This year the Office for Victims of Crime and the National Center for Victims of Crimes is planning for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week during April 10-16th nationwide, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice.

In order to remember millions of crime victims over time, the theme for this memorial is “Reshaping the Future, Honoring the Past” as a tribute to victims of crime who have suffered from abuse, heinous hate crimes, criminal disaster, persecution, harassment, injury, homelessness, and family loss of dear and loved relative members victims of crime in the U.S.A.

According to a letter by Joye E. Frost, Acting Director of the OVC, “Today, our greatest challenge may be to match, if not exceed, the legacy of past achievement in service to victims of crimes. The Victims of Crime Act of 1984, the Crime Victims’ Rights Act of 2004, and the many laws at federal and state levels stand as benchmarks of the first quarter century of the victim rights movement.”