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Crime Victims

Get Help: The following resources are intended to help victims of crime. If you or someone you know needs victim assistance, find out how to get help by clicking on one of the links below.

Victim Assistance Resources

Help for Crime Victims—Information on how to contact victim assistance and compensation programs in your state, as well as links to resources, organizations, and publications.

Helplines: Toll-Free and Online Hotlines—A list of help lines of national organizations that provide services to crime victims. Use the contact list of toll-free numbers and online hotlines to find additional information or to get help.

Online Directory of Crime Victim Services—Database that can be searched locally, nationally, and internationally for public, private, nonprofit, and community agencies that provide assistance and services in the victim's local area.

Resources for International Victims—Links to international centers, publications, and websites related to crime victim issues.

Resources for Victims of Domestic Terrorism & Mass Violence—Links to information about crisis counseling, victim assistance and compensation, publications, and additional resources.

Victim Assistance and Compensation Programs—Interactive map that connects you to crime victim services and compensation programs that help reimburse victims for out-of-pocket costs through their state’s Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) administrative office, which is funded by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC).

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Victims' Rights

Crime Victims' Rights—Detailed information on crime victims' rights legislation, advocacy organizations, and victim compensation regulations.

OVC Publications
What You Can Do If You Are a Victim of Crime. You Have Rights. You Can Get Help. Download Brochure.

What Is the Office for Victims of Crime?

What You Can Do If You Are a Victim of Crime

Crime Victims Fund

OVC Help Series for Crime Victims

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Just two years ago, my baby brother Joseph was shot. At that time, I had no idea that I needed help, or that my family needed help. If you are a victim of crime, seek help, because help is there for you.

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