This section of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's website provides information about its programs to serve youth and families with substance abuse challenges related to opioid abuse. Visit the site to learn about Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention funding, programs, and training and technical assistance to help children and their families.
The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services at the U.S. Department of Justice, in partnership with the National Alliance For Drug Endangered Children, created a four-part training series to help professionals serve the needs of drug endangered children. The training covers: an overview of the issue, the long-term impact and needs of drug endangered children,prenatal substance exposure, and postnatal substance exposure.
This section of the National Institute of Justice website provides research and other information on teen dating violence, including articles and publications.
Building off a long history of research in the area of intimate partner violence, the National Institute of Justice is now looking to relationships during adolescence to understand the factors that put individuals at risk for involvement in abusive romantic relationships as adults.
EZASHR provides access to more than twenty years of national and State data on homicide victims and known homicide offenders, including information on the age, sex, and race of victims and offenders, the victim-offender relationship, and the type of weapon used.
The OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book (SBB) enables users to access online information via OJJDP's website to learn more about juvenile crime and victimization and about youth involved in the juvenile justice system. The SBB provides timely and reliable statistical answers to the most frequently asked questions from policymakers, the media, and the general public. In addition, the data analysis and dissemination tools available through SBB give users quick and easy access to detailed statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topics.
The Uniform Crime Reporting Program was conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to meet a need for reliable, uniform crime statistics for the nation. In 1930, the FBI was tasked with collecting, publishing, and archiving those statistics. Today, several annual statistical publications, such as the comprehensive Crime in the United States, are produced from data provided by nearly 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States.
This website offers easy access to statistics and reports on children and families, including: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education and health. The Forum fosters coordination, collaboration, and integration of Federal efforts to collect and report data on conditions and trends for children and families.
The Family Advocacy Program serves as a resource for military families experiencing family violence by providing prevention efforts, early identification and intervention, support for victims, and treatment for offenders.
A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families by connecting child welfare, adoption and related professionals as well as the general public to timely, essential information.
These section of the Bureau of Justice Statistics website provides statistics on victimization from its annual National Crime Victimization Survey, which collects information from victims on nonfatal violent and property crimes, reported and not reported to the police, against persons age 12 or older from a nationally representative sample of U.S. households.
The America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response (AMBER) Alert System is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the wireless industry, to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases.
The AMBER Alert website provides information on issuing AMBER Alerts, toolkits for raising awareness, and more.
The Tribal Resource Tool is a searchable map of victim service programs for survivors of crime and abuse in Indian Country. Organizations that provide services to American Indians and Alaska Natives may submit a request for inclusion in the map. The tool was developed by the National Center for Victims of Crime, the National Congress of American Indians, and the Tribal Law and Policy Institute, with funding support from OVC. These OVC grantees are also using the tool to identify gaps in services.
This demonstration project is designed to reach underserved children, youth, and families in Illinois, Montana, Ohio, and Virginia who are victims of crime. The project seeks to provide immediate and long-range services for through collaboration and coordination of systems of care. It also seeks to inform victim service providers and other stakeholders of the most effective strategies and programs to address the needs of this population.
VictimConnect serves victims of any crime in the United States. Trained specialists are available to help you locate referrals for mental health counseling, financial compensation, legal services, civil justice options, support groups, crime reporting, identity theft recovery and more.
OVC and the Federal Trade Commission held a forum in 2011 to discuss child identity theft. Read transcripts from forum sessions which explored the nature of child identity theft—including foster care identity theft and identity theft within families—with the goal of advising parents and victims on how to prevent the crime and how to resolve child identity theft problems.
Developed through a grant from OVC, this section of the American Academy of Pediatric website provides pediatricians and all medical home teams with the resources they need to modify practice operations to more effectively identify, treat, and refer children and youth who have been exposed to or victimized by violence.
RAINN operates a 24-hour hotline for English- and Spanish-speaking survivors of sexual assault (800–656–HOPE or online chat). The secure web-based hotline provides a safe, secure, and anonymous place for victims to get help online.
RAINN also works to promote education and prevention of sexual assault, compiles and shares links to Legal Resources, including the State Mandatory Regulations regarding children and the elderly.
This site provides information on how to protect your child's identity, provides information on signs that your child's identity may have been stolen, and what to do if your child is an identity theft victim.
The mission of the National Runaway Safeline is to help keep America's runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. Contact the safeline toll free at 800–RUNAWAY (800–786–2929), text at 66008, or online chat.
This organization's mission is to break the cycle of abuse and neglect by empowering practitioners who work to transform the lives of children and families living in drug environments. The Alliance provides training and technical assistance to state drug endangered children alliances and all those in the community who assist and care for drug endangered children.
HALOS's mission is to provide resources and special opportunities to abused and neglected children and their caregivers through partnerships with faith-based and other community organizations. HALOS matches community donations to the needs of foster children and children cared for in the homes of family members other than their parents.
The Court Appointed Special Advocates/Guardian ad Litem for Children provides advocacy, public education, and resources for CASA and Guardian ad Litem programs across the country. The association also trains CASA and Guardian ad Litem volunteers, who work to find safe, permanent homes for abused and neglected children.
NCMEC works to locate and recover missing children and raises public awareness about ways to prevent child abduction, molestation, and sexual exploitation. NCMEC offers a 24-hour, toll free hotline, 800–THE–LOST (800–843–5678, TDD: 800-826-7653), a CyberTipline to collect leads from the public, and a website that details all of their services, including their LOCATER® program for distributing resources to speed the dissemination of posters of missing children.
The International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect supports individuals and organizations working toward the prevention and treatment of child abuse, neglect, and exploitation through publications, congresses, professional training events, and worldwide activities.
Futures Without Violence develops strategies, programs, and resources to stop family violence. Its website offers a news desk and prevention toolkits and information on Futures Without Violence's programs and services in public education, child welfare, immigration, public health, and criminal justice.
This website provides publications and other information designed to support the safe and trauma-informed interactions between survivors of domestic violence and their children, the courts, and other systems.
Childhelp® is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of child abuse. The website includes information on nationwide facilities, helpful links, Childhelp programs, the National Child Abuse Hotline (800–4–A–CHILD), and child abuse reports.
This nonprofit charity works to locate missing children for free and works to prevent child abduction. Child Find performs investigations, distributes photos, mediates, and disseminates information to the public.
Anti-Slavery International works to end slavery and related abuses, including human trafficking and forced prostitution. The organization focuses on the rights of people who are particularly vulnerable to exploitation, notably women, children, migrant workers, and indigenous peoples.
The National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence provides intergenerational violence prevention services by bringing together community and national stakeholders, professionals, and volunteers to prevent family violence, child abuse and neglect, spouse/partner abuse, and elder abuse.
The National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention promotes, supports, and enhances fetal and infant mortality review and child death review methodology and activities to local, state, and national audiences.
SAVE Promise Club is a nonprofit organization striving to decrease the potential for violence in our schools and communities by promoting meaningful student involvement, education, and service opportunities in efforts to provide safer environments for learning.
Team HOPE matches searching families with experienced and trained volunteers who have had or still have a missing or sexually exploited child. Among the services that Team HOPE provides is to help families in crisis with a missing, sexually exploited, or recovered child as they handle the day-to-day issues of coping and/or searching for their child.
The mission of the Crimes Against Children Research Center is to combat crimes against children by providing high quality research and statistics to the public, policymakers, law enforcement personnel, and other child welfare practitioners.