Agency's Use of Technology Best Practices & Policies Toolkit
When using technology, both victim advocates and survivors need to consider safety, privacy, and security. This resource provides guidance for programs that provide services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking on best practices to help maintain the safety and security of crime victims and their personal information. The toolkit was produced by the National Network to End Domestic Violence's Safety Net Project which develops resources and information on the use of technology for survivors and the agencies that support them.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): The Resilience Project
Developed through a grant from OVC, this section of the AAP Web site provides pediatricians and all medical home teams with the resources they need to modify practice operations to more effectively identify, treat, and refer children and youth who have been exposed to or victimized by violence.
American Bar Association (ABA): Survivor Reentry Project
With support from OVC, this ABA website provides national training and technical assistance for attorneys working with survivors of human trafficking who have been convicted of a crime as a result of their victimization.
Center for Victim Research
The OVC-funded Center for Victim Research is a tool for victim service providers and researchers to connect and share knowledge. CVR facilitates access to victim research and data while improving the utility of research and data collection to crime victim services nationwide. CVR’s library collection offers open-access research materials, special access to research for VOCA-funded organizations, and free training.
ChildVictimWeb is a free online training resource designed for professionals from all disciplines who work with children who have experienced or witnessed serious violence. This course describes the prevalence and characteristics of different forms of victimization often experienced in childhood, their psychological, behavioral, social, and health consequences, and implications for practice. Assessment strategies, an evidence-based approach to treatment planning, trauma-informed case management skills, and information about evidence supported treatments are presented.
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.
Grants & Funding: Managing Grants
To ensure transparent and efficient use of funds, all award recipients are required to meet certain programmatic, financial, and administrative requirements while managing their grant projects. This OVC page provides guidance for current OVC grantees to assist them in managing their awards.
Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth Project
This project is designed to reach underserved children, youth, and families in Illinois, Montana, Ohio, and Virginia who are victims of crime. This demonstration product seeks to provide immediate and long-range services for through collaboration and coordination of systems of care and inform victim service providers and other stakeholders of the most effective strategies and programs to address the needs of this population.
Mobile Apps Compiled by OVC
This section of the OVC site contains a list of free apps, created by government agencies and non-profit organizations, that provide information and resources about various types of victimization.
National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC): Cyberbullying
The National Crime Prevention Council, through funding from OVC, offers resources including fact sheets and four podcasts about general cyberbullying information, taking action in schools, creating community change, and how teens feel about cyberbullying.
National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI): Safeguarding Child-Victims' Rights Initiative
With funding from OVC, this NCVLI Program works to ensure that the rights of child-victims through education & training, litigation, and public policy.
National Elder Fraud Hotline
If you or someone you know is a victim of elder fraud, we encourage you to call the National Elder Fraud Hotline at 833–FRAUD–11 (833–372–8311). Professional case managers will assist you with reporting the crime and connect you with other resources as needed. The hotline is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. eastern time. Services are available for speakers of English, Spanish, and other languages.
National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network
This OVC-funded program seeks to expand and improve the outreach and capacity of victim service programs to assist victims of identity theft and cybercrime. This national network seeks to build capacity to provide assistance to victims of these crimes and encourage the expansion of existing victim service programs and coalitions.
National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center
This OVC-funded initiative provides evidence-based information, training, and other resources for communities so they can effectively prepare for and respond to mass violence incidents.
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.
Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC): Tribal Victim Assistance
This OVC TTAC resource provides information and tools to support the efforts of tribal victim advocates, prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and others to develop a victim-centered response to crime victims in tribal communities.
OVC Tribal Financial Management Center
The Center provides financial management training, technical assistance, and resources to support American Indian and Alaska Native communities as they successfully manage the financial aspects of their federal awards. Request onsite technical assistance or virtual assistance by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 703–462–6900.
Pathways to Safety International
Pathways to Safety International (formerly the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center) provides crisis services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Performance Measurement Tool (PMT)
The PMT is a reporting system for users to submit performance data about their OVC grants.
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.
Stolen Futures: A Forum on Child Identity Theft
OVC and the Federal Trade Commission held a forum in 2011 to discuss child identity theft. Read transcripts from forum sessions which explored the nature of child identity theft - including foster care identity theft and identity theft within families - with the goal of advising parents and victims on how to prevent the crime and how to resolve child identity theft problems.
Technology Safety & Privacy: A Toolkit for Survivors
This toolkit contains safety tips, information, and privacy strategies for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking related to the use of technology. The toolkit was produced by the National Network to End Domestic Violence's Safety Net Project which develops resources and information on the use of technology for survivors and the agencies that support them.
Trafficking Information Management System (TIMS)
TIMS is a password protected data collection tool developed by OVC to assist OVC-funded trafficking victim service providers with collecting, organizing, and reporting performance measurement data. TIMS Online can be used as a case management system and helps collect data related to the number of clients served, client demographics, and number and types of services provided.
Tribal Resource Tool: Resources for Survivors of Crime and Abuse
The Tribal Resource Tool is a searchable map of victim service programs for survivors of crime and abuse in Indian Country. Organizations that provide services to American Indians and Alaska Natives may submit a request for inclusion in the map. The tool was developed by the National Center for Victims of Crime, the National Congress of American Indians, and the Tribal Law and Policy Institute, with funding support from OVC. These OVC grantees are also using the tool to identify gaps in services.
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): Tribal Access Program for National Crime Information (TAP)
TAP fosters the exchange of critical data with tribal law enforcement through national crime information systems. Through TAP, tribal law enforcement agencies are better able to protect victims of domestic violence, register sex offenders, keep guns out of dangerous hands, and help locate missing people.
