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American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Medical Home for Children and Adolescents Exposed to Violence
Developed through a grant from OVC, this section of the AAP Web site provides pediatricians and all medical home teams with the resources they need to modify practice operations to more effectively identify, treat, and refer children and youth who have been exposed to or victimized by violence.

ChildVictimWeb
ChildVictimWeb is a free online training resource designed for professionals from all disciplines who work with children who have experienced or witnessed serious violence. This course describes the prevalence and characteristics of different forms of victimization often experienced in childhood, their psychological, behavioral, social, and health consequences, and implications for practice. Assessment strategies, an evidence-based approach to treatment planning, trauma-informed case management skills, and information about evidence supported treatments are presented.

Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)
Operating in Los Angeles County, California, the mission of CAST is to assist persons trafficked for the purpose of forced labor and slavery-like practices and to work toward ending all instances of such human rights violations.

Community Services Program, Inc.
Operating in Orange County, California, this program provides services to at risk youth in order to divert them from the juvenile justice System and we assist victims of crime, including human trafficking victims, as they are processed through the justice system.

Department of Labor & Industrial Relations Office of Community Services
The Office of Community Services assists Hawaii's low-income, immigrant and refugee populations to overcome and alleviate workforce barriers to economic self-sufficiency via an array of community-based programs and services. Through funding from OVC, this agency provides comprehensive services for victims of human trafficking.

Mosaic Family Services, Inc.
Mosaic Family Services is a nonprofit community-based organization that provides services free of charge to refugees and immigrants who are victims of human trafficking and domestic violence in North Texas. The mission of Mosaic Family Services is to support, educate, and empower individuals and families of the communities they serve.

National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC): Cyberbullying
The National Crime Prevention Council, through funding from OVC, offers resources including fact sheets and four podcasts about general cyberbullying information, taking action in schools, creating community change, and how teens feel about cyberbullying.

National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI): Safeguarding Child-Victims' Rights Initiative
With funding from OVC, this NCVLI Program works to ensure that the rights of child-victims through education & training, litigation, and public policy.

Polaris Project
Polaris Project's comprehensive approach to combating human trafficking includes conducting direct outreach and victim identification, providing social services and transitional housing to victims, operating the National Human Trafficking Resource Center serving as the central national hotline on human trafficking, advocating for stronger state and Federal anti-trafficking legislation, and engaging community members in local and national grassroots efforts.

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
RAINN operates a 24-hour telephone hotline (1-800-656-HOPE) and an Online Hotline for victims of sexual assault. The secure web-based hotline provides a safe, secure, and anonymous place for victims to get help online. RAINN also works to promote education and prevention of sexual assault, compiles and shares links to Legal Resources, including the State Mandatory Regulations regarding children and the elderly.

SAGE Project, Inc.
The SAGE Project is a nonprofit organization with one primary aim: bringing an end to the commercial sexual exploitation of children and adults (CSE/CSEC). SAGE contributes to that goal by raising awareness about CSE/CSEC issues, and by providing outreach and services to CSE/CSEC survivors.

Salvation Army Metropolitan Division- Family and Community Services STOP-IT Program
This organization provides services to human trafficking in the Chicago metropolitan region and is the recipient of an OVC award to provide services to juvenile victims of sex and labor trafficking who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents.

Santa Clara University
A program of Santa Clara University, The South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking is the local effort that responds to human trafficking in the Santa Clara County of California area. Through a victim-centered approach we are strengthening local capacity to respond to and identify human trafficking survivors.

Administration for Children and Families
ACF promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. Through its Children's Bureau, ACF assists states in the delivery of child welfare services. Its Web site presents related initiatives, statistics, ACF programs, funding, and information systems.

AMBER Alert
The America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response (AMBER) Alert System is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the wireless industry, to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases.

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS): National Victimization Analysis Tool (NVAT)
This dynamic analysis tool allows you to examine National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) data, the nation's primary source of information on criminal victimization, on both violent and property victimization by select victim, household, and incident characteristics.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Dating Matters™ Initiative
Choose Respect is an initiative to help adolescents form healthy relationships to prevent dating abuse before it starts. This national effort is designed to motivate adolescents to challenge harmful beliefs about dating abuse and take steps to form respectful relationships.

Child Abduction: Resources for Victims and Families
This section of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Web site provides information about publications developed to support child abduction victims and their families.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families by connecting child welfare, adoption and related professionals as well as the general public to timely, essential information.

Child Welfare Information Gateway: State Statutes Search
Child Welfare Information Gateway provides a searchable database of State Statutes on issues related to child abuse and neglect, child welfare, and adoption.

Childstats.gov
This website offers easy access to statistics and reports on children and families, including: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education and health. The Forum fosters coordination, collaboration, and integration of Federal efforts to collect and report data on conditions and trends for children and families.

CrimeSolutions.gov
CrimeSolutions.gov is a searchable online database of evidence-based programs covering a range of justice-related topics, including victim assistance programs; corrections; courts; crime prevention; substance abuse; juveniles; law enforcement; and technology and forensics. The site is a tool to understand, access and integrate scientific evidence about programs into programmatic and policy decisions.

Defending Childhood
Defending Childhood is an initiative of Attorney General Eric Holder that strives to harness resources from across the Department of Justice to: prevent children's exposure to violence, mitigate the negative impact of children's exposure to violence when it does occur, and develop knowledge and spread awareness about children's exposure to violence.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Crimes Against Children
This FBI program's mission is to: decrease the vulnerability of children to sexual exploitation; develop a nationwide capacity to provide a rapid, effective, and measured investigative response to crimes against children; and enhance the capabilities of state and local law enforcement investigators through programs, investigative assistance, and task force operations. The program's strategy involves using multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams to investigate and prosecute crimes that cross legal, geographical, and jurisdictional boundaries; promoting and enhancing interagency sharing of intelligence, specialized skills, and services; and widely offering our victim/witness services.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Teen Dating Violence
This section of the NIJ Web site provides information on NIJ's research agenda to study teen dating violence and includes information on the activities of the Federal Interagency Workgroup on Teen Dating Violence.

National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
NamUs, is the first national online repository for missing persons and unidentified dead cases. This initiative brings together two innovative, searchable databases to provide a powerful tool for law enforcement agencies, medical examiners and coroners, victim advocates, and the general public to search for matches between missing persons and unidentified human remains records. Other resources provided include links to state clearinghouses, medical examiner and coroner offices, law enforcement agencies, victim assistance groups and pertinent legislation.

National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
NREPP is a searchable online registry of more than hundreds of interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): Statistical Briefing Book (SBB)
The OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book (SBB) enables users to access online information via OJJDP's Web site to learn more about juvenile crime and victimization and about youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Developed for OJJDP by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, SBB provides timely and reliable statistical answers to the most frequently asked questions from policymakers, the media, and the general public. In addition, the data analysis and dissemination tools available through SBB give users quick and easy access to detailed statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topics.

Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
OVW, a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, provides federal leadership to reduce violence against women and to administer justice for and strengthen services to all victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

StopBullying.gov
This Web site, managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides information about how to prevent and address bullying in schools.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): National Center for Trauma-Informed Care
SAMHSA's National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) is a technical assistance center dedicated to building awareness of trauma-informed care and promoting the implementation of trauma-informed practices in programs and services.

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID): Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
USAID's WID program supports the education of girls and fosters economic and political opportunities for women. These programs help create conditions that lessen the vulnerability of women and children to traffickers. USAID also funds direct anti-trafficking programs, which are described in more detail in Trafficking in Persons: USAID's Response.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
The USCIS within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) offers this Web page of federal agency links to information about the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, implementation of the law, and victim benefits and services.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Campaign to Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking
ACF offers Rescue & Restore, a public awareness Web site to combat human trafficking, and a referral hotline, 1-888-373-7888, that connects victims with NGOs in their local area. The Rescue & Restore Campaign website offers outreach kits to educate and assist health care providers, social service providers, and law enforcement officers in their efforts to identify and help victims of trafficking.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS): Human Trafficking
The Department of Homeland Security is committed to combating the global crime of human trafficking. Through public outreach, victim protection, and law enforcement training, the Department works diligently to prevent human trafficking before it occurs, to protect victims when it has occurred, and to minimize reoccurrence by conducting investigations to bring traffickers to justice.

