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RECOMMENDED WEBSITES  ~  HELPFUL LINKS

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ABUSE TRAUMA BOOKS:

Abuse Trauma: Adult Survivors

 

ADDICTION:

National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline
(800) 662-4357

Cocaine Anonymous
(800) 347-8998

National Help Line for Substance Abuse
(800) 262-2463

Addiction Center

Drug and Alcohol Resource Center

Help Starts Here – Addiction Resources

Prevention Resources – Kids and Teens

Teen-alcohol-addiction

Teen-addiction

Teens-drug-addiction

Teen-drug-abuse

Resources, Training and Action on Alcohol Issues

Tobacco Cessation Resources

Treatment Facilities Resources

Rehabs.org/centers

Rehabinfo.net

ADOPTION:

1-800-533-4346

Adoption Information Gateway

Adoption Resources from MedlinePlus

Adopt US Kids

International Adoption

ALCOHOL

Alcohol Hotline
(800) 331-2900

Al-Anon for Families of Alcoholics
(800) 344-2666

Alcohol and Drug Helpline
(800) 821-4357

Alcohol Treatment Referral Hotline
(800) 252-6465

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hotline
(800) 729-6686

Families Anonymous
(800) 736-9805

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Hopeline
(800) 622-2255

ANXIETY, PHOBIAS AND PANIC ATTACKS

1-240-485-1001

Anxiety Peer Support

Anxieties.com

Anxietypanic.com

Low Income Mental Health Services Locator

National Center for Health and Wellness

ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER (ADD/ADHD)

1-253-759-5085

Attention Deficit Disorder Association

Attention Deficit Disorder Resources

CHADD – Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder

Low Income Mental Health Services Locator

Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI)

ATTORNEYS 

American Bar Association – for child abuse cases

NACC Attorney Referral

AUTISM & LEARNING DISABILITIES

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER

1-888-694-2273

Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center

National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder Central

BULLYING &  CYBERBULLYING:

1-888-248-0822

Stopcyberbullying

Cyberbullyhelp

Cyberbullying.info

Online-bully.com

Abusebites.com

CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS:

1-800-394-3366

The Mama Bear Effect

Child Online Protection

We Stand Up

Prevent child abuse

Child molestation prevention

Stop csa

Every child matters

Gwmedical.com/links

Amt children of hope

Prevent child abuse

Troytimmons.com

Abusebites.com

Light of hope austin.org

Marshalloseasfoundation.org

Yesican.org

NAASCA.org

Kid Safe Foundation

Child Abuse Prevention Network

B.A.C.A. (Bikers Against Child Abuse)

CHILD ABUSE HOTLINES –REPORT CHILD ABUSE:

Child Help USA National Child Abuse Hotline
(800) 422-4453

Reportchildabusenow.com

Childhelp.org/get_help

Hopeforhealing.org/hotlines

Childabuse.org/report

National Center for Victims of Crime

Dreamcatchersforabusedchildren.com

CHILD ABUSE RECOVERY:

1-323-552-6150

www.write2empower.webs.com

www.jimhopper.com

Curezone.com/forums

Sssalas.com/EmotionalHealing

Catharsisfoundation.org

Vansondesign.com/RecoveryCanada/SexualAbuse/Forums/

Cyberrecovery.net/forums

Way2hope.org/family-forums

Webring.com

Menstuff.org/resources

Malesurvivor.org

NAASCA.org

CHILD ABUSE STATISTICS:

1-800-4-A-CHILD

Jimhopper.com

NCVC.org

Childwelfare.gov

Ndacan.cornell.edu

Yesican.org/stats

Capcsac.org/statistics

Cdf.childrensdefense.org

Childhelp.org

Acf.hhs.gov

Nlm.nih.gov

Childwelfare.gov

CHILD DAYCARE LOCATOR BY STATE:

Daycare locator

Childcare aware

Daycare.com

Daycare works

Childcare Resources

Childcare Resources – from US Government

National Child Care Information Center

CHILD DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION:

Child Development and Education

Child Development Clubs

Coaches and Trainers

Colleges and Universities

Early Childhood

Home Schooling

Kindergartens and Preschools

Schools

CHILD IDENTIFICATION KIT

Dreamcatchers Free Printable Child ID Kit

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE ATTORNEYS:

www.paulmones.com

www.childinjurylaws.com

www.keanelaw.com

CHILD SUPPORT:

www.childsupportweb.com

www.usa.gov/Topics/Parents-Support

CHILDREN’S MEDICAL QUESTIONS:

Ask the Pediatrician

Keep kids healthy

Webmd

Kids health

Kids Health Newsletter and Information Center

Children

CHRONIC ILLNESS

American Diabetes Association

Chronic Illness Resources for Teens

Fibromyalgia

Healing Well – Chronic Illness Resources

Improving Chronic Illness Care – Resources and Research

MedLine Plus – Coping With Chronic Ilness Resources

CPS/DHS MISHANDLINGS HELPLINE:

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Children’s Protective Services (CPS) is a program WITHIN the Department of Human Services (DHS) responsible for investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect. The Child Protection Law provides the framework for what CPS must do. Note: DHS does not investigate child abuse by a teacher, teacher’s aide or a member of the clergy. DHS will transfer these types of complaints to law enforcement.The majority of the time it is merely a matter of where they are located. Some counties/states call the same service by a different name. (For example: in Florida it was DCF for a long time and just recently changes to another acronym)

Loveourchildrenusa.org/cpsmishandle

Childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies

CYBERBULLYING

cyberbullying.us

DEPRESSION

1-800-950-6264

Beyond Blue

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Depression Experience Journal – Children/Families

Every Minute – National Depression Resource List

Freedom From Fear

Help Starts Here – Depression

Low Income Mental Health Services Locator

National Institutes for Health – Depression Resources

Web MD – Depression Resources

Help for Depression

DIVORCE:

1-800-680-9052

Divorce.com

Divorce source

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-7233

National US Child Abuse Hotline
(800) 422-4453

Ndvh

Domesticviolence

Domesticviolencehelp

Hope for healing

Daancaanetwork

Internet Resources on Violence Against Women

National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

VERIZON WIRELESS: Domestic Violence Community HopeLine

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Global list of abuse hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centers, domestic violence info in over 80 different languages:

USA: map to domestic violence information

American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence

Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence

Futures Without Violence

INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence

Jewish Women International

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (ALIANZA)

DRUG AND ALCOHOL RECOVERY:

201-488-8680

Recovery finder

Samhsa.gov

Thehillscenter.com

Rehabinfo.net

AllTreatment.com

EATING DISORDERS, ANOREXIA, BULIMIA:

1-800-931-2237

Anorexia help

National eating disorders

Finding balance

Helpguide

Eating Disorders Coalition

Health Corps – For Teens

National Eating Disorders Information Centre

National Mental Health Information Center – Eating Disorders

National Institutes for Health Eating Disorder Resources

National Eating Disorders Organization

About Face

Over eaters Anonymous

ELDER ABUSE:

www.elderabusecenter.org

EMPLOYMENT AND JOBS:

Career Voyages – Apprenticeships and Internships

State Job Bank Listings

State Vocational Education and Rehabilitation

National Organization on Disability

Association of Small Business Development Centers

JOBS DIRECT USA

FATHER’S RIGHTS:

1-214-953-2233

The mens center

Fathers-resources

FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES & ASSISTANCE:

www.samhsa.gov

Acorn Housing Corporation – prevent foreclosure

Federal Student Aid – Free Application

Food Assistance Programs

Government Assistance – Benefits, Grants and Financial Aid

Housing Resources Group

Medicare Website – Medication Assistance Programs

MedLine – Financial Assistance for Medical Costs

Needy Meds – Cost Assistance Programs

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Patient Assistance Programs Center – Rx Help

Red Cross – Emergency Travel Assistance

Small Business Adminstration – Financial Assistance

U.S. Dept. Housing & Urban Development – affordable rentals

FOSTER CARE:

