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Every year in April, OVC helps lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW). The weeklong initiative promotes victims' rights and honors crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.

NCVRW will be observed in 2018 on April 8–14. For information on resources to host and promote an event in your community, visit the NCVRW Resource Guide. To receive periodic email updates about the Awards Ceremony and information about NCVRW, please subscribe to the NCVRW Mailing list.

Awards Ceremony Date and Location

National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony – Friday, April 13, 2018
The National Archives
William G. McGowan Theater
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
Washington, DC 20408


Admission requires a federal, state, or local government ID (i.e., your government employee badge, driver's license, or student ID).

Public Transportation


Take Metrorail's Yellow or Green lines to the Archives/Navy Memorial station. This stop is across the street from the Archives Building on Pennsylvania Avenue.


Metro Bus Lines: In Washington, DC, the following Metrobuses stop at the National Archives Building on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.: Lines 30, 32, 34, 36, 53, A42, A46, A48, P1, P2, P4, P17, P19, and W13.


Several commercial parking lots are located nearby and metered curb parking may be available on nearby streets.