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Award-Winning OVC Products

The Office for Victims of Crime is proud to announce the following award-winning productions.

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program Development and Operation Guide

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program LogoThe OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center's SANE Program Development and Operation Guide received 2018 Communicator Awards of Distinction in the Digital and Video categories. Communicator Awards recognize big ideas in marketing and communications that honors work that transcends innovation and craft.

This guide serves as a blueprint to improve your SANE program and ensure that all sexual assault victims receive the highest standard of patient-centered care.

Tribal Victim Assistance: Sexual Assault in Indian Country

Tribal Victim AssistanceThe OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center received a 2018 W³ Silver Award for Online Video- Documentary Series. The W³ Awards celebrate digital excellence by honoring outstanding websites, web marketing, videos, mobile sites/apps, and social content.

This three-video series seeks to inform and assist victim service providers and allied professionals in their efforts to assist American Indian/Alaska Native victims of sexual assault.

2018 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Videos

National Crime Victims' Rights WeekOVC received 2018 Spring Omni Awards for the 2018 NCVRW Theme Video: Expand the Circle. Reach All Victims. This video helps communities and victim assistance providers promote awareness of crime victims' issues through the 2018 NCVRW and beyond.

OVC also received Omni Awards for the following National Crime Victims' Service Awards:

These four videos highlight individuals and teams that demonstrate outstanding service in supporting victims and victim services.

The Omni Awards recognize outstanding achievements in film/video, web, and mobile media.

2017 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Resource Guide

NCVRW2017OVC received a 2018 APEX Awards of Excellence for the 2017 NCVRW Resource Guide in the Electronic Publication category. APEX Awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence. APEX Awards of Excellence recognize exceptional entries in each of the individual categories.

The 2017 NCVRW Resource Guide also received a Communicator Award of Distinction. Communicator Awards recognize big ideas in marketing and communications that honors work that transcends innovation and craft.

This guide helps communities and victim assistance providers promote awareness of crime victims' issues through the 2017 NCVRW and beyond.

The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit

Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (VTT)OVC received a 2018 APEX Awards of Excellence for The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit in the Electronic Publication category.

This OVC toolkit offers guidance to help organizations strengthen their ability to address work-related exposure to trauma.

APEX Awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence. APEX Awards of Excellence recognize exceptional entries in each of the individual categories.

A Healing Journey of Alaska Natives

Image of A Healing Journey for Alaska NativesA Healing Journey for Alaska Natives received first place in the 2017 National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) Blue Pencil and Gold Screen Awards in the Public Affairs Program category. NAGC also selected this product as “Best in Show” from among first place winners in all 2017 award categories.

This educational video series was developed in collaboration with the Office on Violence Against Women. It is designed to educate federal, state, local, and tribal victim service providers, criminal justice professionals, and others who work with Alaska Native victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.

NAGC is a national nonprofit professional network of federal, state, and local government employees who disseminate information within and outside government. NAGC is the only organization for, by, and about government communications and communicators. NAGC awards underscore the association's high standards of professionalism in public service.

Faces of Human Trafficking Online Resource Guide

Faces of Human TraffickingThe Faces of Human Trafficking Resource Guide received first place in the 2017 National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) Blue Pencil and Gold Screen Awards in the Special Purpose Product category and a 2016 Apex Grand Award in the website category.

The Faces of Human Trafficking Resource Guide raises public awareness of human trafficking, the many forms it can take, and the important role that everyone can play in identifying and serving victims.

This multidisciplinary resource includes:

  • Nine videos in English with Spanish subtitles.
  • Public Service Announcements (PSAs) offered in English, Spanish, Thai, Hindi, and Tagalog.
  • A discussion guide.
  • Four OVC fact sheets.
  • Four posters designed for service providers and allied professionals, law enforcement, the general public, and victims/survivors.

NAGC is a national nonprofit professional network of federal, state, and local government employees who disseminate information within and outside government. NAGC is the only organization for, by, and about government communications and communicators. NAGC awards underscore the association's high standards of professionalism in public service. NAGC awards underscore the association's high standards of professionalism in public service.

