Historically, too many groups, including communities of color, have lacked access to adequate services—or any services at all.
The Office for Victims of Crime is committed to ensuring that victims receive culturally appropriate and trauma-informed services. One such initiative to help bring this vision to reality is the National Resource Center for Reaching Victims project. This Office for Victims of Crime-funded project seeks to identify, reach, and serve all victims, especially those from communities that often have less access to healing services and avenues to justice. The center provides resources on evidence-based practices, public awareness and outreach materials, and other learning materials.
View the following publications and links for additional information on providing crime victim services in communities of color.
- How to Support Male Survivors of Violence: A 5-year Initiative
- Increasing Access to Healing Services and Just Outcomes for Older African American Crime Survivors: A Toolkit for Enhancing Critical Knowledge and Informing Action Within the Crime Victim Assistance Field
- Helping Those Who Help Others: Key Findings from a Comprehensive Needs Assessment of the Crime Victims Field
American Indian & Alaska Native Victim Services Resources
Visit our American Indian & Alaska Native Victim Services Resources microsite to learn about Office for Victims of Crime initiatives, publications, multimedia, and other resources to help provide culturally sensitive, victim-centered programs to American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Spanish Language Resources (Recursos en Español)
Discover Spanish language resources to assist victims of crime and links to other helpful Spanish language websites on our Recursos en Español page.