National Crime Victims' Rights Week | Rhode Island Victim Service Manual

Updated: Jul 21, 2020

Virtual Victims' Grove Awards Ceremony

Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI) in partnership with the Rhode Island Crime Victim Service Steering Committee held our annual Victims' Grove Ceremony in honor of National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW).

NCVRW is a nationwide initiative of the federal Office for Victims of Crime promoting victims' rights and honoring crime victims, survivors, and those who advocate on their behalf.

This year's NCVRW theme—Seek Justice | Ensure Victims' Rights | Inspire Hope —commemorates the individuals and groups whose advocacy has propelled the victims' rights movement forward for the past half century, inspiring in victims, survivors and their loved ones a feeling of hope for progress, justice, and healing.

The ceremony was carried live on Facebook, watch it now. You can also read the original press release here.

Who is the Rhode Island Crime Victim Service Steering Committee?

The Committee is comprised of numerous community based and government agencies that provide an array of services to children, teens, adults, the elderly, and their families who have experienced crime. Our goal is to ensure victims, survivors, and their families are heard, respected, and have timely access to trauma-sensitive services and supports.

This year our committee assembled the Rhode Island Victims' Resource Guide to provide victims and survivors with an all-in-one guide of community resources containing general information to help you identify victim-focused services and resources that may be helpful immediately following the crime and, later, in the months and years that follow.