Unified Solutions Tribal Community Development Group
Unified Solutions is dedicated to partnering with American Indian/Alaska Native communities to end violent crime, heal from the effects of trauma, and promote resilience.
VictimConnect Resource Center - Confidential referrals for crime victims
VictimConnect serves victims of any crime in the United States. Trained specialists are available to help you locate referrals for mental health counseling, financial compensation, legal services, civil justice options, support groups, crime reporting, identity theft recovery and more.
The National Center for Victims of Crime, with funding 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 of Crime Act (VOCA) Administrators
This resource provides information and guidance to help improve the management of Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds. OVC will also periodically post notifications, updates, and resources for state VOCA administrators.
Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)-Funded Elder Abuse Programs
In August of 2016, a new VOCA Rule clarified and expanded states’ allowable uses of VOCA victim assistance funding. The rule clarifies and expands how states may expend the funding, and states are looking to support all victims, including victims of elder abuse. This OVC page highlights examples of VOCA–funded elder abuse programs and the VOCA offices that funded them.
A project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, this website provides state-specific legal information and resources for survivors of abuse.
The Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics (Forum) was initially established in 1986, with the goal of bringing together Federal agencies that share a common interest in improving aging-related data. The Forum has played a key role by critically evaluating existing data resources and limitations, stimulating new database development, encouraging cooperation and data sharing among Federal agencies, and preparing collaborative statistical reports.
The America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response (AMBER) Alert System is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the wireless industry, to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The ADA Home Page provides access to ADA regulations and technical assistance materials in English and Spanish, including information about U.S. Department of Justice ADA settlement agreements and enforcement activities. ADA.gov centralizes key ADA information and links to Federal resources, including: access to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ADA material; ADA Standards for Accessible Design; updates on new ADA requirements; and the ADA Information Line: 800-514-0301 (voice) 800-514-0383 (TDD/TTY).
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection: Frauds and Scams
The Bureau works to protect consumers from unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices and take action against companies that break the law. This resource page provides guidance to help you prevent, recognize, and report scams and fraud.
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection: Managing Someone Else's Money
This site provides advice to help financial caregivers manage the financial decisions of a loved one, provides information on how to watch out for scams and financial exploitation, and what to do if your loved one is a victim.
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS): Homicide Trends in the United States
This BJS tool provides data at the state-level related to homicides, including the number of victims, demographic data (age, race, and gender), and weapon involvement.
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS): National Victimization Analysis Tool (NVAT)
This dynamic analysis tool allows you to examine National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) data, the nation's primary source of information on criminal victimization, on both violent and property victimization by select victim, household, and incident characteristics.
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS): Victims
Summary findings, publications, selected statistics: Victim characteristics, BJS Criminal Victimization in the United States—annual detailed statistical tables, BJS Homicide Trends in the United States, and the National Crime Victimization Survey.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
The online Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance provides access to a database of all federal programs available to state and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and non-profit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals.
Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)
CMHS works in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in overseeing national efforts to provide emergency mental health services to survivors of Presidentially declared disasters.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC is the lead federal agency for developing and applying disease prevention and control. The agency also promotes educational activities designed to improve environmental and personal health nationwide.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Dating Matters™ Initiative
Choose Respect is an initiative to help adolescents form healthy relationships to prevent dating abuse before it starts. This national effort is designed to motivate adolescents to challenge harmful beliefs about dating abuse and take steps to form respectful relationships.
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.
Child Abduction: Resources for Victims and Families
This section of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Web site provides information about publications developed to support child abduction victims and their families.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families by connecting child welfare, adoption and related professionals as well as the general public to timely, essential information.
Child Welfare Information Gateway: State Statutes Search
Child Welfare Information Gateway provides a searchable database of State Statutes on issues related to child abuse and neglect, child welfare, and adoption.
This website offers easy access to statistics and reports on children and families, including: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education and health. The Forum fosters coordination, collaboration, and integration of Federal efforts to collect and report data on conditions and trends for children and families.
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 is a searchable online database of evidence-based programs covering a range of justice-related topics, including victim assistance programs; corrections; courts; crime prevention; substance abuse; juveniles; law enforcement; and technology and forensics. The site is a tool to understand, access and integrate scientific evidence about programs into programmatic and policy decisions.
Department of Defense (DoD): Family Advocacy Program
The DoD Family Advocacy Program serves as a resource for military families experiencing family violence by providing prevention efforts, early identification and intervention, support for victims, and treatment for offenders.
Department of Defense (DoD): Safe Helpline
The Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline is a confidential crisis support service for adult service members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. Operated by the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), the helpline provides live, one-on-one expert advice and information 24/7.
Department of 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.
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
The VA works to provide veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned.
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): Center for Women Veterans
The Center for Women Veterans serves to raise awareness of the responsibility to treat women veterans with dignity and respect.
Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW)
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.
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.
Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA): Crime 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.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
The FBI is the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Justice. Its mission is to protect the United States from terrorist and foreign intelligence activities; investigate violations of federal criminal law; and provide assistance to federal, state, local, and international agencies.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for Kids
The FBI offers two Web sites for kids, which offer safety information and background history tailored to different age groups.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Tips and Public Leads
If you would like to provide information pertaining to the criminal acts or other possible terrorist activity, please report any information to your local Federal Bureau of Investigation field office. You also may use the Web site to report electronically over a secure Internet connection.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Uniform Crime Reporting
The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program was conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to meet a need for reliable, uniform crime statistics for the nation. In 1930, the FBI was tasked with collecting, publishing, and archiving those statistics. Today, several annual statistical publications, such as the comprehensive Crime in the United States, are produced from data provided by nearly 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Violent Crimes Against Children
This FBI program's mission is to: decrease the vulnerability of children to sexual exploitation; develop a nationwide capacity to provide a rapid, effective, and measured investigative response to crimes against children; and enhance the capabilities of state and local law enforcement investigators through programs, investigative assistance, and task force operations. The program's strategy involves using multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams to investigate and prosecute crimes that cross legal, geographical, and jurisdictional boundaries; promoting and enhancing interagency sharing of intelligence, specialized skills, and services; and widely offering our victim/witness services.
