DMACC's National Crime Victims' Rights Week

​The DMACC ad hoc National Crime Victims’ Rights Week committee regrets that 2020 activities have been cancelled, due to the coronavirus.  This, however, does NOT mean that victims, victims’ rights, and victims’ advocacy is no longer important.  These issues remain in our hearts and in our minds.

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime have created this YouTube video to share this year’s theme.

A variety of agencies across the nation and Iowa continue to reflect upon ​National Crime Victims’ Rights week, which is April 19-April 25, 2020. 

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller speaks each year at Iowa’s commemoration for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.  This year, he provided brief remarks via video.  Watch it here.

The Iowa Attorney General’s Crime Victim Assistance Division shares that the Iowa Victim Service Call Center is available 24/7 at 1-800-770-1650.  On their Facebook page, CVAD notes that 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 and their loved ones a feeling of hope for progress, justice, and healing.  

The Iowa Department of Corrections is publishing new videos and other on their website daily.  On April 22nd, Assistant Attorney General Scott Brown read the Iowa Governor’s Proclamation.  On April 23th, a victim services specialist from the Northern District of Iowa shares information about victims​’ rights.   Additional resources can be found at the Iowa Department of Corrections website.

There are many governmental and non-profit organizations that are doing great work during these challenging times – sharing information and resources and providing services.  Thank you to all!

DMACC salutes the many groups and organizations who have been willing to partner with us these past several years to bring NCVRW awareness to our campuses and centers, and look forward to renewing partnerships next year.​


​​​03-25-2020:​ NCVRW activities at all DMACC locations are cancelled for 2020.​ C​​ontact NCVRW committee member Samantha O'Hara at​ with questions. For additional information please visit:


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DMACC Departments and students in these departments who have helped make this week possible over the years include:
Criminal Justice, Human Services, Fashion/Design, Theatre, Graphic Design, Music, Counseling, Culinary Arts, Photography, Continuing Education, Boone Campus Social Justice Club, Fashion Design Club, Criminal Justice Club, Nursing, Student Activities Council across campuses and many more.


Images from NCVRW​ 2019​