(Dothan, AL) Wiregrass Angel House: This organization will
collaborate with other local victim service agencies and plans to
produce several 30- to 60-second public service announcements promoting
awareness of NCVRW and local victim services. The public service
announcements will run the week prior to and the week of NCVRW.
(Montgomery, AL) Montgomery County District Attorney's Office:
This organization plans to produce a mini infomercial about local
crime victim services to be aired on television and the radio during
NCVRW. It also plans to develop a brochure that lists the victim
services it offers. The brochure will be distributed during NCVRW
and throughout the year.
(Kenai, AK) The LeeShoreCenter: This organization plans
to develop educational infomercials to be shown during intermission
at two local movie theaters during NCVRW. It will conduct presentations
in local schools and host an essay contest in schools for grades
4–12. The organization will also hold a week-long training
on domestic violence and sexual assault. All activities will be
advertised in the local newspaper and covered by the local radio
(Kingman, AZ) Kingman Aid To Abused People: This organization
plans to hold a public rally to promote crime victims' rights. The
rally will include guest speakers and information booth staffed
by local service providers. The organization will develop radio
and newspaper advertisements in English and Spanish that will provide
information about the rally and crime victims' rights.
(DeQueen, AR) SouthwestArkansasDomesticViolenceCenter: This
organization plans to collaborate with local service agencies during
NCVRW to conduct a series of workshops, entitled "Out of the
Shadows," on various topics at college campuses. The topics
will include the dynamics of domestic violence, child abuse, dating
violence, and violence toward people with disabilities. The organization
will also develop radio and newspaper public service announcements
in English and Spanish that will advertise the workshops and services
available to victims.
(Los Angeles, CA) City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office of Criminal
Justice Planning: This organization plans to collaborate with
the City Attorney's Office to organize a communitywide NCVRW 5K/10K
Walk/Run, followed by a victims' rights fair with local service
providers. It will also develop and distribute promotional items
and "Life Line" information cards for victims. Marketing
for the events will be done through local radio and newspaper
public service announcements.
(Mariposa, CA) Mountain Crisis Services: This organization
plans to collaborate with other local victim service agencies to
carry out a public awareness campaign targeting crime victims. There
will be newspaper advertisements promoting local services and NCVRW
events; posters and brochures explaining crime victims' rights and
services; and infomercials about local victim services that will
play at a local movie theater before featured movies throughout
the year. During NCVRW, Mountain Crisis Services also plans to hold
a blood drive and a youth art activity with an anti-violence message.
(Redding, CA) Shasta County District Attorney: This organization
plans to hold a "Take Back the Day/Take Back the Night" event
that will be open to the community and will honor victims of crime.
The event will include a resource fair with a shoe display showcasing
pairs of shoes. Each pair represents an individual who has been
a victim of crime in the U.S. in the last year. There will also
be a rally and a candlelight march. Print advertising, posters,
and flyers will promote the event.
(South Lake Tahoe, CA) Womenspace, Unlimited, South Lake Tahoe
Women's Center: This organization plans to use an educational
outreach campaign during NCVRW. It plans to use the media to advertise
NCVRW activities and victims' rights and services through interviews
on radio and television, newspaper advertisements, and posters
and flyers in English and Spanish. At the end of the week, there
will be a Masquerade Ball that will feature an educational display
and guest speakers. The Masquerade Ball will conclude with the
unveiling of masks to symbolize the shedding of masks of shame,
fear, or embarrassment that many victims hide behind.
(Yuba City, CA) SutterCounty Sheriff's Department: This
organization plans to host educational events using the theme "Anchoring
Our Community." There will be guest speakers and the distribution
of an "emotional first aid kit" that will include resources
for crime victims, such as a wallet card and magnet containing phone
numbers of available services. The events will be marketed through
flyers, posters, cable access, local television stations, and local
(Colorado Springs, CO) El PasoCountySheriff's Office: This
organization plans to hold a "Shopping for Victim Awareness" day
at a local mall. The educational event will consist of information
tables set up by local service providers and promotional giveaways.