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS)
CEOS works to combat incidences of child exploitation and trafficking of women and children. Issues under the CEOS umbrella include child pornography, illegal interstate or international transportation of women and children, international parental abduction, computer-related exploitation of children, and child victimization on federal and Indian lands.

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): Trafficking in Persons
This Web site provides links to the Attorney General's Annual Report to Congress on U.S. Government Activities to Combat Trafficking in Persons.

U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau
The Women's Bureau promotes profitable employment opportunities for women and advocates skills development, improvements in working conditions, and equitable employment standards, policies, and programs. Bureau publications include Trafficking in Persons: A Guide For Non-Governmental Organizations 2002.

U.S. Department of State: Office of Children's Issues
The Office of Children's Issues, a division within Overseas Citizens Services, provides specific services to parents in intercountry adoption and international family abductions.

U.S. Department of State: Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
The Center is a joint venture of participating agencies, which include the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Justice, and other governmental agencies. This Office provides critical resources for the fight against trafficking by assisting in the coordination of anti-trafficking efforts around the world and in the U.S. This Office also has the responsibility for drafting the annual Trafficking in Persons Report, which discusses the actions that countries, including the U.S., have taken to combat trafficking in persons in that year.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): Human Trafficking
ICE's Human Smuggling and Trafficking Unit works to identify criminals and organizations involved in illicit human trafficking and human smuggling activities.

White House: 1 is 2 Many
In response to the alarming statistics concerning violence against young women, Vice President Biden is focusing his longstanding commitment to reducing violence against women specifically on teens and young women ages 16-24. By targeting the importance of changing attitudes that lead to violence and educating the public on the realities of abuse, the Vice President is leading the way in an effort to stop violence against women before it begins. This site provides access to statistics, resources, and information on how to get involved.

Academy on Violence and Abuse
AVA exists to advance health education and research on the prevention, recognition and treatment of the health effects of violence and abuse.

Action to Counter Trafficking (ACT), U.S. Association for International Migration
The ACT project provides community outreach and education and offers social service providers training, networking, and financial and technical expertise to combat trafficking in the United States.

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA)
ASCA helps survivors of child abuse transform their self-identities from that of victim to that of survivor and, ultimately, thriver. The site includes resource materials and guidelines for establishing ASCA support networks.

Alliance for Children and Families
The Alliance advocates for children, families, and communities and educates and trains human service leaders. This international nonprofit also delivers programs, information, and services to and through its membership of child- and family-serving organizations.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
AACAP offers information as a public service, distributing fact sheets for parents and caregivers and research and guidelines for psychiatric staff. The Web site offers articles for helping children cope with trauma, stress, and disasters. Information is also available in Spanish.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
AAP is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Visit HealthyChildren.org for information related to child health, such as nutrition, fitness, immunizations, and emotional wellness, as well as specific guidance on parenting issues.

American Bar Association (ABA): Center on Children and the Law
The Center works to improve children's lives through advances in law, justice, knowledge, practice and public policy.

American Humane Association (AHA) Children's Division
AHA works to protect children and animals from cruelty, abuse, and neglect. In addition to holding training conferences, AHA operates the National Resource Center on the Link Between Violence to People and Animals.

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)
APSAC's mission is to ensure that everyone affected by child maltreatment receives the best possible professional response. Its Web site offers related publications and information on legislation and professional education.

Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center
The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center works with abused Americans and their children in foreign countries to provide domestic violence and child abuse advocacy, resources and tools so that they can navigate the complicated jurisdictional, legal and social international landscapes.

Anti-Slavery International (ASI)
ASI works to end slavery and related abuses, including trafficking in persons and forced prostitution, focusing on the rights of people who are particularly vulnerable to exploitation, notably women, children, migrant workers, and indigenous peoples.

Association of Missing & Exploited Childrens Organizations (AMECO)
AMECO is made up of organizations in the United States and Canada who provide services to families with missing and exploited children.

Aurora Center
The Aurora Center's mission is to recognize and reduce sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking on campus and to create an atmosphere where all members of the community can learn, work, and live to their full potential.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with mentors who have a measurable impact on youth. The Big Brothers Big Sisters vision is to create successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for all.

Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition (BSCC)
BSCC's purpose is to prevent and intervene in the commercial and sexual exploitation of men, women and children while advocating for all exploited persons.

Boys and Girls Clubs of America
This organization's mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Center for Child and Family Studies
The Center for Child and Family Studies partners with public and private agencies to build, maintain, and restore families and communities.

Center on Child Abuse and Neglect
The Center on Child Abuse and Neglect offers assessment and treatment for children who have been abused or neglected, adolescent sex offenders, and women and the children of women who used inappropriate substances during pregnancy.

Chadwick Center for Children and Families
The Chadwick Center for Children and Families promotes the health and well-being of abused and traumatized children and their families.

Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA)
CAPA's mission is to prevent and treat all forms of child abuse by creating changes in individuals, families and society that strengthen relationships and promote healing.

Child Abuse Prevention Network
The Child Abuse Prevention Network provides support to child abuse prevention professionals through online resources, various electronic mailing lists, and other information exchanges.

Child Centre: The Expert Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk
The EGCC identifies, supports and implements cooperation on children at risk between countries and organizations in the region.

Child Crisis Network
The goal of Child Crisis Network is to help locate and prevent missing children by making timely information accessible to the public though the use of leading-edge network technologies.

Child Find of America
This nonprofit charity works to locate missing children for free and works to prevent child abduction. Child Find performs investigations, distributes photos, mediates, and disseminates information to the public.

Child Identity Theft Tools and Resources
Child identity theft can be a devastating event for young people and their families. Until recently, little was known about the scope and consequences of the crime. On February 4, 2013, the Identity Theft Assistance Center hosted a forum to discuss the unique challenges surrounding child identity theft. Participants learned about the latest research, laws, consumer tools, pilot projects, and consumer education efforts on child identity theft. This Web site provides a recording of the Forum, as well as materials and information from participants.

Child Labor Public Education Project
The Child Labor Public Education Project provides educational workshops and materials on a range of issues regarding child labor in the U.S. and other countries.

Child Quest International
Child Quest International is dedicated to the prevention and recovery of missing, abused, and exploited children.

Child Watch of North America
Child Watch works with parents and children in helping to prevent abductions.

Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
CWLA serves abused and neglected children and their families. Services include child abuse prevention and treatment, youth programs, residential treatment, child daycare, and family preservation.

Child Witness to Violence Project (CWVP)
CWVP is a counseling, advocacy, and outreach project that focuses on the growing number of young children who are bystanders to community and domestic violence.

Childhelp
Childhelp® is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of child abuse. The Web site includes information on nationwide facilities, helpful links, Childhelp programs, the National Child Abuse Hotline (1-800-4-A-CHILD), and child abuse reports.

Childhood Violent Trauma Center (CVTC)
NCCEV works to to increase the capacity of individuals and communities to reduce the incidence and impact of violence on children and families; to train and support the professionals who provide intervention and treatment to children and families affected by violence; and, to increase professional and public awareness of the effects of violence on children, families, communities and society.

Children Exposed to Violence Evidence-Based Programs Database
The Children Exposed to Violence (CEV) Database section of the Safe Start Center Web site highlights programs evaluated on the Department of Justice's CrimeSolutions.gov Web site. The database uses rigorous research to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in services for children exposed to violence.

