forms for each individual victim.
Enjoy our virtual ceremony honoring victims of crime rights: