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 2013
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 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.