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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.

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.

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.

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

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): 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.

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.

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 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.

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. Department of Defense: Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO)
SAPR is responsible for oversight of the Department of Defense's sexual assault policy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Federal Resources

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

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): 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.

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.

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 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.

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. Department of Defense: Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO)
SAPR is responsible for oversight of the Department of Defense's sexual assault policy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Forensic Nurses (IAFN)

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

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.

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.

Men Stopping Rape, Inc.

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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA)

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

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.

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.

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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