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State and National organizations & resources that can help

Child Abuse

Child Abuse Prevention Network is the Internet Nerve Center for professionals in the field of child abuse and neglect. Child maltreatment, physical abuse, psychological maltreatment, neglect, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse and neglect are our key areas of concern. We provide unique and powerful tools for all workers to support the identification, investigation, treatment, adjudication, and prevention of child abuse and neglect.
Child Abuse Yellow Pages
National CASA offers news and events for the national Court Appointed Special Advocate program along with information on how to become active locally.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children offers resources for parents, law enforcement and media along with child safety tips, a tip line, information on Megan's law and a searchable database of missing children help make this site a comprehensive page for the topic at hand. The National Children's Advocacy Center is a non-profit agency based in Huntsville, Alabama, providing prevention, intervention, and treatment services to physically and sexually abused children and their families within a child-focused team approach. The Child Welfare Information Gateway (formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect) provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Abuse in the Catholic Church site focuses mainly on the Boston area and provides information on all aspects of child abuse within the Catholic Church.

Domestic Violence

Ohio Domestic Violence Network ODVN offers training, public awareness, and technical assistance and promotes social change through the implementation of public policy. National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
A group opposed to violence against women and children in any form, the NCADV website provides information regarding domestic violence, community action planning suggestions, and public policy updates. American Bar Association —Domestic Violence
Mobilizing the legal community to provide access to justice adn safety for victims of domestic violence, this site provides informational resources for attorneys as well as the general public on domestic violence. Domestic Violence Information Center
A quick guide to domestic violence facts, the Violence Against Women Act, and Internet resources. National Domestic Violence Hotline
Not only used for its hotline services, this site offers domestic violence information, prevention strategies, and resource material. Stop Abuse for Everyone (SAFE) A human rights organization that provides services, publications, and training to serve those who typically fall between the cracks of domestic violence services. These groups include straight men, gays and lesbians, teens, the elderly, and immigrants. Women Against Domestic Violence
This site gives history and information regarding the organization as well as useful resources about domestic violence. End Violence against Women
Johns Hopkins University provides "this online resource of documents, reports, journal articles, policy documentation, training materials, posters, radio programs, novelty items and other important information."

LGBTQ+ Victims

Gay and Lesbian National Hotline
This site provides a toll-free hotline number for gay, lesbian and transgendered individuals in need of information, referral and peer counseling.
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
"The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation." National Center for Lesbian Rights
"NCLR is a national legal resource center with a primary commitment to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families through a program of litigation, public policy advocacy, free legal advice and counseling, and public education." National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
NGLTF is the national progressive organization working for the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, with the vision and commitment to building a powerful political movement.

Government/Policy Resources

Ohio Revised Code Ohio Laws & Administrative Rules presented by the state's Legislative Service Commission Victim Section of the Ohio Revised Code The section of the Ohio Revised Code directly related to victims' rights Congress' Official Web-Site/Legislative Information
Bill Summary and Committee reports for the U.S. Congress National Center for Victims of Crime
Comprehensive site that incorporates assistance for victims, service providers, and policy makers with updated national stories of victims of crime. National Criminal Justice Reference Service National Organization for Victims Assistance NOVA is an organization of victim and witness assistance programs and practitioners, criminal justice agencies and professionals, mental health professionals, researchers, former victims and survivors, and others committed to the recognition and implementation of victim rights and services. National Victims' Constitutional Amendment Network
NVCAN has been formed to assess the status of victims' state and federal rights and provide educational materials to enhance victims' access to rights and services. Office for Victims of Crime
OVC provides substantial funding to state victim assistance and compensation programs -- the lifeline services that help victims to heal. The agency supports trainings designed to educate criminal justice and allied professionals regarding the rights and needs of crime victims. National Crime Victim Bar Association
National Crime Victim Bar Associations Mission: “Providing technical support to attorneys representing crime victims in civil suits, referring crime victims to lawyers in their local area, and increasing general awareness about the availability of civil remedies for victims of crime. Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics Online
The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics brings together data from more than 100 sources about many aspects of criminal justice in the United States. Supreme Court Decisions U.S. Department of Justice Victim Assistance Online
Victim Assistance Online is an information, research and networking resource for victim assistance specialists, professionals in related disciplines and all interested in the field of victimology. Violence Against Women Office
Part of the Department of Justice, the Violence Against Women Office has handled the Department's legal and policy issues regarding violence against women.

