This hotline offers help to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Deaf advocates are available to provide culturally-sensitive crisis intervention, education, information, and referrals to local services for Deaf survivors. Contact the hotline via video phone at 855-812-1001, email at [email protected], or live chat.
This section of the OVC site contains a list of free apps that provide information, support, and resources about various types of victimization. These apps were created by government agencies and non-profit organizations, and some apps were developed with funding support from OVC.
When using technology, both victim advocates and survivors need to consider safety, privacy, and security. This resource provides guidance for programs that provide services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking on best practices to help maintain the safety and security of crime victims and their personal information. The toolkit was produced by the National Network to End Domestic Violence's Safety...
This toolkit contains safety tips, information, and privacy strategies for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking related to the use of technology. The toolkit was produced by the National Network to End Domestic Violence's Safety Net Project which develops resources and information on the use of technology for survivors and the agencies that support them.
RAINN operates a 24-hour hotline for English- and Spanish-speaking survivors of sexual assault (800-656-HOPE or online chat). RAINN provides a safe, secure, and anonymous place for victims to get help. 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.
Women of Color Network, Inc. is a national grassroots initiative dedicated to build the capacity of women of color to respond to violence against women of color. The network seeks to eliminate violence against all women and their communities by centralizing the voices and promoting the leadership of women of color.
This organization seeks to protect children from abuse and sexual assault by providing education and training, research, advocacy, and advancing technology. The Zero Abuse Project’s website offers a victim assistance section which provides information on survivor support programs.
Trained advocates are available 24/7 to chat with men who have experienced sexual abuse or assault or with people seeking to help a loved one. Access the one-on-one chat for services such as crisis support and information and referrals. Or join a support group facilitated by a trained counselor. This free and anonymous service is provided by 1in6, in partnership with the Rape, Abuse &...
The Center for Changing Our Campus Culture is a comprehensive online clearinghouse that provides important resources for colleges and universities on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The site—fully funded by the Office on Violence Against Women—includes the latest research; sample campus policies, protocols, and best practices; and information on how to access training opportunities and technical assistance.
NIWAP is a national provider of training, legal and social science research, policy development, and technical assistance to providers and allied professionals who work with immigrant women, children and crime victims. NIWAP hosts a library which contains numerous resources on the legal rights of immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and other crimes.
This virtual resource center, sponsored by the Office on Violence Against Women, was developed for employers to address the impacts of domestic, sexual harassment or violence, and stalking. in the workplace. This website provides information, resources, tools, and technical assistance to employers and labor organizations to facilitate and encourage safer and more effective responses to employees who are victims.
ACOG provides professional publications on violence against women (intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and adolescent dating violence) and materials (in both English and Spanish) for patient education.
The International Association of Forensic Nurses provides leadership in forensic nursing practice by developing, promoting, and disseminating information internationally about forensic nursing science.
The Commission provides ABA policies, training materials, legal briefs, and sample legal forms relevant to domestic violence issues and proceedings. The site also includes information about upcoming events and training opportunities and links to other resources and organizations.
Survivors of Incest Anonymous is a 12-step self-help recovery program for adult survivors of child sexual abuse. This organization offers free support groups for victims of incest or abuse by a teacher, coach, another child, clergy, or anyone that that betrayed the child’s trust.
The Aurora Center's mission is to recognize and reduce sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking on campus and to create an atmosphere where all members of the community can learn, work, and live to their full potential.
This organization seeks to educate those who respond to gender-based violence, equipping them with the knowledge and tools they need to support victims and hold perpetrators accountable. They maintains a comprehensive resource library of publications, policies, protocols, and training tools on topics such as domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, cold cases, trauma, human trafficking and more.
Pathways to Safety International (formerly the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center) provides crisis services to victims crime outside the United States, including the crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey provides data on sexual assault, physical violence, and stalking by an intimate partner in the United States. The survey also includes the rates of health and mental health problems associated with victimization.
The DoD Safe Helpline is a confidential crisis support service for adult service members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. Operated by the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), the helpline provides live, one-on-one expert advice and information 24/7.
This initiative is an unprecedented public safety resource that provides the public with access to sex offender data nationwide. The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Justice and state, territorial, and Tribal governments, working together for the safety of adults and children.
The Office on Violence Against Women provides federal leadership to reduce violence against women and to administer justice for and strengthen services to all victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Discover statistics on 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.
SAPRO is responsible for oversight of the U.S. Department of Defense's sexual assault policy. SAPRO works hand-in-hand with the military and civilian communities to develop and implement innovative prevention and response programs. This office provides services to victims of crime, including specialized services to victims of sexual assault.