1-540-775-7410

Afcr.com

Foster care resource net

GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN:

www.usa.gov/Topics/Grandparents

www.grandparents.com

www.childwelfare.gov

GRIEF HELPLINE:

1-866-218-0101

Grief-help

Grief

Kids health

Griefhelp.org

AARP – Grief and Loss Resources and Information

Help Guide – Grief and Loss Coping Resources

HEALTH

American Association of Poison Control Centers
(800) 222-1222

America Social Health: STD Hotline
(800) 227-8922

America on The Move – Steps to a Healthier Life

Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Obesity Information and Resources

Daily Strength – Obesity Support Group (and other health issues)

Healthy Counties Database – Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs

Healthy Food Assistance Programs

Nutrition for Kids – Feeding Kids Newsletter

Obesity Action Coalition

Over eaters Anonymous Support Groups

Reliable Info on Health Topics

Revolution Health – Kids and Weight Community Forum

SparkPeople – Weight Management Tracking and Support

Stickk – Online Weight Management Incentive Program

The Daily Plate – Weight Management Tracking and Support

Weight Control Information Network

Weight Management and Obesity Resource List

Weight Watchers Community Forum

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

1-888-373-7888

Law.umich.edu

Human trafficking

Sex Slaves

“LIVE” map of Human Trafficking

INCEST:

1-800-656-HOPE

www.incestresourcesinc.org

Siawso.org

Hope for healing

Hearts and minds

Incest: Help for (non-abusing) Parents

Family Sexual Abuse – Incest Survivors – Incest Help

Incest – Network of Victim Assistance

Incest Survivor Counseling – Project HELP, Inc

How to Help an Incest Survivor – Oprah.com

Survivors of Incest Anonymous

Incest Recovery – The Family Place

INTERNATIONAL Directory of  Domestic Violence Agencies:

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Global list of abuse hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centers, domestic violence info in over 80 different languages:

USA: map to domestic violence information

American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence

Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence

Futures Without Violence

INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence

Jewish Women International

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (ALIANZA)

INTERNET CHILD SAFETY:

1-800-307-4PTA  (4782)

Safe Kids

Wired Safety

I-Safe

I Keep Safe

JUSTICE FOR CHILDREN:

703.465.5495

JFC advocacy

Childrens Justice

Justice for children

LAWYERS

American Bar Association – for child abuse cases

www.freelawlinks.com

Child Custody Law Firms – dedicated to informing the public about child custody

American Bar Association (ABA)
Center on Children and the Law
740 15th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
202.662.1720

Consultation, technical assistance and training for professionals in using the legal system to protect children.

American Civil Liberties Union
Children’s Rights Project
132 W. 43rd St.
New York, NY 10036
212.549.2500

A national program of litigation, advocacy and education.

National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC)
1825 Marion St., Suite 340
Denver, CO 80218
888.828.NACC

Professional organization for lawyers and other practitioners who represent children in court.

LEARNING DISABILITIES:

1-212-545-7510

Autism Speaks

Get Ready to Read

Learning Disabilities

Local Utah Center

National Center for Learning Disabilities

RTI Network

US Autism & Asperger Association

LEGAL RESOURCES:

Free-legal-advice

Find-a-lawyer 

FindLaw – National Lawyer Resource List

Internet Legal Research Group

Internet Legal Research Group

Legal Resources

American Bar Association – for child abuse cases

LIFE COPING SKILLS:

dreamcatchersforabusedchildren.com/2009/10/life-skills-coping-links/

MALE SURVIVORS:

Hope for healing

Berkshire freepress

Male survivor

Pandys.org

MARRIAGE:

1-303-830-0400

Marriage builders

Healthy marriage info

Focus on the family

Band back together

MENTAL ILLNESS:

1-800-950-NAMI

www.nami.org

Bipolar

Dual Diagnosis

Prevent menta lillness

Mental help

Ttreatment 4 addiction

MISSING CHILDREN:

1-800-THE-LOST  (1-800-843-5678)

Aaflc.org

Missingkids.com

Amw.com/missing_children

USA.gov

Missing Kids

A Child Is Missing

Stolen Children Network

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

MISSING CHILDREN RECOVERY: (free of charge)

Child quest

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD):

1-617-973-5801

Help for Teens and Young Adults with OCD

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation

ONLINE COUNSELING SERVICES:

1-510-863-4294

1-305-432-4849

Psychresources

Power of mind

Onlinecounseling

ONLINE CHILD SAFETY – INTERNET TIPS

Mobile Device Safety for Kids

NSPCC – Online Safety

The 14 Rules of Online Safety for Children

FBI: Internet Safety Tips for Kids

Internet and Mobile Safety Resource Bank

Parent Guide: Talk With Your Kids about Internet Safety

ONLINE MEMORIAL WEBSITES:

virtual-memorials.com

www.last-memories.com

Friends and relations

The childrens wall of tears

PARENTING:

1-773-525-5977

USA.gov

Notes to women

Parenting-resources

Parenting

Parenting informed

PEDOPHILIA HELP:

Pedophilia sex abuse

Mental help

PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION:

1-866-436-2096

www.no-porn.com

Band back together

PSYCHOLOGIST LOCATOR:

Locator

Therapist locator

Befrienders

www.aacc.net

Mental health.samhsa.gov

POST- TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD):

1-847-480-9028

PTSD association

PTSD guide

Bully online

Dual Diagnosis

Hope for healing

Low Income Mental Health Services Locator

Mental Health Sanctuary Resources

Mental Health Today PTSD Resources

PTSD Support Resources

PREGNANCY:

Planned Parenthood Hotline
  (800) 230-PLAN  (230-7526)

Miscarriage Support

National High Risk Pregnancy Support

Planned Parenthood

Postpartum Depression Support

Postpartum Support International

USA: National STD Hotline

PRESCIPTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS:

Free Antibiotics – Meijer’s

Free Antibiotics – Publix

Low Cost / Free Generic Prescriptions – KMart

Low Cost / Free Generic Prescriptions – Kroger

Low Cost / Free Generic Prescriptions – Sam’s Club

Low Cost / Free Generic Prescriptions – Target

Low Cost / Free Generic Prescriptions – Walgreen’s

Low Cost / Free Generic Prescriptions – Walmart

Medicare Patient Assistance Programs

Needy Meds Cost Assistance Programs

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Patient Assistance Programs Center

RAPE – SEXUAL ASSAULT:

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
(800) 656-HOPE

National Domestic Violence/Child Abuse/ Sexual Abuse
(800) 799-7233

Abuse Victim Hotline
(866) 662-4535

RAINN

Rape is.org

Dancing in the darkness.com

Geocities.com

RECALLS — ON CONSUMER PRODUCTS:

1-888-INFO-FDA  (1-888-463-6332)

www.recalls.gov

www.fda.gov/safety/recalls

REPORT CHILD ABUSE:

1.800.4.A.CHILD  (1.800.422.4453)

Reportchildabusenow

Childhelp

Hopeforhealing

Childabuse

National Center for Victims of Crime

Dreamcatchersforabusedchildren.com/abuse

REPORT: CHILD PORN, Exploitation, Solicitation, Child Trafficking

1-800-843-5678

International Resources

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Children’s Protective Services (CPS) is a program WITHIN the Department of Human Services (DHS) responsible for investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect. The Child Protection Law provides the framework for what CPS must do. Note: DHS does not investigate child abuse by a teacher, teacher’s aide or a member of the clergy. DHS will transfer these types of complaints to law enforcement.The majority of the time it is merely a matter of where they are located. Some counties/states call the same service by a different name. (For example: in Florida it was DCF for a long time and just recently changes to another acronym)

STATE TOLL-FREE NUMBERS

missingkids.com

Tips.fbi.gov

FBI

Cybertipline

www.asacp.org

Anti child porn

Obscenity crimes

Virtual global task force

Prevent-abuse-now

RUNAWAYS:

