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General Victims Services and Information

National Organizations

  • Crime Victims’ Rights Ombudsman

    (877) 574-9302
    (202) 252-1010
    A crime victim may file a complaint against any employee of the Department of Justice who violated or failed to provide the rights established under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act of 2004.
  • National Center for Victims of Crime

    (202) 467-8700
    The National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC), founded in 1985, is a resource and advocacy organization for crime victims. NCVC’s mission is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. NCVC’s website contains numerous resources and links, including to some of its projects such as the Stalking Resource Center.

    NCVC has created VictimLaw, a comprehensive, user-friendly, on-line database of victims’ rights statutes, tribal laws, constitutional amendments, court rules, administrative code provisions, and case summaries of related court decisions that meets the needs of a wide variety of users with different levels of substantive and technological expertise.
  • National Disability Rights Network

    NDRN is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP). There is a P&A/CAP agency in every state and U.S. territory as well as one serving the Native American population in the four corners region.  Collectively, the P&A/CAP network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.
  • Office for Victims of Crime

    The Office for Victims of Crime website provides a comprehensive database designed to help individuals locate non-emergency crime victim service agencies in the United States and abroad. Searchable by location, type of victimization, agency type and/or type of service needed, this resource is available for victims to guide their search for support.
  • VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday)

    This service allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day. Victims and other concerned citizens can also register to be notified by phone, email or TTY device when an offender’s custody status changes.
  • History of the Crime Victim Assistance Field

    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.
  • National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI)

    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.
  • National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)

    (800) 879-6682
    NOVA’s mission is to promote rights and services for victims of crime and crisis everywhere. NOVA’s website includes educational materials for victims and links to other victim service organizations.  They provide information and referrals through their toll-free hotline.
  • The Relocation Counseling and Identity Protection Initiative

    617-603-1557 or 800-323-3205
    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.

Statewide Organizations

  • Alabama Attorney General Office of Victim Assistance

    (800) 626-7676
    AGOVA provides direct victim assistance as well as referrals to victims through its toll-free Hotline, 1-800-626-7676.  Services include information on crime victims’ rights, compensation, how to protest parole decisions and other concerns for victims after their offender is sentenced.
  • Alaska Victim-Witness Assistance Program

    Alaska’s Department of Law provides a Victim-Witness Assistance Program for victims whose cases are being prosecuted.  A coordinator can provide services such as help with employers and travel arrangements, advocacy and information about the criminal justice process, and work with police and other services to stop abuse and harassment.
  • Arizona Department of Public Safety

    The mission of the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s Crime Victim Services Unit is to effectively administer Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Assistance funds by ensuring appropriate and accessible services are available to crime victims.

  • California Attorney General Victims’ Services Unit (VSU)

    The California Attorney General’s VSU provides information about the rights of crime victims in California. 
  • Colorado Attorney General Victim Assistance Program

    The Victim Assistance Program provides information and support for victims of violent crimes in all cases handled by the several units within the criminal justice section. Among other duties, the advocate in this unit provides referral to post-trauma counseling and referral to victim compensation.
  • Connecticut Judicial Branch’s Office of Victim Services

    (860) 263-2760
    (800) 822-8428

    The Office of Victim Services (OVS), Connecticut Judicial Branch, is the state’s lead agency established to provide services to victims of violent crime.

  • Crime Victims United

    Email: contact@crimevictimsunited.org
    The mission of Crime Victims United is to promote a more balanced justice system through legislative action and public awareness.
  • Delaware Attorney General Victim/Witness Assistance

    Delaware’s Victim/Witness Assistance Program can provide crime victims with information about the criminal justice process.  Services include notification of the proceedings, assistance with restitution, and information about crime victim’s rights.
  • Georgia Attorney General Victim Assistance

    (404) 656-3300
    Toll free: (800) 436-7442
    Georgia’s Office of the Attorney General provides information about the rights of and services for crime victims in Georgia.
  • Illinois Attorney General Victim Assistance

    (800) 228-3368
    TTY: (877) 398-1130
    The Illinois Attorney General’s Office provides many services to victims of crime.  Services include information about crime victim’s rights, assistance with compensation, referral to services statewide, and victim notification concerning cases and custody status of offenders.
  • Indiana Attorney General Victim Assistance

    The Indiana Attorney General’s Office provides services to crime victims, such as confidential addresses for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.  Other services include victim notification, compensation, and referrals to other victim resources.
  • Kansas Attorney General Victim Assistance

    Toll free: (800) 828-9745
    The Kansas Attorney General’s Office provides information about the rights of crime victims in Kansas, as well as other services such as victim notification, compensation, and referrals to statewide victim resources.
  • Legal Aid Services of Oregon

    Legal Aid Services of Oregon is a non-profit organization that provides representatio on civil cases to low-income clients throughout Oregon. Legal Aid Services of Oregon has field offices located in Albany, Bend, Klamath Falls, Newport, Pendleton, Portland, Roseburg, and Salem. Offices in Woodburn, Hillsboro and Pendleton serve Farmworker clients statewide. The Native American Program provides representation on Native American issues. The Central Administrative office for the program is located in Portland.

