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January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
National Stalking Awareness Month
Raising Awareness About Tax Refund Theft
2017 National Crime Victims' Rights Week Theme Artwork Now Available

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Human trafficking is a horrendous crime that impacts communities throughout our Nation. With increased awareness, improved services, and effective prosecutions, we can work together to fight this crime and support the survivors. Every January, we commemorate National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month to renew our commitment to helping trafficking victims.

In an effort to help communities prepare for local events for this January, we highlight the following OVC resources —

Faces of Human Trafficking Resource GuideFaces of Human Trafficking Resource Guide
This award-winning multidisciplinary resource can be used to raise awareness of the seriousness of human trafficking, the many forms it can take, and the important role that everyone can play in identifying and serving victims.

This resource includes nine videos, a discussion guide, four fact sheets, and four posters. The guide can be viewed online or a limited quantity of physical copies may be ordered through the OVC Resource Center (shipping and handling fees will be applied.)

Human Trafficking Task Force E-GuideHuman Trafficking Task Force E-Guide
Developed in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, this Guide is a resource to support established task forces and provide guidance to agencies that are forming task forces.

Its purpose is to assist in the development and day-to-day operations of an anti-human trafficking task force and to provide fundamental guidance for effective task force operations.

Human Trafficking Weblet
This online tool contains resources and information for a variety of audiences including victims/survivors, victim service providers, law enforcement, and allied professionals.

OVC has also released multiple funding opportunities available to victim service providers to enhance the services available to victims of human trafficking. View our Current Funding Opportunities page to learn more and apply.

National Stalking Awareness Month

National Stalking Awareness MonthJanuary is also National Stalking Awareness Month which seeks to educate the public about the serious and at times deadly crime of stalking. Throughout January, communities help build awareness by sharing information and holding special events. To learn more, we encourage you to visit—

Raising Awareness About Tax Refund Theft

Tax Refund Theft Awareness WeekTax identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number to claim your tax refund. OVC is helping the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) commemorate Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week from January 30–February 3, 2017.

Visit the FTC website for promotional materials and to learn more about protecting your identity. Participate in OVC's free online training, Identity Theft Victim Assistance Online Training: Supporting Victims' Financial and Emotional Recovery.

For additional information, visit our Fraud and Identity Theft page and the Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft section of the Internal Revenue Service website.

2017 National Crime Victims' Rights Week Theme Artwork Now Available

2017 National Crime Victims' Rights Week We are pleased to present the 2017 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Resource Guide theme artwork, theme posters, and web artwork, designed to help communities and victim assistance providers promote awareness of crime victim issues.

View and download the 2017 NCVRW artwork today, available in both English and Spanish.

Join the NCVRW mailing list to be notified when the complete Resource Guide is available

Previously Featured Resources

December 2016: December Commemorates National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

November 2016: National Native American Heritage Month

October 2016: Getting Ready for National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 2-8, 2017

September 2016: National Preparedness Month

August 2016: Model Standards To Enhance Crime Victim Support

July 2016: Don't Delay: National Crime Victims' Service Awards Nominations Are Due by July 31st

January - June 2016

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