National Crime Victims' Rights Week provides an opportunity to intensify awareness about the challenges faced by crime victims and to highlight the long struggle to establish victims' rights. This year's theme New Challenges, New Solutions summons our nation to confront and remove obstacles to achieving those rights.
Since 1981, National Crime Victims' Rights Week has challenged the nation to extend its vision of crime victims' rights and services to reach every victim of crime. Each year, communities across the country celebrate decades of hard-earned progress in securing the rights, resources and protections that crime victims need to rebuild their lives.
Melvin L. Hewitt, Jr. was re-elected to serve a second term on the Board of Directors of the National Center for Victims of Crime headquartered in Washington, D.C. The National Center for Victims of Crime is a non-profit organization that advocates for victims' rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on victims' issues.