By Jueseppi B.
From The Brady Campaign
Bereaved Parents USA
An organization of family members of someone who has died, offering support, understanding, encouragement and hope to other bereaved family members, with chapters all over the nation.
Brady Center’s Legal Action Project
The Legal Action Project brings cases on behalf of individual victims of gun violence, from lawsuits against the makers of assault weapons used in mass shootings, to actions against handgun makers whose unsafe designs allow children to die in unintentional shootings.
Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS)
Concerns of Police Survivors provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. COPS provides training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues and educates the public of the need to support the law enforcement profession and its survivors.
The Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends supports bereaved families after the death of a child, with more than 600 chapters with locations in all 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico.
Fight Crime Invest in Kids
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is led by more than 4,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, other law enforcement leaders, and has a victim division of violence survivors dedicated to preventing crime and violence.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving: Victims Services
Mothers Against Drunk Driving has a victim/survivor helpline, as well as a victim services division with grief and emotional support, injury support, legal process, and financial recovery support
Murder Victims Families for Human Rights (MVFHR)
Murder Victims Families for Human Rights is an international non-profit organization of family members of victims of criminal murder, terrorist killings, state executions, extrajudicial assassinations, and “disappearances” working to oppose the death penalty from a human rights perspective.
National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC)
The mission of the National Center for Victims of Crime is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
NCADV works to eliminate both personal and societal violence against all women and children through coalitions, community-based support for battered women and their children, education, and prevention.
National Organization of Victim Assistance (NOVA)
NOVA is the national professional association of victim advocates and victim services professionals working to promote rights and services for victims of crime and crisis everywhere.
National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC)
Includes programs for keeping kids safe from crime, including McGruff the Crime Dog and his “kid safe browser” for the internet.
National Crime Victims Bar Association
Provides technical support to attorneys representing crime victims in civil actions, 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.
National Crime Victims Law Institute (NCVLI)
An informational resource on victims rights.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) – Federal Government’s Justice Department
Provides extensive national list of resources for victims of crime, including National Crime Victims Rights Week every April.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) – Technical Training and Assistance (TTAC)
Free training available for wide variety of victims needs, issues, and services.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) – Directory of Victims Services
An overview of victim services nationwide.
Parents of Murdered Children (POMC)
POMC’s many chapters around the nation provide on-going emotional support needed to help parents and other survivors facilitate the reconstruction of a “new life” and to promote a healthy resolution. Not only does POMC help survivors deal with their acute grief but also helps with the criminal justice system.
National Center for Victims of Crimes – Victim Law
The definitive on-line legal resource from the National Center for Victims of Crimes; comprehensive and user-friendly database of every single aspect of victims rights and needs from around the nation. Search all cases and state, local and federal laws.
National victim advocacy organization based in Maryland whose mission is to empower and assist victims of violence and their loved ones in healing from trauma.
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