The organization also plans to have a multimedia presentation, entitled "Voices
of Men," that will deal with various topics, such as sexual
assault, domestic violence, and sexual harassment. The events will
be marketed through newspaper advertisements and informational flyers.
(Denver, CO) Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence: This
organization plans to collaborate with other victim service agencies
to develop "Digital Stories" of 10 crime victims from
diverse backgrounds. Victims will participate in a workshop to help
them put their experiences on video in a manner that will be meaningful
to them. During NCVRW, there will be a public screening of the Digital
Stories at an event that honors the victims portrayed in the video
and raises community awareness of victims' issues. The videos will
be available for use in victim service related trainings and public
outreach activities throughout the year.
(DeFuniak Springs, FL) COPE Center, Inc: This organization
plans to hold an NCVRW educational event and candlelight vigil in
memory of those who have lost their lives due to crime. At the educational
event, there will be guest speakers and a poster contest for elementary
and middle school children. The theme of the event will be "Crime
and Our Community." This organization also plans to promote
NCVRW and local crisis services for victims by way of flyers, local
newspapers, local television stations, table displays at local restaurants,
and community calendars.
(Orlando, FL) Victim Services Coalition of Central Florida: This
organization plans to host a 5K Run/Walk under the theme "Put
Your Foot Down Against Violence." At the finish line, there
will be an educational fair that will offer information from local
victim service providers, feature a keynote speaker, as well as
a Clothesline Project display. This event and NCVRW will be advertised
through various mediums including newspaper, radio, and posters.
(Atlanta, GA) Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault: This
organization plans to carry out a statewide awareness campaign to
provide information on services for victims. The campaign will include
public service announcements, newspaper advertisements and articles,
survivors' success stories, and the distribution of literature through
statewide agencies and public libraries.
(Bosie, ID) Idaho's Heart: This organization plans to carry
out a variety of public awareness initiatives about crime, including
a "Rights of Children" campaign, awareness stickers on
changing tables in public restrooms, and advertising on public buses.
(Bloomington, IL) McLeanCounty Victim/Witness Service: This
organization plans to host a "Kid Identification Day" at
a local mall during NCVRW. The event will feature booths where children
can be photographed and receive DNA kits that provide tools to collect
identifying information about children, along with a list of emergency
phone numbers. This event and NCVRW will be advertised through a
billboard, the local newspaper, radio, and television.
(Ottawa, IL) 13th Judicial Circuit Family Violence Prevention
Council: This organization plans to carry out a public awareness
campaign to advertise NCVRW along with the rights and services
available to all crime victims. The campaign will involve the
newspaper, radio, and grocery bag inserts in English and Spanish.
(Marion, IN) CASA of Grant County, Inc.: This organization
plans to carry out a public awareness campaign about victims and
their rights during NCVRW. Many educational and awareness activities
with the theme "Air it Out" are planned, including a rally
for victims that will be broadcasted on the local radio, a Clothesline
Project, and a Ribbon Campaign. There will also be radio and television
public service announcements, interviews on morning talk shows,
shopping bag inserts, billboards, and bookmarks that will be distributed
to public schools and libraries in the county.
(West Lafayette, IN) PurdueUniversity: The University plans
to collaborate with victim service providers and local businesses
to promote the rights and services of all crime victims. It will
host an information fair open to the community at a local college
and hold a poetry contest with winning poems printed on a victims'
rights calendar. The university also plans to create a wall display
exhibiting the names of victims of violence along with a Web site
that will provide information about victimizations and victims'
rights. Posters, flyers, and advertisements in newspapers and on
the radio are planned to promote victims' rights and advertise the
(Fort Dodge, IA) Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center: This
organization plans to hold a mini-conference to educate the public
about the need for crime victim services and support. The event
will be held at a local high school and will be open to the community.
Victims and law enforcement personnel will serve as guest speakers.
Date rape kits, whistles, brochures, and information on victim services
will also be distributed.
(Mason City, IA) Crisis Intervention Service: This organization
plans to have a media/awareness campaign focusing on crime victims.
The NCVRW theme will be used. The organization will create billboards
in English, Spanish, and Bosnian to post throughout the multi-county
area. It will also use local radio stations, local newspapers, and
large signs outside of area businesses to advertise NCVRW and educate
the community about victims' issues.
