Crime Victim & Survivor Resources
International Association of Forensic Nurses: IAFN is most known for its nursing care for patients impacted by violence and trauma. Their online learning center provides courses related to forensic nursing, prices vary and are different for members and non-members. IAFN provides information on how to become a member and what their membership offers.
International Multicultural Institute: International MultiCultural Institute provides consulting and training on diversity to build an inclusive society.
Shared Hope International: SHI offers resources and information on sex trafficking like a glossary and FAQ about sex trafficking. Their prevention efforts include training, awareness, and collaboration.
American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law: ABA offers the public free legal resources on topics like real estate, estate planning, and legal issues for consumers. ABA Free Legal Answers offers many legal resources a virtual legal advice clinic for qualifying users to post their civil legal questions and are provided basic legal advice and information by lawyers at no cost. This is intended to offer access to legal advice with no representation.
Commission on Law and Aging: The Commission on Law and Aging researches and develops policy, while advocating for the quality of life and care of older adults. They have a list of resources in English and Spanish.
National Court Appointed Special Advocates Association: National CASA advocates for children to have a permanent home with no abuse or neglect. They provide a map for people to select their state and find a local program.
National Crime Victim Law Institute: NCVLI provides different resource libraries for different topics like victim law, technical assistance, and a victim resource database.
National Insurance Crime Bureau: NICB provides information on how to be an informed insurance consumer as well as offering a free VINCheck service. They also have a form to report possible fraud.
Victims’ Rights Law Center: The Victims’ Law Center provides free legal services for sexual assault victims in Massachusetts and Oregon. They also provide a resource library with links to resources nationwide.
Womenslaw.org: WomensLaw.org provides information to people of all genders. They have an email hotline that can answer legal questions regarding domestic violence, sexual violence, and other related topics as well as offer referrals and emotional support. Additionally, they have an interactive map that explains the laws in each state.
Minorities, Immigration & Civil Rights
Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence: ATASK offers technical assistance like culturally specific training and policy development on domestic violence, sexual violence, and missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls among other related areas. They also have a resource library with additional outside resources.
The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community (UJIMA): UJIMA provides technical assistance and training to ensure there are more culturally specific services for African American domestic and sexual violence survivors. They are currently working on a resource guide for organizations that serve African American women survivors.
National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project: NIWAP focuses on the needs of immigrant women, children, and victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and crimes. They offer training, research, and technical assistance to help victims.
National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center: NIWR offers culturally specific technical training to help advocates strengthen their response to violence against Indigenous women. They also have a resource library with resources about sexual violence, housing, and other topics.
Esperanza United: Esperanza United provides information about what abuse can look like for immigrants along with resources about immigrant rights. They provide a directory of national and local organizations that offer resources surrounding domestic violence and a 24/7 bilingual crisis line.
Anti-Defamation League: Anti-Defamation League provides research, databases, and digital tools to learn about the incidents of hate and symbols used by supremacist groups. ADL also provides a glossary of terms often used by extremist groups and resources specifically for law enforcement like workshops and professional development.
Cyber Civil Rights Initiative: CCRI provides resources and information to victims of online abuse. They provide an online image removal guide and a roster of lawyers who have volunteered to help victims with their cases. Additionally, they have many useful definitions and suggestions on what steps a victim can take.
Fraud Center: Fraud Center provides helpful information and descriptions of different types of scams as well as tips on how to identify and prevent them. They also help fraud complaints get to law enforcement agencies.
Identity Theft Resource Center: ITRC offers victims of account takeovers a chat and call center to receive assistance on how to recover their account. Their center also includes resources to prevent identity theft, recovery of identity, and protection of businesses.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center: NSVCR offers resources for survivors, friends, family, advocates, and educators. They list some of the rights and options survivors have, along with links to other resources and information for survivors
Raliance: As part of their Parent 2 Parent resource, Raliance offers a toolkit for parents and caregivers to learn about what to do when a child is displaying sexual behavior problems, how to talk about it and other self-care information.
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network: RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline as well as the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. Additionally, they offer sexual violence prevention programs and consulting services to help organizations develop sexual violence education and response programs.