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 (FTC)
The FTC is the U.S. Government's central website for information about identity theft includes government reports and Congressional testimony, law enforcement updates, and consumer alerts. Victims of identity theft will find useful information on how to report identity theft and steps to protect their credit.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC): A Guide to Protecting Foster Kids' Credit
This guide provides a step-by-step instructions to implement the federal mandated credit check requirement for adults who work with youth in foster care that are 16 and older in order to identify and fix any inaccuracies in their credit history.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC): Child Identity Theft
This FTC website offers informative steps to help parents avoid, recognize, and repair the damage caused by child identity theft.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC): Disputing Errors on Your Credit Report
This sample letter will help identity theft victims ask credit reporting companies to remove fraudulent errors on their credit report.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC): Extended Fraud Alerts and Credit Freezes
Victims of identity theft may want to place an extended fraud alert or a free credit freeze on their credit file. This site provides information on both extended fraud alerts and credit freezes, along with the steps victims can take to implement them.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC): Identity Theft
This section of the FTC Web site provides general information about identity theft, tips on how to protect your identity, the and steps to take if your identity has been stolen.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC): IdentityTheft.gov
IdentityTheft.gov provides a comprehensive collection of resources for identity theft victims, including information on how to know if you're a victim and what steps should be taken if your identity has been stolen.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC): Protecting Personal Information -- A Guide for Business
The loss of sensitive customer information can harm businesses by impacting customer trust or even opening your business up to lawsuits. This FTC resource provides information about the steps businesses can take to avoid security breaches in order to protect sensitive customer data.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC): Protecting Your Child's Personal Information at School
In the wrong hands, the personal information on school forms can be used to commit fraud in your child's name — to apply for government benefits, open credit card accounts, or apply for a loan. This site provides information on how you can help protect your child's identity.
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
Through cooperation and partnerships, FinCEN combats money laundering domestically and internationally.
Grants.gov is your source to find and apply for federal grants. Today, Grants.gov is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS): Identity Protection
An identity thief may use your Social Security number for employment which will cause the employer to use your Social Security number to report income earned. Thieves may also file a false tax return in order claim a tax refund. This section of the IRS site provides information on the steps the agency is taking combat identity theft and protect taxpayers. If you believe you may have tax issues as a result of identity theft, contact the IRS Identity Protection Unit at 1-800-908-4490
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.
Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
IC3 allows users to file complaints online. Its Web site also offers statistics, scam alerts, and fraud prevention tips. The program is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National White Collar Crime Center.
Legal Services Corporation
LSC is a private, non-profit corporation established by Congress in 1974. LSC makes grants to independent local programs across the country to provide civil legal services to Americans without considerable financial means. The TVPA granted the LSC the responsibility to extend program services to those eligible for T and U Visas.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
NCEA is a resource for public and private agencies, professionals, service providers, and individuals interested in elder abuse prevention information, training, technical assistance, and research.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
Sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs, NCJRS offers information on victimology and victim assistance, criminal justice, juvenile justice, information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS supplies the victim services field with resources, publications, and program information. The NCJRS library collection includes more than 30,000 resources relevant to the field.
National Do Not Call Registry
The National Do Not Call Registry gives allows you to prevent telemarketers from calling your home with unsolicited offers.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): Drunk Driving
This NHTSA division offers facts and statistics, public education, and program updates on prevention programs and emergency care for patients.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
NIOSH is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness.
National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Teen Dating Violence
This section of the NIJ Web site provides information on NIJ's research agenda to study teen dating violence and includes information on the activities of the Federal Interagency Workgroup on Teen Dating Violence.
National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
NamUs, is the first national online repository for missing persons and unidentified dead cases. This initiative brings together two innovative, searchable databases to provide a powerful tool for law enforcement agencies, medical examiners and coroners, victim advocates, and the general public to search for matches between missing persons and unidentified human remains records. Other resources provided include links to state clearinghouses, medical examiner and coroner offices, law enforcement agencies, victim assistance groups and pertinent legislation.
National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
NREPP is a searchable online registry of more than hundreds of interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment.
NCJRS: Campus Safety Special Feature
To address the need for resources and strategies related to crime and safety at campuses of higher education, NCJRS presents this compilation of publications and related materials focusing on campus safety.
NCJRS: Elder Abuse Special Feature
To address the need for resources and strategies related to elder abuse, NCJRS presents this compilation of publications and related materials focusing abuse by caregivers, domestic violence, fraud and financial abuse, along with additional information and resources.
NCJRS: Fraud Awareness Special Feature
In an effort to educate businesses and the public about the growing impact of fraud, as well as to promote basic steps that can be taken to recognize, report, and reduce the risk of becoming a victim of fraudulent activities, NCJRS presents this online compilation of resources addressing the topic.
NCJRS: Internet Safety Special Feature
The NCJRS Internet Safety Special Feature presents a compilation of resources on internet safety for children and consumers, internet privacy, and cyberbullying.
NCJRS: Stalking Awareness Special Feature
The NCJRS Stalking Awareness Special Feature presents publications and resources related to stalking.
