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9/11 Remembrance: Resources Compiled by OVC
This section of the OVC site contains a list of government and nonprofit organizations, programs, publications, and events related to September 11th and victims of terrorism. Created for the observance of the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001, these resources continue to provide useful information and assistance to victim service professionals and the public.

Criminal Crisis Response Initiative (CCRI)
Funded by OVC, CCRI is a multidisciplinary training and technical assistance program designed to help communities meet the needs of the victims of an act of criminal mass victimization.

Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims
For over a decade, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has collaborated with OVC to promote crime victim rights and facilitate law enforcement's ability to effectively address victim needs. One of the key milestones of this collaboration includes the 21st Century Strategy for Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims, consisting of the Strategy, the Implementation Guide, the Resource Toolkit, and the Training Supplemental. This Web site, which captures the 21st Century Strategy and a number of other victim-related materials and publications, serves as a unique law enforcement resource center for enhanced victim response.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP)
OVC manages AEAP, which offers five funding streams to provide timely relief to communities affected by terrorism and criminal mass violence for immediate and ongoing victim assistance services in the form of grants to qualifying applicants (including state victim assistance and compensation programs); U.S. Attorneys' Offices; federal, state, and local governments; and nongovernmental victim service organizations.

Corporation for National and Community Service (CNS)
The Corporation for National and Community Service provides opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to engage in service that addresses the Nation's educational, public safety, environmental, and other human needs to achieve direct and demonstrable results and to encourage all Americans to engage in such service. In doing so, the corporation will foster civic responsibility, strengthen the ties that bind us together as a people, and provide educational opportunity for those who make a substantial commitment to service.

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) 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 Defense (DOD): Victim and Witness Assistance Council (VWAC)
The Council's Web site offers information and links to assist victims, and witnesses to crimes on military installations. Resources include contact information for victim and witness assistance coordinators for the Coast Guard, Department of the Air Force, Department of the Army, Department of the Navy, Marine Corps, Office of the Secretary of Defense. Each branch of services has: 1) An interdisciplinary Victim and Witness Assistance Council; 2)a Family Advocacy Program designed to prevent and treat child and spouse abuse; and 3) a central repository for tracking notice of the status of offenders confined in military correctional facilities. In addition, local councils have been established at each major military installation to ensure that an interdisciplinary approach is followed by victim and witness service providers.

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.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
FEMA works in conjunction with different agencies to provide emergency and disaster relief. FEMA's web site offers disaster news and emergency management information.

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.

International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)
If you believe that you or someone you know has been a victim of international terrorism, help may be available. ITVERP is a program authorized by Congress to reimburse eligible direct victims of acts of international terrorism that occur outside the United States for expenses associated with that victimization.

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

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.

September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has been reinstated and will provide compensation for any individual (or a personal representative of a deceased individual) who suffered physical harm or was killed as a result of the terrorist-related aircraft crashes of September 11, 2001, or the debris removal efforts that took place in the immediate aftermath of those crashes. On January 2, 2011, President Obama signed into law the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-347) which expands the pool of applicants eligible for the Fund to include individuals who experienced injuries associated with the attacks or subsequent debris removal. The VCF site allows users to obtain a list of the kinds of documents and information needed in order to process claims; register for the VCF online, the first step in submitting your claim; fill out an online eligibility form to determine VCF eligibility; submit a claim online; and review Frequently Asked Questions.

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): Victim Notification System (VNS)
VNS is a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the United States Attorneys' offices, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Launched in 2001 as a pilot program with funding support from OVC, it became fully operational in 2002 under the development and oversight of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys. This free, computer-based system provides important information to victims of federal crimes. In many cases crime victims will receive letters generated through VNS containing information about the events pertaining to the criminal case and/or any defendants in the case.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): Victim Notification Program
The ICE Victim Notification Program provides information to eligible victims and witnesses who register to be notified of a criminal alien's release related activities. Registered victims and witnesses will be advised when the criminal alien is released from custody or removed (also known as deportation).