(Olathe, KS) Johnson County District Attorney's Office: This
organization plans to present an art exhibit featuring work by crime
victims that reflects their personal experiences. The exhibit will
be advertised through newspapers, posters, flyers, and inserts.
(Topeka, KS) Topeka Police Department: This organization
plans to hold an informational fair that will include a collection
of used cell phones, clothing, diapers, and canned goods to be donated
to organizations that serve crime victims. It will use a media campaign
to increase awareness of NCVRW that will consist of billboards,
radio advertisements, a new victim assistance resource Web site,
and NCVRW flyer inserts in the water bills of 20,000 households.
Maysville, KY) Buffalo Trace Area Agency on Aging: This
organization plans to hold a "Victims' Awareness Day" at
a local college that will focus on elder abuse, domestic violence,
and child abuse. The educational event will include speakers, information
booths, and the distribution of promotional items. There will be
public service announcements on the radio, advertisements in local
newspapers, posters, flyers, and handouts that promote prevention
and victim advocacy.
(Opelousas, LA) St. Landry Evangeline Sexual Assault Center: This
organization plans to hold its 3rd Annual "Take Back the Night" event
that will include a march, Silent Witness exhibit, information booths,
and a candlelight vigil. These events will not focus on violence
against women and other types of violence that affect the community.
There will be billboards and lawn signs to advertise the event and
(Augusta, ME) Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault: This
organization plans to promote NCVRW and different ways the community
can become involved in supporting crime victims?especially victims
of sexual assault?through posters and newspaper advertisements.
The posters will be distributed to organizations throughout the
state and advertisements will be placed in five daily newspapers
(Bel Air, MD) HarfordCounty Government: This organization
plans to create small cards containing local victim service providers'
information in English and Spanish, and produce a short video to
be used at the beginning of outreach presentations by victim service
providers. Harford County Government also plans to hold a poster
contest and to develop public service announcements that will air
during NCVRW on 36 cable channels.
(Lowell, MA) Lowell Police Department: This organization
plans to collaborate with local domestic violence providers to hold
class lectures on safety and domestic violence at a local community
college that has a high concentration of immigrant students. It
will also host a public forum to increase awareness of crime and
available services. There will be advertisements about NCVRW and
crime victim services on the radio, television, and in local newspapers,
including ethnic community newspapers.
(Escanaba, MI) DeltaCounty Prosecutor's Office: This organization
plans to have a public awareness campaign focusing on victims' issues.
It will plan presentations geared toward the elderly and school-age
children, hold an essay contest at area high schools, create three-fold
cards for victims with information about all service providers,
and produce promotional items. It will also display NCVRW billboards
along a few main highways, distribute placemats with information
for victims to area restaurants and senior centers, and run public
service announcements on television.
(Kalkaska, MI) KalkaskaCounty Prosecuting Attorney's Office: This
organization plans to conduct presentations on victims' rights at
local organizations and sponsor a poster and essay contest in local
schools under the NCVRW theme. Winning posters will be featured
at local businesses and winning essays will be read at a community
awareness event during NCVRW. This organization will create a bulletin
insert that will be distributed to local faith organizations and
public service announcements about victims' rights for local television,
radio, and print media.
(Sault Ste. Marie, MI) Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians: This
organization plans to have an awareness campaign that will impact
12 tribes throughout the seven-county region. There will be a poster
campaign, a "Walk for Justice 5K" during NCVRW to raise
awareness of victimization, and a public service announcement for
local television about NCVRW and Native American victims.
(Faribault, MN) RiceCounty Attorney's Office: This organization
plans to hold an educational event at the county courthouse to provide
information and referrals about victims' rights and services. There
will also be an opportunity to create luminaries to be used in a
candlelight observance and to decorate a quilt with messages of
support and hope for crime victims. The local media will be called
on to advertise these events.
(Grand Rapids, MN) Itasaca Alliance Against Sexual Assault: This
organization plans to hold a "Crime Victims' Rights Resource
Fair and Workshop" that will focus on all types of crimes.
