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ARC Community Services, Inc.
ARC Community Services, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit, 501(c)3 agency providing innovative, women responsive, strengths-based, family focused, community-based wraparound services since 1976, to women and their children/families in the Metropolitan Area of Madison, Wisconsin. With funding from OVC, ARC provides services for victims of human trafficking.

Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (formerly Nihonmachi Legal Outreach), is a community-based, social justice organization serving the Asian and Pacific Islander communities of the Greater San Francisco, California Bay Area. This organization provides legal, social, and educational services in more than a dozen languages and dialects including Cantonese, Chiu-Chow, Hindi, Ilocano, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Mandarin, Spanish, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Catholic Charities St. Paul
Through funding from OVC, Catholic Charities St. Paul provides services to victims of human trafficking in the twin cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockville Centre
This organization provides services to foreign national victims of human trafficking in Suffolk and Nassau Counties, Long Island, New York using grant funds from OVC.

City of Indianapolis/Julian Center
The Julian Center supports victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other life crises in Indianapolis, Indiana. Additionally, through funding from OVC, the Center provides services to foreign national victims of human trafficking.

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.

Colorado Legal Services
The mission of Colorado Legal Services is to provide meaningful access to high quality, civil legal services, including specialized legal services for victims of human trafficking, in the pursuit of justice for low-income persons and members of vulnerable populations throughout Colorado.

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.

Guma' Esperansa-Karidat
Guma' Esperansa-Karidat receives funding from OVC to provide services to victims of human trafficking in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.

Identity Theft Victim Assistance Network Project
The Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center, Inc. (MCVRC), with funding from OVC, this project seeks to improve the response (infrastructure, training, outreach tools, and direct victim assistance services) to victims of identity theft nationwide.

International Institute of Buffalo
The International Institute of Buffalo has assisted immigrants, refugees, and others who face linguistic and cultural barriers to become self-sufficient, active members of the community in Western New York state. Through funding from OVC, the Institute provides comprehensive services to victims of human trafficking.

International Institute of Connecticut, Inc.
The mission of the Institute is to help new Americans become self-sufficient, to ensure that low income persons in Connecticut have access to affordable immigration services and to strengthen families by helping them to obtain U.S. citizenship and reunite with family members. The Institute also receives funding from OVC to provide comprehensive services for all victims of human trafficking.

International Rescue Committee (Florida)
The IRC provides assistance to refugees, displaced persons and others fleeing persecution and violent conflict throughout the world. Often one of the first agencies on the scene of an emergency, the IRC delivers critical medical and public health services, food, and shelter. Once a crisis stabilizes, it provides education, training, economic assistance and, if necessary, resettlement assistance.

International Rescue Committee (Washington)
The IRC provides assistance to refugees, displaced persons and others fleeing persecution and violent conflict throughout the world. Often one of the first agencies on the scene of an emergency, the IRC delivers critical medical and public health services, food, and shelter. Once a crisis stabilizes, it provides education, training, economic assistance and, if necessary, resettlement assistance.

International Rescue Committee, Inc. (Phoenix)
The IRC provides assistance to refugees, displaced persons and others fleeing persecution and violent conflict throughout the world. Often one of the first agencies on the scene of an emergency, the IRC delivers critical medical and public health services, food, and shelter. Once a crisis stabilizes, it provides education, training, economic assistance and, if necessary, resettlement assistance.

Justice Resource Institute - Project Reach
The Trauma Center provides comprehensive services to traumatized children and adults and their families at the main office in Brookline, Massachusetts, including specialized mental health services for victims of human trafficking.

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (California) provides civil legal services to poor and low-income people, including specialized legal services for all victims of human trafficking in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Orange Counties.

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 Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs
Violence is preventable, and trauma centers and emergency rooms have a golden moment of opportunity at the hospital bedside to engage with a victim of violence and to stop the cycle of violence. The Network's purpose is to strengthen existing programs and help develop similar programs in communities across the country.

North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault
The North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault is an inclusive, statewide alliance working to end sexual violence through education, advocacy, and legislation. With funding from OVC, the Coalition provides services to foreign national victims of human trafficking.

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Sexual Assault Response Team (SANE-SART) Initiative
OVC established the AI/AN SANE-SART Initiative in 2010 to address the comprehensive needs of tribal victims of sexual violence, with the ultimate goal of institutionalizing sustainable and evidence-based practices that meet the needs of tribal communities.

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.

Safe Horizon
Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families, and communities. Safe Horizon's program to assist victims and survivors of human trafficking helps deliver intensive case management, shelter, legal services, and mental health care to survivors of trafficking.

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.

Salvation Army of Central Ohio
The Salvation Army of Central Ohio provides comprehensive services to victims of human trafficking in Central Ohio through a grant from OVC.

Salvation Army, Las Vegas
The Salvation Army, Las Vegas provides comprehensive services for foreign national victims of human trafficking in Clark County, Nevada through a grant from OVC.

Salvation Army, Orange County
Among the services that the Salvation Army, Orange County, California provides is to provide comprehensive services for foreign national victims of human trafficking through a grant from OVC.

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.

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Sexual Assault Response Team (SANE-SART)
SANE-SART provides information and technical assistance to individuals and institutions interested in developing new SANE-SART programs or improving existing ones.

Tapestri, Inc.
Tapestri works collaboratively with mainstream and ethnic organizations/communities in eight states in the southeastern U.S. to address multiple forms of gender-based violence and oppression in refugee and immigrant communities, including victims of human trafficking.

Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, Inc.
Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, Inc. (TRLA) is a non-profit organization that provides free legal services to low-income residents in sixty-eight counties of Southwest Texas, and represents migrant and seasonal farm workers throughout the state of Texas and six southern states: Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas. With funding from OVC, TRLA provides specialized legal services for victims of human trafficking.

The Use of Technology to Stalk: An Online Course
Produced by the Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime with funding from OVC, this free self-paced, interactive online training will help increase the ability of criminal justice professionals and victim service providers to recognize how stalkers use technology and, ultimately, enhance their ability to work with victims of stalking. This course highlights: how stalkers use technologies to locate, harass, and surveil their victims; steps to assist in investigating stalking crimes; and how to support victims of stalking.

Worker Justice Center of New York, Inc.
This organization provides services to victims human trafficking in New York state.

World Relief Corporation
The World Relief Corporation receives funding from OVC to provide comprehensive services for all victims of human trafficking.

YMCA of the Greater Houston Area
With funding from OVC, the YMCA of the Greater Houston Area provides comprehensive services for foreign national victims of human trafficking in the Houston, Texas Metro Area including Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Montgomery, San Jacinto and Waller Counties.

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.

AgingStats.gov
The Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics (Forum) was initially established in 1986, with the goal of bringing together Federal agencies that share a common interest in improving aging-related data. The Forum has played a key role by critically evaluating existing data resources and limitations, stimulating new database development, encouraging cooperation and data sharing among Federal agencies, and preparing collaborative statistical reports.

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS): Homicide Trends in the United States
This BJS tool provides data at the state-level related to homicides, including the number of victims, demographic data (age, race, and gender), and weapon involvement.

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.

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS): Victims
Summary findings, publications, selected statistics: Victim characteristics, BJS Criminal Victimization in the United States—annual detailed statistical tables, BJS Homicide Trends in the United States, and the National Crime Victimization Survey.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS)
NISVS provides data on rape, physical violence, and stalking by an intimate partner in the United States along with rates of health and mental health problems associated with victimization.

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.

Department of Defense (DOD) Family Advocacy Program
The DoD Family Advocacy Program serves as a resource for military families experiencing family violence by providing prevention efforts, early identification and intervention, support for victims, and treatment for offenders.

Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline
The Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline is a confidential crisis support service for adult service members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. Operated by the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), the helpline provides live, one-on-one expert advice and information 24/7.

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Eldercare Locator
This nationwide toll-free service (1-800-677-1116) helps older adults and their caregivers find local services for seniors, including home care, transportation, housing alternatives, home repair, recreation, social activities, and legal and other community services. The directory is a service of the U.S. Administration on Aging.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA): Victim Witness Assistance Program (VWAP)
The DEA-VWAP was implemented to ensure the rights of crime victims encountered in DEA investigations are met.