NCJRS: Tribal Justice Special Feature
This special feature provides publications and resources on specific topics involving Indian Country, including courts, law enforcement, victims, and more.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): Workplace Violence
The Workplace Violence section of the OSHA site links to a variety of reference materials on the prevention of workplace violence.
Office for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): Easy Access to the FBI's Supplementary Homicide Reports (EZASHR)
EZASHR provides access to more than twenty years of national and State data on homicide victims and known homicide offenders, including information on the age, sex, and race of victims and offenders, the victim-offender relationship, and the type of weapon used.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): 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.
Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVCTTAC)
OVC TTAC provides comprehensive, quality technical assistance and training resources to victim service providers and allied professionals. OVC TTAC can support faith-based organizations by providing conference and workshop speakers; staff and volunteer trainings; and expert, focused assistance in needs assessments, program development, and program evaluation. Faith-based organizations have requested OVC support in serving victims of crime on such issues as grief and loss, vicarious trauma, and ministering to victims of crime.
Office of Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse
This office was created to coordinate alcohol and substance abuse efforts among the American Indian and Alaskan Native communities and federal agencies as called for by the Tribal Law and Order Act. This office will work, in collaboration with the Department of the Interior and the Department of Justice, on determining the scope of the ongoing problem -- identifying and assessing national, state, tribal, and local alcohol and substance abuse programs and resources; and creating standards for programs.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): Statistical Briefing Book (SBB)
The OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book (SBB) enables users to access online information via OJJDP's Web site to learn more about juvenile crime and victimization and about youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Developed for OJJDP by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, SBB provides timely and reliable statistical answers to the most frequently asked questions from policymakers, the media, and the general public. In addition, the data analysis and dissemination tools available through SBB give users quick and easy access to detailed statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topics.
Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
OVW, a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, provides federal leadership to reduce violence against women and to administer justice for and strengthen services to all victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
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.
Social Security Administration (SSA)
The SSA Web site offers survivor, disability, and benefit-related information. The Web site features online services and much of its information in multiple languages.
Social Security Administration: Office of the Inspector General
Among its responsibilities, this office is tasked to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse in Social Security Administration programs and operations. The office operates a fraud hotline where you can report suspected cases of fraud, waste, and abuse.
This Web site, managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides information about how to prevent and address bullying in schools.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Disaster Distress Helpline
The Disaster Distress Helpline is dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling. This toll free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 via telephone 800–985–5990 (for Spanish, press 2) and SMS (text 'TalkWithUs', or for Spanish, text 'Hablanos', to 66746) to residents in the U.S. and its territories who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or man-made disasters.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): National Center for Trauma-Informed Care
SAMHSA's National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) is a technical assistance center dedicated to building awareness of trauma-informed care and promoting the implementation of trauma-informed practices in programs and services.
U.S. Administration on Aging
This agency promotes the well-being of older individuals - including protection from elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation - by providing services and programs designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities.
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives
The Center provides a bridge for faith-based and community groups seeking to connect with USAID's mission by directing them to appropriate points-of-contact within the agency, offering resources to help guide them through the partnership process, and providing information about new grant opportunities.
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
USAID's WID program supports the education of girls and fosters economic and political opportunities for women. These programs help create conditions that lessen the vulnerability of women and children to traffickers. USAID also funds direct anti-trafficking programs, which are described in more detail in Trafficking in Persons: USAID's Response.
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID): Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
USAID's WID program supports the education of girls and fosters economic and political opportunities for women. These programs help create conditions that lessen the vulnerability of women and children to traffickers. USAID also funds direct anti-trafficking programs, which are described in more detail in Trafficking in Persons: USAID's Response.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
The USCIS within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) offers this Web page of federal agency links to information about the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, implementation of the law, and victim benefits and services.
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission: Smartcheck
This site connects investors to tools to check the registration, license, and disciplinary history of certain financial professionals. This collection of tools allows the responsible investor to confirm the credentials of investment professionals, uncover any past disciplinary history, and stay ahead of scam artists with news and alerts.
U.S. Department of Defense: Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO)
SAPR is responsible for oversight of the Department of Defense's sexual assault policy.
U.S. Department of Education: Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
The goal of the center is to break down existing barriers and empower faith-based and community groups, enlisting them in support of the department's mission to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence for all Americans.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS): Administration for Children & Families
ACF promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. Through its Children's Bureau, ACF assists states in the delivery of child welfare services. Its Web site presents related initiatives, statistics, ACF programs, funding, and information systems.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS): Eldercare Locator
This nationwide toll-free service (1-800-677-1116) helps older adults and their caregivers find local services for seniors, including home care, transportation, housing alternatives, home repair, recreation, social activities, and legal and other community services. The directory is a service of the U.S. Administration on Aging.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
The mission of the Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (CFBCI) is to create an environment within the department (HHS) that welcomes the participation of faith- and community-based organizations as valued and essential partners assisting Americans in need. CFBCI's mission is part of the department's focus on improving human services for our country's neediest citizens. This center leads the department's efforts to better utilize faith- and community-based organizations in providing effective human services.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Health Information Privacy
You have the right to examine your medical records for accuracy from your medical and pharmacy providers. If your request to review your medical records is refused, you may submit a complaint through with HHS.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Indian Health Service
IHS is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Campaign to Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking
ACF offers Rescue & Restore, a public awareness Web site to combat human trafficking, and a referral hotline, 1-888-373-7888, that connects victims with NGOs in their local area. The Rescue & Restore Campaign website offers outreach kits to educate and assist health care providers, social service providers, and law enforcement officers in their efforts to identify and help victims of trafficking.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
ORR helps refugees and other special populations (such as adult victims of severe forms of trafficking) obtain economic and social self-sufficiency in the United States. ORR is responsible for certifying adult victims of human trafficking so that they may receive federally funded benefits and services to the same extent as refugees. More information about ORR benefits and services to victims of human trafficking is located on their Web site.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS): Human Trafficking
The Department of Homeland Security is committed to combating the global crime of human trafficking. Through public outreach, victim protection, and law enforcement training, the Department works diligently to prevent human trafficking before it occurs, to protect victims when it has occurred, and to minimize reoccurrence by conducting investigations to bring traffickers to justice.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
The central mission of the HUD Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives is to empower faith-based and other community organizations to apply for HUD grants. The center supplies information and training, but it does not make the decisions about which groups will be funded. Those decisions are made through procedures established by each grant program and generally involve a competitive process. No grant funding is set aside for faith-based organizations. Instead, the Faith-Based and Community Initiatives create a level playing field for faith-based and other community organizations so that they can work with the government to meet the needs of America's communities.
