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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.

National Alliance of Victims' Rights Attorneys (NAVRA)
A project of the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) and partially funded through a grant from OVC, NAVRA is a membership alliance of attorneys and advocates committed to the protection, enforcement, and advancement of crime victims' rights nationwide.

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

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): Human Trafficking
OVC’s human trafficking Web site contains a wide range of information including resources and research from the Federal Government, publications and products from OVC, local and national direct assistance information, and related funding opportunities for victims and survivors of human trafficking, victim service providers, law enforcement, and allied professionals.

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.

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

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.

Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA): Office of the Victims' Rights Ombudsman
A crime victim may file a complaint against any employee of the U.S. Department of Justice who violates or fails to provide the rights established under the Crime Victims' Rights Act of 2004, 18 U.S.C. Section 3771. The Department of Justice has established the Office of the Victims' Rights Ombudsman to receive and investigate complaints filed by crime victims against its employees, and has implemented Procedures To Promote Compliance With Crime Victims' Rights Obligations, 28 C.F.R. Section 45.10.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 Bar Association (ABA): Section of Family Law Military Committee
The Military Committee studies issues relating to clients in the military and their families, reviews state and federal legislation and initiatives where ABA policy is affected, and teaches lawyers how to deal with military matters affecting state court legal disputes.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
The ACLU works in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

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

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.

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.

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
For three decades, the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law has been the nation's leading legal advocate for people with mental disabilities.

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.

Center for Public Representation
The Center for Public Representation seeks to improve the quality of lives of people with mental illness and other disabilities through the systemic enforcement of their legal rights while promoting improvements in services for citizens with disabilities.

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.

Crime Victims Advocacy Council
Crime Victims Advocacy Council seeks to help crime victims cope with their suffering and pain by concentrating their energies and resources in support groups, community education, crime prevention, raising community consciousness and acting as an advocate for crime victim’s rights.

Criminal Justice Legal Foundation
The Criminal Justice Legal Foundation was established in 1982 as a nonprofit, public interest law organization dedicated to restoring a balance between the rights of crime victims and the criminally accused.

Eaton County Prosecuting Attorney Office
This site provides information about justice systems around the world.

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 Violence Against Women International (EVAWI)
This organization seeks to educate those who respond to gender-based violence, equipping them with the knowledge and tools they need to support victims and hold perpetrators accountable. EVAWI maintains a comprehensive resource library of publications, policies, protocols, and training tools on topics such as domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, cold cases, trauma, human trafficking and more.

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.

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.

International Criminal Court
ICC, governed by the Rome Statute, is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community.

Legislationline
Legislationline is an online resource, information, and documentation center dealing with the rule of law and the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms. The service, provided by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Co-operation, contains information on such topics as domestic violence and trafficking in women.

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 Association of Attorneys General
NAAG’s mission is to facilitate interaction among Attorneys General as peers and to facilitate the enhanced performance of Attorneys General and their staffs. This organization also hosts the supervises the activities of the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units which serves as a forum for the nationwide sharing of information concerning the problems of Medicaid fraud control.

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

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

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

National Crime Victim Bar Association (NCVBA)
NCVBA educates attorneys, victim service providers, and the general public about civil legal remedies for crime victims. It also refers crime victims to civil attorneys in their local area.

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

National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI): National Clinic Network
The National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) actively promotes balance and fairness in the justice system through crime victim centered legal advocacy, education, and resource sharing. NCVLI supports pro bono legal clinics in eleven states. These clinics provide free legal counsel and support services to victims in state and federal criminal proceedings and, in some cases, tribal and juvenile courts. NCVLI provides intensive technical assistance, training, and support to the twelve clinics. NCVLI educates and conducts trainings on the enforcement of victims' rights to criminal justice professionals around the country, as do some of the clinics in the respective jurisdictions they cover.

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 Indian Justice Center (NIJC)
NIJC is an independent national resource for tribal courts. The Center designs and delivers legal education, research, and technical assistance programs to help improve tribal courts systems and the administration of justice in Indian Country.

National Victims' Constitutional Amendment Network
NVCAN is a 501(c)(3) organization supporting the adoption of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution recognizing the fundamental rights of crime victims to be treated with dignity, fairness, and respect by the criminal justice system. The Web site features a proposed Bill of Rights amendment and state Victims Rights Amendments, a clickable map of states which offers links to legislatively passed amendment text.

National Women's Law Center: Women in the Military
The National Women's Law Center uses the law in all its forms by getting new laws on the books and enforced, litigating ground-breaking cases in state and federal courts, and educating the public about ways to make the law and public policies work for women and their families.

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.

Public Justice
This public interest law firm handles civil cases on behalf of victims. Cases involve several areas, including consumer protection and preservation of the civil justice system.

Southern Methodist University Underwood Law Library
This site provides links to and information about various international organizations, including the United Nations, International Courts, and the European Union. It also contains links to international treaties.

State Attorney Generals Office Contact Information
This section of the National Association of Attorneys General Web site provides contact information for the attorney general of each state/territory in the U.S.

Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) Online Community
The website's primary purpose is to serve the technical assistance needs of Administrators who develop and direct automated victim information and notification systems. The web site serves as a conduit for the distribution of SAVIN-related information and materials gathered or developed by the SAVIN Training and Technical Assistance Project.

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.

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.

Tribal Court Clearinghouse
A resource for tribal justice systems and individuals involved in improving justice in Indian Country, this clearinghouse provides information on a variety of areas, including federal legislation, tribal court decisions, and tribal court funding.

United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
UNIFEM is dedicated to advancing women’s rights and achieving gender equality.

Vera Institute of Justice
The Vera Institute of Justice combines expertise in research, demonstration projects, and technical assistance to help leaders in government and civil society improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety.

VictimLaw
The National Center for Victims of Crime, with funds from OVC, developed and launched VictimLaw, a unique and groundbreaking resource, offering user-friendly access to more than 15,000 victims' rights statutes (state and federal), tribal laws, constitutional amendments, court rules, and administrative code provisions.

Victims' Assistance Legal Organization (VALOR)
VALOR is dedicated to enhancing the legal rights of crime victims in the civil, criminal, and juvenile justice systems. VALOR conducts research in the areas of restitution, child abuse, juvenile justice, sentencing, and parole, and serves as a cosponsor of the OVC-funded National Victim Assistance Academy.

OVC-Funded Resources

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.

National Alliance of Victims' Rights Attorneys (NAVRA)
A project of the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) and partially funded through a grant from OVC, NAVRA is a membership alliance of attorneys and advocates committed to the protection, enforcement, and advancement of crime victims' rights nationwide.

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

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): Human Trafficking
OVC’s human trafficking Web site contains a wide range of information including resources and research from the Federal Government, publications and products from OVC, local and national direct assistance information, and related funding opportunities for victims and survivors of human trafficking, victim service providers, law enforcement, and allied professionals.

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.

Federal Resources

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

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.

Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA): Office of the Victims' Rights Ombudsman
A crime victim may file a complaint against any employee of the U.S. Department of Justice who violates or fails to provide the rights established under the Crime Victims' Rights Act of 2004, 18 U.S.C. Section 3771. The Department of Justice has established the Office of the Victims' Rights Ombudsman to receive and investigate complaints filed by crime victims against its employees, and has implemented Procedures To Promote Compliance With Crime Victims' Rights Obligations, 28 C.F.R. Section 45.10.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 Bar Association (ABA): Section of Family Law Military Committee

The Military Committee studies issues relating to clients in the military and their families, reviews state and federal legislation and initiatives where ABA policy is affected, and teaches lawyers how to deal with military matters affecting state court legal disputes.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

The ACLU works in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)

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

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.

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.

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

For three decades, the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law has been the nation's leading legal advocate for people with mental disabilities.

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.

Center for Public Representation

The Center for Public Representation seeks to improve the quality of lives of people with mental illness and other disabilities through the systemic enforcement of their legal rights while promoting improvements in services for citizens with disabilities.

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.

Crime Victims Advocacy Council

Crime Victims Advocacy Council seeks to help crime victims cope with their suffering and pain by concentrating their energies and resources in support groups, community education, crime prevention, raising community consciousness and acting as an advocate for crime victim’s rights.

Criminal Justice Legal Foundation

The Criminal Justice Legal Foundation was established in 1982 as a nonprofit, public interest law organization dedicated to restoring a balance between the rights of crime victims and the criminally accused.

Eaton County Prosecuting Attorney Office

This site provides information about justice systems around the world.

