OVC is accepting nominations for the 2009 National Crime Victims' Service Awards. The submission deadlines are approaching fast: October 3 for submissions sent by mail and October 10 for submissions using the online nomination form. The winners will be honored at a ceremony on April 24, 2009, in a prelude to the 2009 National Crime Victims' Rights Week—25 Years of Rebuilding Lives: Celebrating the Victims of Crime Act, April 26–May 2, 2009.
OVC announces a job vacancy for a Victim Justice Program Specialist; deadline 9/16/08. Learn more about Job Opportunities With OVC.
On the 7th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Director Gillis remembers the victims and surviving loved ones. Read the Director's Message.
On September 24, 2008, at 2 p.m. ET, OVC will sponsor an OVC Web Forum Guest Host Session on responding to sexual violence on campus with S. Daniel Carter, Senior Vice President of Securities on Campus, Inc., and Margaret Mikkelsen, Executive Director of Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER).
A National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims,
September 25, 2008
In recognition of and preparation for this special event, OVC held a Web Forum on delivering victim-sensitive death notifications. If you missed the August 28 discussion hosted by Janice Harris Lord and Bill Jenkins, visit the Forum today to read the discussion online or download a transcript.
A Remembrance Ceremony
On September 25th, a ceremony will be held to honor the lives of homicide victims and provide support to bereaved families and friends. The event is sponsored by the National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. (POMC) with support from OVC. If you are planning on attending, please RSVP to the POMC National Office at (888) 818-7662, no later than Thursday, September 18, 2008.
Specialized Training Available for Victim Service Providers (September 2008)