National Crime Victims Rights Week

April 23-29, 2023

2023 image for National Crime Victims' Week with the text Survivor Voices. Elevate. Engage, Effect Change. National Crime Victims' Rights Week | April 23-29, 2023


Since 1981, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) is celebrated every year in April to unite crime survivors, victim assistance, justice professionals and communities across America to pay tribute to crime victims. To listen to and learn from the immense power of their personal stories; and celebrate the many accomplishments that have strengthened laws and created policies, programs and partnerships that identify and put the needs of victims first.

The goal of NCVRW is to annually publicize and promote the needs, issues and concerns of crime victims and survivors; the many services available to support them in the aftermath of crime; and the challenges that remain to promote individual and community safety across our Nation.

The 2023 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week will be observed April 23–29, 2023 with the theme Survivor Voices: Elevate. Engage. Effect Change. This year's theme calls upon communities to amplify the voices of survivors and create environments where survivors have the confidence that they will be heard, believed, and supported. By engaging survivors, we will ensure our responses and services to victims and survivors are credible, meaningful, and centered on their individual needs.

Utah Calendar of Events

April 23rd-29th - "Paint One Blue Nail to Stand for Victims' Rights"
Paint your ring fingernail Blue to show your support as we stand for victim’s rights -“Survivor Voices: Elevate. Engage. Effect Change”
Share your videos and/or pictures, along with a message to inspire hope for victims of all crimes by using hashtags: #1NailBlue #NCVRW2023 #2023NCVRWUT #2023ncvrwutah

April 23rd-29th - NCVRW Library Project 
The Utah Office for Victims of Crime (UOVC) has partnered with the Utah State Library Division to promote survivor voices in Utah’s libraries. The following is a list of books and films that bring these stories to light and also help others who might be experiencing trauma. View the book list here.

April 15th- Press Conference and Utah Grizzlies Hockey Game
Location: Maverik Center 3200 S Decker Lake Dr, West Valley City
When: 5:00pm-6:30pm Press Conference
7:05pm Utah Grizzlies Game
To purchase tickets please visit

April 24th- Resource Fair, Discussion Panel, and Vigil
Location: Sorenson Unity Center 1383 S 900 W, Salt Lake City
When: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Free Event
Join us on Monday, April 24th for the Resource Fair, Panel Discussion & Vigil. This will be a free event, which will include a panel discussion, vigil, activities, and resource tables to raise awareness and bring information statewide.

April 25th- "Survivor Voices: Elevate. Engage. Effect Change.” Podcast Episode
In partnership with the Utah Survivors Podcast will host a dedicated episode to provide a safe space for survivors to share their voices, provide information on victims' rights, awareness, and resources.

NCVRW Utah Social Media

This project is supported by a National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Community Awareness Project subgrant awarded by the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators under a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice