The South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services (SCDPPPS) 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. The grant will promote community awareness of crime victims’ rights and services during the 2022 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. This year’s theme is “Rights, Access, Equity for All Victims”.
SCDPPPS has partnered with more than 60 local businesses as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 24-30, 2022. Funding will be used to provide information and distributehand sanitizers to citizens throughout the state and individuals in need of food bank services in the Lowcountry. The information will be displayed in English and Spanish.
“The support from NAVAA and OVC will help bring awareness of services available to crime victims,” said SCDPPPS Director Jerry Adger. “The hand sanitizers were selected as a way topromote community awareness while preventing the spread of the coronavirus.”
Since 2004, the NCVRW Community Awareness Project has provided financial and technical assistance to more than 1000 community projects that promote victim and public awareness activities. In addition, NCVRW has funded innovative approaches to victim outreach and public education about victims’ rights and services during the National Crime Victims’ RightsWeek. SCDPPPS was one of the 50 projects out of 240 applications recommended by NAVAA and selected for funding by OVC for 2022.
For additional information about the SCDPPPS Office of Victim Services, visit our website at https://www.dppps.sc.gov/Victim-Services. For information about national efforts to promote2022 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, please visit the Office for Victims of Crime website at www.ovc.gov.