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Getting Ready for National Crime Victims' Rights Week
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Cyber Security Awareness Month Observed in October


Getting Ready for National Crime Victims' Rights Week

National Crime Victims' Rights WeekNational Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) will be held April 7–13, 2019.

Sign up for the NCVRW mailing list to receive email updates, including–

  • email notification about this year’s theme and colors,
  • complimentary copies of the 2019 NCVRW Theme Poster and Awareness Posters, and
  • email notification when the 2019 NCVRW Resource Guide is available online.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

President Trump proclaimed that October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month #DVAMNational Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In his proclamation, the President states “To ensure the protection of all Americans, especially women and children, we must strive to end domestic violence — in all its forms — from our society and help victims recover from abuse.”

The Domestic Violence Awareness Month Project section of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence website provides customizable materials, training resources, and other tools designed to enhance your efforts to prevent and raise awareness of domestic violence.

You may also use statistics and compelling graphics from the 2018 Intimate Partner Violence Statistical Fact Sheet in email and social media marketing, presentations, and on your website to help raise awareness and help demonstrate why crime victims' rights matter.

Domestic violence not only causes emotional and physical harm to victims, but it is also a major cause of homelessness. During the month of October, OVC highlights the Domestic Violence and Housing Technical Assistance Consortium, which supports survivors experiencing homelessness. This project is sponsored by the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Office on Violence Against Women and the Office for Victims of Crime at the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Providers and allied professionals seeking to address the intersection of domestic violence and homelessness in their community can submit a technical assistance request to the Consortium.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also offers a number of valuable tools and resources on their Intimate Partner Violence page. The CDC publication, Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan: A Technical Package of Programs, Policies, and Practices can help communities prioritize prevention activities based on the best available evidence.

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month Observed in October

National Cyber Security Awareness MonthTo help commemorate National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), visit the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Stop.Think.Connect. campaign and the National Cyber Security Alliance websites.

The Office for Victims of Crime is a federal partner in this public awareness campaign effort, which seeks to increase the understanding of cyber threats and empower the American public to be safer and more secure online.

View the Securing the Internet is Our Shared Responsibility infographic showcases 2018’s weekly themes and shares easy ways to get involved and learn about cybersecurity.

You may also use statistics and compelling graphics from the 2018 Financial Crime Statistical Fact Sheet in email and social media marketing, presentations, and on your website to help raise awareness and help demonstrate why crime victims' rights matter.

Image of ID Theft Help AppDownload the ID Theft Help App, developed by the Identity Theft Resource Center, with funding support from OVC.

This app provides resources for identity theft victims, including direct access to victim advisors through a 24/7 call center or live chat, and also offers educational tools on how to protect yourself against identity theft.

Finally, visit the Computer/Internet Crimes section of our site and the Internet Safety Special Feature section of the National Criminal Justice Reference Service site for additional materials on how to stay safe online.

Previously Featured Resources

Featured in: January - June 2018 | July - December 2018