Stand United Against Violent Crime — National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) April 10-April 16.

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

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
1-855-4-VICTIM (1-855-484-2846) 

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)
1-800-799-4889 (TTY)

Disaster Distress Helpline [24/7 hotline] 1-800-985-5990

FINRA Securities Helpline for Seniors

Gift from Within (Not a hotline. A helpful link for survivors of trauma and victimization)

Identity Theft Resource Center

Internet Crime Complaint Center

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

National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-4673 [24/7 hotline] [hosts an online hotline] National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
1-866-331-9474 or 1-866-331-8453 (TTY)

Overseas Citizens Services
1-202-501-4444 (from overseas)

Parents of Murdered Children

Stalking Resource Center

The Trevor Project – Crisis & Suicide Prevention Lifeline for LGBTQ Youth

Women’s Law [information on orders of protection] *Source: