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  • American Bar Association’s Center on Children and the Law

    Founded in 1978, the Center is a full-service technical assistance,training, and research program addressing a broad spectrum of law and court-related topics affecting children. These include child abuse and neglect, adoption, adolescent health, foster and kinship care, custody and support, guardianship, missing and exploited children, and children’s exposure to domestic violence. The Center’s website contains educational information and links to numerous children’s law centers, law school programs, and statewide legal advocacy/support programs.

  • The National Crime Victim Bar Association

    The National Crime Victim Bar Association provides technical support to attorneys representing crime victims in civil suits, refers crime victims to lawyers in their local area, and works to increase general awareness about the availability of civil remedies for victims of crime.

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  • August 19
    Referral services to many partners across the nation for victims of human trafficking, minors or adults, any gender. IN OUR BACKYARD also conducts trainings and works closely with law enforcement and often times is called upon to do anti-trafficking efforts surrounding major sporting events.
  • September 19
    Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of the community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education.
  • October 18
    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.
  • October 4
    Men Surviving provides victims of sexual violence specialized resources to aid in their mental, physical and emotional recovery.
  • August 25
    DrugRehab.com is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS). ARS is an integrated behavioral health care management organization dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues. 
  • April 25

    Through StrongHearts, Native callers can connect one-on-one with knowledgeable StrongHearts advocates who can provide immediate support, personalized safety planning, crisis intervention, and referrals to Native-centered resources. Advocates are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST.  

  • 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.
  • February 18
    The VictimConnect Resource Center is a place for crime victims to learn about their rights and options confidentially and compassionately. A program of the National Center for Victims of Crime, it combines a helpline, an online chat, and web-based information and service referrals.
  • February 16
    Hopeline connects survivors of domestic violence to vital resources, funds organizations nationwide and protects the environment.
  • September 17
    AI Justice is a nonprofit law firm that specializes in protecting and promoting immigrant rights in Florida and on a national level. Their Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking Program provides assistance to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, violent crime, or human trafficking.
  • September 17
    This brochure from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services provides information about the different types of visas available to immigrant victims of crime.
  • September 17
    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.
  • September 17
    The American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Stop Notario Fraud project provides information about immigration consulting fraud and how to report it.
  • September 17
    The American Bar Association’s Fight Notario Fraud project provides information about immigration consulting fraud, as well as links to websites that can provide local legal resources.
  • September 16
    ASISTA provides centralized assistance for advocates and attorneys facing complex legal problems in advocating for immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • September 15
    Protect Our Defenders honors, supports and gives voice to the brave women and men in uniform who have been raped or sexually assaulted by fellow service members. They seek to fix the military training, investigation and adjudication systems related to sexual violence and harassment — systems that often re-victimize assault survivors by blaming them while failing to prosecute perpetrators.
  • August 18

    The National Domestic Violence Hotline supports male victims and recognizes the unique obstacles they encounter when seeking help.  Advocates can provide information, find local resources, safety plan, and provide peer support.

  • August 18

    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.

  • August 18

    Male Survivor provides victims of sexual violence with information for finding local resources, therapists, and support groups, along with general information about male victimization and forums where victims can talk to and provide support for each other.

  • October 24
    Victims often need attorneys to protect their rights during the civil cases.  Anytime a victim is seeking an attorney (s)he will want to interview that attorney to ensure it is a good fit.  Some questions to ask as you consider retaining an attorney can be found here.
  • July 21
    GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project works to assist and support victims and survivors of domestic violence, focusing on GLBTQ communities, to bring about responsive public policy, and to increase access to culturally competent services. 
  • July 21
    CUAV works to build the power of LGBTQQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) communities to transform violence and oppression.
  • July 21
    The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) addresses the pervasive problem of violence committed against and within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and HIV-affected communities.
  • July 21
    Transgender victims, like all victims of sexual assault, want and deserve to be respected, heard, believed, served, and supported. This guide will help you do just that. Click here for the full guide. 
  • July 21
    The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Their phone number is  212-727-0135.
  • July 21
    Family Equality Council connects, supports, and represents the three million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender in this country and their six million children.
  • July 21
    Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.
  • July 21
    Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and education, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation. 
  • July 21
    NCLR is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education.
  • July 21
    Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
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