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Child Welfare Information Gateway

Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the general public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more. A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the organization provides access to print and electronic publications, websites, databases, and online learning tools for improving child welfare practice, including resources that can be shared with families.

Review Date: July 28, 2011

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Office on Violence Against Women - OVW

The Office on Violence Against Women Office (OVW) is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice. Created in 1995, OVW implements the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and subsequent legislation and provides national leadership against domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Since its inception, OVW has launched a multifaceted approach to responding to these crimes. By forging state, local and tribal partnerships among police, prosecutors, the judiciary, victims advocates, health care providers, faith leaders, and others, OVW grants help provide victims with the protection and services they need to pursue safe and healthy lives and enable communities to hold offenders accountable.

Review Date: December 07, 2010

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National Center for Victims of Crime

The mission of the National Center for Victims of Crime is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. NCVC is dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime. Through collaboration with local, state, and federal partners. Since 1985, the Center has worked with more than 10,000 grassroots organizations and criminal justice agencies serving millions of crime victims.

Review Date: October 14, 2010

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National Organization for Victim Assistance

The National Organization for Victim Assistance is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization of victim and witness assistance programs and practitioners, criminal justice agencies and professionals, mental health professionals, researchers, former victims and survivors, and others committed to the recognition and implementation of victim rights and services. NOVA serves as a national forum for victim advocacy in support of victim oriented legislation and public policy. In addition, NOVA serves individual victims and witnesses of crime, supports local victim assistance programs, and sponsors conferences and forums on victim assistance issues. The organization is supported by grants and membership fees and the sale of pamphlets and books from its information clearinghouse. NOVA also provides training and direct support to victims and survivors of disasters via its National Crisis Response Team project.

Review Date: December 27, 2010

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Witness Justice

Witness Justice was established in 2001 by survivors, for survivors. The vision for Witness Justice is to address the gaps in service experienced by survivors of violence and trauma, no matter the nature of the incident, where or when the incident occurred, or whether a crime was ever reported. The organization, inspired by this vision, is now fueled by a diverse and talented group of survivors, advocates, experts, and volunteers. Witness Justice is unique in that the organization works directly with victims of all types of crime from communities all over the country to provide support and information, to promote physical and emotional healing, and to serve as a uniquely understanding presence and sounding board. Given the large disparity in services from city to city, county to county, and state to state, the importance of having a national program that addresses a survivor’s needs and promotes equal opportunity for healing and justice is especially important.

Review Date: December 30, 2011

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