     

  • Maryland Crime Victims Resource Center

    (301) 952-0063 or (877) 842-8461
    (202) 531-3346 (Washington, DC Metro area)
    (410) 234-9885 (Baltimore)
    Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc. provides pro bono legal representation, including serving as guardian ad litem, to victims of all crimes in tribal, state, and federal proceedings and serves as an important resource to victims, social services providers, courts, and criminal justice professionals in the State of Maryland; in the Federal Districts of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia; and, under other funding, Federal crimes of Fraud/Identity Theft in any federal court nationwide.
  • Michigan Department of Community Health: Victim Services

    517-373-7373
    Toll free for victims: (877) 251-7373
    The Department of Community Health website provides information about crime victims’ rights in Michigan, and referrals to support services such as compensation and victim notification.
  • Minnesota Crime Victim Justice Unit

    (651) 201-7310
    Toll free: (800) 247-0390 x3
    The Crime Victim Justice Unit provides assistance to victims by providing general information about the criminal justice system, referring to appropriate local crime victim resources, connecting victims to criminal justice agencies and personnel involved in their case, and investigating victim complaints about statutory rights violations and mistreatment by criminal justice professionals.
  • Missouri Attorney General Victim Services

    (573) 751-0309
    The Missouri Attorney General’s Office provides information concerning the rights of crime victims in Missouri.  The office also provides services including victim notification and referrals to advocates and statewide victim resources.
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

    (602) 240-6500
    MADD Arizona provides assistance to DUI/DWI crash survivors and family members of deceased victims through grief support groups, victims’ rights information along with court accompaniment, follow-up services and referrals to partnering agencies. MADD provides services to all persons victimized by the crime of drunk driving, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, or age.
  • Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, Victim Services

    (402) 479-5625
    The mission of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Victim Assistance Program is to provide advocacy and assistance to crime victims and allow an avenue for victims to participate in departmental activities.  Services include notification of changes in offender custody status.
  • Nevada Victims of Crime

    The Nevada Attorney General’s Office provides a list of many victim advocacy services statewide.
  • New Jersey Attorney General Office of Victim-Witness Advocacy

    (609) 292-6766
    The New Jersey Office of the Attorney General provides many services to victims, including counseling, information about victims’ rights and the criminal justice system, compensation, and victim notification.
  • New York Women’s Center for Victim Protection

    (212) 613-5000
    The Women’s Center for Victim Protection, a project of New York Legal Assistance Group, protects the legal rights of victims of crimes of sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking in New York City.
  • North Carolina Attorney General Victim Services

    The North Carolina Office of the Attorney General provides information regarding the rights of victims of crime and the criminal justice system in North Carolina.
  • Ohio Attorney General Victim Services

    (614) 466-4986
    Toll free: (800) 282-0515
    The Ohio Attorney General’s Office provides services to victims such as notification of case disposition and compensation.  Their website has referrals to many local victim services providers, advocates, and statewide resources.
  • Oregon Crime Victims Law Center

    (503) 208-8160
    The Oregon Crime Victims Law Center represents crime victims in state and federal courts in the exercise of their rights.  The Clinic also responds to victims’ social service needs in cooperation with other service providers and conducts education and training on victims’ rights issues.
  • Oregon Law Help

    Oregonlawhelp.org has information for civil legal issues. Choose a topic from their menu to find articles, forms, courts, where to find legal help, and more.