Children's Defense Fund (CDF)
CDF represents America's children, particularly low-income, minority, and disabled children. CDF goals are to educate the Nation regarding the needs of children and to encourage preventive investments in children.

Committee for Missing Children
The Committee for Missing Children assists parents by providing the help they deserve and ensuring that their rights are protected.

Crimes Against Children Research Center (CCRC)
The mission of the CCRC is to combat crimes against children by providing high quality research and statistics to the public, policy makers, law enforcement personnel, and other child welfare practitioners.

Doe Network
The Doe Network is a volunteer organization devoted to assisting law enforcement in solving cold cases concerning unexplained disappearances and unidentified victims from North America, Australia and Europe.

Domestic Abuse Awareness, Inc. (DAA)
DAA is an organization dedicated to help eradicate violence against women and children.

Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families
The Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families provides support and training locally, nationally, and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief.

End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking in Children (ECPAT)
ECPAT is a global network of organizations and individuals working together for the elimination of child prostitution, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes.

Enhanced Services to Children and Youth Exposed to Violence
This site provides promising practices and lessons learned from Administration for Children and Families' grantee demonstration projects on children and youth exposed to violence.

FaithTrust Institute
The Institute provides training and consultation to religious communities on issues of sexual abuse and domestic violence.

Family Justice Center Alliance
The Alliance provides training, planning, consulting and technical assistance to Family Justice Centers and family violence professionals throughout the world.

Family Research Laboratory (FRL)
FRL works to understand family violence and the impact of violence in families.

Freedom Network USA
The Freedom Network develops local and national networks in the U.S. and links to international networks to carry out its mission of empowering trafficked and enslaved persons. Mission objectives include raising public awareness and advocating for victims at all levels (local or international).

FRIENDS, National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention
FRIENDS provides services to the community-based child abuse prevention community through targeted training and technical assistance efforts.

Girls Educational and Mentoring Services
The mission of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services is to empower young women, ages 12–24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential.

Global March Against Child Labour
The Global March Against Child Labour is a movement to mobilize worldwide efforts to protect and promote the rights of all children, especially the right to receive a free, meaningful education and to be free from economic exploitation and from performing any work that is likely to be harmful to the child's physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development.

Greenbook Initiative
The Greenbook Initiative helps child welfare workers, domestic violence advocates and family court judges in communities across the country change their approach to family violence to better help battered women and their children achieve safety.

Helping And Lending Outreach Support (HALOS)
HALOS's mission is to provide resources and special opportunities to abused and neglected children and their caregivers through partnerships with faith-based and other community organizations. HALOS matches community donations to the needs of foster children and children cared for in the homes of family members other than their parents. OVC produced a toolkit available at www.ovc.gov/halos which offers lessons learned and suggests strategies for establishing programs like HALOS wherever foster families and relatives need additional support for the children in their care.

Human Rights Watch: Campaign Against the Trafficking of Women and Girls
HRW works to protect the human rights of people around the world and campaigns against trafficking. The Web site provides research reports and other publications, news and current events, and strategies for organizational and individual activism.

International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC): Human Trafficking
ICMC has worked in countries of origin, transit and destination to combat trafficking and provide protection and assistance to those affected.

International Justice Mission (IJM)
IJM is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression.

International Labour Organization (ILO)
The ILO is a specialized United Nations agency that works to mandate minimum standards of basic labor rights. The ILO operates the "Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labor," which spearheads ILO activities on forced labor and trafficking.

International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA)
IOFA is dedicated to improving the lives of young people by addressing critical and emerging issues affecting vulnerable adolescents around the world.

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
IOM works with migrants and governments to provide humane responses to migration challenges. IOM's activities range from providing training to officials, aid to migrants in distress, to measures to counter trafficking in persons. IOM has received funding through the U.S. Department of State to provide assistance to victims of human trafficking who are identified within the U.S. and who wish to be repatriated back to their home countries. For more information, call 202-862-1826.

International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)
ISPCAN supports individuals and organizations working toward the prevention and treatment of child abuse, neglect, and exploitation through publications, congresses, professional training events, and worldwide activities.

International Women's Rights Center "La Strada"
The primary goal of the La Strada Association is to improve the position of women and to promote their universal rights, including the right to choose to emigrate and work abroad and to be protected from violence and abuse.

Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Training and Technical Assistance Program
The ICAC Training and Technical Assistance Program provides training and technical assistance to state and local agencies in support of their ICAC initiatives.

Jacob Wetterling Resource Center
The Resource Center works to protect children from sexual exploitation and abduction. The Web site provides information in sections tailored to parents and caregivers, educators and community leaders, kids, and teens.

Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
The Center provides fundraising, education, parental resources, clinical services, research, and advocacy efforts to end child abuse and neglect.

Let’s End Human Trafficking
This community awareness campaign is an initiative of the New York City Office of the Mayor. The campaign is designed to raise awareness about human trafficking, its impact on victims, and to encourage victims to seek help. The campaign encourages victims and citizens with tips to immediately report incidents to 911 in an emergency. Individuals wishing to learn more about the campaign can contact 311 (within New York City) or may call a toll-free National Hotline at 1-888-3737-888. The campaign site also provides resources and information on training for allied professionals.

LOCATER®, Lost Child Alert Technology Resource
LOCATER, a national program from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) to distribute advanced computer systems and a cutting-edge web-based program to law enforcement agencies to rapidly distribute images and information about missing-child cases in poster formats.

Loveisrespect.org
This initiative promotes awareness of healthy dating relationships by making vital resources accessible to help teens experiencing dating violence and offering tips on preventing abusive relationships. Information about and access to the National Dating Abuse Helpline (NDAH), the site's direct service provider, is available on Loveisrespect.org. NDAH provides 24/7 phone, text and chat services to victims of dating violence; service providers and allied professionals; and concerned parents, friends and other members of the community.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services
This organization works in coordination with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Office of Refugee Resettlement to provide services to victims of trafficking under the age of 18. Victims receive foster care placement and other benefits and services.

Maiti Nepal
Maiti Nepal was born out of a crusade to protect Nepali girls and women from crimes like domestic violence, trafficking for flesh trade, child prostitution, child labor and various forms of exploitation and torture.

MiraMed
The mission of MiraMed is to protect, educate and support Russia’s disadvantaged youth and children growing up in institutions and eliminate the sexual trafficking of vulnerable young women and girls while assisting in the rescue, return and rehabilitation of trafficking victims.

Mothers Against Sexual Abuse (MASA)
MASA works to prevent child sexual abuse by increasing adult awareness, connecting victims with resources and supporting legislation to protect children.

National Association of Counsel for Children
NACC is a non-profit child advocacy and professional membership association dedicated to providing high quality legal representation for children.

National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE)
SAVE is a nonprofit organization striving to decrease the potential for violence in our schools and communities by promoting meaningful student involvement, education and service opportunities in efforts to provide safer environments for learning.

National Center For Child Death Review
The National Center for Child Death Review promotes, supports and enhances child death review methodology and activities at the community, state, and national levels.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
NCMEC works to locate and recover missing children and raises public awareness about ways to prevent child abduction, molestation, and sexual exploitation. NCMEC offers a 24-hour, toll-free hotline,1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678, TDD: 800-826-7653), a CyberTipline to collect leads from the public, and a Web site that details all of their services, including their LOCATER® program for distributing resources to speed the dissemination of posters of missing children.

National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse
The Center serves as a central resource for training, expert legal assistance, court reform, and information on criminal child abuse investigations and prosecutions. The center is a program of the American Prosecutors Research Institute, a nonprofit research and program development resource for prosecutors at all levels of government.

National Center on Child Fatality Review
The mission of NCFR is to develop and promote a nationwide system of Child Fatality Review Teams to improve the health, safety and well being of children and reduce preventable child fatalities and severe injuries.

