NOVA observes National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) every year by offering trainings and exciting events throughout the week! This year, the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)’s official NCVRW theme is Seek Justice | Ensure Victims’ Rights | Inspire Hope. Sign up to receive updates on NOVA’s NCVRW 2020 observation.
This year, look forward to:
Alicia “Kozak” Kozakiewicz will share her story of surviving an Internet luring, abduction, and captivity. While Alicia’s experience may be harrowing, her ability to transcend tragedy and dedicate herself to protecting other children is inspiring. She will discuss the aftermath of recovery and the process of reunification. Alicia will provide alternative practices for handling endangered child cases and give unique insight into the phases of abduction, survival, recovery, family reunification, and resilience.
Ohio’s victims’ rights constitutional amendment, Marsy‘s Law, passed in November 2017, and went into effect on February 5, 2018. Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center (OCVJC) has led the efforts to successfully provide guidance to implement the constitutional amendment, draft legislation to clarify and expand the constitutional provisions, and litigate Marsy‘s Law rights across the state from the trial courts to the Ohio Supreme Court. OCVJC will provide guidance, suggestions, and concrete examples to assist attendees in implementing Marsy‘s Law and other victims’ rights laws in their states.
Join the National Organization for Victim Assistance 3rd Annual NCVRW Virtual 5k! Unite with advocates, crisis responders, survivors, and community members around the world as we walk to raise awareness about promoting and advancing crime victims’ rights. Learn more.
STEP 1: Register as an Individual or Team
STEP 2: Purchase your Hope in Action: #WhyWeAdvocate t-shirt
STEP 3: Organize your 5K and get active! Share your photos with NOVA by using #NOVA5K #WhyWeAdvocate #NCVRW2020 for your chance to win a prize!
Thank you for submitting! NOVA is currently reviewing the 2020 Board of Directors Award nominations for a person or program that embodies our 2020 theme: Hope in Action, inspiring change and reminding us all #WhyWeAdvocate.
NOVA annually presents awards in six different categories to recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of individuals and programs making inspiring strides in victim services. NOVA Board of Directors Awardees will receive a NOVA Life Membership and a free registration to NOVA’s 46th Annual Training Event in Orlando, Florida.
The Internet and Child Victimization
Best Practices for State Victims’ Rights Legal Services Programs