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National Crime Victims’ Rights Week – April 18 – April 24

2021 "Unsung Heroes" Awards

The Office of the Attorney General observes National Crime Victims’ Rights Week each year with its Unsung Heroes awards ceremony, recognizing outstanding service and support to victims of crime in the Commonwealth. Attorney General Herring established these awards in 2017 to acknowledge those 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 doing critical, life-saving work with and on behalf of crime victims, work that often goes unrecognized. Virginia's “Unsung Heroes" serve victims in many capacities: as 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. Attorney General Herring honors selected individuals, nominated by their peers, each April.


The 2021 Unsung Heroes awards will be held virtually on Wednesday, April 21st at 11 am.


For more information or to RSVP, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The link to the ceremony will be emailed to attendees the morning of the program.