National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
The overarching goal of the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health is to ensure that all survivors of domestic violence and their children who are experiencing abuse-related trauma and/or living with mental illness can access the services that they may need to enhance their safety and well-being.

National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC)
NCJTC offers programs for: Federal, state, tribal and local law enforcement executives, investigators and first responding officers; Federal, state, tribal and local prosecutors; judges, tribal leaders, probation and parole officers, and corrections officers; child protective services workers, victim advocates and mental health professionals, public policy leaders, teachers and school administrators, broadcasters and journalists.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
NCTSN works to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States.

National Child Welfare Resource Center for Tribes
The National Child Welfare Resource Center for Tribes (NRC4Tribes) is one of the new resource centers within the Children's Bureau Training and Technical Assistance National Network. NRC4Tribes joins the Children's Bureau's Child Welfare Training and Technical Assistance Network which is designed to improve child welfare systems and to support States and Tribes in achieving sustainable, systemic change that results in greater safety, permanency, and well-being for children, youth, and families.

National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC)
NCAC models, promotes, and delivers excellence in child abuse response and prevention through service, education, and leadership.

National Children's Alliance (NCA)
National Children's Alliance provides training, technical assistance, and networking opportunities to communities seeking to plan, establish, and improve children's advocacy centers.

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL): Teen Dating Violence
This NCSL site provides policymakers with information about the status of recently introduced and enacted state legislation related to teen dating violence. Also provided is data on the prevalence of teen dating violence.

National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence (NCCAFV)
NCCAFV provides intergenerational violence prevention services by bringing together community and national stakeholders, professionals and volunteers to prevent family violence, child abuse and neglect, spouse/partner abuse, and elder abuse.

National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association
NCASAA provides advocacy, public education, and resources for CASA programs across the country. The association also trains CASA volunteers, who work to find safe, permanent homes for abused and neglected children.

National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI)
NCVLI is an educational institution dedicated to promoting a fair and balanced criminal justice system through legal education, legal scholarship, legal information resources, and legal advocacy. NCVLI’s attorney staff accomplishes this mission by filing amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs in cases nationwide advocating for victims’ rights; providing legal technical assistance to attorneys who represent crime victims, and conducting trainings all across the country on victims’ rights for attorneys, law students and victim services providers.

National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center
The National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center is devoted to achieving a better understanding of the impact of criminal victimization on adults, children, and their families.

National Human Trafficking Resource Center
The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. Call NHTRC at 1-888-3737-888 to: report a tip; connect with anti-trafficking services in your area; or request training and technical assistance, general information or specific anti-trafficking resources.

National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)
NICWA is a national organization focused specifically on the tribal capacity to prevent child abuse and neglect.

National Runaway Switchboard
The mission of the National Runaway Safeline is to help keep America's runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
This information and research clearinghouse also offers direct victim services and training to sexual assault providers at the national, state, and community levels.

National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month
Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it during the month of February. This site provides access to resources to commemorate this annual event.

Native American Children's Alliance (NACA)
NACA is an inter-tribal membership organization whose mission is to promote excellence in child abuse prevention and intervention in Native American and Alaska Native communities through training, mentoring and information.

NetSmartz Workshop
NetSmartz is an age-appropriate resource to keep kids and teens safe on the internet.

North American Resource Center for Child Welfare (NARCCW)
NARCCW provides children who have been or are at risk of being physically abused, neglected, or sexually abused, with safe, permanent, and nurturing families.

Operation Lookout: National Center for Missing Youth
Operation Lookout is a nonprofit that provides multiple services free of charge, including social services, investigative casework, national photo and poster dissemination, reunification planning, and victim assistance for families with missing and exploited children who disappear before age 18. Assistance is available 24 hours a day.

Parents for Megan's Law (PFML)
PFML is a community and victim's rights organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse through the provision of education, advocacy, counseling, victim services, policy and legislative support services.

Polly Klaas Foundation
The Polly Klaas® Foundation is a national nonprofit that helps find missing children, prevents children from going missing, and promotes laws like Amber Alert that help keep children safe.

Prevent Child Abuse America
Prevent Child Abuse America promotes prevention strategies as well as providing advocacy, programs, resources, and answers to commonly asked questions about child abuse.

Protection Project
The Protection Project gathers and disseminates information about worldwide trafficking in persons, focusing on national and international laws, legal cases, and implications of trafficking in other areas of U.S. and international foreign policy. The project is a 5-year research project based at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.

Royal Family Kids' Camps
Royal Family Kids' Camps was founded in 1985 by Wayne and Diane Tesch and is the Nation's leading network of camps for abused, neglected, and abandoned children.

Safe Schools Coalition
The Safe Schools Coalition is an international public-private partnership in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth, that is working to help schools become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.

Safe Start Center
The Safe Start Center is a national resource center designed to broaden the scope of knowledge and resources available for responding to the needs of children who are exposed to violence and their families. The center supports practitioners, advocates, families, and the general public. It also disseminates, and provides on request, information about emerging practices and research concerning children and families exposed to violence.

Safe4Athletes
Advocates for athlete welfare, where every athlete is provided a safe and positive environment free of sexual abuse, bullying and harassment.

Salvation Army: Combating Human Trafficking
These pages provide highlights of The Salvation Army's efforts to eradicate human trafficking.

Shared Hope International
Shared Hope International is a worldwide effort to prevent and eradicate sex trafficking and slavery through education and public awareness.

Stop It Now!
Stop It Now! prevents the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SPRC provides technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide.

Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA)
SIA is a 12-step self-help recovery program for adult survivors of child sexual abuse.

Take Root
Take Root's mission is to empower former abducted children to respond to family abduction by facilitating healing, providing knowledge, and raising public awareness from the unique perspective of the abducted child.

Team H.O.P.E.
Team HOPE matches searching families with experienced and trained volunteers who have had or still have a missing child.

Teen Victim Project
Hosted by the National Center for Victims of Crime, the Teen Victim Project site is designed to help victim assistance providers, law enforcement personnel, and other allied professionals provide informed, culturally competent, and developmentally appropriate responses to teen victims and their families.

Terre des hommes Foundation
The mission of Terre des hommes (Tdh) has been to come to the aid of children to defend their rights in times of war or natural catastrophe or in times of distress.

That's Not Cool
This public awareness Web site, maintained by the Teen Action Campaign (TAC), offers facts, statistics, and testimony on teen dating violence and provides information on how teens can get help for themselves or a friend and a toolkit for starting a school organization. In 2004, the TAC partnered with the Family Violence Prevention Fund and the Ad Council for its Web site launch.

Trafficking in the Philippines
This Web site provides resources on trafficking in persons in the Philippines and works to improve responses to trafficking in person cases.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB): Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program
This organization works in coordination with Lutheran Immigration Relief Services and the Office of Refugee Resettlement to provide services for victims of trafficking who are under the age of 18. Victims receive placement in foster care setting and other services and benefits. USCCB also administers funding to organizations to provide case management and other services to adult victims of trafficking.

Victims of Violence
Victims of Violence is a Canadian organization that provides long term support and guidance to victims of violent crime and their families, aids families of missing children in the search for their loved ones, and conducts research on issues affecting victims of violent crime.

Visayan Forum Foundation, Inc.
The Visayan Forum Foundation works for the welfare of marginalized migrants, especially those working in the invisible and informal sectors, like domestic workers, and trafficked women and children.

Vision of Hope
Vision of Hope is a campaign aimed at protecting children from the devastation of sexual abuse.

Vital Voices Global Partnership
Vital Voices Global Partnership is at the forefront of international coalitions to combat human trafficking and other forms of violence against women and girls.

You Have the Power (YHTP)
YHTP efforts raise awareness about crime and justice issues to prevent violent crime and reduce victimization. YHTP resources and activities include public forums, documentary videos, and practical resource books on topics such as domestic violence, elder abuse, surviving crime, and child sexual abuse.