To increase awareness of this event and victims' rights and services,
it will place an article in its local newspaper and develop a billboard
and posters. The message will also be promoted through sermons and
church bulletins, and public service announcements for the radio
(Hastings, MN) DakotaCounty Attorney's Office: This organization
plans to hold a resource fair to increase awareness of victims'
rights and services. The event will be open to the public, but outreach
efforts will be focused on the Latino community. The organization
will translate informational materials into Spanish and distribute
these and other items promoting victims' rights during NCVRW and
throughout the year. The resource fair and victims' issues will
be promoted through newspaper, radio, flyers, and Web sites.
(International Falls, MN) KoochichingCounty Sexual Assault Program: This
organization plans to work with its collaborative partners to produce
infomercials describing a variety of crimes and the local services
available to assist victims. These infomercials will run on local
television during NCVRW and will also be used by the service providers
during other public educational events throughout the week. Brochures
and posters will also be used to highlight NCVRW events and victim
(Columbia, MO) University of Missouri School of Social Work: This
University plans to hold several events to raise awareness of victims'
issues. It will host a community educational forum about community
crisis response and reactions to violent crimes in communities.
The event will feature a speaker and informational tables operated
by local service providers. The university plans to create educational
materials in English and Spanish about NCVRW activities, victims'
rights, and local services that will be distributed to various organizations,
such as local physicians and campus agencies. The School of Social
Work also plans to host three brown bag lunches for students to
view and discuss OVC training films; Working with Elderly Victims,
Working with Victims with Disabilities; and Crime Victims and the
(Papillion, NE) SarpyCounty Attorney's Office: This organization
plans to hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a victims' memorial
during NCVRW. Packets containing information on other NCVRW activities
and victims' rights and services will be distributed during the
ceremony. This information will also be advertised using billboards,
grocery bag inserts in English and Spanish, paper grocery bags,
(Reno, NV) Reno Police Department: This organization plans
to hold several events during NCVRW to provide resources and education
for all victims in the community. These events include their annual
candlelight observance and a "Network of Agencies" resource
fair. The week's events will be advertised on the radio and billboards.
(Concord, NH) New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic Violence
and Sexual Assault: This organization plans to use funds to advertise
their annual Victims' Rights Day to the public. This event will
be held during NCVRW and will feature information booths, a Clothesline
Project display, quilt display, memorial service to honor crime
victims, press conference, and an evening vigil. The event will
be advertised on television, radio, and in print.
(New Brunswick, NJ) Rutgers University Department of Sexual
Assault Services and Crime Victim Assistance: This organization
plans to hold a series of events on its campus during NCVRW to
raise awareness of crime victimization and the services available
to victims. Events will be open to the community and will include
an art exhibit of wooden hearts and messages created by survivors
of violent crime, opening reception, victim speakers, poetry reading,
and musical performances. Advertising will be done by way of the
student newspaper and flyers distributed across campus and throughout
(Santa Fe, NM) Esperanza for Battered Families: This organization
plans to work with local law enforcement to host a community town
hall forum to generate a conversation about improving responses
to victims of crime by the faith-based and larger community. It
also plans to conduct law enforcement training on responding to
victims and hold a candlelight observance for crime victims. These
events will be promoted through print, radio and television media.
(Cortland, NY) YWCA: Through its domestic violence and sexual
assault program, this organization plans to collaborate with a local
police department to host a conference with panel discussions of
providers and victims of different types of crime. Senator Hillary
Clinton will be invited to serve as the keynote speaker for this
(Mineola, NY) NassauCounty: The Nassau County Family Violence
Task Force plans to conduct a public awareness initiative on victims'
rights and services. It will develop public service announcements
for local and national television as well as a NCVRW poster, all
focused on crime victims' rights and the services available in the
county. The announcements and promotional materials will emphasize
that victims of family violence are victims of a crime.
(Poughkeepsie, NY) Family Services Inc.: This organization
plans to carry out a media campaign that will raise community awareness
of victims' rights and services using the theme "You Are Not
Alone." The media campaign will target crime victims and many
first responders. It will consist of a press conference, reception,
and advertising through posters and newspapers.