Grief Support

Crisis, Grief & Healing
"This page is meant to be a place where men and women can discuss , chat, or simply browse to understand and honor the many different paths to heal strong emotions."
Grief Recovery Institute
This site offers trainings to gain a "Grief Recovery Certification" which may be used to help others deal with grief and loss.

Homicide Victims

National POMC Parents of Murdered Children makes the difference through ongoing emotional support, education, prevention,advocacy, and awareness. This site lists ongoing petitions, survivor support and a "murder wall."

Identity Theft

Office for Victims of Crime — Identity Theft
Part of the OVC website, this page offers government resources, national organizations and credit monitoring systems to prevent and react to identify theft.
Federal Trade Commission's National Resource for identity theft Federal Trade Commission's National Resource for identity theft

Missing Persons

Designed to stop violence against children, this site highlights Amber plans, Megan's law, and missing children's search assistance.

Sexual Abuse/Assault

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is a comprehensive collection and distribution center for information, statistics, and resources related to sexual violence
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
Working both on a state (Penn.) and national level, this site gives information on advocacy, public policy and other resources on sexual assault and violence. RAINN The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. The site lists counseling centers, statistics and news and events. Sexual Abuse of Males
This site provides scholarly knowledge and resources, in language and formats accessible to any interested and motivated person — young or old, highly educated or not in regards to sexual abuse. Violence Against Women Online Resources "A comprehensive listing of online resources dialing with sexual assault" Where's the Outrage
This site focuses on sexual abuse and the lack of action within the community. Teen Pennsylvanis coalition Against Rape
Sexual assault information geared toward both male and female teens. Men Against Sexual Violence


Stalking Resource Center
Statistics, court cases and current laws make up this resource center for stalking information.
Cyber stalking
The expert on online stalking, this site lists prevention techniques, statistics and assistance to cyberstalking victims. Cyberangels Cyberstalking website dedicated to safe surfing on the World Wide Web.


About Face
Promotes positive self-esteem and empowerment images in the media for girls and women.
Girls, Women + Media Project
The Girls, Women + Media Project is a 21st century, non-profit initiative and network working to increase awareness of how pop culture and media represent, affect, employ, and serve girls and women---and to advocate for improvement in those areas. Jean Kilbourne Homepage
Lecturer dedicated to disseminating information regarding the media and its influence on images of women, drugs and alcohol and violence. Mediawatch
Mediawatch challenges the stereotypes presented through the media and presents the truth through educational videos and media literacy. Mind on the Media
Inspires independent thinking and critical analysis of media messages Brutality isn't Child's Play
Aimed mainly at stopping the sales of WWF and like-developed toys. The Lion and the Lamb Project
The project's mission is to stop the marketing of violence toward children through media and toy sales. Mediafamily
Helping families and educators to maximize the benefits and minimize the harm of mass media on children through research, education and advocacy.

Miscellaneous sites

America's Most Wanted
The television show's homepage which posts information about missing persons, crimes and captures.
American Administration on Aging National Elder Abuse
Information regarding crimes related to the violence and exploitation of the gerontologic population. American Civil Liberties Union
News updates and information regarding civil liberties and rights under the U.S. Constitution. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Homepage with articles, most wanted lists and agency history. MADD
Mother's Against Drunk Driving Homepage Ohio Attorney General's database of registered sex offenders Ohio Mediation Association Quit Alcohol
Information on helping individuals who are struggling with alcohol Victim Assistance Online
An information, research and networking resource for victim assistance specialists, professionals in related disciplines and all interested in the field of victimology. Federal Bureau of Prisons Inmate Database
List of all federal prisoners from 1982 to present. Gift from Within
Excellent info on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Overcoming Trauma Ohio State Legal Services Association OVC, Resources for International Victims Persons with Disabilities Who are Victims of Crime. Campus Security Statistics Dissociative Identity Disorder International Society for The Study of Dissociation

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