Elder Justice Initiative
This site serves as a resource for victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation and their families, practitioners who serve them, law enforcement agencies and prosecutors, and researchers seeking to understand and address this silent epidemic plaguing our nation's elders. Victims and family members will find information about how to report and get assistance for victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation in all 50 states and the U.S. territories.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Tips and Public Leads
If you would like to provide information pertaining to the criminal acts or other possible terrorist activity, please report any information to your local Federal Bureau of Investigation field office. You also may use the Web site to report electronically over a secure Internet connection.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Uniform Crime Reports
The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program was conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to meet a need for reliable, uniform crime statistics for the nation. In 1930, the FBI was tasked with collecting, publishing, and archiving those statistics. Today, several annual statistical publications, such as the comprehensive Crime in the United States, are produced from data provided by nearly 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States.

Federal Trade Commission
The FTC is the U.S. Government's central Web site for information about identity theft includes government reports and Congressional testimony, law enforcement updates, consumer alerts, and links to other sites with helpful information.

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
Through cooperation and partnerships, FinCEN combats money laundering domestically and internationally.

Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force (FFETF)
Created in 2009 to hold accountable those who helped bring about the last financial crisis and to prevent another crisis from happening, FFETF is made up of Federal agencies, US Attorneys Offices and state/local partners working to combat financial fraud.

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
IC3 allows users to file complaints online. Its Web site also offers statistics, scam alerts, and fraud prevention tips. The program is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National White Collar Crime Center.

Legal Services Corporation
LSC is a private, non-profit corporation established by Congress in 1974. LSC makes grants to independent local programs across the country to provide civil legal services to Americans without considerable financial means. The TVPA granted the LSC the responsibility to extend program services to those eligible for T and U Visas.

National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
NCEA is a resource for public and private agencies, professionals, service providers, and individuals interested in elder abuse prevention information, training, technical assistance, and research.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
Sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs, NCJRS offers information on victimology and victim assistance, criminal justice, juvenile justice, information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS supplies the victim services field with resources, publications, and program information. The NCJRS library collection includes more than 30,000 resources relevant to the field.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): Impaired Driving Safety Program
This NHTSA division offers facts and statistics, public education, and program updates on prevention programs and emergency care for patients.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
NIOSH is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness.

National Sex Offender Public Web Site
This online, searchable database of sex offenders is the result of a cooperative effort between the state agencies hosting public sexual offender registries and the Federal Government. The Federal site centralizes the different sex offender registries built and maintained by State and territories and provides real-time access to public sex offender data nationwide with a single Internet search. This Web site allows parents and concerned citizens to search existing public state and territory sex offender registries beyond their own communities.

NCJRS: Campus Safety Awareness Special Feature
To address the need for resources and strategies related to crime and safety at campuses of higher education, NCJRS presents this compilation of publications and related materials focusing on campus safety.

NCJRS: Elder Abuse Special Feature
To address the need for resources and strategies related to elder abuse, NCJRS presents this compilation of publications and related materials focusing abuse by caregivers, domestic violence, fraud and financial abuse, along with additional information and resources.

NCJRS: Fraud Awareness Special Feature
In an effort to educate businesses and the public about the growing impact of fraud, as well as to promote basic steps that can be taken to recognize, report, and reduce the risk of becoming a victim of fraudulent activities, NCJRS presents this online compilation of resources addressing the topic.

NCJRS: Internet Safety Special Feature
The NCJRS Internet Safety Special Feature presents a compilation of resources on internet safety for children and consumers, internet privacy, and cyberbullying.

NCJRS: Stalking Awareness Special Feature
The NCJRS Stalking Awareness Special Feature presents publications and resources related to stalking.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): Workplace Violence
The Workplace Violence section of the OSHA site links to a variety of reference materials on the prevention of workplace violence.

Office for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): Easy Access to the FBI's Supplementary Homicide Reports (EZASHR)
EZASHR provides access to more than twenty years of national and State data on homicide victims and known homicide offenders, including information on the age, sex, and race of victims and offenders, the victim-offender relationship, and the type of weapon used.

Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVCTTAC)
OVC TTAC provides comprehensive, quality technical assistance and training resources to victim service providers and allied professionals. OVC TTAC can support faith-based organizations by providing conference and workshop speakers; staff and volunteer trainings; and expert, focused assistance in needs assessments, program development, and program evaluation. Faith-based organizations have requested OVC support in serving victims of crime on such issues as grief and loss, vicarious trauma, and ministering to victims of crime.

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.

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Women in Development (WID)
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. 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 Defense: Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO)
SAPR is responsible for oversight of the Department of Defense's sexual assault policy.

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 Health and Human Services: Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
ORR helps refugees and other special populations (such as adult victims of severe forms of trafficking) obtain economic and social self-sufficiency in the United States. ORR is responsible for certifying adult victims of human trafficking so that they may receive federally funded benefits and services to the same extent as refugees. More information about ORR benefits and services to victims of human trafficking is located on their Web site.

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): Antitrust Division
The mission of the Antitrust Division is to promote economic competition through enforcing and providing guidance on antitrust laws and principles.

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): Community Relations Service (CRS)
CRS, the "peacemaker" arm of the U.S. Department of Justice for community conflicts and tensions, provides expert guidance and assistance to community officials and civic leaders to help resolve and prevent racial and ethnic conflict, violence, and civil disorders.

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): Fraud Section
The Identity Theft and Fraud pages provide information about identity theft and fraud, what to do if you are a victim, and updates on DOJ responses to identity theft and fraud.

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 Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

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.

U.S. Postal Inspection Service: Identity Theft
The Identity Theft pages provide consumer tips, instructions on how to get off mailing lists and how to report unsolicited e-mail ("spam"), and links to information about identity theft and fraud.

U.S. Secret Service: Criminal Investigations
The Secret Service investigates crimes associated with financial institutions, including bank fraud, access device fraud, telecommunications and computer crimes, fraudulent government and commercial securities, and electronic funds transfer fraud.

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.

White House: End Human Trafficking
This section on the White House Web site provides updates on the Administration's actions to combat human trafficking and assist trafficking victims.

Workplaces Respond to Domestic & Sexual Violence: A National Resource Center
This Office on Violence Against Women virtual resource center was developed for employers to address the impacts of domestic violence in the workplace. It provides information, resources, tools, and technical assistance to employers and labor organizations to facilitate and encourage safer and more effective responses to employees who are victims of domestic, sexual and dating violence or stalking.

Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence Aid and Resource Collection (AARDVARC)
AARDVARC provides links to the stalking laws in all 50 states and other information about stalking.

Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS)
ADWAS provides comprehensive services to deaf and deaf-blind victims/survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking.

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.

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 Association for Retired Persons (AARP)
Besides providing services and benefits to its members, AARP is a strong advocate for the issues that are important to the 50+ population. The consumer issues unit deals with the rights and protection of older people.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP): Money
AARP provides information about identity theft and how to protect yourself from it.

American Bar Association (ABA): Commission on Domestic Violence
The Commission on Domestic Violence Web site provides ABA policies, training materials, legal briefs, and sample legal forms relevant to domestic violence issues and proceedings. The site also includes information about upcoming events and training opportunities and links to other resources and organizations.

American Bar Association (ABA): Commission on Law and Aging
The Commission examines a wide range of legal issues affecting the elderly, including elder abuse. View the OVC-sponsored Commission report, Elder Abuse Fatality Review Teams: A Replication Manual at: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_aging/resources/elder_abuse.html

American College Health Association (ACHA)
ACHA is an advocate and leadership organization for college and university health. Its Campus Violence Task Force provides resources in support of prevention, intervention, and victim advocacy.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
ACOG provides professional publications on violence against women (intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and adolescent dating violence) and materials (in both English and Spanish) for patient 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-Defamation League (ADL)
ADL helps victims of discrimination or bias-motivated violence achieve redress of justifiable grievances through mediation, administration, or judicial means. It also provides information and training to law enforcement agencies on responding to victims of bias crimes.

Anti-Phishing Working Group
APWG is focused on eliminating the fraud and identity theft that result from phishing, pharming and email spoofing of all types.

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.

Arte Sana
Arte Sana (Art Heals) is a national Latina-led nonprofit organization committed to ending sexual violence and aggression and engaging marginalized communities as agents of change. This organization promotes awareness, healing, and empowerment through bilingual professional training, community education, and the arts.

Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund (AALDEF)
AALDEF provides litigation, legal advocacy, and community education on behalf of victims of anti-Asian violence and police misconduct.

Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
The Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence is a national resource center and clearinghouse on gender violence in Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK)
ATASK primarily serves Asian families and individuals in Massachusetts and New England who suffer from or are at risk of suffering from domestic violence.

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
ACFE is an anti-fraud organization and provider of anti-fraud training and education.

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.

Battered Women's Justice Project
The Battered Women's Justice Project offers training, technical assistance, and consultation on the most promising practices of the criminal and civil justice systems in addressing domestic violence.

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.

Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence works to reform the gun industry by enacting and enforcing regulations to reduce gun violence and represents victims of gun violence in the courts.

Break the Chain Campaign
BTCC seeks to prevent and address the abuse and exploitation of migrant women workers through holistic leadership development, community engagement and survivor-driven outreach and policy advocacy.

Casa de Esperanza
This organization provides bilingual advocacy and services to Latina victims of intimate partner violence. Victims may contact the Casa de Esperanza 24-hour crisis line at 651-772-1611.

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 for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP)
CIMIP is a research collaborative dedicated to furthering a national research agenda on identity management, information sharing, and data protection.

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 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 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.

Citizens Against Homicide (CAH)
CAH provides support and a voice for the survivors and friends of murder victims.

Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly (CANE)
CANE is the Nation's largest computerized collection of elder abuse resources and materials. The Web site provides annotated bibliographies on specific topics of interest, or users can perform a keyword search to produce a customized annotated bibliography.

Clery Center for Security On Campus
This nonprofit organization works to prevent campus violence and crimes and to assist campus victims in the enforcement of their legal rights.

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW)
CATW is an organization that promotes women's human rights by working internationally to combat sexual exploitation in all its forms.

Community United Against Violence (CUAV)
CUAV offers violence prevention services (particularly for hate and domestic violence) to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.

Compassionate Friends
This nonprofit, self-help support organization offers friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, grandparents, and siblings. TCF provides an opportunity for sharing with and learning from other grievers.

Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS)
COPS provides resources to help rebuild the lives of survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence
This national nonprofit organization is dedicated to reducing the costs and consequences of partner violence at work. CAEPV also offers information, materials, and advice on policies, programs, legal issues, and legislation.

Cyber Tipline
CyberTipline is a reporting mechanism for cases of child sexual exploitation.

CyberAngels
This large safety Internet organization offers educational programs and support groups for victims of stalking and harassment over the Internet (cyberstalking). Cyberangels, a program of guardian angels, also presents tips on documenting and reporting cyberstalking.

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

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Data Resource Center
The Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Data Resource Center provides information on how data are collected and used in the states.

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.

Elder Abuse Forensic Center
The Elder Abuse Forensic Center brings experts together to better understand, identify and treat elder abuse, determine more efficient ways to successfully prosecute elder abuse cases and support the prevention of elder abuse through greater awareness and education among those professionals who work with older and disabled adults.

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.

End Violence Against Women
This site was developed to collect and share in one central location information on the latest research, tools, project reports, and communication materials produced in the worldwide struggle to end violence against women.

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.

Foundation Aiding the Elderly (FATE)
FATE serves as a voice for patients and works to bring about national reforms and enforcement of the laws governing the nursing home industry and its regulatory agencies in order to assure proper care, civil rights and meaningful, dignified life for the elderly in long-term care facilities.

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).

Futures Without Violence
FVPF develops strategies, programs, and resources to stop family violence. Its Web site offers a news desk and prevention toolkits and information on FVPF's programs and services in public education, child welfare, immigration, public health, and criminal justice.

Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project
The Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project supports victims and survivors through education, advocacy and direct services.

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.

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.

Identity Theft Assistance Center (ITAC)
ITAC is a consumer advocate on identity fraud and the financial services industry's identity management solution center. ITAC offers free victim assistance through its membership to customers who suspect they are victims of identity theft. ITAC reduces the customer's delay and frustration by giving them a single point of contact to resolve their case.

Identity Theft Resource Center
ITRC is a nonprofit consumer information, research, and advocacy organization that offers public education, prevention tips, victim information guides, and other resources, including: Identity Theft: Stolen Futures-an educational program to teach defensive identity theft consumer behavior for teens. A short and engaging video about identity theft is available in multiple formats in the Teen Space.

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
This organization provides leadership to end/reduce domestic violence in the African-American community. The site features newsletters, hotline numbers, information about advocate forums, and other print and electronic resources.

Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT)
The Institute provides information on many areas of family violence and sexual assault, maintains a clearinghouse, and publishes a quarterly bulletin.

International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
IACLEA promotes campus safety by providing educational resources, advocacy, and professional development.

International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN)
IAFN provides leadership in forensic nursing practice by developing, promoting, and disseminating information internationally about forensic nursing science.

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 Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA)
INPEA strives to increase society's ability to recognize and respond to the mistreatment of older people. The site features published resources, regional contacts, the INPEA newsletter, and network membership information.

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 Rescue Committee
The IRC provides assistance to refugees, displaced persons and others fleeing persecution and violent conflict throughout the world. Often one of the first agencies on the scene of an emergency, the IRC delivers critical medical and public health services, food, and shelter. Once a crisis stabilizes, it provides education, training, economic assistance and, if necessary, resettlement assistance.

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.

It Happened to Alexa Foundation
This Foundation helps support rape survivors and their parents by easing the financial burden they face while attending the criminal trial. Financial assistance covers the expenses of a support person or persons who will accompany the rape/sexual assault victim to court. Check their website for details on eligibility requirements and allowable costs such as housing and transportation.

LAMBDA GLBT Community Services
LAMBDA is dedicated to protecting gays and lesbians from discrimination and violence in homes, businesses, and schools through educational campaigns, nondiscrimination leadership, and antiviolence efforts.

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.

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.

Men Stopping Rape, Inc.
Men Stopping Rape, Inc. is a non-profit organization of men working to educate other males on sexual assault.

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 Drunk Driving (MADD)
MADD has hundreds of chapters that assist victims of drunk driving crashes at the local level. Its Web site offers statistics, activism information, materials in Spanish, and program awareness resources. MADD recently launched a 24-hour hotline to lend support to victims of drunk driving and their friends and family. You can call 1-877-MADD-HELP for emotional support, guidance, and referrals.

Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation (MVFR)
MVFR is a national organization of family members of victims of both homicide and executions who oppose the death penalty in all cases.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.
NAELA provides information, education, networking, and assistance on the many specialized issues involved with legal services to the elderly and disabled.

National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA)
NAPSA provides state Adult Protective Services program administrators and staff with a forum for sharing information, solving problems, and improving the quality of services for victims of elder and vulnerable adult abuse.

National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (DEC)
This organization's mission is to break the cycle of abuse and neglect by empowering practitioners who work to transform the lives of children and families living in drug environments. The Alliance provides training and technical assistance to state DEC alliances and all those in the community who assist and care for drug endangered 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 Victims of Crime (NCVC)
NCVC offers advocacy, victim services, referrals, training, and a virtual library. NCVC programs include a legislative database of state and federal victims’ rights statutes and information on the Victims’ Bill of Rights. NCVC also tracks the following legislative issues relating to crime victims: clemency, community notification, constitutional amendments, dating violence, elder fraud, identity theft, interstate compact on parole and probation, parole, payment of forensic exams, notoriety for profit "son of sam" laws, spousal rape, stalking, victims’ bills of rights, and violence against women.

National Center for Victims of Crime Stalking Resource Center
The mission of the Stalking Resource Center is to raise national awareness of stalking and to encourage the development and implementation of multidisciplinary responses to stalking in local communities across the country.

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 and Sexual Violence
The National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence encourages collaboration among professionals working to end violence against women.

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 Check Fraud Center
The center provides assistance, information, and crime reporting information for counterfeit checks, forgery, check fraud, bank fraud, and white collar crimes.

National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)
NCALL's mission is to eliminate abuse in later life by challenging beliefs, policies, practices and systems that allow abuse to occur and continue and to improve safety, services and support to victims through advocacy and education.

National Clearinghouse on Family Violence - Canada (NCFV)
The NCFV is Canada’s resource center for information on violence within relationships of kinship, intimacy, dependency or trust.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
NCADV is a grassroots membership organization providing technical assistance, networking, and support to programs and state coalitions serving battered women and their children. It also provides information and referrals to the general public and the media.

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP)
NCAVP addresses the pervasive problem of violence committed against and within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and HIV-affected communities.