(White Plains, NY) Westchester County District Attorney's Office: This
organization plans to develop and distribute posters in Spanish
and English that will raise public awareness of the District Attorney's
Victims' Justice Center and the services it provides to all crime
victims. The posters will be distributed to a variety of organizations,
such as shelters and police departments. There will be advertisements
for the Victims' Justice Center and NCVRW through the newspaper
and radio public service announcements.
(Winston-Salem, NC) Alpha and Omega Metaphysical Church: This
organization plans to promote NCVRW, a victims' awareness fair that
will include information booths, and services available to crime
victims. Promotion will be carried out by way of posters, brochures
(in English and Spanish) that will be distributed to Weed and Seed
neighborhoods, and advertisements in newspapers, television, and
(Columbus, OH) Mothers Against Drunk Driving: This organization
plans to hold a march and "Rally for Victims' Rights," which
will include speakers and information on services available to all
victims. It will advertise the event through posters, postcards,
and the local radio.
(Carlisle, PA) Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and
PerryCounties: This organization plans to hold a "Victims'
Rights Rally" open to the community during NCVRW. The rally
will involve guest speakers, the presentation of a Victim Advocacy
Award, and a display of artwork revolving around the theme of "victims'
rights." Funding will be used for a media campaign using
the television, radio, and newspaper public service announcements.
(Philadelphia, PA) Philadelphia Police Department: This
organization plans to work with the Philadelphia Coalition for Victim
Advocacy to raise awareness of victims' needs and NCVRW in different
ways. It will develop a roll- call training presentation for law
enforcement, a pamphlet in English and Spanish about victims' rights
and services, and a training disk with information for victim assistance
officers. It also plans to host a candlelight observance and an
awards luncheon. NCVRW and scheduled events will be advertised through
public service announcements on local television, radio, and in
(Warwick, RI) Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence: This
organization, as part of the Rhode Island Crime Victim Providers
Steering Committee, plans to use funds for a radio campaign to promote
the Victims of Crime Helpline as a statewide resource for victims
of all crimes.
(Charleston, SC) TridentTechnicalCollege: This organization
plans to host a "Victims' Services Community Resources Fair," in
addition to a presentation and discussion of the film "Sentencing
the Victim." The events will be advertised using flyers, posters,
and advertisements in local newspapers.
(Lupton City, TN) Coalition Against Domestic and Community Violence: This
organization plans to hold several events focused on victims, including
a victims' luncheon, candlelight observance, ceremony, Children's
Flower Memorial, and information fair. The events will be advertised
on television, the radio, billboards, flyers, and posters.
(Angleton, TX) Youth and Family Counseling Service: This
organization plans to hold two symposia on crime victims' rights
open to the public and professionals. The symposia will include
speakers, two of which will use Spanish and American Sign Language,
and seminars for social workers and law enforcement on connecting
victims to resources. It will also develop a local resource guide
in Spanish and English. There will be advertisements in newspapers,
radio, and television to publicize the symposia and educate the
public on crime victims' rights.
(Arlington, TX) RushCreek Christian Church: This organization
plans to collaborate with local victim service and faith based organizations
to host an awards luncheon and conduct a media campaign to promote
NCVRW. Newspaper advertisements, a poster campaign, a television
public service announcement, and an article in America's Muslim
Family magazine will inform the public about the rights and services
available to crime victims with an emphasis on issues related to
hate crime. This organization also plans to host an awards ceremony
to recognize service programs and individuals who have provided
exemplary services to victims of hate or bias crime.
(Austin, TX) Center for Child Protection: This organization
plans to carry out a project entitled "Take a Stand for Invisible
Victims." This project aims to raise awareness of victims'
rights and resources, and show the public how it can make a difference
by volunteering and reporting abuse. The organization will do this
through posters, newspaper advertisements, a press conference, and
a display of bronzed children's shoes.
(Brownsville, TX) Friendship of Women, Inc.: This organization
plans to hold a Victims of Crime Information and Safety Fair for
the community that will include booths offering information on victimization,
victims' rights and services, and various health issues. There will
also be an art exhibit by local teenagers to help raise awareness
of victims' rights. The fair will be advertised through billboard
signs, brochures, flyers, and ribbons.
