National Crime Victims’ Rights Week 2020

As the nation’s first and largest victim compensation program, the California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) observes National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) from April 19–25 and Sexual Assault Awareness Month for the entire month of April.


If you are a victim and you need help now, apply for victim compensation.

If you are an advocate for crime victims, join the NCVRW effort! Download posters, share social media posts, read the fact sheet and more on our NCVRW Resources page.

For additional resources for victims of violent crime, please visit CalVCB’s Victim Resources page.


Find a NCVRW event near you. Submit your public events to to include on our calendar.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is also Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Take part in a local denim drive in honor of Denim Day, an annual protest of harmful attitudes about sexual violence. Donations will benefit victims of violent crimes.

Letter from Governor Newsom

Read Governor Gavin Newsom's letter commemorating Crime Victims' Rights Week in California.

Social Media

Engage with CalVCB on Social Media. Share your activities, follow our posts and keep updated on events, videos and live chats. Join us in the conversation about victims’ rights, victim services and how we can all be #HelpingVictims.

Tweet us @HelpingVictims or use #HelpingVictims on Twitter. Tag us and like us on Facebook with @California Victim Compensation Board.

Use this hashtags to join the national conversation: #NCVRW2020

Connect with CalVCB to learn about NCVRW events near you, or to send us events to post on our event calendar.