1-800-RUNAWAY  (1-800-786-2929)

National Runaway Switchboard
(800) 231-6946

National Hotline for Missing & Exploited Children
(800) 843-5678

Child Find of America
(800) 426-5678

www.1800runaway.org

www.helpyourteens.com/teen_runaways

SAFETY IN THE HOME
SELF-HELP PHONE APPS:
 “k2n Safety Zone” is for anyone with anxiety and is useful to help people stabilize before active therapy or trauma work.  “k2n The Journey Begins” (free) is the first ever app to help adults who were sexually abused as children. Currently only available on the iTunes app store for iPhones & Android .  More info: kaytoon.co.uk or facebook.com/Charteredpsychologist
SELF-INJURY:
1.800.366.8288

Self injury

Self mutilators anonymous

Helpguide

To Write Love On Her Arms

SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY:

FBI Registry

NSPOR

Family watchdog

sexualoffenders

Sex Offender Resources

offendexdata

SEXUAL HARASSMENT:

1-800-522-0925

Feminist

Sexual harass

SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME:

1-877-6-END-SBS

Dont shake

Ounce.org

SIDS (SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME):

1-800-421-3511

SIDS resources

SINGLE PARENTING:

Band back together

PWP houston

STALKING:

781-893-0500

Stalking behavior

Orgs.usd.edu

www.ncvc.org

Hope for healing

STATUTORY RAPE:

1-800-838-8238

Band back together

SUBSTANCE ABUSE:

National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline
(800) 662-4357

Cocaine Anonymous
(800) 347-8998

National Help Line for Substance Abuse
(800) 262-2463

www.na.org

hbo.com/addiction

www.al-anon.org

Help guide

Treatment 4 addiction

Dr howard samuels

The hills center

SUBSTANCE ABUSE  RECOVERY:

Drug Rehab and Addiction Center — by State

Recovery finder

Find treatment

Dr howard samuels

The hills center

Rehabs

SUICIDE & DEPRESSION:

National Hopeline Network
(800) SUICIDE

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-TALK  (8255)

National Youth Crisis Hotline
(800) 442-HOPE  (4673)

Befrienders

Hopeline

Helpguide

Help-with-depression

Every Minute Suicide Prevention – Resources & Support

Global Directory of Suicide Hotlines

Hopeline : 1-800-SUICIDE

Suicide hotlines

Suicide prevention lifeline

Low Income Mental Health Services Locator

Samaritans – UK

SAVE – Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

SURVIVORS:

1-323-552-6150

The lamplighters

www.ascasupport.org

Catharsisfoundation

Hope for healing

We are survivors

Naasca.org

TEEN DATING VIOLENCE:

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline:  1-866-331-9474

Love is respect

Aadv.org

Teen Dating Violence

Hope for healing

TEEN SUPPORT SITES:

1-800-448-4663

Teen help

Teen challenge usa

Globaltc.org

Helpguide

Teenhealthissues

TEEN RUNAWAY:

1-800-RUNAWAY  (1-800-786-2929)

National Runaway Switchboard
(800) 231-6946

National Hotline for Missing & Exploited Children
(800) 843-5678

Child Find of America
(800) 426-5678

Parent resources

At-risk.org/teens-that-runaway

THERAPY:

Therapy-resources

Child therapy toys

TRAUMA:

Trauma-pages

Trauma resource institute

List of Support Groups for Trauma Survivors

UNWANTED PREGNANCY:

1-800-230-PLAN

Plannedparenthood

Pregnancy help online

Love our children usa

Family first aid

Pregnancy

VOLUNTEERING:

1-415-241-6868

National CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates for Children)

 

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Key Initiative Sites

HealthCare.gov

Take health care into your own hands, explore insurance coverage options and learn about how the Affordable Care Act impacts you. Find information for individuals, families, senior citizens, people with disabilities, young adults and employers.

StopBullying.gov

Bullying can happen anywhere: face-to-face, by text messages, or on the web. Learn to recognize the warning signs of bullying and how to get help.

FoodSafety.gov

Get alerts on life-saving food recalls and helpful tips for keeping food safe, from the trusted source for food safety information from the federal government.

InsureKidsNow.gov

Find state-specific information about health insurance coverage for children under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

FLU.gov

Get everyday actions for preventing the flu; learn about the symptoms and treatment for those with the flu virus.  Find a place near you to get a flu shot; all ages should be vaccinated this year.

Let’s Move!

Join America’s move to raise a healthier generation of kids. Learn the facts about raising healthier kids through physical activity and nutrition.

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Following is a list of Web sites containing useful information on child abuse as well as effective parenting. Many of the organizations who sponsor the sites use offer additional resources such as consultation, training, research, advocacy, or dissemination of information on child abuse.

American Humane – Devoted to preventing cruelty, abuse, neglect, and exploitation of children and animals.

Center for Effective Parenting – Provides helpful parenting information.

Child Care Aware – Committed to helping parents find the best information on locating quality child care and child care resources in their community.

Child Welfare League of America – Child Welfare League of America National Data Analysis System CWLA, in cooperation with the nation’s state child welfare agencies, provides a comprehensive, interactive child welfare database. Internet users can create customized tables and graphs, as well as access to information on child abuse.

Child Welfare Information Gateway – Child Welfare Information Gateway connects professionals and concerned citizens to timely, essential information and resources targeted to the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families.

Child Welfare League of America National Data Analysis System –  CWLA, in cooperation with the nation’s state child welfare agencies, provides information on child abuse in a comprehensive, interactive child welfare database.

Child Trends Data Bank – Source for the latest national trends and research on over 100 key indicators of child and youth well-being.

Children’s Action Alliance – Helps promote the well-being of children and their families through research, policy development, media campaigns and advocacy.

Children’s Defense Fund – Mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life.

Children Now – Information on child abuse and on making children the top public policy priority.

Circle of Parents – Network of parent-led self-help groups where parents and caregivers can share ideas, celebrate successes, and address the challenges surrounding parenting.

Family and Marriage Counseling Directory – Articles, resources, and databases for finding family and marriage counselors.

Focus Adolescent Services – Resources on Teen and Family Issues. Topics include anger and violence; self injury such as carving, branding and marking; and abuse.

G.W. Medical Publishing – G.W. Medical Publishing is a leading clinical and forensic publisher serving the medical, legal, social service, and law enforcement communities with the resources they need to combat child abuse, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, domestic violence, child trafficking, and other maltreatment.

KIDS COUNT Data Book – Project by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to track status of children in the United States.

Life Prints Child Protection Technology – Life-Prints’ mission is to provide the most advanced  technology to the Child/Infant ID market, by developing and supporting proprietary, user-friendly software that interfaces with state-of-art equipment, with levels of customer support unattainable elsewhere.

MEDLINEplus – A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

National Data Archive on Child Abuse – Exchange among researched in child maltreatment field.

NetSmartz – Interactive, educational safety resource that teaches kids and teens how to stay safer on the Internet.

New Parents Network – Articles and information on child abuse and other topics for new parents.

Parents Anonymous – The nation’s oldest for information on child abuse prevention.

Prevent Child Abuse America – Dedicated to providing information on child abuse and inspiring hope to everyone involved in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of children.

Search Engine for Children – This site contains over 20,000 child-safe sites, and over 4,000 categories including the arts, computers, directories, entertainment, games, health, news, people, pre-school, school time, sports, hobbies, and family.

Stand for Children – Advocate for improvements to and funding for programs that give every child a fair chance in life.

State Sex Offender Registries – Registered sex offenders, listed by state.

The Stephanie Zimbalist Caring for Kids Fund – Judith Moose, Publicist and PR Friend to Childhelp is donating $2-3/book sold, including her up coming book, “The Greatest Cowboy of Them All,” a reflective story about Johnny Cash that will be distributed through WalMart.

