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  • MVFR identifies, engages and mobilizes its members to build communities of support that educate the public on the harms of the death penalty, the true needs of the victim’s families and the transformative power of restorative justice to promote a more compassionate and just society.

  • Legislatures nationwide are grappling with determining the proper statute of limitations (SOL) for child sexual abuse cases. NCVLI recently undertook a review of the state of the nation.   
  • This initiative is in partnership with the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) and provides information to individuals and service providers nation-wide for victims/survivors who are seeking to relocate for purposes of escaping an abuser.
  • The mission of the Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women (LRC) is to improve legal representation for domestic violence survivors.  Specifically, the LRC works to obtain legal representation for domestic violence survivors in interstate custody cases and to provide technical assistance to domestic violence victim advocates and attorneys in such cases. 
  • The National Indian Justice Center website provides links to native organizations and federal agencies that serve the Native American community, as well as links to resources providing information such as tribal laws and codes.
  • NCVLI works to ensure that victims of crime are informed of their rights and can find resources to enforce their rights. We provide general information on our website about the rights of crime victims and also provide referral information to other agencies that may be able to provide direct assistance.
  • Wired Safety is an online resource for cyber-stalking, cyber-bullying, online fraud, and identity theft. The website provides a great deal of information, and many self-help links for victims of online harassment, stalking, or fraud.
  • A rising number of elder abuse cases threatens to overwhelm inadequately staffed adult protective service agencies in many states, according to a report released on Wednesday by the federal Government Accountability Office.
  • The Safe Horizon Anti-Trafficking Program provides intensive case management to women, men, and children who have been victims of labor and sex trafficking on the East Coast. Case managers provide social and legal services, as well as referrals for other support.
  • The committee’s hearing brought attention to what experts call chronic elder abuse in America. Rooney said Congress should pass a law to make it a specific crime.
  • NCVLI’s Responding to Online Fraud Project has links to resources for victims such as prevention tips, information on reporting online fraud, and a toll free victim assistance hotline at 1-888-768-6556.  

  • IC3’s mission is to serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime. The IC3 gives the victims of cyber crime a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations.
  • The Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force is made up of law enforcement, investigatory, and regulatory agencies at all levels of government. The Task Force aims to improve the investigation and prosecution of financial crimes, improve efforts to help victims remedy losses, and address financial discrimination in the lending and financial markets. The Task Force’s website,, has information on the varied types of fraud, reporting agencies, and prevention techniques.
  • The ABA’s website has links to many local and state bar associations which maintain lists of attorneys who may be able to represent victims in civil cases.
  • The American Bar Association’s website will guide you to a list of resources in your state, including pro bono legal representation for victims in civil cases.
  • assists low and moderate income people in finding free legal aid programs in their communities and answers to questions about their legal rights.  LawHelp’s website has referrals to resources for each state, including a mix of self-help resources and links to pro bono attorneys.
  • The Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project provides crisis intervention, support, and resources to LGBTQ victims and survivors of domestic abuse.
  • Male Survivor provides resources to men and boys overcoming sexual victimization.  Their website has referrals to local support groups, and other male victim resources.
  • The Victim Oral History Project seeks to capture the evolution of one of the nation’s most significant social rights movements–the Victims’ Rights Movement. This website contains audio and video file interviews with many pioneers of the movement and documents the history of the Victims’ Rights Movement.
  • Crime Victims First’s mission is to promote and protect crime victims’ rights, prevent rights violations, and improve the treatment of victims/survivors through education, advocacy, and enforcement using technology. Their website has educational material about victims’ rights and an online rights violation reporting system, as well as the means to contact an advocate with questions about victims’ rights.
  • JDI is concerned about the safety and well-being of all detainees, including those held in adult prisons and jails, juvenile facilities, immigration detention centers, and police lock-ups, whether run by government agencies or by private corporations on behalf of the government.  The Resource Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse Behind Bars is a unique State-By-State guide to legal and psychological counseling resources for survivors who are still incarcerated, those who have been released, and loved ones on the outside who are searching for ways to help.  
  • The National Dating Abuse Helpline provides resources for teens, parents, friends and family, and the general public. It is a national 24-hour resource that can be accessed by phone or the internet, specifically designed for teens and young adults.  Peer Advocates are trained to offer support, information and advocacy to those involved in dating abuse relationships. 
  • The National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence website has a comprehensive list of referrals to elder abuse victim services by state.
  • The National Center for Victims of Crimes provides several publications with advice and self-help instructions for victims of stalking.  Information such as how to formulate a safety plan or collect evidence is available online at their website.
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents investigate a variety of federal crimes, including human trafficking.  ICE’s primary concern is victim safety and ensuring that victims of human trafficking are not victimized again. ICE can connect victims to other organizations that can provide long-term assistance and support.  An ICE Victim Assistance Coordinator can help connect victims to these resources such as housing, food and basic needs, medical needs, and legal assistance.
  • NHTRC is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.  Call the hotline at 1-888-373-7888 to connect with local resources for trafficking victims.
  • The Stalking Resource Center is a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime. The Center’s dual mission is to raise national awareness of stalking and to encourage the development and implementation of multidisciplinary responses to stalking in local communities across the country. The Center’s website provides statistics, educational materials, and links to resources.
  • The Tribal Law and Policy Institute website provides information about victimization issues and the native community, on topics such as sexual assault, domestic violence, alcohol and substance abuse, and tribal housing. 
  • Founded in 1999, the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) is national nonprofit organization that focuses exclusively on identity theft. The ITRC serves as a resource and advisory center on identity theft, and its website contains information for consumers, victims, law enforcement, the business and financial sectors, legislators, media and governmental agencies.  Victim assistance can be accessed by calling their toll-free hotline.
  • The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) I.D. Theft Website is a resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. The website provides detailed information to help protect against identity theft, and the steps to take if it occurs. The FTC’s website contains a comprehensive reference center with links to specific laws, contact information, and resources from state and federal government agencies.
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