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): Antitrust Division
The mission of the Antitrust Division is to promote economic competition through enforcing and providing guidance on antitrust laws and principles.
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS)
CEOS works to combat incidences of child exploitation and trafficking of women and children. Issues under the CEOS umbrella include child pornography, illegal interstate or international transportation of women and children, international parental abduction, computer-related exploitation of children, and child victimization on federal and Indian lands.
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): Community Relations Service (CRS)
CRS is the "peacemaker" arm of the U.S. Department of Justice for community conflicts and tensions. It 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): Defending Childhood
Defending Childhood is an initiative of Attorney General Eric Holder that strives to harness resources from across the Department of Justice to: prevent children's exposure to violence, mitigate the negative impact of children's exposure to violence when it does occur, and develop knowledge and spread awareness about children's exposure to violence.
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): 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.
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): Fraud Section
The Identity Theft and Fraud pages provide information about identity theft and fraud, what to do if you are a victim, and updates on DOJ responses to identity theft and fraud.
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): Human Trafficking
This website provides information about U.S. Department of Justice efforts to combat human trafficking and provide services to victims.
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): Trafficking in Persons
This Web site provides links to the Attorney General's Annual Report to Congress on U.S. Government Activities to Combat Trafficking in Persons.
U.S. Department of 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. Department of Justice: Hate Crimes
This website is a centralized portal for the Department's hate crimes resources for victims of crime, law enforcement, media, researchers, advocacy groups, and other related organizations and individuals.
U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau
The Women's Bureau promotes profitable employment opportunities for women and advocates skills development, improvements in working conditions, and equitable employment standards, policies, and programs. Bureau publications include Trafficking in Persons: A Guide For Non-Governmental Organizations 2002.
U.S. Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.
U.S. Department of Labor: Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
The Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (CFBCI) at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) seeks to empower faith-based and community organizations (FBCO) as these organizations help their neighbors enter, succeed, and thrive in the workforce. The center works to remove administrative and regulatory barriers and develop innovative programs to foster partnerships between DOL-funded programs and FBCOs. It educates organizations about local opportunities to collaborate with and participate in national grant programs. It also works with local government officials and administrators to integrate faith-based and community organizations into the strategic planning and service delivery processes of local Workforce Investment Boards.
U.S. Department of State
The State Department is committed to assisting American citizens who become victims of crime while abroad and can help victims in two ways. Overseas: consular officers, agents, and staff work with crime victims and help them with the local police and medical systems. In the United States: the office of Overseas Citizens Services will stay in touch with family members in the United States, and help provide U.S.-based resources for the victim when possible.
U.S. Department of State: International Parental Child Abduction
The Office of Children's Issues, a division within Overseas Citizens Services, provides specific services to parents in intercountry adoption and international family abductions.
U.S. Department of State: Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
The Center is a joint venture of participating agencies, which include the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Justice, and other governmental agencies. This Office provides critical resources for the fight against trafficking by assisting in the coordination of anti-trafficking efforts around the world and in the U.S. This Office also has the responsibility for drafting the annual Trafficking in Persons Report, which discusses the actions that countries, including the U.S., have taken to combat trafficking in persons in that year.
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs: National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
The Center aims to advance the clinical care and social welfare of America's veterans through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders. This Web site is provided as an educational resource concerning PTSD and other enduring consequences of traumatic stress, for a variety of audiences.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): Human Trafficking
ICE's Human Smuggling and Trafficking Unit works to identify criminals and organizations involved in illicit human trafficking and human smuggling activities.
U.S. 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).
U.S. Postal Inspection Service
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is responsible for investigating fraudulent use the U.S. Mail and postal system. Victims of mail crime, including identity theft, fraud and mail theft, can file a report with this office.
U.S. Postal Inspection Service: Identity Theft
The Identity Theft pages provide consumer tips, instructions on how to get off mailing lists and how to report unsolicited e-mail ("spam"), and links to information about identity theft and fraud.
U.S. Secret Service: Criminal Investigations
The Secret Service investigates crimes associated with financial institutions, including bank fraud, access device fraud, telecommunications and computer crimes, fraudulent government and commercial securities, and electronic funds transfer fraud.
As the U.S. government's official web portal, USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web. USA.gov also serves as the catalyst for a growing electronic government.
Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office
The VOICE Office was established to serve the needs of crime victims and their families who have been affected by crimes committed by individuals with a nexus to immigration. The website provides a variety of useful information, including a dedicated toll-free VOICE Hotline to answer questions from victims (1-855-48-VOICE) and assistance signing-up to receive automated custody status information about an individual in custody (DHS-VINE).
NWHIC's mission is to provide leadership to promote health equity for women and girls through sex/gender-specific approaches.
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.
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.
Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS)
ADWAS provides comprehensive services to deaf and deaf-blind victims/survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking.