OVC-Funded Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Medical Home for Children and Adolescents Exposed to Violence
Developed through a grant from OVC, this section of the AAP Web site provides pediatricians and all medical home teams with the resources they need to modify practice operations to more effectively identify, treat, and refer children and youth who have been exposed to or victimized by violence.

ChildVictimWeb
ChildVictimWeb is a free online training resource designed for professionals from all disciplines who work with children who have experienced or witnessed serious violence. This course describes the prevalence and characteristics of different forms of victimization often experienced in childhood, their psychological, behavioral, social, and health consequences, and implications for practice. Assessment strategies, an evidence-based approach to treatment planning, trauma-informed case management skills, and information about evidence supported treatments are presented.

Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)
Operating in Los Angeles County, California, the mission of CAST is to assist persons trafficked for the purpose of forced labor and slavery-like practices and to work toward ending all instances of such human rights violations.

Community Services Program, Inc.
Operating in Orange County, California, this program provides services to at risk youth in order to divert them from the juvenile justice System and we assist victims of crime, including human trafficking victims, as they are processed through the justice system.

Department of Labor & Industrial Relations Office of Community Services
The Office of Community Services assists Hawaii's low-income, immigrant and refugee populations to overcome and alleviate workforce barriers to economic self-sufficiency via an array of community-based programs and services. Through funding from OVC, this agency provides comprehensive services for victims of human trafficking.

Mosaic Family Services, Inc.
Mosaic Family Services is a nonprofit community-based organization that provides services free of charge to refugees and immigrants who are victims of human trafficking and domestic violence in North Texas. The mission of Mosaic Family Services is to support, educate, and empower individuals and families of the communities they serve.

National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC): Cyberbullying
The National Crime Prevention Council, through funding from OVC, offers resources including fact sheets and four podcasts about general cyberbullying information, taking action in schools, creating community change, and how teens feel about cyberbullying.

National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI): Safeguarding Child-Victims' Rights Initiative
With funding from OVC, this NCVLI Program works to ensure that the rights of child-victims through education & training, litigation, and public policy.

Polaris Project
Polaris Project's comprehensive approach to combating human trafficking includes conducting direct outreach and victim identification, providing social services and transitional housing to victims, operating the National Human Trafficking Resource Center serving as the central national hotline on human trafficking, advocating for stronger state and Federal anti-trafficking legislation, and engaging community members in local and national grassroots efforts.

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
RAINN operates a 24-hour telephone hotline (1-800-656-HOPE) and an Online Hotline for victims of sexual assault. The secure web-based hotline provides a safe, secure, and anonymous place for victims to get help online. RAINN also works to promote education and prevention of sexual assault, compiles and shares links to Legal Resources, including the State Mandatory Regulations regarding children and the elderly.

SAGE Project, Inc.
The SAGE Project is a nonprofit organization with one primary aim: bringing an end to the commercial sexual exploitation of children and adults (CSE/CSEC). SAGE contributes to that goal by raising awareness about CSE/CSEC issues, and by providing outreach and services to CSE/CSEC survivors.

Salvation Army Metropolitan Division- Family and Community Services STOP-IT Program
This organization provides services to human trafficking in the Chicago metropolitan region and is the recipient of an OVC award to provide services to juvenile victims of sex and labor trafficking who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents.

Santa Clara University
A program of Santa Clara University, The South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking is the local effort that responds to human trafficking in the Santa Clara County of California area. Through a victim-centered approach we are strengthening local capacity to respond to and identify human trafficking survivors.

Federal Resources

Administration for Children and Families
ACF promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. Through its Children's Bureau, ACF assists states in the delivery of child welfare services. Its Web site presents related initiatives, statistics, ACF programs, funding, and information systems.

AMBER Alert
The America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response (AMBER) Alert System is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the wireless industry, to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases.

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS): National Victimization Analysis Tool (NVAT)
This dynamic analysis tool allows you to examine National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) data, the nation's primary source of information on criminal victimization, on both violent and property victimization by select victim, household, and incident characteristics.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Dating Matters™ Initiative
Choose Respect is an initiative to help adolescents form healthy relationships to prevent dating abuse before it starts. This national effort is designed to motivate adolescents to challenge harmful beliefs about dating abuse and take steps to form respectful relationships.

Child Abduction: Resources for Victims and Families
This section of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Web site provides information about publications developed to support child abduction victims and their families.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families by connecting child welfare, adoption and related professionals as well as the general public to timely, essential information.

Child Welfare Information Gateway: State Statutes Search
Child Welfare Information Gateway provides a searchable database of State Statutes on issues related to child abuse and neglect, child welfare, and adoption.

Childstats.gov
This website offers easy access to statistics and reports on children and families, including: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education and health. The Forum fosters coordination, collaboration, and integration of Federal efforts to collect and report data on conditions and trends for children and families.

CrimeSolutions.gov
CrimeSolutions.gov is a searchable online database of evidence-based programs covering a range of justice-related topics, including victim assistance programs; corrections; courts; crime prevention; substance abuse; juveniles; law enforcement; and technology and forensics. The site is a tool to understand, access and integrate scientific evidence about programs into programmatic and policy decisions.

Defending Childhood
Defending Childhood is an initiative of Attorney General Eric Holder that strives to harness resources from across the Department of Justice to: prevent children's exposure to violence, mitigate the negative impact of children's exposure to violence when it does occur, and develop knowledge and spread awareness about children's exposure to violence.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Crimes Against Children
This FBI program's mission is to: decrease the vulnerability of children to sexual exploitation; develop a nationwide capacity to provide a rapid, effective, and measured investigative response to crimes against children; and enhance the capabilities of state and local law enforcement investigators through programs, investigative assistance, and task force operations. The program's strategy involves using multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams to investigate and prosecute crimes that cross legal, geographical, and jurisdictional boundaries; promoting and enhancing interagency sharing of intelligence, specialized skills, and services; and widely offering our victim/witness services.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Teen Dating Violence
This section of the NIJ Web site provides information on NIJ's research agenda to study teen dating violence and includes information on the activities of the Federal Interagency Workgroup on Teen Dating Violence.

National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
NamUs, is the first national online repository for missing persons and unidentified dead cases. This initiative brings together two innovative, searchable databases to provide a powerful tool for law enforcement agencies, medical examiners and coroners, victim advocates, and the general public to search for matches between missing persons and unidentified human remains records. Other resources provided include links to state clearinghouses, medical examiner and coroner offices, law enforcement agencies, victim assistance groups and pertinent legislation.

National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
NREPP is a searchable online registry of more than hundreds of interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): Statistical Briefing Book (SBB)
The OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book (SBB) enables users to access online information via OJJDP's Web site to learn more about juvenile crime and victimization and about youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Developed for OJJDP by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, SBB provides timely and reliable statistical answers to the most frequently asked questions from policymakers, the media, and the general public. In addition, the data analysis and dissemination tools available through SBB give users quick and easy access to detailed statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topics.

Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
OVW, a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, provides federal leadership to reduce violence against women and to administer justice for and strengthen services to all victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

StopBullying.gov
This Web site, managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides information about how to prevent and address bullying in schools.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): National Center for Trauma-Informed Care
SAMHSA's National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) is a technical assistance center dedicated to building awareness of trauma-informed care and promoting the implementation of trauma-informed practices in programs and services.

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID): Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
USAID's WID program supports the education of girls and fosters economic and political opportunities for women. These programs help create conditions that lessen the vulnerability of women and children to traffickers. USAID also funds direct anti-trafficking programs, which are described in more detail in Trafficking in Persons: USAID's Response.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
The USCIS within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) offers this Web page of federal agency links to information about the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, implementation of the law, and victim benefits and services.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Campaign to Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking
ACF offers Rescue & Restore, a public awareness Web site to combat human trafficking, and a referral hotline, 1-888-373-7888, that connects victims with NGOs in their local area. The Rescue & Restore Campaign website offers outreach kits to educate and assist health care providers, social service providers, and law enforcement officers in their efforts to identify and help victims of trafficking.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS): Human Trafficking
The Department of Homeland Security is committed to combating the global crime of human trafficking. Through public outreach, victim protection, and law enforcement training, the Department works diligently to prevent human trafficking before it occurs, to protect victims when it has occurred, and to minimize reoccurrence by conducting investigations to bring traffickers to justice.