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
NCPEA is an association of researchers, practitioners, educators, and advocates dedicated to protecting the safety, security, and dignity of America's elders.

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ): Domestic Violence
NCJFCJ’s Family Violence Department has researched state domestic violence laws over the past 8 years from the 50 states, District of Columbia, and most U.S. territories and has compiled them into a comprehensive statutes database.

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 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 Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)
NCJA represents state, tribal and local governments on crime prevention and crime control issues. Its members represent all facets of the criminal and juvenile justice community, from law enforcement, corrections, prosecution, defense, courts, victim-witness services and educational institutions to federal, state and local elected officials.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233) TTY: 1-800-787-3224 Staff provide callers with crisis intervention, information about domestic violence, and referrals to local programs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Telephone assistance is available in many languages, including Spanish.

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Through its Survivor Support Network and other specialized programs, this foundation increases services available to families of fallen firefighters.

National Fraud Information Center
The National Fraud Information Center provides a toll-free hotline for consumers to get advice about telephone or e-mail solicitations and report possible telemarketing or Internet fraud to law enforcement agencies.

National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA)
NICOA advocates for American Indian and Alaska Native elders, striving to better the lives of the Nation's indigenous seniors through advocacy, employment training, dissemination of information, and data support.

National Latin@ Network
A project of Casa de Esperanza, the Network provides bilingual information and resources for people working within Latin communities to prevent and eliminate domestic violence. This Web site includes a resource library, public policy updates and action alerts, informative videos, training opportunities, and a blog among other culturally-specific information.

National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence
The Alianza, a group of nationally recognized Latina and Latino advocates, community activists, practitioners, researchers, and survivors of domestic violence, works to eliminate domestic violence from Latino communities through research, public policy, training and technical assistance, and community education and development.

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF)
NLEOMF is dedicated to honoring and remembering the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers in the United States.

National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)
NNEDV works closely with domestic violence coalitions, allied organization, and individuals to understand the ongoing and emerging needs of domestic violence victims and advocacy programs.

National Organization for Victims Assistance (NOVA)
NOVA advocates for victims’ rights, assists service providers, provides direct victim assistance, offers training, and coordinates a National Crisis Response Team and the National Crime Victim Information and Referral Hotline.

National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. (POMC)
POMC provides the ongoing emotional support needed to help parents and other survivors facilitate the reconstruction of a "new life" and to promote healthy grief resolution.

National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization
The National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization is committed to preventing, healing and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through treatment, research, education, advocacy and activism.

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV)
NRCDV provides technical assistance, training, and specialized resource materials and projects designed to enhance domestic violence intervention and prevention strategies.

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 Stalking Awareness Month
The Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime presents a versatile set of resources to help plan the observance of National Stalking Awareness Month and outreach throughout the year.

National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center
NVAWPRC helps prevent violence against women by advancing knowledge about prevention research and fostering collaboration among advocates, practitioners, policy makers, and researchers.

Native Elder Health Care Resource Center
The Center is a national resource center for older American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians, with special emphasis on culturally competent health care.

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

Not In Our Town
The Not In Our Town Campaign promotes public dialog and provides a model for community response to hate crimes and other associated problems. The campaign presents broadly accessible, positive solutions through broadcast, national networking, grassroots events, educational outreach, and online activities.

Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International (NNVAWI)
The mission of NNVAWI is to eliminate violence through advancing nursing education, practice, research, and public policy.

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.

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
The clearinghouse provides identity theft resources, consumer information, publications, and advocacy.

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.

Rape Treatment Center (RTC)
The RTC provides comprehensive treatment for victims of sexual assault, including emergency medical care and forensic exams, counseling, and advocacy; training for providers of rape victim services; and prevention/education programs and publications.

Remove Intoxicated Drivers (RID) USA
RID's mission is to deter impaired driving and teen binge drinking. Its Web site offers information on drunk driving and alcohol poisoning.

Sabbath of Domestic Peace
This organization is an interdisciplinary, interfaith coalition that encourages and supports the involvement of religious leaders and congregations in the greater Philadelphia area in their efforts to prevent and reduce domestic violence by raising awareness and providing educational and resource materials.

Safe Campuses Now
This crime prevention awareness and education program is staffed by student volunteers. Its Web site offers safety strategies, crime alerts, and other resources.

Safe Horizon: Tour a Domestic Violence Shelter
Hear the voices of women who have sought shelter with Safe Horizon, see pictures of the inside of a shelter, and find answers to the questions that battered women entering a shelter might ask.

Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge
This Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)-sponsored site offers a free Internet safety and cyber citizenship educational program designed for 3rd through 8th grades.

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.

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

Sexual Assault Family Violence Investigators Course (SAFVIC)
The SAFVIC Program is designed to provide law enforcement officers with the tools they need to effectively investigate and prevent sexual assault and family violence.

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

Southern Poverty Law Center
The Center provides legal services in hate crimes, civil rights, and class action cases and works to educate the public through films and publications. Its Klanwatch monitors white supremacist groups and hate crimes in the United States.

Start by Believing
Sponsored by End Violence Against Women International, this campaign Web site is designed to inform and change the way individuals respond to victims of sexual violence.

State Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs)
State PIRGs are locally based organizations that fight threats to public health and well-being through investigative research, grassroots organizing, advocacy, and litigation.

Stop Atlanta Fraud Empower (SAFE)
SAFE is a public outreach campaign providing education, advocacy, and training to reduce fraud victimization among residents of Atlanta, Georgia. Services include: 1. Help and referral assistance via the SAFE helpline at 404-588-4740. 2. A consumer advocate to assist victims of identity theft and bank fraud file complaints with the appropriate agencies. 3. Advocacy and assistance correcting credit reports. 4. Outreach and training targeting local groups and law enforcement. SAFE is a program of the nonprofit Atlanta Victim Assistance Inc., supported by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

Stop Family Violence
Stop Family Violence’s mission is to organize and amplify our nation’s collective voice against family violence.

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.

Stop Violence Against Women (STOPVAW)
STOPVAW is a forum for information, advocacy and change in the promotion of women's human rights in countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

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

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.

The CASE Partnership
The CASE Partnership, a unique collaboration of prosecutors and faith communities that provides elder fraud prevention, crime detection and reporting, and victim support, is expanding from the Denver area throughout the United States. Fraud Alerts and clergy training sessions are among the proactive efforts being undertaken as a result of this partnership.

The Wireless Foundation: Call to Protect Program
This program distributes wireless phones to help combat domestic violence. The program is a national initiative of the wireless industry and National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

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.

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Inc. (TAPS)
TAPS is a nonprofit organization staffed by, and providing services to, all those who have lost a loved one while serving in the Armed Forces.

TrainingForums.org
Trainingforums.org offers courses on topics, trends and issues relevant to service providers serving domestic violence victims.

Tribal Protection Orders
Developed by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute, this site is designed to provide both tribal and non-tribal entities with a clearinghouse of information and resources pertaining to the issuance and enforcement of protection orders.

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.

Victim Assistance Online
Run by Victim Assistance Online Resources, a nonprofit organization serving the victim assistance/victimology community, the Center supports service providers and professionals in related fields with an online directory of information and education resources.

Victims Initiative for Counseling, Advocacy, and Restoration of the Southwest (VICARS)
VICARS provides direct legal assistance to victims of identity theft and financial fraud in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Oklahoma and helps crime victims: re-acquire their identity, restore their credit, recoup their losses, regain control over their finances. This site offers a victim's toolkit and program resources.

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.

White Ribbon Campaign
WRC is an effort by men working to end violence against women.

Wired Safety
This online help organization is run by trained law enforcement officers and civilian volunteers. The Web site features information on cybercrime, safety, security, discussion forums, and content customized for kids and teens. WiredSafety offers Internet safety and training classes to parents, teens, and law enforcement.

Witness Justice
Witness Justice provides trauma victims and their loved ones with resources that promote physical, psychological, and spiritual healing. The site features access to experts, message boards, and other print and electronic victim resources.

Working to Halt Online Abuse (WHOA)
WHOA, a volunteer organization, fights online harassment by educating the public and law enforcement and empowering victims.

World Society of Victimology
The World Society of Victimology is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that consults with the UN's Economic and Social Council and the Council of Europe. Its members include victim assistance practitioners, scientists, physicians, lawyers, and others in the victim services field.

