WHO DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION SERVE?

The National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for victims of all types of crime and for the people who serve them. We pledge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. We are dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime.

WHAT IS THEIR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

Traumatic events can have negative effects on emotional health and well-being. It is important to take measures to promote self-care during stressful times, and to adopt coping mechanisms to relieve the pain and grief you may feel after a traumatic event. Striking a balance between stressors, or negative feelings, and positive emotions can help restore emotional health and self-awareness.

HOW DO YOU HELP THEM?

We hope that the resources below will be helpful to you, and will assist in coping with grief, trauma, or other reactions you may be experiencing. If you need immediate assistance, please reach out to any one of the National Hotlines listed, or find local resources in your area through our Connect Directory.

  • Advocating for Stronger Rights, Protections, and Services for Crime Victims
    • Securing Resources for Victims of Crime
    • Strengthening and Expanding Crime Victims' Rights
    • Strengthening How our Nation Responds to Victims of Crime
    • Promoting Conversations About Emerging Issues and Underserved Crime Victims
  • Education, Training, and Evaluation
    • National Conferences
    • DNA Resource Center
    • Stalking Resource Center
    • Youth Initiative
    • National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • A Trusted Source of Current Information on Victims' Issues
    • Website
    • Media Outreach
    • Publications
    • VictimConnect
    • Annual Observances

WHERE CAN WE FIND OUT MORE?

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