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS)
CEOS works to combat incidences of child exploitation and trafficking of women and children. Issues under the CEOS umbrella include child pornography, illegal interstate or international transportation of women and children, international parental abduction, computer-related exploitation of children, and child victimization on federal and Indian lands.

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): Trafficking in Persons
This Web site provides links to the Attorney General's Annual Report to Congress on U.S. Government Activities to Combat Trafficking in Persons.

U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau
The Women's Bureau promotes profitable employment opportunities for women and advocates skills development, improvements in working conditions, and equitable employment standards, policies, and programs. Bureau publications include Trafficking in Persons: A Guide For Non-Governmental Organizations 2002.

U.S. Department of State: Office of Children's Issues
The Office of Children's Issues, a division within Overseas Citizens Services, provides specific services to parents in intercountry adoption and international family abductions.

U.S. Department of State: Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
The Center is a joint venture of participating agencies, which include the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Justice, and other governmental agencies. This Office provides critical resources for the fight against trafficking by assisting in the coordination of anti-trafficking efforts around the world and in the U.S. This Office also has the responsibility for drafting the annual Trafficking in Persons Report, which discusses the actions that countries, including the U.S., have taken to combat trafficking in persons in that year.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): Human Trafficking
ICE's Human Smuggling and Trafficking Unit works to identify criminals and organizations involved in illicit human trafficking and human smuggling activities.

White House: 1 is 2 Many
In response to the alarming statistics concerning violence against young women, Vice President Biden is focusing his longstanding commitment to reducing violence against women specifically on teens and young women ages 16-24. By targeting the importance of changing attitudes that lead to violence and educating the public on the realities of abuse, the Vice President is leading the way in an effort to stop violence against women before it begins. This site provides access to statistics, resources, and information on how to get involved.

Non-Governmental Resources

Academy on Violence and Abuse

AVA exists to advance health education and research on the prevention, recognition and treatment of the health effects of violence and abuse.

Action to Counter Trafficking (ACT), U.S. Association for International Migration

The ACT project provides community outreach and education and offers social service providers training, networking, and financial and technical expertise to combat trafficking in the United States.

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA)

ASCA helps survivors of child abuse transform their self-identities from that of victim to that of survivor and, ultimately, thriver. The site includes resource materials and guidelines for establishing ASCA support networks.

Alliance for Children and Families

The Alliance advocates for children, families, and communities and educates and trains human service leaders. This international nonprofit also delivers programs, information, and services to and through its membership of child- and family-serving organizations.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

AACAP offers information as a public service, distributing fact sheets for parents and caregivers and research and guidelines for psychiatric staff. The Web site offers articles for helping children cope with trauma, stress, and disasters. Information is also available in Spanish.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

AAP is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Visit HealthyChildren.org for information related to child health, such as nutrition, fitness, immunizations, and emotional wellness, as well as specific guidance on parenting issues.

American Bar Association (ABA): Center on Children and the Law

The Center works to improve children's lives through advances in law, justice, knowledge, practice and public policy.

American Humane Association (AHA) Children's Division

AHA works to protect children and animals from cruelty, abuse, and neglect. In addition to holding training conferences, AHA operates the National Resource Center on the Link Between Violence to People and Animals.

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)

APSAC's mission is to ensure that everyone affected by child maltreatment receives the best possible professional response. Its Web site offers related publications and information on legislation and professional education.

Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center

The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center works with abused Americans and their children in foreign countries to provide domestic violence and child abuse advocacy, resources and tools so that they can navigate the complicated jurisdictional, legal and social international landscapes.

Anti-Slavery International (ASI)

ASI works to end slavery and related abuses, including trafficking in persons and forced prostitution, focusing on the rights of people who are particularly vulnerable to exploitation, notably women, children, migrant workers, and indigenous peoples.

Association of Missing & Exploited Childrens Organizations (AMECO)

AMECO is made up of organizations in the United States and Canada who provide services to families with missing and exploited children.

Aurora Center

The Aurora Center's mission is to recognize and reduce sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking on campus and to create an atmosphere where all members of the community can learn, work, and live to their full potential.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with mentors who have a measurable impact on youth. The Big Brothers Big Sisters vision is to create successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for all.

Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition (BSCC)

BSCC's purpose is to prevent and intervene in the commercial and sexual exploitation of men, women and children while advocating for all exploited persons.

Boys and Girls Clubs of America

This organization's mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Center for Child and Family Studies

The Center for Child and Family Studies partners with public and private agencies to build, maintain, and restore families and communities.

Center on Child Abuse and Neglect

The Center on Child Abuse and Neglect offers assessment and treatment for children who have been abused or neglected, adolescent sex offenders, and women and the children of women who used inappropriate substances during pregnancy.

Chadwick Center for Children and Families

The Chadwick Center for Children and Families promotes the health and well-being of abused and traumatized children and their families.

Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA)

CAPA's mission is to prevent and treat all forms of child abuse by creating changes in individuals, families and society that strengthen relationships and promote healing.

Child Abuse Prevention Network

The Child Abuse Prevention Network provides support to child abuse prevention professionals through online resources, various electronic mailing lists, and other information exchanges.

Child Centre: The Expert Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk

The EGCC identifies, supports and implements cooperation on children at risk between countries and organizations in the region.

Child Crisis Network

The goal of Child Crisis Network is to help locate and prevent missing children by making timely information accessible to the public though the use of leading-edge network technologies.

Child Find of America

This nonprofit charity works to locate missing children for free and works to prevent child abduction. Child Find performs investigations, distributes photos, mediates, and disseminates information to the public.

Child Identity Theft Tools and Resources

Child identity theft can be a devastating event for young people and their families. Until recently, little was known about the scope and consequences of the crime. On February 4, 2013, the Identity Theft Assistance Center hosted a forum to discuss the unique challenges surrounding child identity theft. Participants learned about the latest research, laws, consumer tools, pilot projects, and consumer education efforts on child identity theft. This Web site provides a recording of the Forum, as well as materials and information from participants.

Child Labor Public Education Project

The Child Labor Public Education Project provides educational workshops and materials on a range of issues regarding child labor in the U.S. and other countries.

Child Quest International

Child Quest International is dedicated to the prevention and recovery of missing, abused, and exploited children.

Child Watch of North America

Child Watch works with parents and children in helping to prevent abductions.

Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)

CWLA serves abused and neglected children and their families. Services include child abuse prevention and treatment, youth programs, residential treatment, child daycare, and family preservation.

Child Witness to Violence Project (CWVP)

CWVP is a counseling, advocacy, and outreach project that focuses on the growing number of young children who are bystanders to community and domestic violence.

Childhelp

Childhelp® is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of child abuse. The Web site includes information on nationwide facilities, helpful links, Childhelp programs, the National Child Abuse Hotline (1-800-4-A-CHILD), and child abuse reports.

Childhood Violent Trauma Center (CVTC)

NCCEV works to to increase the capacity of individuals and communities to reduce the incidence and impact of violence on children and families; to train and support the professionals who provide intervention and treatment to children and families affected by violence; and, to increase professional and public awareness of the effects of violence on children, families, communities and society.

Children Exposed to Violence Evidence-Based Programs Database

The Children Exposed to Violence (CEV) Database section of the Safe Start Center Web site highlights programs evaluated on the Department of Justice's CrimeSolutions.gov Web site. The database uses rigorous research to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in services for children exposed to violence.

