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Nominations Now Being Accepted for the 2017 Crime Victims' Service Awards
Commemorate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month
June 15th Is World Elder Abuse Day


Nominations Now Being Accepted for the 2017 Crime Victims' Service Awards

2017 NominationsSubmit Your Nominations for the 2017 National Crime Victims' Service Awards by July 31, 2016. Every year, OVC recognizes extraordinary individuals, organizations, teams, and programs that demonstrate outstanding achievements in supporting victims and victim services. The recipients are honored at the National Crime Victims' Service Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

View past recipients and, if you know a similarly deserving individual, group, team, or program, submit a nomination by July 31, 2016.

Visit the National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) website for details about the 2017 NCVRW observance, April 2-8, 2017, and the Awards Ceremony as they become available.

Commemorate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month

Commemorate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month Each year, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month is commemorated in June. OVC encourages victim service providers to rededicate themselves to serving LGBTQ victims, who often do not have consistent access to informed services to help them recover in the aftermath of a crime. As a result, LGBTQ victims suffer disproportionately from violence and its effects.

In recognition of LGBT Pride Month, OVC features the online guide, Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault, to help educate those working in the field. Supported by the experiences of transgender survivors, and addressing specific challenges that victim service providers, first responders, and health care providers may encounter, this guide provides practical tools to promote understanding and support for transgender victims.

June 15th Is World Elder Abuse Day

World Elder Abuse Day World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, recognized annually on June 15th, is a call–to–action for individuals, organizations, and communities to raise awareness about elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. In commemoration of World Elder Abuse Day, learn how you can take a stand in the fight against elder abuse by visiting the National Center on Elder Abuse website and making use of the following OVC Resources:

  • In Their Own Words: Domestic Abuse in Later Life: This two-part DVD and Resource Guide covers what victim services providers and other professionals need to know about the dynamics of domestic abuse in later life, the barriers these victims have to overcome, and the justifications that abusers use to excuse such abuse.
  • Responding to Elder Abuse Video DVD Series: These three DVDs address what community corrections, judges and court personnel, and law enforcement should know about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

More information can be found on the Elder Abuse/Mistreatment section of our site and the Elder Abuse Special Feature section of the National Criminal Justice Reference Service site.

Previously Featured Resources

May 2016: OVC Accepting Nominations for the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards

April 2016: National Crime Victims’ Rights Week: April 10–16, 2016

March 2016: 2016 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW)

February 2016: February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

January 2016: January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

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National Crime Victims' Service Awards. Submit Your Nominations by July 31, 2016