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General Victims Services and Information
(202) 252-1010A 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.
(202) 467-8700The 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(800) 879-6682NOVA’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.
617-603-1557 or 800-323-3205This 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.
(800) 626-7676AGOVA 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’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.
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.
The California Attorney General’s VSU provides information about the rights of crime victims in California.
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.
The Office of Victim Services (OVS), Connecticut Judicial Branch, is the state’s lead agency established to provide services to victims of violent crime.
Email: email@example.comThe mission of Crime Victims United is to promote a more balanced justice system through legislative action and public awareness.
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.
Toll free: (800) 436-7442Georgia’s Office of the Attorney General provides information about the rights of and services for crime victims in Georgia.
TTY: (877) 398-1130The 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.
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.
Toll free: (800) 828-9745The 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 is a non-profit organization that provides representation 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.
(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.
Toll free for victims: (877) 251-7373The Department of Community Health website provides information about crime victims’ rights in Michigan, and referrals to support services such as compensation and victim notification.
Toll free: (800) 247-0390 x3The 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.
(573) 751-0309The 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.
(602) 240-6500MADD 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.
(402) 479-5625The 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.
The Nevada Attorney General’s Office provides a list of many victim advocacy services statewide.
(609) 292-6766The 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.
(212) 613-5000The 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.
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.
Toll free: (800) 282-0515The 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.
(405) 521-3921The Oklahoma Attorney General Office’s Victim Services Unit provides crime victims’ services including address confidentiality, victim notification, and court-appointed advocates.
(503) 378-5348The 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.
Toll Free: (800) 452-7636While 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.
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.
(401) 274-4400The 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.
Toll free: (800) 213-5652The 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.
Toll-free Nationwide: 844-754-3460The 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(202) 531 3346The 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.
Toll free: (866) 966-7226Florida’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.
Toll free: (888) 334-4547The 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.
Email: IllinoisVictims@gmail.comIllinois’ 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.
Toll free: (800) 373-5044The 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.
1-800-372-2551The 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.
(888) 743-0023The 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.
The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office provides information about the rights of crime victims and referrals to statewide victim assistance and resources.
Toll free: (866) 940-8090MAC 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.
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.
(406) 444-1907The Montana Attorney General’s Office of Victims Services provides referrals to statewide victim resources and services.
Toll free: (800) 716-9769The Mental Health Call Center is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week and serves those in Mulnomah County.
(202) 742-1727The 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.
(603) 271-3671The 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.
(973) 903-9848The 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.
(800) 621-4673Safe Horizon provides a variety of resources and support to victims of crime. Programs and services include counseling, shelter, and legal advocacy.
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.
The Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center provides free legal assistance to victims of crime to protect and enforce their rights from the time of first report through post release control. Free legal representation is also provided in state and federal court. In addition this program provides free victims rights training to nurses, advocates, law enforcement, prosecutors, courts, counselors, and community organizations, and resource referrals throughout Ohio.
(503) 208-8160The 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.
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.
(800) 503-7983Operated 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.
(512) 837-PAVCPeople 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 advocates for victims in state and federal court in Colorado by providing pro bono legal representation and social service support to these victims.
(803) 750-1200The 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.