TeensHealth – Created by The Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media, TeensHealth provides teens and families with up-to-date, jargon-free advice about health, relationships, and growing up. Topics include issues such as depression and self-cutting, abuse in the family, and safety basics such as internet safety.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau – Government site featuring information on child abuse, statistics, and resources related to child welfare.

Zero to Three – Publications, reference guides to programs, projects and professional developmental services promoting the healthy development of our nation’s infants and toddlers.

SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVOR– RESOURCES:

  • Aching Heart – A resource for women survivors of sexual abuse and incest.
  • Adult Survivors of Child Abuse – Provides information, materials and on-line e-meeting for Individual and group support program for adult survivors of physical, sexual or emotional child abuse or neglect.
  • After Silence – A non-profit organization, message board and chat room for rape, sexual abuse, and sexual assault survivors.
  • Angels In The Night – Support site for children of sexual abuse. Offering schudeled and moderated chats, tips and other resources.
  • Art of Healing – Established artist, Linda Ness, shares her many paintings about her journey of recovery.
  • Askios – Self-help group for women survivors of incest providing online information and support via website, message board and email.
  • Becoming Gold – Virtual support network for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, that encourages balance to the healing process through creativity, education and support.
  • Butterfly Gardens – A site dedicated to victims/survivors of sexual abuse and incest.
  • Chasing The Wind – Poetry on sexual and physical abuse by a proud survivor.
  • Confronting Collusion in Churches – This site offers a source of support for survivors, church leaders and survivor advocates struggling with clergy sexual abuse, domestic violence and incest.
  • Dancing In The Darkness – Help and support for survivors of rape and sexual abuse. A safe place to share stories, hope and courage.
  • Echoes – Created for survivors of rape and sexual abuse. Includes a personal story, articles, poems, and links.
  • Encouragement for Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors – A site for those who have been sexually abused.
  • Fort Refuge – Supporting community for survivers of all types of abuse including Child abuse, incest, rape, ritual abuse, psychological and verbal abuse.
  • Generation Five – A movement to end child sexual abuse in five generations through survivor leadership, community organization and public action.
  • HEAL (Helping Everyone Abused Live) – Offers support and self help for adult survivors of childhood abuse.
  • Healing Broken Angels – Information and help for survivors of sexual assault and rape.
  • Healing Minds – A site dedicated to survivors of abuse and sexual assault.
  • Healing Wounds – Healing Wounds is a safe haven dedicated to survivors, a forum to talk about their trauma’s and to heal.
  • Healing from Abuse – This site seeks to address the unique issues of the emotionally, physically, and sexually abused. Chatroom, helpful links, book recommendations, support groups, and Healing Steps,and more are included in the healing journey.
  • I Am A Survivor Not A Victim – A survivor shares her story of sexual abuse.
  • Inscriptions of Hope – Newsletter of writings from survivors of childhood abuse.
  • Isurvive.org – A non-profit online community center for abuse survivors providing anonymous discussions boards, chat rooms and other resources.
  • It Happened to Alexa Foundation – A resource for victims of sexual assault to receive money to ease the burden of attending a criminal trial.
  • Jane Rowan – Jane shares her experience of healing from childhood sexual abuse.
  • Jenny’s Child Abuse Survivor Support – Jenny shares her story and poetry and offers support to fellow survivors.
  • Journey to Healing – Offers help and healing for sexual abuse, incest and rape victims.
  • Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project – A resource for survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the form of forums, chat rooms, help and advice.
  • My Painful Smiles – A site to help the healing of childhood sexual abuse. A place for families to learn what the victims are going through.
  • My Twisted Sukha – This site deals with the effects of sexual abuse by a female perpetrator.
  • National Association for People Abused in Childhood ( NAPAC) – NAPAC is a registered charity, which has been set up as a result of a key recommendation by the National Commission of Inquiry into the Prevention of Child Abuse.
  • Netter’s Place – Abuse Survivor Links – Offers links to different sites for abuse survivors seeking support and self help.
  • Optimystic – This site is about living with optimism and faith to overcome childhood abuse.
  • Pagan Survivors of Sexual Assault – A Yahoo! group for membership to pagans, witches, and wiccan wanderers who are survivors of sexual assault or are friends and family members of pagan survivors of sexual assault.
  • Pandora’s Aquarium – Provides a message board and chat room for survivors and their supporters.
  • Peaceful Haven – A personal experience of emotional, mental and sexual abuse.
  • Pressing On… – A site dedicated to the survivors of sexual abuse and incest. Provides practical info about sexual abuse, self-injury, eating disorders, quotes and fun links to nurture the child within.
  • Project Hugs – A site where people who have suffered childhood abuse can write their story for a book due to be published.
  • Prysmstar – Survivor’s story, message board, poetry and links to other resources.
  • Recovery – Short, original essays about all aspects of recovery from childhood abuse.
  • S.H.E. Survivors Helping Each Other – Self help based charity for women survivors of childhood sexual abuse encourages a creative approach to healing and to promote public education and awareness.
  • Safe Haven – A site for survivors of sexual abuse and rape. Includes personal stories, poetry, tips, advice on coping day-to-day and an interactive message forum.
  • Safeline – This UK site provides information and help for adults who were sexually abused as children.
  • Share Your Survival Story – A web site where people can share their own personal stories of survival. Includes helpful links and other resources.
  • Survive – Survive is a registered voluntary organization that provides support and help to survivors of child sexual abuse.
  • Survivor Matters – Information and support forum for any survivors of any type of abuse. Created by survivors for survivors.
  • Survivor’s Personal Healing Journey – A survivor and publisher shares her stories of surviving sexual abuse.
  • Survivors Can Thrive – Meditations, resources and tips for sexual abuse survivors.
  • Survivors Chat – A support site, chat rooms, and resources for survivors of rape, incest, sexual abuse, or SRA.
  • Survivors Safe House – A safe and secure site for survivors and victims of sexual abuse regardless of age or gender.
  • Survivors Sanctuary – A safe place of support and resources for survivors of abuse, sexual, mental or physical. Everyone is welcome regardless of gender.
  • Survivors UK – Provides information, support and counselling for men who have been raped or sexually abused.
  • Swampy’s Passions – A story of one woman’s survival of sexual abuse.
  • Taking Back Control – A resource and message board for sexual assault survivors.
  • Tamar’s Voice – This non-profit organization offers help and support for victims of sexual abuse by clergy.
  • The BirdSong Organization – A NYC based non-profit self-help group for female incest survivors offering a variety of support services including regular weekly meetings.
  • The Black Sheep Chronicles – Adult incest survivor’s experiences with the aftermath of incest and how and why it affected her relationships with her entire family.
  • The Hope of Survivors – Provides support, hope and encouragement for victims of clergy sexual abuse and misconduct.
  • The Silver Braid Survivors of Sexual Exploitation – Providing helpful information to those who have been victims of sexual exploitation.
  • Whitedoves Nest – A site dedicated to sexual abuse survivors and their supporters. Share your story, poetry, art, and tips on recovery.

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Criminal Victim Resources

843149769Crime victims often are asked to testify in court or make a statement under oath in order to help prosecutors convict the perpetrator, and occasionally may receive restitution. Additionally, victims may claim monetary damages in civil court. But crime victims may also require assistance outside of the justice system, such as counseling; shelter; and other such needs. The following is a list of crime victim resources, including non-profit organizations and government agencies.