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 Violence Against Women International (EVAWI)

This organization seeks to educate those who respond to gender-based violence, equipping them with the knowledge and tools they need to support victims and hold perpetrators accountable. EVAWI maintains a comprehensive resource library of publications, policies, protocols, and training tools on topics such as domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, cold cases, trauma, human trafficking and more.

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.

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.

International Criminal Court

ICC, governed by the Rome Statute, is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community.

Legislationline

Legislationline is an online resource, information, and documentation center dealing with the rule of law and the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms. The service, provided by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Co-operation, contains information on such topics as domestic violence and trafficking in women.

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 Association of Attorneys General

NAAG’s mission is to facilitate interaction among Attorneys General as peers and to facilitate the enhanced performance of Attorneys General and their staffs. This organization also hosts the supervises the activities of the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units which serves as a forum for the nationwide sharing of information concerning the problems of Medicaid fraud control.

National Association of Counsel for Children

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

National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse

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

National Center 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 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 Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association

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

National Crime Victim Bar Association (NCVBA)

NCVBA educates attorneys, victim service providers, and the general public about civil legal remedies for crime victims. It also refers crime victims to civil attorneys in their local area.

National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI)

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

National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI): National Clinic Network

The National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) actively promotes balance and fairness in the justice system through crime victim centered legal advocacy, education, and resource sharing. NCVLI supports pro bono legal clinics in eleven states. These clinics provide free legal counsel and support services to victims in state and federal criminal proceedings and, in some cases, tribal and juvenile courts. NCVLI provides intensive technical assistance, training, and support to the twelve clinics. NCVLI educates and conducts trainings on the enforcement of victims' rights to criminal justice professionals around the country, as do some of the clinics in the respective jurisdictions they cover.

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 Indian Justice Center (NIJC)

NIJC is an independent national resource for tribal courts. The Center designs and delivers legal education, research, and technical assistance programs to help improve tribal courts systems and the administration of justice in Indian Country.

National Victims' Constitutional Amendment Network

NVCAN is a 501(c)(3) organization supporting the adoption of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution recognizing the fundamental rights of crime victims to be treated with dignity, fairness, and respect by the criminal justice system. The Web site features a proposed Bill of Rights amendment and state Victims Rights Amendments, a clickable map of states which offers links to legislatively passed amendment text.

National Women's Law Center: Women in the Military

The National Women's Law Center uses the law in all its forms by getting new laws on the books and enforced, litigating ground-breaking cases in state and federal courts, and educating the public about ways to make the law and public policies work for women and their families.

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.

Public Justice

This public interest law firm handles civil cases on behalf of victims. Cases involve several areas, including consumer protection and preservation of the civil justice system.

Southern Methodist University Underwood Law Library

This site provides links to and information about various international organizations, including the United Nations, International Courts, and the European Union. It also contains links to international treaties.

State Attorney Generals Office Contact Information

This section of the National Association of Attorneys General Web site provides contact information for the attorney general of each state/territory in the U.S.

Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) Online Community

The website's primary purpose is to serve the technical assistance needs of Administrators who develop and direct automated victim information and notification systems. The web site serves as a conduit for the distribution of SAVIN-related information and materials gathered or developed by the SAVIN Training and Technical Assistance Project.

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.

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.

Tribal Court Clearinghouse

A resource for tribal justice systems and individuals involved in improving justice in Indian Country, this clearinghouse provides information on a variety of areas, including federal legislation, tribal court decisions, and tribal court funding.

United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

UNIFEM is dedicated to advancing women’s rights and achieving gender equality.

Vera Institute of Justice

The Vera Institute of Justice combines expertise in research, demonstration projects, and technical assistance to help leaders in government and civil society improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety.

VictimLaw

The National Center for Victims of Crime, with funds from OVC, developed and launched VictimLaw, a unique and groundbreaking resource, offering user-friendly access to more than 15,000 victims' rights statutes (state and federal), tribal laws, constitutional amendments, court rules, and administrative code provisions.

Victims' Assistance Legal Organization (VALOR)

VALOR is dedicated to enhancing the legal rights of crime victims in the civil, criminal, and juvenile justice systems. VALOR conducts research in the areas of restitution, child abuse, juvenile justice, sentencing, and parole, and serves as a cosponsor of the OVC-funded National Victim Assistance Academy.
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