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

ARC Community Services, Inc.
ARC Community Services, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit, 501(c)3 agency providing innovative, women responsive, strengths-based, family focused, community-based wraparound services since 1976, to women and their children/families in the Metropolitan Area of Madison, Wisconsin. With funding from OVC, ARC provides services for victims of human trafficking.

Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (formerly Nihonmachi Legal Outreach), is a community-based, social justice organization serving the Asian and Pacific Islander communities of the Greater San Francisco, California Bay Area. This organization provides legal, social, and educational services in more than a dozen languages and dialects including Cantonese, Chiu-Chow, Hindi, Ilocano, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Mandarin, Spanish, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Catholic Charities St. Paul
Through funding from OVC, Catholic Charities St. Paul provides services to victims of human trafficking in the twin cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockville Centre
This organization provides services to foreign national victims of human trafficking in Suffolk and Nassau Counties, Long Island, New York using grant funds from OVC.

City of Indianapolis/Julian Center
The Julian Center supports victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other life crises in Indianapolis, Indiana. Additionally, through funding from OVC, the Center provides services to foreign national victims of human trafficking.

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.

Colorado Legal Services
The mission of Colorado Legal Services is to provide meaningful access to high quality, civil legal services, including specialized legal services for victims of human trafficking, in the pursuit of justice for low-income persons and members of vulnerable populations throughout Colorado.

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.

Guma' Esperansa-Karidat
Guma' Esperansa-Karidat receives funding from OVC to provide services to victims of human trafficking in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.

Identity Theft Victim Assistance Network Project
The Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center, Inc. (MCVRC), with funding from OVC, this project seeks to improve the response (infrastructure, training, outreach tools, and direct victim assistance services) to victims of identity theft nationwide.

International Institute of Buffalo
The International Institute of Buffalo has assisted immigrants, refugees, and others who face linguistic and cultural barriers to become self-sufficient, active members of the community in Western New York state. Through funding from OVC, the Institute provides comprehensive services to victims of human trafficking.

International Institute of Connecticut, Inc.
The mission of the Institute is to help new Americans become self-sufficient, to ensure that low income persons in Connecticut have access to affordable immigration services and to strengthen families by helping them to obtain U.S. citizenship and reunite with family members. The Institute also receives funding from OVC to provide comprehensive services for all victims of human trafficking.

International Rescue Committee (Florida)
The IRC provides assistance to refugees, displaced persons and others fleeing persecution and violent conflict throughout the world. Often one of the first agencies on the scene of an emergency, the IRC delivers critical medical and public health services, food, and shelter. Once a crisis stabilizes, it provides education, training, economic assistance and, if necessary, resettlement assistance.

International Rescue Committee (Washington)
The IRC provides assistance to refugees, displaced persons and others fleeing persecution and violent conflict throughout the world. Often one of the first agencies on the scene of an emergency, the IRC delivers critical medical and public health services, food, and shelter. Once a crisis stabilizes, it provides education, training, economic assistance and, if necessary, resettlement assistance.

International Rescue Committee, Inc. (Phoenix)
The IRC provides assistance to refugees, displaced persons and others fleeing persecution and violent conflict throughout the world. Often one of the first agencies on the scene of an emergency, the IRC delivers critical medical and public health services, food, and shelter. Once a crisis stabilizes, it provides education, training, economic assistance and, if necessary, resettlement assistance.

Justice Resource Institute - Project Reach
The Trauma Center provides comprehensive services to traumatized children and adults and their families at the main office in Brookline, Massachusetts, including specialized mental health services for victims of human trafficking.

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (California) provides civil legal services to poor and low-income people, including specialized legal services for all victims of human trafficking in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Orange Counties.

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 Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs
Violence is preventable, and trauma centers and emergency rooms have a golden moment of opportunity at the hospital bedside to engage with a victim of violence and to stop the cycle of violence. The Network's purpose is to strengthen existing programs and help develop similar programs in communities across the country.

North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault
The North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault is an inclusive, statewide alliance working to end sexual violence through education, advocacy, and legislation. With funding from OVC, the Coalition provides services to foreign national victims of human trafficking.

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Sexual Assault Response Team (SANE-SART) Initiative
OVC established the AI/AN SANE-SART Initiative in 2010 to address the comprehensive needs of tribal victims of sexual violence, with the ultimate goal of institutionalizing sustainable and evidence-based practices that meet the needs of tribal communities.

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.

Safe Horizon
Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families, and communities. Safe Horizon's program to assist victims and survivors of human trafficking helps deliver intensive case management, shelter, legal services, and mental health care to survivors of trafficking.

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.

Salvation Army of Central Ohio
The Salvation Army of Central Ohio provides comprehensive services to victims of human trafficking in Central Ohio through a grant from OVC.

Salvation Army, Las Vegas
The Salvation Army, Las Vegas provides comprehensive services for foreign national victims of human trafficking in Clark County, Nevada through a grant from OVC.

Salvation Army, Orange County
Among the services that the Salvation Army, Orange County, California provides is to provide comprehensive services for foreign national victims of human trafficking through a grant from OVC.

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.

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Sexual Assault Response Team (SANE-SART)
SANE-SART provides information and technical assistance to individuals and institutions interested in developing new SANE-SART programs or improving existing ones.

Tapestri, Inc.
Tapestri works collaboratively with mainstream and ethnic organizations/communities in eight states in the southeastern U.S. to address multiple forms of gender-based violence and oppression in refugee and immigrant communities, including victims of human trafficking.

Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, Inc.
Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, Inc. (TRLA) is a non-profit organization that provides free legal services to low-income residents in sixty-eight counties of Southwest Texas, and represents migrant and seasonal farm workers throughout the state of Texas and six southern states: Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas. With funding from OVC, TRLA provides specialized legal services for victims of human trafficking.

The Use of Technology to Stalk: An Online Course
Produced by the Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime with funding from OVC, this free self-paced, interactive online training will help increase the ability of criminal justice professionals and victim service providers to recognize how stalkers use technology and, ultimately, enhance their ability to work with victims of stalking. This course highlights: how stalkers use technologies to locate, harass, and surveil their victims; steps to assist in investigating stalking crimes; and how to support victims of stalking.

Worker Justice Center of New York, Inc.
This organization provides services to victims human trafficking in New York state.

World Relief Corporation
The World Relief Corporation receives funding from OVC to provide comprehensive services for all victims of human trafficking.

YMCA of the Greater Houston Area
With funding from OVC, the YMCA of the Greater Houston Area provides comprehensive services for foreign national victims of human trafficking in the Houston, Texas Metro Area including Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Montgomery, San Jacinto and Waller Counties.

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.

AgingStats.gov
The Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics (Forum) was initially established in 1986, with the goal of bringing together Federal agencies that share a common interest in improving aging-related data. The Forum has played a key role by critically evaluating existing data resources and limitations, stimulating new database development, encouraging cooperation and data sharing among Federal agencies, and preparing collaborative statistical reports.

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS): Homicide Trends in the United States
This BJS tool provides data at the state-level related to homicides, including the number of victims, demographic data (age, race, and gender), and weapon involvement.

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.

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS): Victims
Summary findings, publications, selected statistics: Victim characteristics, BJS Criminal Victimization in the United States—annual detailed statistical tables, BJS Homicide Trends in the United States, and the National Crime Victimization Survey.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS)
NISVS provides data on rape, physical violence, and stalking by an intimate partner in the United States along with rates of health and mental health problems associated with victimization.

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.

Department of Defense (DOD) Family Advocacy Program
The DoD Family Advocacy Program serves as a resource for military families experiencing family violence by providing prevention efforts, early identification and intervention, support for victims, and treatment for offenders.

Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline
The Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline is a confidential crisis support service for adult service members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. Operated by the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), the helpline provides live, one-on-one expert advice and information 24/7.

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Eldercare Locator
This nationwide toll-free service (1-800-677-1116) helps older adults and their caregivers find local services for seniors, including home care, transportation, housing alternatives, home repair, recreation, social activities, and legal and other community services. The directory is a service of the U.S. Administration on Aging.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA): Victim Witness Assistance Program (VWAP)
The DEA-VWAP was implemented to ensure the rights of crime victims encountered in DEA investigations are met.