Academy on Violence and Abuse
AVA exists to advance health education and research on the prevention, recognition and treatment of the health effects of violence and abuse.
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA)
ASCA helps survivors of child abuse transform their self-identities from that of victim to that of survivor and, ultimately, thriver. The site includes resource materials and guidelines for establishing ASCA support networks.
Alliance for Children and Families
The Alliance advocates for children, families, and communities and educates and trains human service leaders. This international nonprofit also delivers programs, information, and services to and through its membership of child- and family-serving organizations.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
AACAP offers information as a public service, distributing fact sheets for parents and caregivers and research and guidelines for psychiatric staff. The Web site offers articles for helping children cope with trauma, stress, and disasters. Information is also available in Spanish.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
AAP is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Visit HealthyChildren.org for information related to child health, such as nutrition, fitness, immunizations, and emotional wellness, as well as specific guidance on parenting issues.
American Association for Retired Persons (AARP)
Besides providing services and benefits to its members, AARP is a strong advocate for the issues that are important to the 50+ population. The consumer issues unit deals with the rights and protection of older people.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP): Money
AARP provides information about identity theft and how to protect yourself from it.
American Bar Association (ABA): Center on Children and the Law
The Center works to improve children's lives through advances in law, justice, knowledge, practice and public policy.
American 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:
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 College Health Association (ACHA)
ACHA is an advocate and leadership organization for college and university health. Its Campus Violence Task Force provides resources in support of prevention, intervention, and victim advocacy.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
ACOG provides professional publications on violence against women (intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and adolescent dating violence) and materials (in both English and Spanish) for patient education.
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.
American Psychiatric Association
The American Psychiatric Association works to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders, including mental retardation and substance-related disorders.
American Psychological Association (APA)
APA offers information on PTSD and a Disaster Response Network, which includes more than 1,500 psychologists who volunteer to provide free, onsite mental health services to disaster survivors and the relief workers who assist 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-Defamation League (ADL)
ADL helps victims of discrimination or bias-motivated violence achieve redress of justifiable grievances through mediation, administration, or judicial means. It also provides information and training to law enforcement agencies on responding to victims of bias crimes.
Anti-Phishing Working Group
APWG is focused on eliminating the fraud and identity theft that result from phishing, pharming and email spoofing of all types.
Anti-Slavery International (ASI)
ASI works to end slavery and related abuses, including trafficking in persons and forced prostitution, focusing on the rights of people who are particularly vulnerable to exploitation, notably women, children, migrant workers, and indigenous peoples.
Arte Sana (Art Heals) is a national Latina-led nonprofit organization committed to ending sexual violence and aggression and engaging marginalized communities as agents of change. This organization promotes awareness, healing, and empowerment through bilingual professional training, community education, and the arts.
Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund (AALDEF)
AALDEF provides litigation, legal advocacy, and community education on behalf of victims of anti-Asian violence and police misconduct.
Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
The Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence is a national resource center and clearinghouse on gender violence in Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.
Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (formerly Nihonmachi Legal Outreach), is a community-based, social justice organization serving the Asian and Pacific Islander communities of the Greater San Francisco, California Bay Area. This organization provides legal, social, and educational services in more than a dozen languages and dialects including Cantonese, Chiu-Chow, Hindi, Ilocano, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Mandarin, Spanish, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK)
ATASK primarily serves Asian families and individuals in Massachusetts and New England who suffer from or are at risk of suffering from domestic violence.
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
ACFE is an anti-fraud organization and provider of anti-fraud training and education.
Association of Missing & Exploited Childrens Organizations (AMECO)
AMECO is made up of organizations in the United States and Canada who provide services to families with missing and exploited children.
The Aurora Center's mission is to recognize and reduce sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking on campus and to create an atmosphere where all members of the community can learn, work, and live to their full potential.
Battered Women's Justice Project
The Battered Women's Justice Project offers training, technical assistance, and consultation on the most promising practices of the criminal and civil justice systems in addressing domestic violence.
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.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with mentors who have a measurable impact on youth. The Big Brothers Big Sisters vision is to create successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for all.
Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition (BSCC)
BSCC's purpose is to prevent and intervene in the commercial and sexual exploitation of men, women and children while advocating for all exploited persons.
Boys and Girls Clubs of America
This organization's mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime (CRCVC)
CRCVC is a leader in advocacy for victims and survivors of violent crime in Canada.
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 Changing Our Campus Culture
The Center for Changing Our Campus Culture is a comprehensive online clearinghouse that provides important resources for colleges and universities on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The site—fully funded by the Office on Violence Against Women—includes the latest research; sample campus policies, protocols, and best practices; and information on how to access training opportunities and technical assistance.
Center for Child and Family Studies
The Center for Child and Family Studies partners with public and private agencies to build, maintain, and restore families and communities.
Center for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP)
CIMIP is a research collaborative dedicated to furthering a national research agenda on identity management, information sharing, and data protection.
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.
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.
Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
CVT works locally, nationally and internationally to build healing communities where torture survivors feel welcomed, protected and healed.
Center on Child Abuse and Neglect
The Center on Child Abuse and Neglect offers assessment and treatment for children who have been abused or neglected, adolescent sex offenders, and women and the children of women who used inappropriate substances during pregnancy.
Chadwick Center for Children and Families
The Chadwick Center for Children and Families promotes the health and well-being of abused and traumatized children and their families.
This national campaign seeks to raise awareness, teach skills, and inspire public action to address children's exposure to violence and trauma.
The multiyear campaign, established through the U.S. Department of Justice's Defending Childhood Initiative, will engage teachers, coaches, counselors, doctors, nurses, law enforcement officers, and other professionals and caregivers on proven ways to help heal the damage of childhood trauma.
Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA)
CAPA's mission is to prevent and treat all forms of child abuse by creating changes in individuals, families and society that strengthen relationships and promote healing.
Child Abuse Prevention Network
The Child Abuse Prevention Network provides support to child abuse prevention professionals through online resources, various electronic mailing lists, and other information exchanges.
Child Centre: The Expert Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk
The EGCC identifies, supports and implements cooperation on children at risk between countries and organizations in the region.
Child Find of America
This nonprofit charity works to locate missing children for free and works to prevent child abduction. Child Find performs investigations, distributes photos, mediates, and disseminates information to the public.
Child Quest International
Child Quest International is dedicated to the prevention and recovery of missing, abused, and exploited children.
Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
CWLA serves abused and neglected children and their families. Services include child abuse prevention and treatment, youth programs, residential treatment, child daycare, and family preservation.
Child Witness to Violence Project (CWVP)
CWVP is a counseling, advocacy, and outreach project that focuses on the growing number of young children who are bystanders to community and domestic violence.
Childhelp® is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of child abuse. The Web site includes information on nationwide facilities, helpful links, Childhelp programs, the National Child Abuse Hotline (1-800-4-A-CHILD), and child abuse reports.
Childhood Violent Trauma Center (CVTC)
CVTC works to increase the capacity of individuals and communities to reduce the incidence and impact of violence on children and families; to train and support the professionals who provide intervention and treatment to children and families affected by violence; and, to increase professional and public awareness of the effects of violence on children, families, communities and society.
Children's Defense Fund (CDF)
CDF represents America's children, particularly low-income, minority, and disabled children. CDF goals are to educate the Nation regarding the needs of children and to encourage preventive investments in children.
Citizens Against Homicide (CAH)
CAH provides support and a voice for the survivors and friends of murder victims.
This nonprofit organization works to prevent campus violence and crimes and to assist campus victims in the enforcement of their legal rights.
Coalition Against Insurance Fraud: Links
This section of the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud is a portal to access a variety of sites related to insurance fraud.
Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW)
CATW is an organization that promotes women's human rights by working internationally to combat sexual exploitation in all its forms.
Committee for Missing Children
The Committee for Missing Children assists parents by providing the help they deserve and ensuring that their rights are protected.
Community United Against Violence (CUAV)
CUAV offers violence prevention services (particularly for hate and domestic violence) to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.
This nonprofit, self-help support organization offers friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, grandparents, and siblings. TCF provides an opportunity for sharing with and learning from other grievers.
Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS)
COPS provides resources to help rebuild the lives of survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
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.
Crimes Against Children Research Center (CCRC)
The mission of the CCRC is to combat crimes against children by providing high quality research and statistics to the public, policy makers, law enforcement personnel, and other child welfare practitioners.
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.
Cyber Civil Rights Initiative
This organization provides victims of nonconsensual pornography, also known as "revenge porn", and other forms of online abuse with support and referral services. The Initiative offers a tool-free, crisis hotline for victims of these crimes. The Initiative also offers information for policymakers, attorneys, and others to help them understand and combat nonconsensual pornography.
CyberTipline is a reporting mechanism for cases of child sexual exploitation.
The Doe Network is a volunteer organization devoted to assisting law enforcement in solving cold cases concerning unexplained disappearances and unidentified victims from North America, Australia and Europe.
Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families
The Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families provides support and training locally, nationally, and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief.
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 Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking in Children (ECPAT)
ECPAT is a global network of organizations and individuals working together for the elimination of child prostitution, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes.
End Violence Against Women 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.
Enhanced Services to Children and Youth Exposed to Violence
This site provides promising practices and lessons learned from Administration for Children and Families' grantee demonstration projects on children and youth exposed to violence.
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.
Equifax is one of the three major credit bureaus along with Experian and TransUnion. Victims of identity theft and individuals who suspect they might be victims can contact the Equifax fraud department to place a fraud alert on their credit report.
Equifax: Minor Child Credit Warning
This site provides information about how parents/guardians can check the Equifax credit file of a minor child.
Equifax: Minor's Credit
This site provides advice on how to manage a child's credit, including what to do if you think your child may be an identity theft victim.
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.
European Forum for Victim Services
The European Forum for Victims Services is a network of 26 non-governmental victim support organizations in 21 European countries, which provide assistance and information to victims of crime.
European Network Against Trafficking in Human Beings
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.
Experian is one of the three major credit bureaus along with Equifax and TransUnion. Victims of identity theft and individuals who suspect they might be victims can contact the Experian fraud department to place a fraud alert on their credit report.
The Institute provides training and consultation to religious communities on issues of sexual abuse and domestic violence.
Family Justice Center Alliance
The Alliance provides training, planning, consulting and technical assistance to Family Justice Centers and family violence professionals throughout the world.
Family Research Laboratory (FRL)
FRL works to understand family violence and the impact of violence in families.
Finding the Right Fit: Decision-Making Supports and Guardianship Training
This online course trains participants on ways to help older adults make financial decisions with informal supports, legal options, or adult guardianship. Among the topics covered are ways to prevent and address abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. This training was produced by the National Center for State Courts with the assistance of the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging and supported by a contract funded by the Office for Victims of Crime and awarded by the Elder Justice Initiative, U.S. Department of Justice.
FORGE is a progressive organization whose mission is to support, educate and advocate for the rights and lives of transgender individuals and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies).
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.
Offers grantseekers an online database of training seminars, grant writing tips, and public access to its 9/11 Funding Database.
Freedom Network USA
The Freedom Network develops local and national networks in the U.S. and links to international networks to carry out its mission of empowering trafficked and enslaved persons. Mission objectives include raising public awareness and advocating for victims at all levels (local or international).
