Remedies Renewing Lives has received funding from the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA) through a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), within the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, to promote community awareness of crime victims’ rights and services during the 2018 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

The awarded funding will be used to increase community awareness and encourage victims of crime to call 2-1-1.  Remedies is working collaboratively with other agencies in the community who provide resources to victims of crime, including the United Way.  The project is part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, an annual observance that takes place April 8 – 14 in 2018.

First designated by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week increases general public awareness of, and knowledge about the wide range of rights and services available to people who have been victimized by crime.  The theme for 2018 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is “Expand the Circle:  Reach All Victims.”

Since 2004, the NCVRW Community Awareness Project has provided financial and technical assistance to more than 1,000 community projects that promote victim and public awareness activities, and innovative approaches to victim outreach and public education about victims’ rights and services during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.  Remedies was one of the 78 projects recommended by NAVAA and selected for funding by OVC for 2018 from the 185 applications that were submitted.