World Trade Center Health Program
This program monitors, screens, treats and supports responders who responded to the disaster site at the World Trade Center in New York City and who may have been affected physically or mentally by their service. The site is designed to provide information related to all aspects of the World Trade Center Health Program, to highlight new developments in the program as they occur, and to help individuals find information of particular interest for them.

American Red Cross
In addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs.

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.

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 Restorative Justice and Peacemaking
The Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking is committed to the development of community-based responses to crime and violence that strengthen social harmony and individual healing through dialogue, repair of harm, and peace-building by providing technical assistance, training, and research in support of restorative dialogue practices.

Centre for Restorative Justice
The Centre for Restorative Justice exists to support and promote the principles and practices of restorative justice.

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.

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.

Enough Is Enough
Sponsored in part by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), the mission of Enough Is Enough is to create and sustain a safe, entertaining, and informative Internet environment, free from sexual predators, the intrusion of unwanted sexual material, and other harmful and exploitative online threats.

European Forum for Restorative Justice
This non-governmental organization's general aim is to help establish and develop victim-offender mediation and other restorative justice practices throughout Europe.

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.

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

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

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

International Crisis Group
The International Crisis Group provides analysis and advice to governments and intergovernmental bodies on the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict.

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. (ICISF)
The mission of ICISF is to provide leadership, education, training, consultation, and support services in comprehensive crisis intervention and disaster behavioral health services to the emergency response professions, other organizations, and communities worldwide.

International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)
IFSW is a global organisation striving for social justice, human rights and social development through social work, best practices and international cooperation between social workers and their professional organisations.

International Institute for Restorative Practices
The International Institute for Restorative Practices is dedicated to the advanced education of professionals and to the conduct of research that can develop the growing field of restorative practices, with the goal of positively influencing human behavior and strengthening civil society throughout the world.

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.

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

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

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 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 Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards (NACVCB)
NACVCB shares information and ideas through its network of victim compensation programs. Training and technical assistance activities and other resources focus on fiscal stability, outreach, communication, and advocacy.

National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA)
NAVAA's mission is to advance education, research, and public service to assure accessible quality services for crime victims nationwide, to strengthen exchange of information and communication among its members and to provide its members with training and technical assistance to effectively respond to the issues and challenges of supporting those services.

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 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 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 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 Victim Assistance (NOVA) Crisis Response Team
NOVA can send a crisis response team to any community in crisis to help local decisionmakers, train local caregivers, and lead one or more group crisis intervention sessions.

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 Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NOVAD)
NVOAD coordinates planning efforts by volunteer organizations responding to disaster. It provides training, leadership development, published resources, case studies, and performance critiques to participating groups.

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

Restorative Justice Online
The purpose of Restorative Justice Online is to be an authoritative, credible, non-partisan resource of information on restorative justice.

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.

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

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

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 Cyberbullying
This Web site provides information for students, parents/caregivers, educators, and law enforcement on how to prevent and respond to cyberbullying.

Trauma Intervention Program Inc. (TIP)
TIP assists citizen volunteers who respond to traumatic incidents at the request of police, fire and hospital personnel to support those who are emotionally traumatized.

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.

Victim Offender Mediation Association (VOMA)
VOMA, an international membership association, supports and assists people and communities working at models of restorative justice.

Victim Services Network (VSN)
The Victim Services Network is a collaborative network that connects and supports agencies and communities to provide innovative, seamless, and integrated services to victims of crime in Denver.

Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program
The Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program seeks restorative justice reform in the justice system to empower victims, offenders and communities to heal the effects of crime, to curb recidivism and to offer an alternative to prisons and punishment.

VINELink
VINELink is the online version of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), the National Victim Notification Network that allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day.

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.

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.

OVC-Funded Resources

9/11 Remembrance: Resources Compiled by OVC
This section of the OVC site contains a list of government and nonprofit organizations, programs, publications, and events related to September 11th and victims of terrorism. Created for the observance of the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001, these resources continue to provide useful information and assistance to victim service professionals and the public.

