National Crime Victims Rights Week

April 21–27, 2024



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 2024 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week will be observed April 21–27, 2024 with the theme How would you help? Options, Services, and hope for crime survivors. The 2024 theme asks all of us—friends, family members, neighbors, colleagues, community leaders, victim service providers, criminal justice practitioners, and health professionals—how we can help crime victims. Are you prepared if someone confides in you about a victimization? Is your organization victim-centered and trauma-informed? Are you familiar with the services available in your community? This year’s theme is a call-to-action for us all to create safe environments for crime victims to share what happened to them. By doing so, we’re able to offer support, options for life-saving services, and, most importantly, hope.

Utah Calendar of Events

April 21-27th - "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 -“How would you help? Options, services, and hope for crime survivors.”
Share your videos and/or pictures, along with a message to inspire hope for victims of all crimes by using hashtags: #1NailBlue #NCVRW2024 #2024NCVRWUT #2024ncvrwutah

April 6th- 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

April 22nd- Resource Fair and Vigil
Location: Utah State Capitol 350 S State Street, Salt Lake City UT
When: Resource Fair 4:00-6:00pm, Vigil 6:00-7:00pm
Free Event
Join us on Monday, April 22nd for the Resource Fair & Vigil. This will be a free event, which will include a candlelight vigil, activities, and resource tables to raise awareness and bring information statewide.

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