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March 19, 2020

D. A. Montgomery's Office Receives Community Awareness Project Funding for 2020 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

The Office of District Attorney Warren Montgomery has received funding from the National
Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA) through a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), within the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, to promote community awareness of crime victims’ rights and services during the 2020 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

The awarded funding will be used to promote community awareness. The Project is part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, an annual observance that takes place April 19-25, 2020.

“The support from NAVAA and OVC for our 2020 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week activities will help us in our continued effort to help crime victims,” Montgomery stated.



First designated by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week increases general public awareness of, and knowledge about the wide range of rights and services available to people who have been victimized by crime. The theme for 2020 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is “Seek Justice, Ensure Victims’ Rights, and Inspire Hope”

Since 2004, the NCVRW Community Awareness Project has provided financial and technical assistance to more than 977 community projects that promote victim and public awareness activities, and innovative approaches to victim outreach and public education about victims’ rights and services during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The Office of District Attorney Warren Montgomery, was one of the 109 recommended by NAVAA and selected for funding by OVC for 2020 from the 262 applications that were submitted nationwide.

For additional information about 2020 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week activities or about victims’ rights and services in Washington and St. Tammany Parishes, please contact our Communications Division at 985-809-8383 or visit our website at DAMontgomery.org. For information about national efforts to promote 2020 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, please visit the Office for Victims of Crime website at www.ovc.gov.

The National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators is a non-profit organization that represents the 56 state agencies that distribute money from the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Crime Victims Fund to more than 4,000 direct victim assistance service providers. The money in the Crime Victims Fund comes from fines collected from offenders convicted of federal crimes and not from U.S. taxpayers.

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