Elder Justice Initiative
This site serves as a resource for victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation and their families, practitioners who serve them, law enforcement agencies and prosecutors, and researchers seeking to understand and address this silent epidemic plaguing our nation's elders. Victims and family members will find information about how to report and get assistance for victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation in all 50 states and the U.S. territories.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Tips and Public Leads
If you would like to provide information pertaining to the criminal acts or other possible terrorist activity, please report any information to your local Federal Bureau of Investigation field office. You also may use the Web site to report electronically over a secure Internet connection.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Uniform Crime Reports
The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program was conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to meet a need for reliable, uniform crime statistics for the nation. In 1930, the FBI was tasked with collecting, publishing, and archiving those statistics. Today, several annual statistical publications, such as the comprehensive Crime in the United States, are produced from data provided by nearly 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States.

Federal Trade Commission
The FTC is the U.S. Government's central Web site for information about identity theft includes government reports and Congressional testimony, law enforcement updates, consumer alerts, and links to other sites with helpful information.

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
Through cooperation and partnerships, FinCEN combats money laundering domestically and internationally.

Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force (FFETF)
Created in 2009 to hold accountable those who helped bring about the last financial crisis and to prevent another crisis from happening, FFETF is made up of Federal agencies, US Attorneys Offices and state/local partners working to combat financial fraud.

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
IC3 allows users to file complaints online. Its Web site also offers statistics, scam alerts, and fraud prevention tips. The program is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National White Collar Crime Center.

Legal Services Corporation
LSC is a private, non-profit corporation established by Congress in 1974. LSC makes grants to independent local programs across the country to provide civil legal services to Americans without considerable financial means. The TVPA granted the LSC the responsibility to extend program services to those eligible for T and U Visas.

National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
NCEA is a resource for public and private agencies, professionals, service providers, and individuals interested in elder abuse prevention information, training, technical assistance, and research.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
Sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs, NCJRS offers information on victimology and victim assistance, criminal justice, juvenile justice, information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS supplies the victim services field with resources, publications, and program information. The NCJRS library collection includes more than 30,000 resources relevant to the field.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): Impaired Driving Safety Program
This NHTSA division offers facts and statistics, public education, and program updates on prevention programs and emergency care for patients.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
NIOSH is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness.

National Sex Offender Public Web Site
This online, searchable database of sex offenders is the result of a cooperative effort between the state agencies hosting public sexual offender registries and the Federal Government. The Federal site centralizes the different sex offender registries built and maintained by State and territories and provides real-time access to public sex offender data nationwide with a single Internet search. This Web site allows parents and concerned citizens to search existing public state and territory sex offender registries beyond their own communities.

NCJRS: Campus Safety Awareness Special Feature
To address the need for resources and strategies related to crime and safety at campuses of higher education, NCJRS presents this compilation of publications and related materials focusing on campus safety.

NCJRS: Elder Abuse Special Feature
To address the need for resources and strategies related to elder abuse, NCJRS presents this compilation of publications and related materials focusing abuse by caregivers, domestic violence, fraud and financial abuse, along with additional information and resources.

NCJRS: Fraud Awareness Special Feature
In an effort to educate businesses and the public about the growing impact of fraud, as well as to promote basic steps that can be taken to recognize, report, and reduce the risk of becoming a victim of fraudulent activities, NCJRS presents this online compilation of resources addressing the topic.

NCJRS: Internet Safety Special Feature
The NCJRS Internet Safety Special Feature presents a compilation of resources on internet safety for children and consumers, internet privacy, and cyberbullying.

NCJRS: Stalking Awareness Special Feature
The NCJRS Stalking Awareness Special Feature presents publications and resources related to stalking.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): Workplace Violence
The Workplace Violence section of the OSHA site links to a variety of reference materials on the prevention of workplace violence.

Office for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): Easy Access to the FBI's Supplementary Homicide Reports (EZASHR)
EZASHR provides access to more than twenty years of national and State data on homicide victims and known homicide offenders, including information on the age, sex, and race of victims and offenders, the victim-offender relationship, and the type of weapon used.

Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVCTTAC)
OVC TTAC provides comprehensive, quality technical assistance and training resources to victim service providers and allied professionals. OVC TTAC can support faith-based organizations by providing conference and workshop speakers; staff and volunteer trainings; and expert, focused assistance in needs assessments, program development, and program evaluation. Faith-based organizations have requested OVC support in serving victims of crime on such issues as grief and loss, vicarious trauma, and ministering to victims of crime.

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.

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Women in Development (WID)
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. 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 Defense: Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO)
SAPR is responsible for oversight of the Department of Defense's sexual assault policy.

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 Health and Human Services: Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
ORR helps refugees and other special populations (such as adult victims of severe forms of trafficking) obtain economic and social self-sufficiency in the United States. ORR is responsible for certifying adult victims of human trafficking so that they may receive federally funded benefits and services to the same extent as refugees. More information about ORR benefits and services to victims of human trafficking is located on their Web site.

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): Antitrust Division
The mission of the Antitrust Division is to promote economic competition through enforcing and providing guidance on antitrust laws and principles.

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): Community Relations Service (CRS)
CRS, the "peacemaker" arm of the U.S. Department of Justice for community conflicts and tensions, provides expert guidance and assistance to community officials and civic leaders to help resolve and prevent racial and ethnic conflict, violence, and civil disorders.

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): Fraud Section
The Identity Theft and Fraud pages provide information about identity theft and fraud, what to do if you are a victim, and updates on DOJ responses to identity theft and fraud.

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 Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

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.

U.S. Postal Inspection Service: Identity Theft
The Identity Theft pages provide consumer tips, instructions on how to get off mailing lists and how to report unsolicited e-mail ("spam"), and links to information about identity theft and fraud.

U.S. Secret Service: Criminal Investigations
The Secret Service investigates crimes associated with financial institutions, including bank fraud, access device fraud, telecommunications and computer crimes, fraudulent government and commercial securities, and electronic funds transfer fraud.

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.

White House: End Human Trafficking
This section on the White House Web site provides updates on the Administration's actions to combat human trafficking and assist trafficking victims.

Workplaces Respond to Domestic & Sexual Violence: A National Resource Center
This Office on Violence Against Women virtual resource center was developed for employers to address the impacts of domestic violence in the workplace. It provides information, resources, tools, and technical assistance to employers and labor organizations to facilitate and encourage safer and more effective responses to employees who are victims of domestic, sexual and dating violence or stalking.

Non-Governmental Resources

Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence Aid and Resource Collection (AARDVARC)

AARDVARC provides links to the stalking laws in all 50 states and other information about stalking.

Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS)

ADWAS provides comprehensive services to deaf and deaf-blind victims/survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking.

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.

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 Association for Retired Persons (AARP)

Besides providing services and benefits to its members, AARP is a strong advocate for the issues that are important to the 50+ population. The consumer issues unit deals with the rights and protection of older people.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP): Money

AARP provides information about identity theft and how to protect yourself from it.

American Bar Association (ABA): Commission on Domestic Violence

The Commission on Domestic Violence Web site provides ABA policies, training materials, legal briefs, and sample legal forms relevant to domestic violence issues and proceedings. The site also includes information about upcoming events and training opportunities and links to other resources and organizations.

American Bar Association (ABA): Commission on Law and Aging

The Commission examines a wide range of legal issues affecting the elderly, including elder abuse. View the OVC-sponsored Commission report, Elder Abuse Fatality Review Teams: A Replication Manual at: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_aging/resources/elder_abuse.html

American College Health Association (ACHA)

ACHA is an advocate and leadership organization for college and university health. Its Campus Violence Task Force provides resources in support of prevention, intervention, and victim advocacy.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

ACOG provides professional publications on violence against women (intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and adolescent dating violence) and materials (in both English and Spanish) for patient 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-Defamation League (ADL)

ADL helps victims of discrimination or bias-motivated violence achieve redress of justifiable grievances through mediation, administration, or judicial means. It also provides information and training to law enforcement agencies on responding to victims of bias crimes.

Anti-Phishing Working Group

APWG is focused on eliminating the fraud and identity theft that result from phishing, pharming and email spoofing of all types.

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.

Arte Sana

Arte Sana (Art Heals) is a national Latina-led nonprofit organization committed to ending sexual violence and aggression and engaging marginalized communities as agents of change. This organization promotes awareness, healing, and empowerment through bilingual professional training, community education, and the arts.

Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund (AALDEF)

AALDEF provides litigation, legal advocacy, and community education on behalf of victims of anti-Asian violence and police misconduct.

Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence

The Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence is a national resource center and clearinghouse on gender violence in Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK)

ATASK primarily serves Asian families and individuals in Massachusetts and New England who suffer from or are at risk of suffering from domestic violence.