FRIENDS, National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention
FRIENDS provides services to the community-based child abuse prevention community through targeted training and technical assistance efforts.
Futures Without Violence
FVPF develops strategies, programs, and resources to stop family violence. Its Web site offers a news desk and prevention toolkits and information on FVPF's programs and services in public education, child welfare, immigration, public health, and criminal justice.
Gateway to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Information
PTSDinfo.org provides resources and referrals to learn more about coping with traumatic stress.
Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project
The Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project supports victims and survivors through education, advocacy and direct services.
Gift from Within
This international organization is dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. Gift From Within provides survivors and caretakers with a peer support network and develops and disseminates educational materials including videotapes, articles, and books.
Girls Educational and Mentoring Services
The mission of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services is to empower young women, ages 12–24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential.
Global March Against Child Labour
The Global March Against Child Labour is a movement to mobilize worldwide efforts to protect and promote the rights of all children, especially the right to receive a free, meaningful education and to be free from economic exploitation and from performing any work that is likely to be harmful to the child's physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development.
Healing Justice: Restoration After Wrongful Conviction
Partnering with the Duke Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility, and working closely with innocence organizations and service providers in individual states, Healing Justice seeks to address the aftermath of wrongful convictions for all involved.
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.
HOPE Coalition provides free and compassionate economic counseling to workers and families affected by disaster. Created after the September 11th attack on America and supported by many of America's leading financial institutions, HOPE Coalition is a national emergency management coalition that provides free economic counseling to workers and families affected by disaster.
Identity Theft Resource Center
ITRC is a nonprofit consumer information, research, and advocacy organization that offers public education, prevention tips, victim information guides, and other resources, including: Identity Theft: Stolen Futures-an educational program to teach defensive identity theft consumer behavior for teens. A short and engaging video about identity theft is available in multiple formats in the Teen Space.
Identity Theft Resource Center: Organizing Your Case
This site provides information about how identity theft victims can be effectively organize their case.
Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT)
The Institute provides information on many areas of family violence and sexual assault, maintains a clearinghouse, and publishes a quarterly bulletin.
International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
IACLEA promotes campus safety by providing educational resources, advocacy, and professional development.
International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN)
IAFN provides leadership in forensic nursing practice by developing, promoting, and disseminating information internationally about forensic nursing science.
International Crime Victim Survey
The survey compares levels of victimization across the European Union (EU) and measures how citizens feel about their security and 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.
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 organization striving for social justice, human rights and social development through social work, best practices and international cooperation between social workers and their professional organizations.
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.
International Justice Mission (IJM)
IJM is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression.
International Labour Organization (ILO)
The ILO is a specialized United Nations agency that works to mandate minimum standards of basic labor rights. The ILO operates the "Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labor," which spearheads ILO activities on forced labor and trafficking.
International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA)
INPEA strives to increase society's ability to recognize and respond to the mistreatment of older people. The site features published resources, regional contacts, the INPEA newsletter, and network membership information.
International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA)
IOFA is dedicated to improving the lives of young people by addressing critical and emerging issues affecting vulnerable adolescents around the world.
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
IOM works with migrants and governments to provide humane responses to migration challenges. IOM's activities range from providing training to officials, aid to migrants in distress, to measures to counter trafficking in persons. IOM has received funding through the U.S. Department of State to provide assistance to victims of human trafficking who are identified within the U.S. and who wish to be repatriated back to their home countries. For more information, call 202-862-1826.
International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT)
IRCT promotes and supports the rehabilitation of torture victims and works for the prevention of torture.
International Rescue Committee
The IRC provides assistance to refugees, displaced persons and others fleeing persecution and violent conflict throughout the world. Often one of the first agencies on the scene of an emergency, the IRC delivers critical medical and public health services, food, and shelter. Once a crisis stabilizes, it provides education, training, economic assistance and, if necessary, resettlement assistance.
International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)
ISPCAN supports individuals and organizations working toward the prevention and treatment of child abuse, neglect, and exploitation through publications, congresses, professional training events, and worldwide activities.
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
ISTSS shares information about the effects of trauma, reducing traumatic stressors, and clinical strategies. Its Web site offers journals and related resources for the public, professionals, and the media.
International Victimology Web Site
This site offers resources about improving justice for victims of crime and the abuse of power. The site includes links to several victimology databases and to other victimology resources on the Internet.
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.
Jewish Women International
Jewish Women International, founded in 1897 as B'nai B'rith women, honors the concept of tikkun olam—repairing the world through education, advocacy and action. Guided by a vision of a safe world for women and children, each of its antiviolence initiatives promotes the highest form of tzedakah (charity) by helping women and children become independent and help themselves.
Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
The Center provides fundraising, education, parental resources, clinical services, research, and advocacy efforts to end child abuse and neglect.
LAMBDA GLBT Community Services
LAMBDA is dedicated to protecting gays and lesbians from discrimination and violence in homes, businesses, and schools through educational campaigns, nondiscrimination leadership, and antiviolence efforts.
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.
This initiative promotes awareness of healthy dating relationships by making vital resources accessible to help teens experiencing dating violence and offering tips on preventing abusive relationships. Information about and access to the National Dating Abuse Helpline (NDAH), the site's direct service provider, is available on Loveisrespect.org. NDAH provides 24/7 phone, text and chat services to victims of dating violence; service providers and allied professionals; and concerned parents, friends and other members of the community.
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services
This organization works in coordination with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Office of Refugee Resettlement to provide services to victims of trafficking under the age of 18. Victims receive foster care placement and other benefits and services.
Maiti Nepal 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 an