Children's Defense Fund (CDF)

CDF represents America's children, particularly low-income, minority, and disabled children. CDF goals are to educate the Nation regarding the needs of children and to encourage preventive investments in children.

Committee for Missing Children

The Committee for Missing Children assists parents by providing the help they deserve and ensuring that their rights are protected.

Crimes Against Children Research Center (CCRC)

The mission of the CCRC is to combat crimes against children by providing high quality research and statistics to the public, policy makers, law enforcement personnel, and other child welfare practitioners.

Doe Network

The Doe Network is a volunteer organization devoted to assisting law enforcement in solving cold cases concerning unexplained disappearances and unidentified victims from North America, Australia and Europe.

Domestic Abuse Awareness, Inc. (DAA)

DAA is an organization dedicated to help eradicate violence against women and children.

Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families

The Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families provides support and training locally, nationally, and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief.

End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking in Children (ECPAT)

ECPAT is a global network of organizations and individuals working together for the elimination of child prostitution, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes.

Enhanced Services to Children and Youth Exposed to Violence

This site provides promising practices and lessons learned from Administration for Children and Families' grantee demonstration projects on children and youth exposed to violence.

FaithTrust Institute

The Institute provides training and consultation to religious communities on issues of sexual abuse and domestic violence.

Family Justice Center Alliance

The Alliance provides training, planning, consulting and technical assistance to Family Justice Centers and family violence professionals throughout the world.

Family Research Laboratory (FRL)

FRL works to understand family violence and the impact of violence in families.

Freedom Network USA

The Freedom Network develops local and national networks in the U.S. and links to international networks to carry out its mission of empowering trafficked and enslaved persons. Mission objectives include raising public awareness and advocating for victims at all levels (local or international).

FRIENDS, National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention

FRIENDS provides services to the community-based child abuse prevention community through targeted training and technical assistance efforts.

Girls Educational and Mentoring Services

The mission of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services is to empower young women, ages 12–24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential.

Global March Against Child Labour

The Global March Against Child Labour is a movement to mobilize worldwide efforts to protect and promote the rights of all children, especially the right to receive a free, meaningful education and to be free from economic exploitation and from performing any work that is likely to be harmful to the child's physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development.

Greenbook Initiative

The Greenbook Initiative helps child welfare workers, domestic violence advocates and family court judges in communities across the country change their approach to family violence to better help battered women and their children achieve safety.

Helping And Lending Outreach Support (HALOS)

HALOS's mission is to provide resources and special opportunities to abused and neglected children and their caregivers through partnerships with faith-based and other community organizations. HALOS matches community donations to the needs of foster children and children cared for in the homes of family members other than their parents. OVC produced a toolkit available at www.ovc.gov/halos which offers lessons learned and suggests strategies for establishing programs like HALOS wherever foster families and relatives need additional support for the children in their care.

Human Rights Watch: Campaign Against the Trafficking of Women and Girls

HRW works to protect the human rights of people around the world and campaigns against trafficking. The Web site provides research reports and other publications, news and current events, and strategies for organizational and individual activism.

International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC): Human Trafficking

ICMC has worked in countries of origin, transit and destination to combat trafficking and provide protection and assistance to those affected.

International Justice Mission (IJM)

IJM is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression.

International Labour Organization (ILO)

The ILO is a specialized United Nations agency that works to mandate minimum standards of basic labor rights. The ILO operates the "Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labor," which spearheads ILO activities on forced labor and trafficking.

International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA)

IOFA is dedicated to improving the lives of young people by addressing critical and emerging issues affecting vulnerable adolescents around the world.

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

IOM works with migrants and governments to provide humane responses to migration challenges. IOM's activities range from providing training to officials, aid to migrants in distress, to measures to counter trafficking in persons. IOM has received funding through the U.S. Department of State to provide assistance to victims of human trafficking who are identified within the U.S. and who wish to be repatriated back to their home countries. For more information, call 202-862-1826.

International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)

ISPCAN supports individuals and organizations working toward the prevention and treatment of child abuse, neglect, and exploitation through publications, congresses, professional training events, and worldwide activities.

International Women's Rights Center "La Strada"

The primary goal of the La Strada Association is to improve the position of women and to promote their universal rights, including the right to choose to emigrate and work abroad and to be protected from violence and abuse.

Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Training and Technical Assistance Program

The ICAC Training and Technical Assistance Program provides training and technical assistance to state and local agencies in support of their ICAC initiatives.

Jacob Wetterling Resource Center

The Resource Center works to protect children from sexual exploitation and abduction. The Web site provides information in sections tailored to parents and caregivers, educators and community leaders, kids, and teens.

Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect

The Center provides fundraising, education, parental resources, clinical services, research, and advocacy efforts to end child abuse and neglect.

Let’s End Human Trafficking

This community awareness campaign is an initiative of the New York City Office of the Mayor. The campaign is designed to raise awareness about human trafficking, its impact on victims, and to encourage victims to seek help. The campaign encourages victims and citizens with tips to immediately report incidents to 911 in an emergency. Individuals wishing to learn more about the campaign can contact 311 (within New York City) or may call a toll-free National Hotline at 1-888-3737-888. The campaign site also provides resources and information on training for allied professionals.

LOCATER®, Lost Child Alert Technology Resource

LOCATER, a national program from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) to distribute advanced computer systems and a cutting-edge web-based program to law enforcement agencies to rapidly distribute images and information about missing-child cases in poster formats.

Loveisrespect.org

This initiative promotes awareness of healthy dating relationships by making vital resources accessible to help teens experiencing dating violence and offering tips on preventing abusive relationships. Information about and access to the National Dating Abuse Helpline (NDAH), the site's direct service provider, is available on Loveisrespect.org. NDAH provides 24/7 phone, text and chat services to victims of dating violence; service providers and allied professionals; and concerned parents, friends and other members of the community.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services

This organization works in coordination with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Office of Refugee Resettlement to provide services to victims of trafficking under the age of 18. Victims receive foster care placement and other benefits and services.

Maiti Nepal

Maiti Nepal was born out of a crusade to protect Nepali girls and women from crimes like domestic violence, trafficking for flesh trade, child prostitution, child labor and various forms of exploitation and torture.

MiraMed

The mission of MiraMed is to protect, educate and support Russia’s disadvantaged youth and children growing up in institutions and eliminate the sexual trafficking of vulnerable young women and girls while assisting in the rescue, return and rehabilitation of trafficking victims.

Mothers Against Sexual Abuse (MASA)

MASA works to prevent child sexual abuse by increasing adult awareness, connecting victims with resources and supporting legislation to protect children.

National Association of Counsel for Children

NACC is a non-profit child advocacy and professional membership association dedicated to providing high quality legal representation for children.

National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE)

SAVE is a nonprofit organization striving to decrease the potential for violence in our schools and communities by promoting meaningful student involvement, education and service opportunities in efforts to provide safer environments for learning.

National Center For Child Death Review

The National Center for Child Death Review promotes, supports and enhances child death review methodology and activities at the community, state, and national levels.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)

NCMEC works to locate and recover missing children and raises public awareness about ways to prevent child abduction, molestation, and sexual exploitation. NCMEC offers a 24-hour, toll-free hotline,1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678, TDD: 800-826-7653), a CyberTipline to collect leads from the public, and a Web site that details all of their services, including their LOCATER® program for distributing resources to speed the dissemination of posters of missing children.

National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse

The Center serves as a central resource for training, expert legal assistance, court reform, and information on criminal child abuse investigations and prosecutions. The center is a program of the American Prosecutors Research Institute, a nonprofit research and program development resource for prosecutors at all levels of government.

National Center on Child Fatality Review

The mission of NCFR is to develop and promote a nationwide system of Child Fatality Review Teams to improve the health, safety and well being of children and reduce preventable child fatalities and severe injuries.