APEX 2016 awards were based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the success of the entry—in the opinion of the judges—in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence. APEX Grand Awards honor the outstanding works in each main category.

2016 National Crime Victims' Rights Week Resource Guide

OVC received a 2017 Award for Excellence by the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) for the Faces of Human Trafficking2016 NCVRW Resource Guide in the Electronic Publication category.

The NCVRW Resource Guide was created help communities and victim assistance providers promote awareness of crime victims' issues through the 2016 NCVRW and beyond.

NAGC is a national nonprofit professional network of federal, state, and local government employees who disseminate information within and outside government. NAGC is the only organization for, by, and about government communications and communicators. NAGC awards underscore the association's high standards of professionalism in public service. Awards of Excellence recognize government agencies and individuals for significant publication achievement.

Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and Trauma

Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and TraumaOVC's Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and Trauma website has won a 2014 APEX Award of Excellence in the website category.

This series includes a public awareness video and topic-specific videos. Together, these videos—along with associated online resource guides—reinforce four key messages:

  • Children's exposure to violence and victimization is significant.
  • These experiences can leave lasting effects.
  • There are effective ways to protect children and alleviate the harm of exposure.
  • Everyone has a role.

APEX 2014 Awards were based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence. Awards of Excellence recognize exceptional entries in each of the individual categories.

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2014 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Resource Guide

2014 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Resource GuideOVC received a 2014 Award for Excellence by the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) for the 2014 NCVRW Resource Guide.

The NCVRW Resource Guide was created help communities and victim assistance providers promote awareness of crime victims' issues through the 2014 NCVRW and beyond.

NAGC is a national nonprofit professional network of federal, state, and local government employees who disseminate information within and outside government. NAGC is the only organization for, by, and about government communications and communicators. NAGC awards underscore the association's high standards of professionalism in public service. Awards of Excellence recognize government agencies and individuals for significant publication achievement.

SART Toolkit: Resources for Sexual Assault Response Teams

SART Toolkit: Resources for Sexual Assault Response TeamsOVC received a 2012 Award for Excellence by the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) for the SART Toolkit.

This toolkit is a compilation of resources for communities wanting to develop SARTs—coordinated teams of people who serve victims of sexual assault—and for communities wanting to improve their SART responses.

NAGC is a national nonprofit professional network of federal, state, and local government employees who disseminate information within and outside government. NAGC is the only organization for, by, and about government communications and communicators. NAGC awards underscore the association's high standards of professionalism in public service. Awards of Excellence recognize government agencies and individuals for significant publication achievement.

OVC Gallery Receives Platinum MarCom Award

Screenshot of the OVC Gallery.The OVC Gallery Promoting Crime Victims’ Rights and Services received a Platinum Award in the Web Site Overall category of the MarCom Awards 2009 competition.

The Gallery, launched in March 2009, is a database of multimedia products promoting crime victims’ rights and services, including posters from the 2003–2009 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) Resource Guides, photos and biographies of award recipients, promotional web banners, and photos of NCVRW and prelude events.

The MarCom Awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals. The Awards are an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievements by marketing and communications professionals. Submissions come from a full range of marketing and communications organizations. The prestigious Platinum Award is presented to those entries judged to be among the most outstanding entries in the competition. Platinum winners are recognized for their excellence in terms of quality, creativity, and resourcefulness.

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OVC’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Campaign Wins MarCom Award

National Crime Victims' Rights Week.OVC received a Gold Award in the Publicity Campaign category of the MarCom Awards 2009 competition for the NCVRW Media and Publicity Campaign.

The Media and Publicity Campaign to promote NCVRW 2009 featured web advertisements, e-mail blasts, and promotional posters, as well as a Jumbotron in Washington, D.C., that played Public Service Announcements related to NCVRW and crimevictims.gov.

The MarCom Awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals. The Awards are an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievements by marketing and communications professionals. Submissions come from a full range of marketing and communications organizations. The Gold Award is presented to those entries judged to exceed the high standards of the industry norm.