  • OregonCrimeVictimsRights.org

    (800) 503-7983
    Operated by the Oregon Department of Justice, oregoncrimevictimrights.org has information for crime victims in Oregon on a variety of topics, including information about the criminal justice process and state laws.  The website also provides a comprehensive list of referrals to local victim assistance programs statewide, and other resources for victims of crime in Oregon.
  • People Against Violent Crime

    (512) 837-PAVC
    People Against Violent Crime is a non-profit organization that provides support and services to victims including notification of offender custody status, general information about crime victims’ rights and the criminal justice system, court accompaniment, and crisis intervention.
  • Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center

    Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center advocates for victims in state and federal court in Colorado by providing pro bono legal representation and social service support to these victims.
  • South Carolina Victim Assistance Network

    (803) 750-1200
    (888)852-1900
    The South Carolina Victim Assistance Network provides pro bono legal representation to victims of all crimes in tribal, state, and federal proceedings and serves as an important resource to victims, social services providers, courts, and criminal justice professionals in North and South Carolina.
  • Alaska Office of Victims’ Rights

    Phone: 907-754-3460 
    Toll-free Nationwide: 844-754-3460
    The Office Of Victims’ Rights is an agency of the Alaska Legislature that provides free legal services to victims of crime to help them obtain the rights they are guaranteed under the Alaska constitution and statutes with regard to their contacts with police, prosecutors, judges, and other criminal justice agencies in this state, as well as to advance and protect those victim rights in court when necessary and authorized by law. 
  • Arizona Attorney General Victim Services

    The Arizona Attorney General’s Victims’ Rights Program has information about the rights of crime victims in Arizona.  The office can also refer victims to various services and operates a victim compensation program.
  • Arizona Voice for Crime Victims

    (480) 600-2661

    The mission of Arizona Voice for Crime Victims is to ensure that crime victims receive their rights to justice, due process and dignified treatment throughout the criminal justice process. The website has links to resources, forms and statutes.

  • California Crime Survivors

    (949) 872-7895
    Toll free: (844) 853-HOPE (4673)

    California Crime Survivors Inc’s mission is to ensure the public knows victims’ rights and needs and to provide resources, support, and information to empower crime victims to survive and thrive.  Victim services include legal information, support groups, and safety trainings.
  • Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA)

    The Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) is committed to fairness and healing for crime victims, their families and communities through leadership, education, and advocacy.  COVA offers a statewide directory that includes a list of service providers that assist in a variety of victim services.  
  • Crime Victims First

    The mission of Crime Victims First (CV1) is to promote and protect crime victims’ rights through education, advocacy, and enforcement.  CV1 facilitates education services and awareness raising of crime victims’ rights;  provides victim services such as crisis counseling, criminal justice support, and pro bono legal services; participates in developing public policy; and has a variety of resources for victims on their website. 
  • D.C. Crime Victims Resource Center

    (202) 531 3346

    The D.C. Crime Victims Resource Center, a project of the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc., represents victims of all types of crime in the District of Columbia. The Clinic works with other D.C. entities to assess and coordinate access to other social services for clients.
  • Florida Attorney General Crime Victim Services

    (850) 414-3300
    Toll free: (800) 226-6667
    Florida’s Attorney General provides information about the rights of crime victims in Florida.  Services include referral to victim assistance statewide, information about victim’s rights in the court, and how to claim victim’s compensation.
  • Idaho Attorney General Crime Victim Assistance

    (208) 334-2400
    Toll free: (888) 334-4547
    The Idaho Attorney General’s Office provides assistance to victims while their cases are being prosecuted, general victim assistance information, and referrals to services for all crime victims in Idaho.
  • IllinoisVictims.org

    Call: 312-882-4584
    Email: IllinoisVictims@gmail.com
    Illinois’ grassroots victims rights organization, sharing information and resources for victims of violent crime, advocating for the enforcement of our Constitutionally guaranteed victims rights, and for public safety.
  • Iowa Attorney General Crime Victim Assistance Division

    (515) 281-5044
    Toll free: (800) 373-5044
    The Iowa Attorney General’s Office operates a Crime Victim Assistance Division (CVAD).  Services of the CVAD include victim notification, assistance with compensation, crisis response, and referrals to statewide victim services such as counseling.
  • Kentucky Attorney General Office of Victims Advocacy

    1-800-372-2551
    The Office of Victim’s Services provides victim’s advocates on all criminal appellate and special prosecution cases in the Commonwealth. This office also staffs the Child Sexual Assault and Exploitation Prevention Board and hosts annual training for Victim’s Advocates throughout the Commonwealth.
  • Maryland Attorney General Victim Services

    (888) 743-0023
    The Maryland Attorney General’s Office provides information to crime victims and citizens regarding victims’ rights and the criminal justice system.  The office also serves victims through notification of case disposition and offender custody.
  • Massachusetts Attorney General Victim Services

    The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office provides information about the rights of crime victims and referrals to statewide victim assistance and resources.
  • Minnesota Alliance on Crime (MAC)

