2023 NCVRW Library Project:
Survivor Voices

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

Books and Films List

National Crime Victims Rights Week (NCVRW) is a time to celebrate the progress achieved, raise awareness of victims’ rights and services, and stand with our families, neighbors, and friends whose lives have forever been altered by crime. In this, we can show victims that they are not alone. This year's theme calls up communities to amplify the voices of survivors and commit to creating an environment where survivors have the confidence that they will be heard, believed and supported. 

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. 

Content Guidance: Many of the books and films listed contain content that depicts violence and trauma that may be triggering to certain individuals. For children and youth books, we recommend that you read these titles with your children and teens and use your best discretion when deciding on what to read.

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

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