Criminal Crisis Response Initiative (CCRI)
Funded by OVC, CCRI is a multidisciplinary training and technical assistance program designed to help communities meet the needs of the victims of an act of criminal mass victimization.

Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims
For over a decade, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has collaborated with OVC to promote crime victim rights and facilitate law enforcement's ability to effectively address victim needs. One of the key milestones of this collaboration includes the 21st Century Strategy for Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims, consisting of the Strategy, the Implementation Guide, the Resource Toolkit, and the Training Supplemental. This Web site, which captures the 21st Century Strategy and a number of other victim-related materials and publications, serves as a unique law enforcement resource center for enhanced victim response.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Federal Resources

Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP)
OVC manages AEAP, which offers five funding streams to provide timely relief to communities affected by terrorism and criminal mass violence for immediate and ongoing victim assistance services in the form of grants to qualifying applicants (including state victim assistance and compensation programs); U.S. Attorneys' Offices; federal, state, and local governments; and nongovernmental victim service organizations.

Corporation for National and Community Service (CNS)
The Corporation for National and Community Service provides opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to engage in service that addresses the Nation's educational, public safety, environmental, and other human needs to achieve direct and demonstrable results and to encourage all Americans to engage in such service. In doing so, the corporation will foster civic responsibility, strengthen the ties that bind us together as a people, and provide educational opportunity for those who make a substantial commitment to service.

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) 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 Defense (DOD): Victim and Witness Assistance Council (VWAC)
The Council's Web site offers information and links to assist victims, and witnesses to crimes on military installations. Resources include contact information for victim and witness assistance coordinators for the Coast Guard, Department of the Air Force, Department of the Army, Department of the Navy, Marine Corps, Office of the Secretary of Defense. Each branch of services has: 1) An interdisciplinary Victim and Witness Assistance Council; 2)a Family Advocacy Program designed to prevent and treat child and spouse abuse; and 3) a central repository for tracking notice of the status of offenders confined in military correctional facilities. In addition, local councils have been established at each major military installation to ensure that an interdisciplinary approach is followed by victim and witness service providers.

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.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
FEMA works in conjunction with different agencies to provide emergency and disaster relief. FEMA's web site offers disaster news and emergency management information.

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.

International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)
If you believe that you or someone you know has been a victim of international terrorism, help may be available. ITVERP is a program authorized by Congress to reimburse eligible direct victims of acts of international terrorism that occur outside the United States for expenses associated with that victimization.

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

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.

September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has been reinstated and will provide compensation for any individual (or a personal representative of a deceased individual) who suffered physical harm or was killed as a result of the terrorist-related aircraft crashes of September 11, 2001, or the debris removal efforts that took place in the immediate aftermath of those crashes. On January 2, 2011, President Obama signed into law the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-347) which expands the pool of applicants eligible for the Fund to include individuals who experienced injuries associated with the attacks or subsequent debris removal. The VCF site allows users to obtain a list of the kinds of documents and information needed in order to process claims; register for the VCF online, the first step in submitting your claim; fill out an online eligibility form to determine VCF eligibility; submit a claim online; and review Frequently Asked Questions.

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): Victim Notification System (VNS)
VNS is a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the United States Attorneys' offices, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Launched in 2001 as a pilot program with funding support from OVC, it became fully operational in 2002 under the development and oversight of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys. This free, computer-based system provides important information to victims of federal crimes. In many cases crime victims will receive letters generated through VNS containing information about the events pertaining to the criminal case and/or any defendants in the case.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): Victim Notification Program
The ICE Victim Notification Program provides information to eligible victims and witnesses who register to be notified of a criminal alien's release related activities. Registered victims and witnesses will be advised when the criminal alien is released from custody or removed (also known as deportation).

