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Monday, May 11, 2009
National Crime Victims' Rights Week Sponsored by MADD
In 1984, the Victims of Crime Act established The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) by the Victims of Crime Act to manage the myriad of programs that serve crime victims. OVC provides sizeable funding to state victim assistance and compensation programs. OVC also helps raise awareness to victim issues by promoting its National Crime Victims' Rights Week.
Get More Information
The 2009 National Crime Victims' Rights Week Resource Guide helps raise community awareness of crime victim issues. The guide features statistics, event ideas, and custom-ready posters, including a National Crime Victims’ Rights Week theme poster. The guide can be ordered, in either hardcopy or electronic formats, along with the theme posters, from OVC.
Also available on the OVC Web site is curriculum about the effects of victimization. There you can also find downloadable information to create a model for corrections-based victim service providers.
Be a Part of It
Through its Tree of Life project, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) offers victim/survivors a chance to celebrate the lives of their loved ones killed or injured in a drunk driving crash all year long. By raising $2,500 through your tribute page, you’ll add a leaf to MADD’s Tree of Life.
Help Is Available
If a drunk driving accident has victimized you or a loved one, MADD can help with:
• Bereavement support
• Injury support
• Justice advocacy
• Guidance for financial recovery
MADD’s Victim/Survivor Helpline, 1-877-MADD-HELP (1-877-623-3435), has trained victim advocates available who can answer your questions, help you cope with what you are experiencing, or just lend a sympathetic ear.
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