 

Resources
General
Information on domestic violence and sexual assault for the Deaf community. Downloadable brochures for Deaf children and adults on keeping safe and dealing with violence.
Information about human trafficking, including services available to victims in English, Polish, Spanish, and Russian.
Information on the services offered by the Victims of Exploitation and Trafficking Assistance (VETA) program, including legal representation and case management. Trafficking Information and Referral Hotline number.
Information on dating violence and how to get help, including Break the Cycle’s program offering legal representation to teen victims.
Crime and victims statistics, including results from the National Crime Victimization Survey.
Information on prevalence and impact of child maltreatment. Includes state laws relating to child abuse and neglect, child welfare, and adoption. Frequently asked questions.
Information on child abuse, including types of child abuse and signs of abuse. Downloadable brochures and posters. Information for children who are being abused, including how to get help.
Information on trafficking, including the services the Coalition offers to victims such as representation in removal proceedings and securing release from detention.
Resources for parents, educators, youth, and children about operating safely in cyberspace. Information for victims on cybercrime, including identity theft and online stalking. Downloadable brochures and online classes.
Information on preventing, detecting and responding to identity theft. Downloadable brochures and online identity theft quiz.
Provides victims in federal cases with information on how to file a complaint against an employee of the Department of Justice (includes any attorney, investigator, or law enforcement officer within the Department) if they feel their rights have been violated. Information about federal victims’ rights. Downloadable complaint forms.
Information on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), including articles and video reviews. Q & A with PTSD expert. List of international trauma support groups.
Resources for victims of identity theft, including a “Victim Guide 101.” Information on how to get connected with a local support advocate.
Online mechanism for victims to report Internet crime. IC3 refers complaints to appropriate law enforcement agencies. Frequently asked questions and crime prevention tips.
Information for survivors of sexual assault and their support persons. Frequently asked questions. Foundation offers financial assistance to support persons to defray costs of transportation and housing, so the victim’s support person can attend criminal justice system proceedings.
List of toll-free helpline numbers for victims from the Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice.
Information on relationship violence. Downloadable handbooks for parents, women, girls and boys. Materials available in Spanish. Information on the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline.
Information on the criminal justice system, victims’ rights, and victim compensation. Online chats and message boards for victim support. Search for local assistance by zip code or state. Contact information for MADD’s victim assistance program.
Information about tribal courts, tribal court jurisdiction, the Major Crimes Act, judge selection for tribal courts, and tribal code construction. Online directory with links to tribal courts and tribal justice systems.
Downloadable “GetHelp” bulletins on all types of crime and victimization, victims’ rights, compensation, and civil justice, among many others. Toll-free helpline and email address for victims to receive information and referrals to services. Special information for teen victims of crime.
Information on elder abuse. Frequently asked questions. List of elder abuse laws. Clickable map of resources across the country.
Online directory of services for victims of domestic abuse in later life and their advocates. Downloadable fact sheets. Frequently asked questions.
Information for victims on safety planning, violence at the workplace, internet safety, and identity theft.
Information on civil remedies for victims of crime, including how to select an attorney. Downloadable brochure about civil justice for victims. Toll-free number to obtain attorney referrals.
NCVLI assists attorneys who provide direct legal services to victims. Establishes legal clinics to represent crime victims in criminal courts. Files amicus briefs in trial and appellate courts on the rights of victims. Provides information, resources, and trainings on victims’ rights to ensure these rights are enforced in courts.
Information on all types of crime and victimization. Downloadable publications for victims.
Information on the services the Hotline offers. Resources for victims about abuse, safety planning, and Internet safety. Information for immigrants, teens, family members, and other support persons.
National resource directory of domestic violence programs offering services in Spanish.
Information on victimization, trauma, and how to find help. Specific information on crime victims with disabilities, elderly victims, and domestic violence. Criminal justice system glossary. Links to national and state victim resources.
Articles and other materials about sexual violence. Links to other victim resources.
Resources for stalking victims, including materials on safety planning, what to do if you are being stalked, and address confidentiality programs. Downloadable incident and behavior log. Stalking laws and court cases.
Online directory of victim services. Links to other resources and victim assistance programs by crime. Resources for international victims, victims of mass terrorism, and trafficking. Frequently asked questions.
Information on human trafficking, including slave labor and sexual servitude. Materials on identifying and helping trafficking victims.
Searchable database of non-emergency crime victim services in the United States and abroad. Search by location, type of victimization, service needed and agency type.
Resources for families and other survivors of homicide victims. Information on grief, criminal justice system terminology, victim impact statements, and victim notification. Online support forums for victims.
Information on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options. Downloadable brochures.
Resources for victims of identity theft. Some fact sheets available in Spanish.
Online searchable directory of rape crisis centers. Statistics and other information on sexual assault, including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and incest.
Information on all types of victimization and the services offered by Safe Horizon.
Information about the federal campus sexual assault victims bill of rights and other federal laws relating to campus sexual assault. What to do if you have been a victim of a sexual assault on campus. Links to other victim resources.
Information about what to do if you are a victim of identity theft.
Information on stalking, including how to recognize stalking, cyberstalking, safety planning, and types of stalkers.
Information about stalking, including recognizing stalking, cyberstalking, and safety planning. Online discussion boards for victim support.
Resources for victims of stalking, including safety planning, protective orders, and stalker behavior.
Resources for parents, grandparents, and siblings of a child who has died. Brochures for parents, grandparents, teachers, funeral directors, and many others. Local TCF chapter clickable map.
Provides searchable information on offenders in many states who are currently in custody. Allows victims to register to receive email notification about a change in an offender’s status.
Searchable database of materials on victims of crime with disabilities. Online discussion forum.
Information for survivors of sexual trauma. Downloadable brochures, including a brochure for men. Information on how to pick a therapist.
Information about online safety for parents, educators, librarians, law enforcement, and children and youth. Materials on cell phone safety. Online reporting mechanism for harassment, stalking via the Internet, and cyberbullying.
State-by-state domestic violence legal information and resources. Includes information for immigrant victims and victims in the military. Resources for seeking protective orders, safety planning, and Internet safety. List of online chats and message boards for victim support.
Military Go to Top
Information about the victim and witness assistance program. Contact information for Victim and Witness Assistance Points of Contact for each military branch. Online forms for victim notification and compensation. PowerPoint overview of the military justice system.
Information for victims on reporting options, the military’s confidentiality policy, and the investigative process. Frequently asked questions.
Fact sheets on the military justice system. Information on military jurisdiction, commander’s disciplinary options, trial procedures, and a review of clemency, parole, and pardons, among many other topics.
Information on domestic violence and the military response. How to recognize abuse. Downloadable directory of Family Advocacy Programs.
Alabama Go to Top
General information on victims’ rights, compensation, pardons and parole, victim notification, and more. Downloadable victim notification form. List of Alabama victim service officers by county. Victim assistance hotline number.
Information on victims’ rights in the pardons/parole process. List of scheduled parole hearings.
Victim compensation information. Downloadable victim compensation application form. Online form to check the status of a compensation claim. Information on victims’ rights, the trial process, and the corrections process. Frequently asked questions.
Alaska Go to Top
Information on victims’ rights and restitution collection. Links to other Alaskan victim services programs. Frequently asked questions. Includes a “Kids Go to Court” coloring book.
Victim compensation information. Downloadable application form. How to appeal a denial of compensation application.
Information about victim notification and the Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) system. Downloadable notification form. Victim impact statements information and related forms. Links to other Alaskan and national vies. Toll-free number
Downloadable handbook, in English or Spanish, with information on the criminal justice process, definitions of commonly used terms, victims’ rights, and safety planning. Directory of other Alaskan victim resources.
Information about victims’ rights and the victims’ rights enforcement process. How to file a complaint for violation of rights. Downloadable information sheet, “How a typical case is prosecuted in Alaska.”
American Samoa Go to Top
Contact information for the American Samoa victim compensation program.
Arizona Go to Top
Information concerning duties of the office, including victims’ rights enforcement and victims’ rights training. Downloadable brochures on victims’ rights to leave work, restitution, and the criminal appeals process, among others. Contact information for other Arizona victim service programs.
Victim compensation information. Contact information for victim compensation programs by county. Downloadable compensation application.
Online database to track inmates via the Internet. Information about post-conviction notification, orders of protection, restitution, and restorative justice. Frequently asked questions. Links to other state and national victim resources.
Searchable database provides information about court cases from 142 of 180 Arizona courts (list of courts posted on Web site). Email notification for changes to cases in Maricopa County.
Information about Arizona’s Victims’ Rights Enforcement Officer which receives and investigates complaints of crime victims concerning denial of victim’s rights. Online complaint form.
Victims’ rights information and overview of the criminal justice system. Downloadable forms including Request for Notice of Conditions of Release and Motion To Allow Support Person for Victim During Trial Testimony. Contact information for other Arizona victim resources. Information on the Crime Victims’ Legal Assistance Project.
Arkansas Go to Top
Victim compensation information. Downloadable application forms. Information about stalking, elder abuse, and missing children.
Downloadable guide to the justice system in Arkansas. Clemency and parole information. Contact information for other Arkansas and national victim resources.
Victim compensation information. Downloadable compensation claim form.
Information about the state’s Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) system, including how to register.
California Go to Top
Overview of California’s Office of Victim Services. Information on victims’ rights. Downloadable form to request notification of criminal appeals. Frequently asked questions and informational brochures. Information about California and national victim resources.
Victim compensation information. Downloadable victim compensation form. Spanish forms. Brochure on victim restitution. Directory of victim witness assistance programs across the state.
Information about victims’ rights and the correctional system, parole board hearings, and cases in which the offender is a juvenile. Downloadable victim notification form. Restitution information. Links to additional resources.
Overview of the Center and toll-free line for resources and referrals for victims. Links to California and national victim resources.
Colorado Go to Top
Victim compensation information. Downloadable compensation claim form.
Information on victim services available and victims’ rights generally. Online victim notification request form. Online victim impact form. Information on other Colorado resources. Frequently asked questions.
Information on Colorado’s Victims’ Rights Coordinating Committee which investigates victims’ rights violations complaints. Downloadable complaint form.
