Stand United Against Violent Crime — National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) April 10-April 16.
Every year, the Office of Victims of Crime (OVC) that is a part of the US Office of Justice recognizes National Crime Victims’ Rights Week from April 10 – April 16.
This year’s theme is—“Serving Victims. Building Trust. Restoring Hope.” This theme underscores the importance of early intervention and victim services in establishing trust with victims, which in turn begins to restore their hope for healing and recovery.
Children who suffer repeat victimization or who frequently witness traumatic incidents in their community may lose trust in their loved ones, their neighborhoods, authority figures, the justice system, and themselves.
Silence is never a solution. Help is always available. By providing early intervention and victim services, as community members and partners, we can help establish trust from the beginning for victims, which in turn empowers their own capacity for hope and recovery.
Find more information about National Crime Victims’ Rights Week at www.ovc.gov/ncvrw2016
Who should I contact locally about a violent crime?
If there is immediate danger, please call 911
If there is no immediate danger, please contact the Fairfax County Department of Family Services:
Fairfax County Office for Women and Domestic and Sexual Violence Services 703-360-7273
Fairfax County Police Department, Victim Services Section 703-246-2141
Child Protective Services 703-324-7400
Adult Protective Services 703-324-7450
Here are some national resources on the prevention of and recovery after a violent crime*:
National Hotline for Crime Victims
Office for Victims of Crime, Directory of Crime Victim Services [links to programs and services available to crime victims] National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) [24/7 hotline] 1-888-628-9454 (Spanish)
Disaster Distress Helpline [24/7 hotline] 1-800-985-5990
FINRA Securities Helpline for Seniors
MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards [links to every state’s compensation program] National Center on Elder Abuse
National Child Abuse Hotline
National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs,
National Advocacy for Local LGBT Communities
1-212-714-1141 [links to local programs] National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
National Runaway Switchboard
Overseas Citizens Services
1-202-501-4444 (from overseas)
Parents of Murdered Children
The Trevor Project – Crisis & Suicide Prevention Lifeline for LGBTQ Youth
Women’s Law [information on orders of protection] *Source: https://victimsofcrime.org/help-for-crime-victims/national-hotlines-and-helpful-links