OVC’s Mobile SANE E-Publication Receives NAGC Gold Screen Award

Implementing SANE Programs in Rural Communities: The West Virginia Regional Mobile SANE ProjectOVC received an award for Second Place in the Electronic Publication category of the 2009 National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) Gold Screen Awards competition for Implementing SANE Programs in Rural Communities: The West Virginia Regional Mobile SANE Project.

The Mobile SANE replication guide highlights an OVC-funded demonstration project from the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services (FRIS), which sought to use on-call sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs) to serve hospitals throughout a four-county region in a rural area of West Virginia. It describes the project planning and implementation process and includes access to materials developed during implementation.

NAGC is a national nonprofit professional network of federal, state, and local government employees who disseminate information within and outside government. NAGC is the only organization for, by, and about government communications and communicators. NAGC awards underscore the association's high standards of professionalism in public service. Awards of Excellence recognize government agencies and individuals for significant publication achievement.

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OVC’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Online Resource Guide
Wins Web Award

2008 National Crime Victims' Rights Week Online Resource GuideOVC won the Web Marketing Association's 2008 Web Award for Government Standard of Excellence for the NCVRW Online Resource Guide.

The NCVRW Online Resource Guide was launched on January 9, 2008, to help communities and victim assistance providers promote awareness of crime victims' issues through the 2008 NCVRW and beyond.

The Web Marketing Association was founded to help set high standards for Internet marketing and site development on the World Wide Web. The organization comprises Internet marketing, online advertising, PR, and website design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of online marketing and promotion. The Web Awards provide a benchmark by which all websites can be judged, recognize the individual achievements behind the creation of websites, and promote a standard of excellence.

Crimevictims.gov Receives NAGC Gold Screen Award

Screenshot of CrimeVictims.gov Web Site.Crimevictims.gov won an Award of Excellence in the Video, Multimedia, or Internet Programs or Presentations category of the 2006 NAGC Gold Screen Awards competition.

Crimevictims.gov is a supplementary portal site to OVC's main website. It provides victims of crime with easy, intuitive navigation, specifically designed for them, to OVC's wide base of resources. The site was not designed to provide new resources, but to simplify the way that an average user finds the many resources OVC already offers. The site also serves other audiences in the same intuitive manner.

NAGC is a national nonprofit professional network of federal, state, and local government employees who disseminate information within and outside government. NAGC is the only organization for, by, and about government communications and communicators. NAGC awards underscore the association's high standards of professionalism in public service. Awards of Excellence recognize government agencies and individuals for significant publication achievement.

OVC’s HELP for Victim Service Providers Web Forum Wins APEX Award

Web Forum iconIn 2005, OVC's HELP for Victim Service Providers Web Forum received an Award of Excellence in the Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX) Competition in the Web Sites (entire site) category.

OVC introduced the Web Forum as a way for victim service providers and allied professionals to share ideas, suggestions, and recommendations concerning promising practices, best practices, and victim issues. The OVC Web Forum contains a variety of tools designed to assist providers with finding the information they need as quickly and efficiently as possible so that they can get back to their main mission: helping victims of crime. The forum contains an ever-growing and evolving list of topics to which providers can recommend additions.

The APEX Awards are sponsored by the editors of Writing That Works: The Business Communications Report. The Web Forum was 1 of nearly 5,000 entries from corporations, nonprofit organizations, and independent publishers.

OVC’s Directory of Crime Victim Services Wins APEX Award

OVC Directory of Crime Victim Services OVC's online Directory of Crime Victim Services received an Award of Excellence in the 2004 APEX Competition.

The directory earned the honor in the category of Special Purpose Campaigns, Programs, and Plans. The site was launched in July 2004 as an online tool to help victims of crime find national and international assistance services quickly and easily, and to help victim service providers make appropriate referrals.

The marketing campaign that promoted the directory included a flier, downloadable Web ads, and a CD-ROM that walked users through the product's features and organization. Visit the directory banner gallery to download Web ads to link to the directory from your own website.

The APEX Awards are sponsored by the editors of Writing That Works: The Business Communications Report. The directory was 1 of 5,000 entries from corporations, nonprofit organizations, and independent publishers.

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