Information on victims’ rights in English and Spanish. Victim compensation information and downloadable compensation claim form. Links to other Colorado and national victim resources.
Online directory of victim services in Colorado. Other information for victims and advocates.
Connecticut Go to Top
Victim compensation information. Downloadable compensation application in English and Spanish.
Downloadable request for victim notification. Victim Services contact information.
Victims’ rights information in English and Spanish. Victim compensation and restitution information. Frequently asked questions Downloadable notification registration form. List of court-based advocates across the state. Links to other Connecticut and national victim resources.
Information on the duties of the office, including monitoring the treatment of victims in the criminal justice system and receiving and investigating crime victim complaints of mistreatment by state agency or other entity providing services to victims. Summary of victims’ rights. Contact information for other state and national victim resources.
Delaware Go to Top
Information about the criminal justice process and victims’ rights. Telephone list for Delaware victim service agencies and related resources. Frequently asked questions.
Victim compensation information and contact numbers for staff of the program.
Information on the services offered by the Unit. Frequently asked questions.
Information about the Victim Services Section of the Delaware State Police and its 24-hour hotline. Contact numbers for other Delaware victim service resources.
District of Columbia Go to Top
Victim compensation information and downloadable application form.
Victim compensation and notification information. Frequently asked questions. List of D.C. and national victim resources.
Information about victims’ rights and compensation. Links and numbers for other D.C. and national resources for victims.
Florida Go to Top
Information on victims’ rights. Victim compensation information and downloadable compensation application. Clickable map directory of Florida victim services.
Downloadable victim compensation application form in English, Spanish and Creole. Brochure on victim compensation.
Information for victims about what to expect after sentencing. Online victim notification request form. Online Inmate Information Search. Frequently asked questions. Additional Florida and national resources for victims.
Georgia Go to Top
Information on victim notification. Downloadable victim notification form.
Information on victims’ rights in the parole process. Downloadable victim notification form and online change of address form. Online victim impact form. Other Georgia victim services links.
The Helpline, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, assists callers with finding resources as well as information about the Georgia Crime Victim Assistance Compensation Program.
Victim compensation information. Downloadable victim compensation application form.
Downloadable Georgia victim services directory.
Guam Go to Top
Contact information for Guam victim compensation program.
Information on family violence and the duties of a peace officer. Phone numbers for local victim resources. Frequently asked questions.
Hawaii Go to Top
Information about crime victim compensation. Downloadable compensation application form. Frequently asked questions. Phone numbers for numerous other Hawaii service providers.
Information on victims’ rights, including the right to restitution, notification, and compensation, and the right to give a victim impact statement. List of phone numbers for other Hawaii services for victims.
Information on victims’ rights, submitting a Crime Victims’ Rights Act Complaint Form, victim notification, steps in a criminal prosecution, and preparing to testify. Links to Hawaiian and national victim resources.
Idaho Go to Top
Manual describes the rights of crime victims in the state of Idaho.
Victim compensation information. Downloadable compensation application form and instructions.
Information about the Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) system. Link to online registration for VINE.
Illinois Go to Top
Information on the services offered by the division. Downloadable brochure about registering for the state’s Automated Victim Notification System. Toll-free number to provide victims with referrals for service. Numerous downloadable brochures on topics such as compensation for funeral providers and hospitals, post-traumatic stress disorder, and victim impact statements.
Victim compensation information. Downloadable compensation application form.
Information on the services of the Victims Services Unit. Recent news relating to victim services in Illinois. Toll-free number.
Database of agencies and centers that provide assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Can be downloaded or printed.
Indiana Go to Top
Information about victim notification, the appeals process and victims’ rights, and the state’s Address Confidentiality Program.
Victim compensation information. Downloadable application form in English and Spanish.
Downloadable victim notification form. Information on Parole Board hearings. Information on “wrap-around services” for victim safety after offender release. Link to the Offender Public Information Search Web site.
Iowa Go to Top
Information on the services the Division offers. Information on crime victim compensation.
Information on crime victim compensation. Downloadable compensation application.
Information on the Victim and Restorative Justice Programs, restitution, victim notification, victim impact statements. List of common terms relating to the criminal justice system. Criminal justice system flowchart. Frequently asked questions. Offender information look-up. Links to more resources.
Kansas Go to Top
Information on the services provided by the office.
Victim compensation information. Downloadable compensation application form and eligibility requirements brochure.
Information on notification and downloadable registration brochure. Information on parole and public comment periods. Definition of commonly used terms in the correctional system. Link to secure Web page for victims to obtain information specific to their case.
Kentucky Go to Top
Information on the services offered. Downloadable brochures on victim impact statements and specific information about domestic violence. Link to information on the state victim notification system. Links to Kentucky and national victim service providers. Toll-free victim hotline.
Victim compensation information. Frequently asked questions. Downloadable compensation application form.
Information on the services of the Office and the state’s victim notification system (VINE). Frequently asked questions.
Information on the state’s victim notification system. Frequently asked questions, including how to register to receive notification.
Louisiana Go to Top
Information on victims’ rights under Louisiana law.
Crime victim reparations (compensation) information. Frequently asked questions. Downloadable application form. Downloadable statewide victim services directory.
Information on the Bureau’s services. Information on victim notification and downloadable registration form. Information on probation and parole and victim offender dialogue.
General information for victims of crime. Contact information for victim/witness coordinators across the state.
Maine Go to Top
Information on criminal justice system and frequently asked questions for homicide survivors and victims of sexual assault and domestic abuse. Information about victim compensation, including eligibility checklist and downloadable application forms. Links to Maine service providers and national resources.
Victim compensation information. Online eligibility checklist and downloadable application form.
Information on victims’ rights, including restitution and notification. Online registration form for victim notification program.
Maryland Go to Top
Information on the services provided by the office. Links to other victim services in the state.
Information on victim compensation. Downloadable compensation application.
Information about victims’ rights, including notification and restitution. Flowcharts describing the criminal and juvenile justice system process. Links to Maryland and national resources. Information on victims’ rights compliance.
Information on Maryland’s Compliance Initiative which works to ensure fair treatment of victims by the criminal justice system. Toll-free compliance line through which victims can make complaints and get referrals.
Information on the services the DPSCS offers. Information on victims’ rights and parole and probation. Downloadable flow chart describing victims’ rights in the criminal justice system. Links to compensation division and other state and national resources. Link to victim notification program (VINELink), http://www.dpscs.state.md.us/victimservs/commitment/main_pages/vs-vine.shtml.
Massachusetts Go to Top
Victim compensation information and downloadable application form in English and Spanish. Phone numbers for victim witness programs across the state and other victim resources.
Click on “Victim Services Unit” (no direct link exists). Frequently asked questions. Information about victim notification and certification to receive notification. Contact information for other Massachusetts and national resources.
Information on local victim services for victims of all types of crimes. Safety planning information and court advocacy for domestic abuse survivors. Information on MOVAs victims’ rights law project.
Information on the Center’s services, including free legal help for sexual assault victims in matters relating to privacy problems, education problems, immigration problems, or employment problems as a result of the crime. Resources for pro bono attorneys. Information on victim compensation.
Michigan Go to Top
Victim compensation information and downloadable application.
Information on victims’ rights, including victim notification. Compensation information and downloadable application.
Information on victims’ rights. Summary of how a case progresses through the criminal justice system. Frequently asked questions. Commonly used terms defined. Information on victim compensation. Contact information for Victim Assistance Coordinators across the state. Links to Michigan and national resources.
Information on the services the Alliance offers. Links to helpful resources.
Minnesota Go to Top
Information on crime victim programs in Minnesota, including online directory of service providers. Information about the crime victim reparations (compensation) program and emergency fund for certain property loss.
Victim reparations (compensation) information. Downloadable application form in English, Spanish, and Somali.
Information on the Crime Victim Justice Unit’s mission to ensure compliance with victims’ rights laws. How to make a complaint for a victims’ rights violation. Downloadable complaint forms.
Mississippi Go to Top
Information on victims’ rights and the services offered by the office. Information on victim compensation and a “victim assistance fund” for crime scene cleanup and court-related travel. Downloadable request form for exercise of victims’ rights. Checklist for victims’ rights when working with the media.
Information on victim compensation. Frequently asked questions. Downloadable compensation application form.
Victim notification information and online request form. Criminal justice system handbook for victims.
Missouri Go to Top
Information on crime victims’ rights. Online request form for victim notification of criminal appellate proceedings. Links to state and national organizations that assist crime victims. List of victim service providers and victim witness advocates across the state. Downloadable information booklet on the criminal justice system process.
Victim compensation information. Downloadable application form and online eligibility checklist in English and Spanish.
Downloadable victim notification form. Frequently asked questions. Information about parole hearings.
How to file a victims’ rights violation complaint. Information on the Missouri Victim Automated Notification System. Clickable map of victim service providers by county.
Glossary of criminal justice terms and information on the criminal justice process in Missouri. List of state and county prosecutor-based victim advocates. Victim services listed by county and by topic. State and national toll-free help numbers.
Montana Go to Top
Victim compensation information, including eligibility requirements and how to file a claim.
Information on victim notification and downloadable forms to register. Contact information for victim information officers at each Montana correctional facility. Information on the victim offender dialogue program.
Information on the services the office provides. Specific information on domestic violence, identity theft, rape exam payments, and restorative justice. List of crime victim services by city. Many downloadable resource documents, including booklets on victims’ rights and the criminal justice system.
Nebraska Go to Top
Information on the state victim notification system (Victim Information and Notification Everyday/VINE). Information on victim compensation (reparations). Downloadable guide to the criminal justice system. Frequently asked questions.
Victim reparations information. Downloadable compensation claim form.
Links to each correctional facility’s victim assistant representatives. Information on VINE and how to register. Links to other national resources. Frequently asked questions.
Nevada Go to Top
Information on victims’ rights and the parole process, including the right to notification of parole hearings. Downloadable notification registration form. Downloadable guide to parole hearings.
Victim compensation information, including frequently asked questions.
Information on the services the Unit offers. Downloadable victim notification registration forms. Information on the state’s Confidential Address Program.
New Hampshire Go to Top
