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Child Victims

National Organizations

  • 1 in 6

    1 in 6 provides support for male victims of childhood sexual violence with general information, a national 24/7 online support line, and online therapy for residents of California.

  • Klaas Kids Foundation

    The Foundation’s mission is to stop crimes against children. The website contains links to each state’s “Megan’s Law” – a law that requires sex offender registration and community notification.  The website also provides educational information regarding child safety and missing children.
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)

    NCMEC is a private, nonprofit organization which was created in 1984. NCMEC’s mission is to serve as the nation’s resource on issues of missing and sexually exploited children. The website contains resources and links for parents, children, advocates, and attorneys regarding issues of child safety, sex offenders, victimization, and recovery.
  • National Children’s Alliance Child Advocacy Centers

    Child Advocacy Centers emphasize the coordination of investigation and intervention services by bringing together professionals and agencies as a multidisciplinary team to create a child-focused approach to child abuse cases.  Use the “Find a local National Children’s Alliance Member Location” on their website for referrals to services.
  • Parents of Murdered Children (POMC)

    (888) 818-POMC
    (513) 721-5683
    Parents of Murdered Children (POMC®) provides ongoing emotional support to help parents and other survivors of homicide facilitate the reconstruction of a “new life” and to promote a healthy resolution. Not only does POMC® help survivors deal with their grief, but also helps with advocacy in the criminal justice system. There are POMC® Chapters across the country which hold monthly meetings and provide support, advocacy, and court accompaniment. POMC®’s website provides numerous educational and support materials, and contains links to a topic forum that allows survivors to communicate with other survivors.
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (CASA)

    CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to advocate for abused and neglected children, and to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home.
  • Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation

    877-896-4702

    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.

  • National Children’s Advocacy Center

    (256) 533-KIDS (5437)
    The National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC), located in Huntsville, Alabama, revolutionized the United States’ response to child sexual abuse. Since its creation in 1985, the NCAC has served as a model for the 1000+ Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) now operating in the United States and in more than 27 countries throughout the world. The site has resources for kids, parents and professionals.
  • Parents for Megan’s Law and the Crime Victim Center (PFML/CVC)

    (888) 275-7365
    PFML/CVC provides a national helpline, community support, and assistance on issues related to Megan’s Law, sex offender management and sexual assault prevention.  They are a New York State Certified Rape Crisis Center and are funded by the U.S. Justice Department to staff the National Megan’s Law Helpline to support the community when sex offender notifications are implemented and to provide appropriate law enforcement referrals when registrants are failing to comply with registration requirements.
  • Tahirih Justice Center

    Baltimore office: (410) 999-1900
    National and Greater Washington DC office: (571) 282-6161
    Houston office: (713)496-0100
    Serving Maryland, the greater Washington DC area, and the greater Houston area, the Tahirih Justice Center provides legal and social services to immigrants escaping or experiencing gender-based violence.  They can also provide specialized assistance to victims facing or fleeing forced marriages.

Statewide Organizations

  • Children’s Defense Fund - Minnesota

    (651) 227-6121
    Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota, founded in 1985, is a state partner of the national organization with a unique focus on the needs of Minnesota’s children and families. To achieve its goals, CDF-MN advocates at the local, state and federal levels on behalf of children, and conducts research, outreach and youth development initiatives.
  • Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic

    (706) 369-5788
    The Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation (CEASE) Clinic is the first of its kind in the nation, representing survivors of child sexual abuse in tort litigation. The clinic not only provides direct representation to survivors, but also serves as a teaching center as part of the University of Georgia School of Law.
  • The Custody Project

    850-682-3460
    The Custody Project assists mothers and their children with visitation and custody expenses. The organization assists with financial crises affecting care, custody and visitation. They are able to help families with expenses such as rent, utilities, legal fees, education costs and heath costs.
  • Youth, Rights and Justice

    Youth, Rights & Justice serves children and youth-primarily those in foster care-who are abused, neglected or in trouble; students who face challenges at school; and parents who need help keeping their families intact.