Jason S. Miyares
Attorney General of Virginia

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week 

April 24 – April 30

2022 "Unsung Heroes" Awards

The Office of the Attorney General is pleased to begin accepting nominations for the 2022 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!

The nomination form is attached here. Completed nomination forms should be submitted to the OAG Victim Notification Program at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday, March 25th. Award winners will be honored during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week at a ceremony to be held on Tuesday, April 26th in Richmond.

If you have any questions, please contact Kyanna Perkins, Victim Notification Program Director, at (804) 786-5284 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..