National Crime Victims' Rights Week
April 23 – April 29
2023 "Unsung Heroes" Awards
The Office of the Attorney General is pleased to begin accepting nominations for the 2023 Unsung Heroes Awards, an award program which recognizes individuals who provide outstanding service and support to victims of crime in the Commonwealth. This program was established in 2017 to acknowledge individuals across the state working tirelessly to aid victims in their recovery and healing, promote trauma-informed responses, challenge permissive or dismissive attitudes towards victims' issues, and affect change.
Across the state, there are individuals who are doing critical, life-saving work with and on behalf of crime victims, work that often goes unnoticed and unacknowledged. Virginia's "Unsung Heroes” serve victims in many capacities: as law enforcement officers responding to service calls, as advocates helping victims navigate the court system, as volunteers answering hotline calls, as survivors telling their stories so that others feel less alone, and more. If you know someone who you believe should be honored for their commitment to victim services, nominate them as an Unsung Hero!