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

ACFE is an anti-fraud organization and provider of anti-fraud training and education.

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.

Battered Women's Justice Project

The Battered Women's Justice Project offers training, technical assistance, and consultation on the most promising practices of the criminal and civil justice systems in addressing domestic violence.

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.

Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence

The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence works to reform the gun industry by enacting and enforcing regulations to reduce gun violence and represents victims of gun violence in the courts.

Break the Chain Campaign

BTCC seeks to prevent and address the abuse and exploitation of migrant women workers through holistic leadership development, community engagement and survivor-driven outreach and policy advocacy.

Casa de Esperanza

This organization provides bilingual advocacy and services to Latina victims of intimate partner violence. Victims may contact the Casa de Esperanza 24-hour crisis line at 651-772-1611.

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 for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP)

CIMIP is a research collaborative dedicated to furthering a national research agenda on identity management, information sharing, and data protection.

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 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 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.

Citizens Against Homicide (CAH)

CAH provides support and a voice for the survivors and friends of murder victims.

Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly (CANE)

CANE is the Nation's largest computerized collection of elder abuse resources and materials. The Web site provides annotated bibliographies on specific topics of interest, or users can perform a keyword search to produce a customized annotated bibliography.

Clery Center for Security On Campus

This nonprofit organization works to prevent campus violence and crimes and to assist campus victims in the enforcement of their legal rights.

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW)

CATW is an organization that promotes women's human rights by working internationally to combat sexual exploitation in all its forms.

Community United Against Violence (CUAV)

CUAV offers violence prevention services (particularly for hate and domestic violence) to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.

Compassionate Friends

This nonprofit, self-help support organization offers friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, grandparents, and siblings. TCF provides an opportunity for sharing with and learning from other grievers.

Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS)

COPS provides resources to help rebuild the lives of survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence

This national nonprofit organization is dedicated to reducing the costs and consequences of partner violence at work. CAEPV also offers information, materials, and advice on policies, programs, legal issues, and legislation.

Cyber Tipline

CyberTipline is a reporting mechanism for cases of child sexual exploitation.

CyberAngels

This large safety Internet organization offers educational programs and support groups for victims of stalking and harassment over the Internet (cyberstalking). Cyberangels, a program of guardian angels, also presents tips on documenting and reporting cyberstalking.

Domestic Abuse Awareness, Inc. (DAA)

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

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Data Resource Center

The Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Data Resource Center provides information on how data are collected and used in the states.

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.

Elder Abuse Forensic Center

The Elder Abuse Forensic Center brings experts together to better understand, identify and treat elder abuse, determine more efficient ways to successfully prosecute elder abuse cases and support the prevention of elder abuse through greater awareness and education among those professionals who work with older and disabled adults.

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.

End Violence Against Women

This site was developed to collect and share in one central location information on the latest research, tools, project reports, and communication materials produced in the worldwide struggle to end violence against women.

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.

Foundation Aiding the Elderly (FATE)

FATE serves as a voice for patients and works to bring about national reforms and enforcement of the laws governing the nursing home industry and its regulatory agencies in order to assure proper care, civil rights and meaningful, dignified life for the elderly in long-term care facilities.

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).

Futures Without Violence

FVPF develops strategies, programs, and resources to stop family violence. Its Web site offers a news desk and prevention toolkits and information on FVPF's programs and services in public education, child welfare, immigration, public health, and criminal justice.

Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project

The Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project supports victims and survivors through education, advocacy and direct services.

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.

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.

Identity Theft Assistance Center (ITAC)

ITAC is a consumer advocate on identity fraud and the financial services industry's identity management solution center. ITAC offers free victim assistance through its membership to customers who suspect they are victims of identity theft. ITAC reduces the customer's delay and frustration by giving them a single point of contact to resolve their case.

Identity Theft Resource Center

ITRC is a nonprofit consumer information, research, and advocacy organization that offers public education, prevention tips, victim information guides, and other resources, including: Identity Theft: Stolen Futures-an educational program to teach defensive identity theft consumer behavior for teens. A short and engaging video about identity theft is available in multiple formats in the Teen Space.

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community

This organization provides leadership to end/reduce domestic violence in the African-American community. The site features newsletters, hotline numbers, information about advocate forums, and other print and electronic resources.

Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT)

The Institute provides information on many areas of family violence and sexual assault, maintains a clearinghouse, and publishes a quarterly bulletin.

International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators

IACLEA promotes campus safety by providing educational resources, advocacy, and professional development.

International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN)

IAFN provides leadership in forensic nursing practice by developing, promoting, and disseminating information internationally about forensic nursing science.

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 Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA)

INPEA strives to increase society's ability to recognize and respond to the mistreatment of older people. The site features published resources, regional contacts, the INPEA newsletter, and network membership information.

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 Rescue Committee

The IRC provides assistance to refugees, displaced persons and others fleeing persecution and violent conflict throughout the world. Often one of the first agencies on the scene of an emergency, the IRC delivers critical medical and public health services, food, and shelter. Once a crisis stabilizes, it provides education, training, economic assistance and, if necessary, resettlement assistance.

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.

It Happened to Alexa Foundation

This Foundation helps support rape survivors and their parents by easing the financial burden they face while attending the criminal trial. Financial assistance covers the expenses of a support person or persons who will accompany the rape/sexual assault victim to court. Check their website for details on eligibility requirements and allowable costs such as housing and transportation.

LAMBDA GLBT Community Services

LAMBDA is dedicated to protecting gays and lesbians from discrimination and violence in homes, businesses, and schools through educational campaigns, nondiscrimination leadership, and antiviolence efforts.

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.

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.

Men Stopping Rape, Inc.

Men Stopping Rape, Inc. is a non-profit organization of men working to educate other males on sexual assault.

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 Drunk Driving (MADD)

MADD has hundreds of chapters that assist victims of drunk driving crashes at the local level. Its Web site offers statistics, activism information, materials in Spanish, and program awareness resources. MADD recently launched a 24-hour hotline to lend support to victims of drunk driving and their friends and family. You can call 1-877-MADD-HELP for emotional support, guidance, and referrals.

Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation (MVFR)

MVFR is a national organization of family members of victims of both homicide and executions who oppose the death penalty in all cases.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.

NAELA provides information, education, networking, and assistance on the many specialized issues involved with legal services to the elderly and disabled.

National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA)

NAPSA provides state Adult Protective Services program administrators and staff with a forum for sharing information, solving problems, and improving the quality of services for victims of elder and vulnerable adult abuse.

National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (DEC)

This organization's mission is to break the cycle of abuse and neglect by empowering practitioners who work to transform the lives of children and families living in drug environments. The Alliance provides training and technical assistance to state DEC alliances and all those in the community who assist and care for drug endangered 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 Victims of Crime (NCVC)

NCVC offers advocacy, victim services, referrals, training, and a virtual library. NCVC programs include a legislative database of state and federal victims’ rights statutes and information on the Victims’ Bill of Rights. NCVC also tracks the following legislative issues relating to crime victims: clemency, community notification, constitutional amendments, dating violence, elder fraud, identity theft, interstate compact on parole and probation, parole, payment of forensic exams, notoriety for profit "son of sam" laws, spousal rape, stalking, victims’ bills of rights, and violence against women.

National Center for Victims of Crime Stalking Resource Center

The mission of the Stalking Resource Center is to raise national awareness of stalking and to encourage the development and implementation of multidisciplinary responses to stalking in local communities across the country.

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 and Sexual Violence

The National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence encourages collaboration among professionals working to end violence against women.

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 Check Fraud Center

The center provides assistance, information, and crime reporting information for counterfeit checks, forgery, check fraud, bank fraud, and white collar crimes.

National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)

NCALL's mission is to eliminate abuse in later life by challenging beliefs, policies, practices and systems that allow abuse to occur and continue and to improve safety, services and support to victims through advocacy and education.

National Clearinghouse on Family Violence - Canada (NCFV)

The NCFV is Canada’s resource center for information on violence within relationships of kinship, intimacy, dependency or trust.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)

NCADV is a grassroots membership organization providing technical assistance, networking, and support to programs and state coalitions serving battered women and their children. It also provides information and referrals to the general public and the media.

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP)

NCAVP addresses the pervasive problem of violence committed against and within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and HIV-affected communities.

