• National Crime Victims Rights Month

    During National Victim Rights Month in April of each year, MOVA hosts a Victim Rights Event to shine the light on critical issues and current work in the field. The annual event plays host to survivors, victims of crime, politicians, policy makers, service providers and leaders working toward enhanced victims' services and rights. MOVA takes this opportunity to recognize the outstanding contributions of crime victim advocates throughout the Commonwealth.

Victim Rights Month Events 2014

The 2014 Victim Rights Month Award Ceremony took place on Tuesday April 8. 2014 at the Grand Staircase in the Massachusetts State House and the 2014 Victim Rights Conference was held Friday April 25, 2014 at the Seaport World Trade Center.

2014 Victim Rights Month Awards Ceremony Agenda pdf format of 2014 Awards Agenda
2014 Victim Rights Conference Agenda pdf format of 2014 VRC Agenda
2014 Victim Rights Month Award Recipients pdf format of 2014 VRM Awardees

Victim Rights Month Events 2013

2013 Victim Rights Month Award Recipients pdf format of 2013 Victim Rights Month Award Recipients
2013 Length of Service Recognition pdf format of 2013 Length of Service Recognition
2013 List of Speakers pdf format of 2013 List of Speakers

State House Awards Ceremony

State House Awards Ceremony was held on April 8, 2013 at the Grand Staircase in the Massachusetts State House. This event served as an opportunity to honor individual survivors and providers and highlighted successful legislative achievements that have impacted victims and survivors over the past year.

Victim Rights Conference

The Victim Rights Conference was held on April 26, 2013 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, Massachusetts. The Victim Rights Conference served as an opportunity to bring together survivors and victim service provides for a day of learning and networking. The day included a short morning program with recognition as well as an inspiring morning panel of survivors who have taken actions to help empower survivors and prevent crime. The conference included workshops which have been designed based on request and needs identified by survivors and providers in the community.

Victim Rights Event 2012

Survivors Leading us Forward: Putting Policy into Practice, was held on April 11, 2012 at the Massachusetts State House.

Given the myriad of successes and challenges all of us face each day in our lives and in our work, it is increasingly important to come together in unity to recognize the incredible work being done across the Commonwealth to advance rights and services for victims and survivors, and bring needed attention to the importance of victims rights and services in the Commonwealth.

2012 Victim Rights Event Agenda pdf format of 2012 Victim Rights Event Agenda
2012 Victim Rights Event Speaker pdf format of 2012 Victim Rights Event Speaker
SSWA Task Force Recognition

2012 Massachusetts Symposium for Victims of Crime

The Symposium was held Wednesday March 7, 2012 at the Best Western Royal Plaza, 181 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough.

The 2012 Massachusetts Symposium for Victims of Crime was an opportunity for victims, survivors and victim service providers to come together for a day of learning and networking regarding emerging issues for victims and survivors and the victim services field. Joye Frost, Acting Director from the Federal Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) provided a unique opportunity to learn about "Vision 21" and collectively discuss its important implications for victim rights and services in Massachusetts.

2012 Massachusetts Symposium Workshop Descriptions pdf format of 2012 Massachusetts Symposium Workshop Descriptions

Victim Rights Event 2011

Shaping the Future, Honoring the Past: Seeking Healing through Justice, held on April 12, 2011 at the Massachusetts State House.

2011 Victim Rights Event Agenda pdf format of 2011 Victim Rights Event Agenda
2011 Victim Rights Event Award Recipients pdf format of 2011 Victim Rights Event Award Recipients
2011 Victim Rights Event Speakers pdf format of 2011 Victim Rights Event Speakers

Victim Rights Event 2010

A New Era, New Partnerships, Creative Collaborations: Looking Ahead in the Victims Rights Movement, held on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at the Massachusetts State House.

2010 Victim Rights Event Agenda pdf format of 2010 Victim Rights Event Agenda
2010 Victim Rights Event Speakers pdf format of 2010 Victim Rights Event Speakers

Victim Rights Event 2009

The Victim Rights Movement: Resilience, Adaptability, and Hope held on Thursday, April 23, 2009 at the Massachusetts State House.

2009 Victim Rights Event Agenda pdf format of 2009 Victim Rights Event Agenda
2009 VRE Speakers - Expressions of Hope pdf format of 2009 VRE Speakers - Expressions of Hope