National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

The overarching goal of the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health is to ensure that all survivors of domestic violence and their children who are experiencing abuse-related trauma and/or living with mental illness can access the services that they may need to enhance their safety and well-being.

National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC)

NCJTC offers programs for: Federal, state, tribal and local law enforcement executives, investigators and first responding officers; Federal, state, tribal and local prosecutors; judges, tribal leaders, probation and parole officers, and corrections officers; child protective services workers, victim advocates and mental health professionals, public policy leaders, teachers and school administrators, broadcasters and journalists.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

NCTSN works to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States.

National Child Welfare Resource Center for Tribes

The National Child Welfare Resource Center for Tribes (NRC4Tribes) is one of the new resource centers within the Children's Bureau Training and Technical Assistance National Network. NRC4Tribes joins the Children's Bureau's Child Welfare Training and Technical Assistance Network which is designed to improve child welfare systems and to support States and Tribes in achieving sustainable, systemic change that results in greater safety, permanency, and well-being for children, youth, and families.

National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC)

NCAC models, promotes, and delivers excellence in child abuse response and prevention through service, education, and leadership.

National Children's Alliance (NCA)

National Children's Alliance provides training, technical assistance, and networking opportunities to communities seeking to plan, establish, and improve children's advocacy centers.

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL): Teen Dating Violence

This NCSL site provides policymakers with information about the status of recently introduced and enacted state legislation related to teen dating violence. Also provided is data on the prevalence of teen dating violence.

National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence (NCCAFV)

NCCAFV provides intergenerational violence prevention services by bringing together community and national stakeholders, professionals and volunteers to prevent family violence, child abuse and neglect, spouse/partner abuse, and elder abuse.

National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association

NCASAA provides advocacy, public education, and resources for CASA programs across the country. The association also trains CASA volunteers, who work to find safe, permanent homes for abused and neglected children.

National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI)

NCVLI is an educational institution dedicated to promoting a fair and balanced criminal justice system through legal education, legal scholarship, legal information resources, and legal advocacy. NCVLI’s attorney staff accomplishes this mission by filing amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs in cases nationwide advocating for victims’ rights; providing legal technical assistance to attorneys who represent crime victims, and conducting trainings all across the country on victims’ rights for attorneys, law students and victim services providers.

National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center

The National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center is devoted to achieving a better understanding of the impact of criminal victimization on adults, children, and their families.

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. Call NHTRC at 1-888-3737-888 to: report a tip; connect with anti-trafficking services in your area; or request training and technical assistance, general information or specific anti-trafficking resources.

National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)

NICWA is a national organization focused specifically on the tribal capacity to prevent child abuse and neglect.

National Runaway Switchboard

The mission of the National Runaway Safeline is to help keep America's runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

This information and research clearinghouse also offers direct victim services and training to sexual assault providers at the national, state, and community levels.

National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it during the month of February. This site provides access to resources to commemorate this annual event.

Native American Children's Alliance (NACA)

NACA is an inter-tribal membership organization whose mission is to promote excellence in child abuse prevention and intervention in Native American and Alaska Native communities through training, mentoring and information.

NetSmartz Workshop

NetSmartz is an age-appropriate resource to keep kids and teens safe on the internet.

North American Resource Center for Child Welfare (NARCCW)

NARCCW provides children who have been or are at risk of being physically abused, neglected, or sexually abused, with safe, permanent, and nurturing families.

Operation Lookout: National Center for Missing Youth

Operation Lookout is a nonprofit that provides multiple services free of charge, including social services, investigative casework, national photo and poster dissemination, reunification planning, and victim assistance for families with missing and exploited children who disappear before age 18. Assistance is available 24 hours a day.

Parents for Megan's Law (PFML)

PFML is a community and victim's rights organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse through the provision of education, advocacy, counseling, victim services, policy and legislative support services.

Polly Klaas Foundation

The Polly Klaas® Foundation is a national nonprofit that helps find missing children, prevents children from going missing, and promotes laws like Amber Alert that help keep children safe.

Prevent Child Abuse America

Prevent Child Abuse America promotes prevention strategies as well as providing advocacy, programs, resources, and answers to commonly asked questions about child abuse.

Protection Project

The Protection Project gathers and disseminates information about worldwide trafficking in persons, focusing on national and international laws, legal cases, and implications of trafficking in other areas of U.S. and international foreign policy. The project is a 5-year research project based at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.

Royal Family Kids' Camps

Royal Family Kids' Camps was founded in 1985 by Wayne and Diane Tesch and is the Nation's leading network of camps for abused, neglected, and abandoned children.

Safe Schools Coalition

The Safe Schools Coalition is an international public-private partnership in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth, that is working to help schools become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.

Safe Start Center

The Safe Start Center is a national resource center designed to broaden the scope of knowledge and resources available for responding to the needs of children who are exposed to violence and their families. The center supports practitioners, advocates, families, and the general public. It also disseminates, and provides on request, information about emerging practices and research concerning children and families exposed to violence.

Safe4Athletes

Advocates for athlete welfare, where every athlete is provided a safe and positive environment free of sexual abuse, bullying and harassment.

Salvation Army: Combating Human Trafficking

These pages provide highlights of The Salvation Army's efforts to eradicate human trafficking.

Shared Hope International

Shared Hope International is a worldwide effort to prevent and eradicate sex trafficking and slavery through education and public awareness.

Stop It Now!

Stop It Now! prevents the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)

Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SPRC provides technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide.

Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA)

SIA is a 12-step self-help recovery program for adult survivors of child sexual abuse.

Take Root

Take Root's mission is to empower former abducted children to respond to family abduction by facilitating healing, providing knowledge, and raising public awareness from the unique perspective of the abducted child.

Team H.O.P.E.

Team HOPE matches searching families with experienced and trained volunteers who have had or still have a missing child.

Teen Victim Project

Hosted by the National Center for Victims of Crime, the Teen Victim Project site is designed to help victim assistance providers, law enforcement personnel, and other allied professionals provide informed, culturally competent, and developmentally appropriate responses to teen victims and their families.

Terre des hommes Foundation

The mission of Terre des hommes (Tdh) has been to come to the aid of children to defend their rights in times of war or natural catastrophe or in times of distress.

That's Not Cool

This public awareness Web site, maintained by the Teen Action Campaign (TAC), offers facts, statistics, and testimony on teen dating violence and provides information on how teens can get help for themselves or a friend and a toolkit for starting a school organization. In 2004, the TAC partnered with the Family Violence Prevention Fund and the Ad Council for its Web site launch.

Trafficking in the Philippines

This Web site provides resources on trafficking in persons in the Philippines and works to improve responses to trafficking in person cases.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB): Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program

This organization works in coordination with Lutheran Immigration Relief Services and the Office of Refugee Resettlement to provide services for victims of trafficking who are under the age of 18. Victims receive placement in foster care setting and other services and benefits. USCCB also administers funding to organizations to provide case management and other services to adult victims of trafficking.

Victims of Violence

Victims of Violence is a Canadian organization that provides long term support and guidance to victims of violent crime and their families, aids families of missing children in the search for their loved ones, and conducts research on issues affecting victims of violent crime.

Visayan Forum Foundation, Inc.

The Visayan Forum Foundation works for the welfare of marginalized migrants, especially those working in the invisible and informal sectors, like domestic workers, and trafficked women and children.

Vision of Hope

Vision of Hope is a campaign aimed at protecting children from the devastation of sexual abuse.

Vital Voices Global Partnership

Vital Voices Global Partnership is at the forefront of international coalitions to combat human trafficking and other forms of violence against women and girls.

You Have the Power (YHTP)

YHTP efforts raise awareness about crime and justice issues to prevent violent crime and reduce victimization. YHTP resources and activities include public forums, documentary videos, and practical resource books on topics such as domestic violence, elder abuse, surviving crime, and child sexual abuse.
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