Office mainly provides information and support for homicide survivors. Web site contains downloadable guides on the New Hampshire criminal justice system and victims’ right to give an impact statement. Contact information for victim witness assistance programs and domestic and sexual assault service providers across the state. Information on the state’s Address Confidentiality Program.
Information on probation and parole, notification, protection from intimidation and harassment, and restitution, among others. List of victim services liaisons in the state’s correctional facilities.
Information on the services of the Network, including trauma intervention, court advocacy, and a program for kids and teens, “Grieving Assistance Program for Students.”
Victim compensation information. Downloadable application form and compensation brochure.
Listing of victim services and other related resources across the state of New Hampshire.
New Jersey Go to Top
Information on victim compensation, including frequently asked questions. Downloadable compensation application form. Web site also includes lists of rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters, and victim witness offices across the state.
Information on victims’ rights and the services the NJCVLC offers, including pro bono legal assistance to victims.
Frequently asked questions. Information on other victim resources in the state. Offender status search Web page.
Information on the services the office offers, including court accompaniment and counseling and support services. Information on the state’s victim notification system, including how to register. Downloadable guide to the criminal justice system. Links to other state victim services and resources. Lists of victim witness programs throughout the state.
Information on the state victim notification system (VINELink). Online registration to receive notice of parole board hearings.
New Mexico Go to Top
Information on victims’ rights and the services available through the Victim Services Advocate. Web site also contains information on child sexual abuse and Internet exploitation of children.
Victim reparations (compensation) information. Downloadable application in English and Spanish.
Information on the services of the Program, including a toll-free victim assistance number. Frequently asked questions.
Information on victims’ rights and pro bono services offered by the Project, including representation at court hearings, assistance with victim impact statements, and filing for restitution and compensation. Downloadable victims’ rights brochure. Contact information for other victim resources by county.
New York Go to Top
Web site posts the state’s toll-free victim helpline number.
Victim compensation information. Downloadable application in English and Spanish. Listing by county of victim witness programs across the state. Downloadable restitution brochure.
Information on victim impact at parole proceedings and suggested topics for victim impact statements. Downloadable registration form or online registration for the state victim notification system (VINE).
Information on the state victim notification system (VINE). Offender status search available.
North Carolina Go to Top
Information on victims’ rights, the appeals process, and the state’s Address Confidentiality Program. Frequently asked questions. Links to other victim resources across the state.
Victim compensation information. Downloadable compensation application.
Information about victim notification, victim input into parole or post-release supervision. Downloadable victim notification request form. Online offender look-up.
Information on the Statewide Automated Victim Assistance and Notification (SAVAN). Online registration.
Clickable map of victim services across the state. Link to online offender search and victim compensation program Web site.
North Dakota Go to Top
Victim compensation information, including frequently asked questions.
Victims’ rights and compensation information. Contact information for Victim and Witness Assistance programs across the state. Links to state and national victim resources.
Victims’ rights after sentencing and victim notification information. Downloadable notification registration form.
Ohio Go to Top
Information on victim notification and victim compensation. Online directory of victim services across the state. Materials on the Identity Theft Verification PASSPORT Program.
Victim compensation information. Online application and downloadable application form in English and Spanish. Online compensation claim status check.
Information on the services the Office provides. Downloadable registration form for victim notification. List of victim coordinators in each correctional facility. Information on parole. Online offender status search.
Victims’ rights information, including downloadable brochure on Ohio’s victims’ rights laws.
Oklahoma Go to Top
Information on the services the Unit offers, including “Safeline,” a toll free, V/TDD accessible 24-hour hotline for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
Victim compensation information and downloadable application form in English and Spanish. Online compensation claim status lookup.
Information on the services offered by the Department, including victim notification. Downloadable notification form. Pardon and parole information.
Oregon Go to Top
Information on victim compensation and Victim Information & Notification Everyday (VINE). Victim services directory and directory of all the certified county and city victim/witness assistance programs located throughout Oregon.
Information on victim compensation. Downloadable compensation application form.
Victims’ rights information, including downloadable brochure. Contact numbers for District Attorney’s Victim Assistance programs by county. Links to other victim resources.
Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) information and link to register.
Pennsylvania Go to Top
Information on victim compensation. Downloadable compensation claim form. Online claim status check. Downloadable handbook of victim service referrals arranged by county. Frequently asked questions.
Information about victims’ rights, including the right to notification, the right to restitution, and the right to give input. Online registration for victim notification. Clickable map of victim services across the state. Information about the state’s Address Confidentiality Program. Frequently asked questions.
Puerto Rico Go to Top
Information on Puerto Rico’s victim compensation program in Spanish.
Rhode Island Go to Top
Description of the services the Victim Services Team offers.
Victim compensation information. Downloadable compensation application in English and Spanish. Frequently asked questions.
Information about the state’s notification system (Victim Information and Notification Everyday/VINE), including how to register. Frequently asked questions.
Information on the parole process and victim input into parole hearings. Frequently asked questions.
South Carolina Go to Top
Information on the criminal justice process. List of other resources for victim assistance.
Information about victim compensation. Downloadable application. Frequently asked questions.
Information on South Carolina’s Crime Victim Ombudsman which reviews and attempts to resolve victim complaints against the criminal or juvenile justice systems or victim assistance programs. Downloadable complaint form.
Online registration for victim notification of hearings. Information on probation, parole and pardons, restitution, and submitting a videotaped statement to the parole board. List of contact information for victim services coordinators in several counties. Online offender search.
Information on victims’ rights and victim compensation. Links to other state and national victim resources.
Information on the South Carolina Victim Assistance Network’s crime victim legal network which provides free legal representation to victims in asserting their constitutional rights. Information on specific crimes and subjects such as restitution. Links to state, national, and other resources for victims.
South Dakota Go to Top
Victim compensation information. Downloadable application form. Frequently asked questions.
Information about victims’ rights. Downloadable victim notification request form.
Information on victims’ rights and the impact of crime.
Tennessee Go to Top
Information about victims’ rights. Downloadable victim notification form. Links to state and national victim resources.
Information on victim compensation. Downloadable application forms. Frequently asked questions.
Information about the state’s notification system, Victim Offender Information Caller Emissary, or VOICE hotline. Downloadable registration form. Felony Offender Information Lookup (FOIL) Online. What to expect at a parole hearing brochure.
Information about the criminal justice system, including “Misdemeanors & Felonies,” “What Happens After The Trial,” and “Length of Prison Terms in Tennessee.”
Glossary of criminal justice system terms. Information on victim compensation. Suggestions for witnesses going to court. Phone numbers for victim service providers across the state, including victim witness coordinators.
Texas Go to Top
Information on statewide victim notification system, protective orders, victims’ rights, and victim compensation. Downloadable compensation forms. Links to sexual assault services programs.
Victim compensation information, including relocation assistance for victims of family and sexual violence and travel reimbursement. Downloadable application form.
Information on the services of the Division, including a toll-free victim referral line. Information on victim notification and how to register. Frequently asked questions. Statewide and national resource directory. Numerous brochures on victim-related topics.
Utah Go to Top
Information on the services the office provides.
Victim compensation information and downloadable application form.
Information on the services the Office provides and the state’s victim notification system, Victim Information & Notification Everyday (VINE).
Contact information for victim advocate programs across the state.
Vermont Go to Top
Information on victims’ rights. List of other state and national victim resources.
Information for victims on victim services and the criminal justice system. Vermont Victim Services Resource Directory and searchable directory by county. Links to other state victim resources.
Victim compensation information and downloadable application form.
Information about victims’ rights and the corrections system. Victim notification information and downloadable registration form. Online offender status search.
Virgin Islands Go to Top
Information on the impact of crime and the services the program offers. Links to other local victim resources.
Contact information for the Virgin Islands victim compensation program.
Information on services the Coalition offers. Links to national and local victim resources. Information for teens on dating violence, sexual assault, and healthy relationships.
Virginia Go to Top
Information on victim notification and downloadable registration form. Appeals process information.
Victim compensation information. Downloadable application form. Frequently asked questions.
Information on the services the Unit offers. Toll-free number for victims. Information on the state’s victim notification system, Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) and downloadable registration form.
Information on services the Victims Services Section offers, including the toll-free DCJS INFO-Line for victims. Frequently asked questions.
Washington Go to Top
Information on victims’ rights. List of other Washington state resources for victims.
Victim compensation information and downloadable application form. Links to other state and national victim resources.
Information on the victim notification program and how to enroll. Frequently asked questions. Information on safety planning and the “victim wrap-around program.”
Information on the state Victim/Witness Notification Program and how to enroll.
Information about victims’ rights at parole proceedings and how to request an opportunity to make a statement to the Indeterminate Sentence Review Board.
Information about the services of the Office of Crime Victim Advocacy, including advocacy for victims who have had trouble accessing services or whose rights have been denied. Directory of local, state, and national resources for victims, searchable by county. Downloadable brochures on topics such as restitution and posttraumatic stress disorder.
West Virginia Go to Top
Information on the services provided. Information on the state victim notification system (Victim Information & Notification Everyday/VINE) and downloadable registration form.
Information on victim compensation, including eligibility requirements and how to apply.
Downloadable directory of victim services providers by county.
Wisconsin Go to Top
Information on victims’ rights and what to do if you believe your rights have been violated. Information on victim compensation and downloadable application form. Victim service agencies listed by county and by crime. Frequently asked questions.
Victim compensation information, including frequently asked questions. Downloadable compensation brochure and application. Main Office of Crime Victim Services site, http://www.doj.state.wi.us/cvs/OCVS_pages/For_Victims.asp
Information on the Wisconsin Crime Victims’ Rights Board, which can review victim complaints of rights violations. Downloadable sample formal complaint form.
Information on the state’s victim notification system and offender information search, Visual Offender Information Center/ Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VOICE/VINE). Frequently asked questions.
Wyoming Go to Top
Victim compensation information, including frequently asked questions. Downloadable application form.
Information on victims’ rights. Frequently asked questions. List of victim service providers by county.
Information on the state’s victim notification program. Downloadable victim notification request form.