    (612) 940-8090
    Toll free: (866) 940-8090

    MAC is a membership coalition of more than 60 crime victim service providers in Minnesota, including prosecution-based victim/witness programs, community programs, law enforcement agencies, and individuals committed to supporting crime victims.
  • Mississippi Attorney General Victim Services

    The Mississippi Attorney General’s Office provides information on crime victims’ rights in the state, as well as referrals to resources and services for victims.
  • Montana Attorney General Victim Services

    (406) 444-1907
    The Montana Attorney General’s Office of Victims Services provides referrals to statewide victim resources and services.
  • Multnomah County Crisis Line

    (503) 988-4888
    Toll free: (800) 716-9769
    The Mental Health Call Center is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week and serves those in Mulnomah County.
  • Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC)

    (202) 742-1727
    The Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) is a non-profit organization providing comprehensive case management and pro bono legal services to all victims of crime in the District of Columbia. NVRDC’s holistic services are provided regardless of income, ethnicity, immigration status, sexual orientation, race, or gender identity/expression. NVRDC runs the District’s on-call crisis response services to survivors of sexual assault who receive a sexual assault forensic exam in the District of Columbia. NVRDC offers victims professional case management services combined with experienced crime victims’ rights attorneys. The legal staff also represent sexual assault survivors within the context of college or university administrative proceedings and Title IX enforcement and complaints.
  • New Hampshire Office of Victim/Witness Assistance

    (603) 271-3671
    The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office of Victim/Witness Assistance provides support and resources to victims of crime statewide.  Services include information about the criminal justice system, victim notification, courtroom advocacy, intervention with employers or landlords, and referrals to other resources for victims.
  • New Jersey Crime Victims’ Law Center

    (973) 903-9848
    The New Jersey Crime Victims’ Law Center provides pro bono legal representation to all victims of violent crimes in state and federal proceedings in New Jersey and serves as an important resource to victims, social services providers, courts, and criminal justice professionals in each of the 21 counties throughout the State of New Jersey.
  • New York: Safe Horizons

    (800) 621-4673
    Safe Horizon provides a variety of resources and support to victims of crime.  Programs and services include counseling, shelter, and legal advocacy.
  • North Carolina Victim Assitance Network

    919-831-2857, 1-800-348-5068 (toll free)
    North Carolina Victim Assistance Network promotes the rights and needs of crime victims by linking victims of crime with direct assistance available in their communities and providing information on specific laws and legislation pertaining to victim’s rights. Serving it’s members as a statewide network, they provide information on over 1,500 victims service and criminal justice agencies, victim assistance programs, and advocacy groups.
  • Oklahoma Attorney General Victim Services

    (800) 522-SAFE
    (405) 521-3921
    The Oklahoma Attorney General Office’s Victim Services Unit provides crime victims’ services including address confidentiality, victim notification, and court-appointed advocates.
  • Oregon Crime Victims’ Services Division

    (503) 378-5348
    The mission of the Crime Victims’ Services Division (CVSD) is to reduce the impact of crime on victims’ lives by supporting statewide victim services programs, promoting victims’ rights, and providing victims access to information and resources in a compassionate, responsive, and dedicated manner.

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  • Oregon State Bar

    (503) 684-3763 
    Toll Free: (800) 452-7636
    While the Oregon State Bar cannot provide any legal advice or answer any legal questions, they can refer you to a lawyer who may be able to assist you with your legal matter.
  • Pennsylvania Office of Victim Advocate

    Office of Victim Advocate (OVA) handles all post-sentencing rights for crime victims. This includes all offenders in Pennsylvania who are serving a state sentence or on state parole or probation, the victims’ rights including input options on parole, inmate release or movement, restitution questions anything that may happen after the offender is sentenced at the local level comes from the OVA.

     

    Pennsylvania has many crime victim organizations at the local level that can assist victims.  To learn more about local county level organizations, click here. 

  • Rhode Island Attorney General Victim Services

    (401) 274-4400
    The Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office provides advocates to victims of crime.  They are available to answer questions about victims’ rights, the criminal justice system, and provide referrals to victim assistance and services statewide.
  • South Carolina Attorney General Victim Assistance

    Toll free: (800) 213-5652
    The South Carolina Attorney General’s Office provides victim assistance, including information regarding the rights of crime victims and referrals to statewide resources and victim service providers.
  • Southern Poverty Law Center

    (334) 956-8200 or Toll-Free at (888) 414-7752

    The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.  The SPLC works to stop workplace exploitation and other human rights abuses.