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Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month
African American History Month
2019 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Online Theme Poster and Color Palette


Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

More than two thirds of youths (ages 12–18) who were in a relationship or had been in one in the past year reported that they had been victimized (69 percent) or perpetrated violence (63 percent), according to the National Survey of Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence. This same National Institute of Justice funded survey found that 84 percent of victims also perpetrated abuse, illustrating that education for youth about healthy relationships is a critical component of responding to the issue.

To raise awareness, and for comprehensive information about preventing dating violence and assisting its victims, OVC highlights the following websites:


African American History Month

Every February, African American History Month is commemorated in the U.S. This annual commemoration pays tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.

OVC recognizes the need to provide culturally relevant services to the African American community.

Learn about how OVC is working to reach out to underserved African American communities through the Vision 21: Supporting Male Survivors of Violence Initiative. This OVC-funded program seeks to improve the field's capacity to provide culturally appropriate and trauma-informed services for boys and men harmed by violence. It also seeks to expand services that help normalize their lives and promote their healing.

With OVC's support, the Healing Justice Alliance also provides training and technical assistance to 12 demonstration sites implementing the program. Based on the work of experts in the field, the Healing Justice Alliance released a Reaching out to Male Survivors of Violence brief which offers best practices for reaching and serving male victims of crime.


2019 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Online Theme Poster and Color Palette

Image of 2019 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW)The 2019 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) color palette and a customizable copy of the Theme Poster are now available.

NCVRW will be commemorated April 7–13, 2019, and this year’s theme—Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future.—celebrates the progress made by those before us as we look to a future of crime victim services that is even more inclusive, accessible, and trauma-informed.

Join the NCVRW mailing list to receive email updates, including the online release of the 2019 NCVRW Resource Guide.

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