2016 Conference Update
NCVAN is no longer co-hosting a conference with NOVA. Please note the following statement for the reason:
The National Organization for Victim Assistance has terminated its contract with the Sheraton/Le Meridien Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina to host its 42nd Annual Training Event. NOVA’s decision to relocate our annual training event is a direct result of legislation recently enacted in North Carolina which contradicts NOVA’s mission and commitment to champion dignity and equality for all victims and survivors of crime. The enactment of this legislation has resulted in numerous states and local governments placing a ban on travel to the NOVA Training Event. We apologize for any inconvenience these circumstances may have created. We are proud and excited to invite you to join us at our new site at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia for a unique training event which will promote compassion and inclusiveness for all.
– Chief Justice Richard Barajas (Ret.), Executive Director
For registration information for the Atlanta location, click here.
NCVAN Homicide Support Groups
NCVAN has organized a Homicide Survivor Support Group in Wake County. Through collaboration with the Wake County District Attorney's Office, local law enforcement and Campbell Law School, we will offer meetings on a monthly basis on the first Tuesday of each month. This peer-to-peer counseling will provide a safe place where crime victims can gather, ask questions, share their stories, gain helpful information and derive emotional support. If you are interested in attending, please email Elizabeth Watson here.
NCVAN's Crime Victim Memorial Garden, "Victims' Voices, Silent No More," gives us an opportunity to remember those who have been affected by crime while also raising positive thoughts about hope for our future generations. It was the site of our 4th Annual 5K Walk/Run Stride for Survivors on Saturday, April 19, 2014, as well as our annual events during National Crime Victims' Rights Week. More...