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Victim Services


If you or someone you love is a victim of crime, you have rights and you
can get help.

Help is available in the form of compensation and assistance. Compensation programs reimburse victims for crime-related expenses, such as medical costs, mental health counseling, funeral and burial costs, and lost wages or loss of support. Assistance programs provide a range of services, including crisis intervention, counseling, emergency shelter, criminal justice advocacy, and emergency transportation.

The following are offered by the U.S. Department of Justice:

Adult Survivors: Organizations that have information on adult survivors of child abuse.
[Child Welfare Information Gateway

Chaha (Open) - also in Russian and Farsi
Counseling, Helpline & Aid Network for Abused Women to aid individuals in the Jewish community who are victims of domestic violence by providing support, counseling and assistance.

Crime Victim Services (Directory)

Domestic Violence Coalitions by State (nicolebrown.org)

Free Legal Aid - United States (Map directory)
Click 'Free Legal Aid'

International Victim Assistance
A reference, resource and networking center for international victim assistance community. Online Library

Kristi House (Miami, Florida)
Kristi House provides a healing environment for all child victims of sexual abuse and their families, regardless of income, through prevention, treatment and coordination of services with our community partners.


Legal Aid Around the World

Mothers of Sexually Abused Children (MOSAC)
The MOSAC site is designed specifically for mothers who have experienced the sexual abuse of one of their children. Life is difficult for mothers following the disclosure of a child's abuse, and they often have few, if any, resources available to them. This site is designed to be a comprehensive source of information about sexual abuse and to offer support and resources.


National Child Traumatic Stress Network
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events.

Network of Victim Assistance
Education, advoacy, legal, free counseling

Office for the Victims of Crime publications index

Office for Victims of Crime: U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Criminal Court Sentencing And Sentencing Guidelines (Open)

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
National Guide to where it is available

Sidran Institute
Helping people understand, manage, and treat trauma and disassociation

Survivors Network for those abused by priests (SNAP)

The National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center (NCVC)

The Shofar Coalition: Our mission is to prevent the physical, sexual and emotional abuse or neglect of children and to aid adults, adolescents and children who are suffering from the impact of traumatic experiences. (Open) - also in Russian and Farsi

Victim Assistance online - library, documents & handbooks

Victims Rights Database 
VictimLaw is a user-friendly database of victims’ rights laws



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