National Crime Victims’ Rights Week – April 2-8, 2017

Each April, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) helps lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW). This year it will be observed April 2–8, 2017 and the theme—Strength. Resilience. Justice.—reflects a vision for the future in which all victims are strengthened by the response they receive, organizations are resilient in response to challenges, and communities are able to seek collective justice and healing.

This year’s NCVRW Theme Video is available for viewing here.


Events Schedule:

Sunday, APRIL 2, 2017, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Memorial for Family and Friends of Homicide Victims
Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library & Learning Center
4800 W. 10th St. Little Rock

Parents of Murdered Children, MADD and CVAAA sponsors the first event of Crime Victims’ Rights Week in Arkansas with a memorial for Family and Friends of Homicide Victims and the planting of a tree of remembrance.

Tuesday, APRIL 4, 2017, at 10:00 AM
Arkansas Recognition and Victims’ Rights Ceremony
Heifer Village
1 World Avenue, Little Rock

This event is held in communities across the country to promote victims’ rights, honor crime victims and recognize those who advocate on their behalf. 1 World Avenue is located at the end of East 3rd Street close to downtown.

Thursday, APRIL 14, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Candlelight Vigil
Camp Aldersgate, Grite Pavilion
2000 Aldersgate Road, Little Rock

Honoring people who have experienced violence including underserved victims and to raise awareness in our community. Aldersgate Road west of Baptist Medical Center Hospital is south off of Kanis Road.



View fliers for events below (PDF):

April 4 – AR Recognition and Victims’ Rights Ceremony

April 6 – Candlelight Vigil


“This project is supported by a National Crime Victims’ Right 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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