CVRW – Virtual Program

2024 National Crime Victim's Rights Week

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week



Introduction from Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin

Every year, millions of Americans are affected by crime. Many will need ongoing care, support, and resources. April 21–27 is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, a time to amplify the voices of survivors and commit to creating an environment where survivors have the confidence that they will be heard, believed and supported. Together, all of us here today help individuals and communities find justice and forge new healing pathways. Thank you for what you do.


Matthew J. Platkin
New Jersey Attorney General

Today's Honorees

Crime Victims’ Rights Award

Crime Victims’ Rights Award
The Crime Victims’ Rights Award reflects the 2024 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week theme: How would you help? Options, services, and hope for crime survivors.” This award will be presented to an individual or agency whose actions capture the spirit of the theme – an individual who assisted a victim in an unconventional or innovative way, or from a field that traditionally is not connected to the criminal justice process or victim services.  This award will recognize that help comes on many different ways and shapes, and that the true benefit to victims is responding to their unique needs for healing.

Presented to: TBD

Endurance Award
This award honors a Victim Witness Coordinator, Advocate, and/or staff member who consistently sets the standard for excellence by going above and beyond to assist victims and prosecution teams. This award does not require decades of service, but recognizes one’s perseverance in providing quality assistance to victims.

Presented to: TBD

Gladiator Award
This award recognizes an Assistant Prosecutor or Detective who has demonstrated extraordinary commitment and zeal to ensure that the criminal justice system treats victims with compassion and dignity during the prosecution process.

Presented to: TBD

Ronald W. Reagan Award
This award honors President Ronald W. Reagan for his compassion, vision and commitment to crime victims’ rights. President Reagan placed victims’ rights in the forefront of the national agenda during his administration, which resulted in the creation of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the President’s Task Force on Victims of Crime, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA), and countless other initiatives. This Award will be presented to an individual or agency that has: 1) shown a consistent commitment to victims’ rights and services; 2) employed extraordinary efforts in the delivery of services; and 3) advocated for victims via policies, protocols, legislation and other measures.

Presented to: TBD

If you, or someone you know, needs help…

Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline: 800.799.7233

Statewide Sexual Violence Hotline: 800.601.7200

Statewide Human Trafficking Hotline: 855.363.6548

To find a Community-Based or Community-Based Violence Intervention Program, or Trauma Recovery Center visit:

For more information about the State Office of Victim Witness Advocacy, visit:

For more information about the Victims of Crime Compensation Office, visit:

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