Celebrate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week with NOVA

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 2nd – 8th, 2017. 

This year, NOVA is excited to announce our plans to honor victims’ rights and celebrate the advocates whose careers are dedicated to ensuring the rights and wellbeing of victims and survivors of crime and crisis.


Daily Advocate Appreciation: #HonorAdvocacy
All Week

Everyday, NOVA will highlight a different victim advocate who has been nominated by one of our members for his/her contributions to the field. Highlights will appear on NOVA’s website and social media sites under, #HonorAdvocacy. 

We have chosen our National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Awardees!
Return to the website as we announce them throughout the week:

April 3rd, 2017 – Pioneers in Advocacy

April 4th, 2017 – Community-Based Advocacy

April 5th, 2017 – System-Based Advocacy

April 6th, 2017 – Campus Advocacy

April 7th, 2017 – Military Advocacy


Brown Bag Webinar: Planning and Building Your Advocacy Career
Tuesday, April 4th | 12:00pm – 1:30pm EST

Enjoy an interactive panel-discussion with dedicated and experienced victim assistance professionals. Our panel will discuss their own career paths and provide insight on how to best build your career.

NOVA Live Twitter Chat: 
Victim Advocacy Careers: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Thursday, April 6th | 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST

NOVA Members and non-members will be able to participate in a live twitter chat with @NOVAVictims using the hashtag, #AdvocateCareers

Twitter Chat Instructions:

  1. If you don’t already have one, create a free twitter account. Here are some Twitter Basics 

  2. Follow our twitter handle, @NOVAVictims 

  3. At 12:00pm EST on April 6th our Executive Director, Chief Justice Richard Barajas (ret.), and Director of Eduction, Claire Ponder Selib MSW, will be standing by for one hour to answer all of your advocacy career questions. To find the feed and participate in the live chat, search:  #AdvocateCareers.

  4. To ask a question, use the hashtag, #AdvocateCareers. Using the same hashtag, we will respond to your question by tagging your twitter handle.

OVC’s National Crime Victim Service Award Ceremony
Friday, April 7th | 2:00pm-3:30pm EST

NOVA staff and board members will be in attendance at the Office for Victims of Crime’s, National Crime Victim Service Award Ceremony in Washington, DC. We hope to see you there!

New NOVA Honor Advocacy T-Shirts

Order a T-Shirt!

Tracking address: rayla-bhajca@webc.trynova.org (do not email this address)