World Trade Center Health Program
This program monitors, screens, treats and supports responders who responded to the disaster site at the World Trade Center in New York City and who may have been affected physically or mentally by their service. The site is designed to provide information related to all aspects of the World Trade Center Health Program, to highlight new developments in the program as they occur, and to help individuals find information of particular interest for them.

Non-Governmental Resources

American Red Cross

In addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs.

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.

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 Restorative Justice and Peacemaking

The Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking is committed to the development of community-based responses to crime and violence that strengthen social harmony and individual healing through dialogue, repair of harm, and peace-building by providing technical assistance, training, and research in support of restorative dialogue practices.

Centre for Restorative Justice

The Centre for Restorative Justice exists to support and promote the principles and practices of restorative justice.

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.

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.

Enough Is Enough

Sponsored in part by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), the mission of Enough Is Enough is to create and sustain a safe, entertaining, and informative Internet environment, free from sexual predators, the intrusion of unwanted sexual material, and other harmful and exploitative online threats.

European Forum for Restorative Justice

This non-governmental organization's general aim is to help establish and develop victim-offender mediation and other restorative justice practices throughout Europe.

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.

Girls Educational and Mentoring Services

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

Greenbook Initiative

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

Helping And Lending Outreach Support (HALOS)

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

International Crisis Group

The International Crisis Group provides analysis and advice to governments and intergovernmental bodies on the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict.

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. (ICISF)

The mission of ICISF is to provide leadership, education, training, consultation, and support services in comprehensive crisis intervention and disaster behavioral health services to the emergency response professions, other organizations, and communities worldwide.

International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)

IFSW is a global organisation striving for social justice, human rights and social development through social work, best practices and international cooperation between social workers and their professional organisations.

International Institute for Restorative Practices

The International Institute for Restorative Practices is dedicated to the advanced education of professionals and to the conduct of research that can develop the growing field of restorative practices, with the goal of positively influencing human behavior and strengthening civil society throughout the world.

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.

Maiti Nepal

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

MiraMed

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

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 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 Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards (NACVCB)

NACVCB shares information and ideas through its network of victim compensation programs. Training and technical assistance activities and other resources focus on fiscal stability, outreach, communication, and advocacy.

National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA)

NAVAA's mission is to advance education, research, and public service to assure accessible quality services for crime victims nationwide, to strengthen exchange of information and communication among its members and to provide its members with training and technical assistance to effectively respond to the issues and challenges of supporting those services.

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 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 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 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 Victim Assistance (NOVA) Crisis Response Team

NOVA can send a crisis response team to any community in crisis to help local decisionmakers, train local caregivers, and lead one or more group crisis intervention sessions.

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 Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NOVAD)

NVOAD coordinates planning efforts by volunteer organizations responding to disaster. It provides training, leadership development, published resources, case studies, and performance critiques to participating groups.

NetSmartz Workshop

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

Restorative Justice Online

The purpose of Restorative Justice Online is to be an authoritative, credible, non-partisan resource of information on restorative justice.

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.

Salvation Army: Combating Human Trafficking

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

Shared Hope International

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

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 Cyberbullying

This Web site provides information for students, parents/caregivers, educators, and law enforcement on how to prevent and respond to cyberbullying.

Trauma Intervention Program Inc. (TIP)

TIP assists citizen volunteers who respond to traumatic incidents at the request of police, fire and hospital personnel to support those who are emotionally traumatized.

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.

Victim Offender Mediation Association (VOMA)

VOMA, an international membership association, supports and assists people and communities working at models of restorative justice.

Victim Services Network (VSN)

The Victim Services Network is a collaborative network that connects and supports agencies and communities to provide innovative, seamless, and integrated services to victims of crime in Denver.

Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program

The Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program seeks restorative justice reform in the justice system to empower victims, offenders and communities to heal the effects of crime, to curb recidivism and to offer an alternative to prisons and punishment.

VINELink

VINELink is the online version of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), the National Victim Notification Network that allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day.

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.

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.
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