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

NCPEA is an association of researchers, practitioners, educators, and advocates dedicated to protecting the safety, security, and dignity of America's elders.

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ): Domestic Violence

NCJFCJ’s Family Violence Department has researched state domestic violence laws over the past 8 years from the 50 states, District of Columbia, and most U.S. territories and has compiled them into a comprehensive statutes database.

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 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 Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)

NCJA represents state, tribal and local governments on crime prevention and crime control issues. Its members represent all facets of the criminal and juvenile justice community, from law enforcement, corrections, prosecution, defense, courts, victim-witness services and educational institutions to federal, state and local elected officials.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233) TTY: 1-800-787-3224 Staff provide callers with crisis intervention, information about domestic violence, and referrals to local programs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Telephone assistance is available in many languages, including Spanish.

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Through its Survivor Support Network and other specialized programs, this foundation increases services available to families of fallen firefighters.

National Fraud Information Center

The National Fraud Information Center provides a toll-free hotline for consumers to get advice about telephone or e-mail solicitations and report possible telemarketing or Internet fraud to law enforcement agencies.

National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA)

NICOA advocates for American Indian and Alaska Native elders, striving to better the lives of the Nation's indigenous seniors through advocacy, employment training, dissemination of information, and data support.

National Latin@ Network

A project of Casa de Esperanza, the Network provides bilingual information and resources for people working within Latin communities to prevent and eliminate domestic violence. This Web site includes a resource library, public policy updates and action alerts, informative videos, training opportunities, and a blog among other culturally-specific information.

National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence

The Alianza, a group of nationally recognized Latina and Latino advocates, community activists, practitioners, researchers, and survivors of domestic violence, works to eliminate domestic violence from Latino communities through research, public policy, training and technical assistance, and community education and development.

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF)

NLEOMF is dedicated to honoring and remembering the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers in the United States.

National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)

NNEDV works closely with domestic violence coalitions, allied organization, and individuals to understand the ongoing and emerging needs of domestic violence victims and advocacy programs.

National Organization for Victims Assistance (NOVA)

NOVA advocates for victims’ rights, assists service providers, provides direct victim assistance, offers training, and coordinates a National Crisis Response Team and the National Crime Victim Information and Referral Hotline.

National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. (POMC)

POMC provides the ongoing emotional support needed to help parents and other survivors facilitate the reconstruction of a "new life" and to promote healthy grief resolution.

National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization

The National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization is committed to preventing, healing and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through treatment, research, education, advocacy and activism.

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV)

NRCDV provides technical assistance, training, and specialized resource materials and projects designed to enhance domestic violence intervention and prevention strategies.

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 Stalking Awareness Month

The Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime presents a versatile set of resources to help plan the observance of National Stalking Awareness Month and outreach throughout the year.

National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center

NVAWPRC helps prevent violence against women by advancing knowledge about prevention research and fostering collaboration among advocates, practitioners, policy makers, and researchers.

Native Elder Health Care Resource Center

The Center is a national resource center for older American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians, with special emphasis on culturally competent health care.

NetSmartz Workshop

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

Not In Our Town

The Not In Our Town Campaign promotes public dialog and provides a model for community response to hate crimes and other associated problems. The campaign presents broadly accessible, positive solutions through broadcast, national networking, grassroots events, educational outreach, and online activities.

Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International (NNVAWI)

The mission of NNVAWI is to eliminate violence through advancing nursing education, practice, research, and public policy.

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.

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse

The clearinghouse provides identity theft resources, consumer information, publications, and advocacy.

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.

Rape Treatment Center (RTC)

The RTC provides comprehensive treatment for victims of sexual assault, including emergency medical care and forensic exams, counseling, and advocacy; training for providers of rape victim services; and prevention/education programs and publications.

Remove Intoxicated Drivers (RID) USA

RID's mission is to deter impaired driving and teen binge drinking. Its Web site offers information on drunk driving and alcohol poisoning.

Sabbath of Domestic Peace

This organization is an interdisciplinary, interfaith coalition that encourages and supports the involvement of religious leaders and congregations in the greater Philadelphia area in their efforts to prevent and reduce domestic violence by raising awareness and providing educational and resource materials.

Safe Campuses Now

This crime prevention awareness and education program is staffed by student volunteers. Its Web site offers safety strategies, crime alerts, and other resources.

Safe Horizon: Tour a Domestic Violence Shelter

Hear the voices of women who have sought shelter with Safe Horizon, see pictures of the inside of a shelter, and find answers to the questions that battered women entering a shelter might ask.

Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge

This Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)-sponsored site offers a free Internet safety and cyber citizenship educational program designed for 3rd through 8th grades.

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.

Salvation Army: Combating Human Trafficking

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

Sexual Assault Family Violence Investigators Course (SAFVIC)

The SAFVIC Program is designed to provide law enforcement officers with the tools they need to effectively investigate and prevent sexual assault and family violence.

Shared Hope International

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

Southern Poverty Law Center

The Center provides legal services in hate crimes, civil rights, and class action cases and works to educate the public through films and publications. Its Klanwatch monitors white supremacist groups and hate crimes in the United States.

Start by Believing

Sponsored by End Violence Against Women International, this campaign Web site is designed to inform and change the way individuals respond to victims of sexual violence.

State Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs)

State PIRGs are locally based organizations that fight threats to public health and well-being through investigative research, grassroots organizing, advocacy, and litigation.

Stop Atlanta Fraud Empower (SAFE)

SAFE is a public outreach campaign providing education, advocacy, and training to reduce fraud victimization among residents of Atlanta, Georgia. Services include: 1. Help and referral assistance via the SAFE helpline at 404-588-4740. 2. A consumer advocate to assist victims of identity theft and bank fraud file complaints with the appropriate agencies. 3. Advocacy and assistance correcting credit reports. 4. Outreach and training targeting local groups and law enforcement. SAFE is a program of the nonprofit Atlanta Victim Assistance Inc., supported by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

Stop Family Violence

Stop Family Violence’s mission is to organize and amplify our nation’s collective voice against family violence.

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.

Stop Violence Against Women (STOPVAW)

STOPVAW is a forum for information, advocacy and change in the promotion of women's human rights in countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA)

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

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.

The CASE Partnership

The CASE Partnership, a unique collaboration of prosecutors and faith communities that provides elder fraud prevention, crime detection and reporting, and victim support, is expanding from the Denver area throughout the United States. Fraud Alerts and clergy training sessions are among the proactive efforts being undertaken as a result of this partnership.

The Wireless Foundation: Call to Protect Program

This program distributes wireless phones to help combat domestic violence. The program is a national initiative of the wireless industry and National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

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.

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Inc. (TAPS)

TAPS is a nonprofit organization staffed by, and providing services to, all those who have lost a loved one while serving in the Armed Forces.

TrainingForums.org

Trainingforums.org offers courses on topics, trends and issues relevant to service providers serving domestic violence victims.

Tribal Protection Orders

Developed by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute, this site is designed to provide both tribal and non-tribal entities with a clearinghouse of information and resources pertaining to the issuance and enforcement of protection orders.

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.

Victim Assistance Online

Run by Victim Assistance Online Resources, a nonprofit organization serving the victim assistance/victimology community, the Center supports service providers and professionals in related fields with an online directory of information and education resources.

Victims Initiative for Counseling, Advocacy, and Restoration of the Southwest (VICARS)

VICARS provides direct legal assistance to victims of identity theft and financial fraud in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Oklahoma and helps crime victims: re-acquire their identity, restore their credit, recoup their losses, regain control over their finances. This site offers a victim's toolkit and program resources.

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.

White Ribbon Campaign

WRC is an effort by men working to end violence against women.

Wired Safety

This online help organization is run by trained law enforcement officers and civilian volunteers. The Web site features information on cybercrime, safety, security, discussion forums, and content customized for kids and teens. WiredSafety offers Internet safety and training classes to parents, teens, and law enforcement.

Witness Justice

Witness Justice provides trauma victims and their loved ones with resources that promote physical, psychological, and spiritual healing. The site features access to experts, message boards, and other print and electronic victim resources.

Working to Halt Online Abuse (WHOA)

WHOA, a volunteer organization, fights online harassment by educating the public and law enforcement and empowering victims.

World Society of Victimology

The World Society of Victimology is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that consults with the UN's Economic and Social Council and the Council of Europe. Its members include victim assistance practitioners, scientists, physicians, lawyers, and others in the victim services field.

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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