(Lubbock, TX) Lubbock Community Victims' Rights Coalition: This
organization plans to create a " Victim Memorial Garden" in
remembrance of all crime victims and to serve as a place to gather
for vigils or support group meetings. There will be a dedication
ceremony for the garden during NCVRW, accompanied by a press conference.
At the ceremony, victims will have an opportunity to lay personalized
stones around a fountain.
(St. George, UT) Utah Council on Victims of Crime: This
organization plans to produce and distribute an educational DVD
on victims' rights and what to do when these rights are not upheld.
The DVD will educate victims and may be used in trainings of professionals
in the field. Funding will allow for the distribution of the DVD
to law enforcement, prosecutors, and victim advocates throughout
(St. Johnsbury, VT) Umbrella, Inc.: This organization, as
part of the Caledonia and Southern Essex County Domestic Violence
Task Force, plans activities targeting all crime victims, with specific
events for women and youth. For women, it will display a Clothesline
Project at 22 local organizations and businesses during NCVRW. For
youth, it will also hold a conference on the impact of violence
on children and sponsor pizza and movie nights open to the public
at a local community center. For all victims, it will coordinate
a series of public service announcements, posters, and pamphlets
addressing various victims' issues. It will also place electric
candles and information about crime victims in storefronts in the
(Charlottesville, VA) Charlottesville Victim and Witness Assistance
Program: This organization plans to carry out a public awareness
campaign using the media. It will develop a commercial for local
television, an advertisement for a local newspaper, and a public
service announcement for local radio stations. National Public
Radio (NPR) is also expected to provide coverage that will reach
thousands of people.
(Front Royal, VA) WarrenCounty Council on Domestic Violence: This
organization plans to coordinate a community awareness campaign
that will include an essay and poster contest with the 2005 NCVRW
theme, open to local high school students. It will also conduct
a 1-day training/workshop that will be open to the community and
which will address a variety of topics including elder abuse, internet
crimes, and crime victim compensation. A brochure on victims' rights
and services will be developed and will be distributed during NCVRW
and throughout the year.
(Richmond, VA) VirginiaDepartment of Corrections: This organization
will collaborate with the Virginia Parole Board Victim Input Program
and the Victim Services Unit of the Office of the Attorney General
to hold a "2005 National Crime Victims' Rights Ceremony" open
to the public. It will consist of a flag and wreath ceremony including
several guest speakers and information tables. The ceremony will
be advertised throughout the state using flyers, newspaper advertisements,
and public service announcements.
(Roanoke, VA) Council of Community Services: This organization,
as part of the Family Violence Coordinating Council, plans to develop
an "Are You Afraid?" service advertisement to be placed
on carts at three local supermarkets in neighborhoods that are comprised
of many non-English speaking immigrants. The advertisement will
provide an opportunity for victims of family violence to obtain
information about available services.
(Republic, WA) FerryCounty Community Services: This organization
plans to hold self-defense workshops open to the community to empower
victims and teach them ways to protect themselves. There will be
five workshops, one of which will be a personal safety workshop
for clients with disabilities, and an annual Crime Victims' Garden
ceremony that will involve planting flowers in honor of crime victims.
(Wenatchee, WA) Domestic and SexualViolenceCrisis Center of
Chelan and DouglasCounty: This organization plans to hold
an educational event open to the community during NCVRW entitled "Pig
Out in the Park: Celebrating Together to End Violence." This
event will target all victims of crime and will involve guest
speakers, a barbeque, an information fair with booths focusing
on local victim services, and a live radio broadcast of the event.
There will be advertisements of the event on local radio and television
(West Bend, WI) Washington County District Attorney: This
organization plans to carry out several activities as part of a
community awareness campaign. It will advertise in newspapers and
distribute inserts to be put in grocery bags and newspapers that
will provide information on NCVRW events and resource for crime
victims. It will also hold an essay contest in middle schools and
a community forum to increase community awareness of victims' rights