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Susan B. Anthony Project
P.O. Box 846, Torrington, ct, 06790
Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County
753 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, ct, 06604
Agency Type: Agency on Aging, Children's Advocacy Centers, Children's Home Society, Family Visitation Center, Hospice, Hospital , MADD, Mental Health Agency, Rape Crisis, Religious Organization, Shelter
Expertise in : Child Physical Abuse
Services: Group Therapy
YWCA of New Britain
22 Glen Street, New Britain, ct, 06050
Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence
90 Pitkin Street, East Hartford, ct, 06108
70 Pine Street, Waterbury, ct, 06710
Agency Type: Mental Health Agency
Expertise in : Child Physical Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Survivors Of Homicide
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Information And Referral , Therapy
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VOCA State Contacts
Homicide Trends and Characteristics by State
This Bureau of Justice
Statistics (BJS) tool provides data at the state-level related to homicides,
including the number of victims, demographic data (age, race, and gender),
and weapon involvement.
National Crime Victimization Survey
Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) is the Nation’s primary
source of information on criminal victimization. Each year, data are
obtained from a nationally representative sample of 76,000 households
comprising nearly 135,300 persons on the frequency, characteristics,
and consequences of criminal victimization in the United States.
The survey enables the Bureau of Justice Statistics
(BJS) to estimate the likelihood of victimization by rape, sexual assault,
robbery, assault, theft, household burglary, and motor vehicle theft for the
population as a whole as well as for segments of the population such as women,
the elderly, members of various racial groups, city dwellers,
or other groups.
State Statistical Analysis Center
State specific justice statistics are available from your
state’s Statistical Analysis Center (SAC).
Contact information for each state’s SAC is available
from the Justice Research
and Statistics Association.
Uniform Crime Reports
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program
compiles data from state and local law enforcement agencies throughout
the United States. These data are presented annually in UCR publications
such as Crime
in the United States, Hate
Crime Statistics, and Law
Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted.
Uniform Crime Reports Data Analysis Tool
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR)
Data Analysis Tool facilitates a state-level search of violent and
property crime data across a number of years. Custom data tables
are available by State including U.S. totals (since 1960), and by
reporting local agency (since 1985).
online version of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday),
the National Victim Notification Network. This service allows crime victims
to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the
custody status of offenders 24 hours a day.
The Victim Notification System
(VNS) is a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI), the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), the United
States Attorneys’ offices, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).
This free, computer-based system provides important information to victims
of federal crimes. In many cases you will receive letters generated through
VNS containing information about the events pertaining to your case and/or
any defendants in the case. This information is also available in English
and Spanish on the Internet and through a toll-free telephone number
Victims' Rights Compliance
The Connecticut Office of the Victim Advocate (OVA) was established as an independent state agency to evaluate and monitor how victims are treated by the criminal justice system in Connecticut. OVA provides oversight and advocacy when the criminal justice system fails victims by monitoring and evaluating the provision of services to crime victims. OVA works to advance policies throughout the state that promote the fair and just treatment of crime victims throughout the criminal justice system. If you believe your crime victims’ rights have been violated, contact OVA or file a complaint.
Office of the Victims’ Rights Ombudsman, Executive Office for
United States Attorneys
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has established the
Office of the
Victims’ Rights Ombudsman to receive and investigate complaints
filed by crime victims against its employees. If you are a crime victim
and you believe that a DOJ employee violated or failed to provide you with
one or more of your rights, you may
complaint. A crime victim includes any person who has been directly
and proximately harmed as a result of the commission of a Federal offense
or an offense in the District of Columbia.