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Legal Aid and other Low-Cost Legal Help

If you cannot afford a lawyer, legal aid may be able to help you:

There are legal aid offices (also called legal services) throughout the United States. Legal aid offices are not-for-profit agencies that provide free legal help to people who cannot afford to hire a lawyer.  While many legal aid offices only help people with very low incomes, some offices have more flexible income rules.

Legal aid usually handles cases involving:

  • Domestic violence– if your partner is abusing you, legal aid can help you obtain a protective order, a child custody order and divorce.
  • Family law– if you have a child custody or divorce case, legal aid may be able to help.  Call your local legal aid office or ask the Judge in your case to appoint a legal aid lawyer to represent you in court.
  • Housing– if you are being evicted from your home or if your house is in foreclosure, legal aid may be able to help.
  • Public Benefits– if you have a problem with welfare, Food Stamps, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or Social Security, legal aid may be able to help.

Many legal aid offices may be able to handle other problems including immigration, consumer, and disability issues.   Some legal aid offices focus on one area of law, such as disability law, or housing law.  Some legal aid offices get funding from the government and that may limit the kind of cases they can take.

To find a legal aid office near you:  Go to www.LawHelp.org and select the state where you live to find out who in your state may be able to help with your legal problem.

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SOURCES:

http://www.crimevictims.gov/crime.html

https://www.victimsofcrime.org/help-for-crime-victims

https://www.victimlaw.org/victimlaw/commonAction.do?invoke=loadResources

http://criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-legal-help/crime-victim-resources.html

http://avda-tx.org/victim-advocacy/249794

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