February 12, 2008


Battered Women’s Justice Project
PH: (800) 903-0111
The Battered Women's Justice Project primarily provides support and technical assistance to organizations and professionals engaged in the criminal and civil justice system’s response to domestic violence. They do not take on individual cases or provide legal representation to individuals. Their ability to assist victims with their individual cases is limited to the provision of general information about the criminal and civil justice systems and how domestic violence cases are typically processed, but they can help you focus your questions about the criminal and civil legal system. They can also refer you to other resources that are available locally and nationally, and explain what they might have to offer you.
Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Country Child Abuse Hotline
PH: (800) 633-5155
The Office for Victims of Crime, along with other Office of Justice Programs bureaus, collaborates with the Bureau of Indian Affairs to target domestic violence in Indian Country. This resource provides access to victims’ advocates, law enforcement authorities, health care providers, and community organizations all involved in the fight to end child abuse. Provides contact information for other advocacy agencies.
Childhelp USA National Hotline (TDD Hotline)
PH: (800) 4A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
The hotline is an excellent resource for crisis intervention, information and literature. Additionally, the hotline can provide referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources.
Anyone can call the hotline; they regularly receive calls from parents, children, and other concerned individuals. The Hotline is also a valuable resource for individuals who must report suspected abuse as mandated by law (school personnel, medical and mental health professionals, and police and fire investigators). All calls are anonymous and confidential.
Family Violence Prevention Fund and Health Resource Center
PH: (415) 252-8900
The Family Violence Prevention Fund works to prevent violence within the home, and in the community, to help those whose lives are devastated by violence because everyone has the right to live free of violence.
Justice Statistics Clearinghouse
PH: (202)-307-0765
This agency serves to collect, analyze, publish and disseminate information regarding crime itself, criminal offenders, and victims of crime. The date collected by this agency is often used by policymakers at the Federal, State, and Local levels.
Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse
PH: (800) 851–3420
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention established the Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse (JJC) in 1979 to provide individuals and organizations with easy access to a comprehensive collection of information and resources on juvenile justice topics. Through print and other media, JJC offers the latest research findings, descriptions of promising programs, publications on youth-related issues, practical guides and manuals, announcements of funding opportunities, and other useful resources—all prepared by the nation's foremost experts in juvenile justice and related issues.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
PH: (877) MAD-HELP
MADD is not a crusade against alcohol consumption - MADD's mission is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking. MADD is here to help you deal with the legal, medical, and financial issues that often follow a drunk-driving crash.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
PH: (800) THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s® (NCMEC) mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.
National Center for Victims of Violent Crime
PH: (800) 394-2255
The National Center for Victims of Crime exits to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. They are dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime. They are also able to provide direct services and resources, as well as provide resources for additional training in support areas.
National Children’s Alliance
PH: (800) 239-9950
National Children's Alliance is a nationwide not-for-profit membership organization whose mission is to promote and support communities in providing a coordinated investigation and comprehensive response to victims of severe child abuse. NCA provides services to Children’s Advocacy Centers, multidisciplinary teams, and professionals across the country. The Children’s Advocacy Centers provide another way of serving abused children by offering comprehensive services for victims and their families.
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
PH: (800) 729- 6686
This resource actually works along side the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in order to support a life in the community for everyone, especially by building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders, as well as by using for information about substance abuse prevention and addiction treatment to achieve that outcome.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
PH: (800) 422-4453.
This service provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
PH: (800) 851-3420
NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
PH: (800) 799-7233
Hotline advocates provide support and assistance to anyone involved in a domestic violence situation, including those in same-sex relationships, male survivors, those with disabilities and immigrant victims of domestic violence. All calls to the National Domestic Violence Hotline are confidential.
National Fraud Information Hotline
PH: (202) 835-3323
This resources serves to assist consumers by giving them the information they need to avoid becoming victims of telemarketing and Internet fraud and to help them get their complaints to law enforcement agencies quickly and easily.
National Organization for Victim Assistance
PH: (800) 879-6682
NOVA serves to promote rights and services for victims of crime and crises everywhere, especially through its advocacy services, assistance to victims, and its training services for professionals.
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
PH: (800) 537-2238
The NRCDV provides support to all organizations and individuals working to end violence in the lives of victims and their children through technical assistance, training and information on response to and prevention of domestic violence.
Office of Victims of Crimes Resource Center
PH: (800) 851-3420
The Office for Victims of Crime Resource Center (OVCRC) is an information clearinghouse for emerging victim issues.
Parents of Murdered Children
PH: (888) 818-POMC
POMC provides the on-going emotional support needed to help parents and other survivors facilitate the reconstruction of a "new life" and to promote a healthy resolution. Not only does POMC help survivors deal with their acute grief but also helps with the criminal justice system.
Rape, Abuse & Incest Network
PH: (800) 656-HOPE
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
Do directly provide services in Spanish.
Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Child Protection & Child Custody
PH: (800) 527-3223
Through the Resource Center, the Family Violence Department (FVD) provides training and technical assistance to professionals seeking to improve outcomes on child protection and child custody cases that involve domestic violence, while engaging in policy reform in those areas.
VALOR/ National Victim Assistance Academy
PH: (703) 748-0811
VALOR tries to provide assistance through the promotion of education and awareness about the rights and needs of crime victims, the organization works to improve services for victims to assist in their emotional, financial, and physical recovery.

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