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  • February 11
    Legal Services for Crime Victims in Arizona (LSCVA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit legal charity founded in 2012. LSCVA’s mission is to provide free legal representation in criminal cases to victims of crime in Arizona, with priority to victims of domestic violence and sexual violence. LSCVA asserts and seeks enforcement of crime victims’ rights and provides social services to facilitate healing in the aftermath of crime.
  • November 26
    The Georgia Legal Services Program is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to provide civil legal services for persons with low incomes, creating equal access to justice and opportunities out of poverty. 
  • November 26
    Mid-MN Legal Aid serves Minnesotans in the 20 counties of central Minnesota, including Hennepin, from offices in Minneapolis, St. Cloud and Willmar. Legal Aid serves seniors in the additional counties of Anoka, Cass, Crow Wing, Kanabec, Pine and Wadena counties, and offers statewide services to people with disabilities on issues associated with disabilities.
  • November 26
    The New York Crime Victims Legal Help is an online resource that connects victims with legal help on issues related to housing, family, employment, finances, and more.   
  • November 26
    VLNDC is a network of legal service providers in DC that provide legal assistance to victims of crime in DC. The network provides victims of crime with access to 16 different legal service organizations that can provide legal help in a variety of issues including (but not limited to) family law, immigration, and crime victims’ rights. When a victim contacts VLNDC, the organization strives to connect the victim to any member organizations that may be able to assist them with their pending legal needs. If the network cannot assist them, it provides the victim with other resources to explore. 
  • November 26
    For over fifty years, the Montana Legal Services Association has helped ensure fairness for all in Montana’s justice system by providing civil, non-criminal legal services to low income Montanans living in all 56 Montana counties and on all Tribal Reservations.
  • November 21
    Since 2006, the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE) has existed to end sexual exploitation in this community, and since 2009, CAASE has done its work by providing free and comprehensive legal services for survivors of sexual violation - including by representing those victimized through rape or in the context of the sex trade, within the context of the criminal justice system. The other pillars of CAASE’s work - Policy, Prevention, and Community Engagement - have a decade’s history working to improve policy, practice, and culture (both at the state and local level) so that various systems, including specifically the criminal justice system, improve the ways they understand, engage with, and respond to victims of rape and prostitution.
  • November 21
    Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) began serving victims of crime under Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding from the Florida Attorney General’s Office on June 2018, although trauma-informed services have been provided since it opened its doors in 1974. LAS serves survivors of all
    non-intimate partner crimes such as, adult or child sexual assault, bullying, identity theft, fraud, human trafficking, child victims of abuse, abandonment, or neglect, survivors of mass violence, etc.
  • March 27
    Arizona Crime Victim Rights Law Group (AZCVRLG) is an Arizona nonprofit corporation that provides legal services as counsel of record and access to social support services to victims of crime, including but not limited to domestic violence crime victims, white collar crime victims, victims of violent crimes, vehicular crimes, and property crimes at no cost to them. AZCVRLG believes crime victims deserve transparent and respectful communication as we balance a close working relationship with careful attention to victim service needs. Our holistic, client-centered philosophy includes always interacting with crime victims in a dignified and respectful way. 
  • March 21
    The Victim Rights Project is a joint project between Legal Action of WI and Judicare, which provides fee legal services to victims of crime. The Victim Rights Project works to ensure that a victim’s constitutional and statutory rights are not violated, and when a violation occurs, to seek remedy.
  • May 18
    Advocates for Victims of Crime (AVOICE) is a Texas Legal Services Center statewide project providing free direct legal representation and referrals to victims of violent crime, and providing education about crime victim’s rights. AVOICE lawyers offer legal advice, safety planning, pro se assistance, and legal representation. AVOICE also assists victims with applying for crime victim compensation claims.
  • April 18
    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.
  • December 13
    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.
  • April 28
    The mission of the Legal Aid Society is to protect and strengthen families by providing equal access to justice for our most vulnerable citizens, including those who are impoverished, the elderly and victims of domestic violence.
  • April 28

    Since 1929, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles has provided civil legal services to poor and low-income people in Los Angeles County.

  • March 30

    The Alaska Institute for Justice (formerly Alaska Immigration Justice Project) is a nonprofit agency that provides low-cost immigration legal assistance to immigrants and refugees in all immigration applications including citizenship, permanent resident status, work permits, asylum, family-based petitions and immigration petitions for immigrant victims of  domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. 

  • March 28

    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. 

  • March 5
    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.
  • February 25
    The Mental Health Call Center is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week and serves those in Mulnomah County.
  • January 21
    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.
  • January 7

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

  • January 7

    Victim Rights Center of CT (VRCC) provides quality legal services to victims of adult sexual assault, child physical & sexual abuse, homicide, elder abuse and violence against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgendered (LGBT) people, regardless of income. 

  • January 7
    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.  
  • January 7

    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.

  • January 7
    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.
  • January 7

    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.  

  • November 4
    The mission of Crime Victims United is to promote a more balanced justice system through legislative action and public awareness.
  • November 4
    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.
  • November 4

    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.

  • October 23

    Legal Aid Services of Oregon is a nonprofit 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.

     

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