For information on crime victims' rights, visit the
following Web sites:
The National Center for Victims of Crime
NCVC offers advocacy, victim services, referrals, training, and a virtual
library. NCVC programs include a legislative database of state and federal
victims' rights statutes and information on the Victims'
Bill of Rights.
NCVC also tracks the following legislative
issues relating to crime victims: clemency, community notification,
constitutional amendments, dating violence, elder fraud, identity theft,
interstate compact on parole and probation, parole, payment of forensic
exams, notoriety for profit "son of sam" laws, spousal rape,
stalking, victims' bills of rights, and violence against women.
National Victims Constitutional Amendment
NVCAN is a 501(c)(3) organization supporting the adoption of an amendment
to the U.S. Constitution recognizing the fundamental rights of crime victims
to be treated with dignity, fairness, and respect by the criminal justice
system. Its Web site features:
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This is a subscription-based database that tracks the bills that users
select and notifies them when the bills change.
Offers a centralized listing of several government databases and the capability
to search across multiple databases by key term.
Laws, National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information (NCCAN)
NCCAN offers Statutes-At-A-Glance Summaries, which provide a quick overview
and comparison across the states of definitions of child abuse and neglect,
requirements and procedures for reporting child abuse, central registry
expungement and confidentiality legislation, laws providing criminal penalties
for child abuse and neglect and special courtroom procedures used during
trial, and analyses of civil and criminal laws.
Domestic Violence Law
Search, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)
NCJFCJs Family Violence Department has researched state domestic
violence laws over the past 8 years from the 50 states, District of Columbia,
and most U.S. territories and has compiled them into a comprehensive statutes
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Legislationline is an online resource, information, and documentation
center dealing with the rule of law and the protection of human rights
and fundamental freedoms. The service, provided by the Office for Democratic
Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Co-operation,
contains information on such topics as domestic violence and trafficking
National Crime Victim Bar Association
The Association educates attorneys, victim service providers, and the
general public about civil legal remedies for crime victims. It also refers
crime victims to civil attorneys in their local area. The Association
also offers a members-only access database of more than 10,000 summaries
of civil cases involving crime victims advocates through legislation and
amicus curiae briefs.
National Crime Victim Law
The law professors and law students of NCVLI advocate for victims in the
courts in cases concerning victim participation, privacy, and protection.
This educational organization is dedicated to promoting a fair and balanced
criminal justice system through legal education, legal scholarship, legal
information resources, and legal advocacy.
National Organization for Victim
NOVA advocates for victims' rights, assists service providers, provides
direct victim assistance, offers training, and coordinates a National
Crisis Response Team and the National Crime Victim Information and Referral
The National Self-Help Clearinghouse
The Clearinghouse offers information about self-help support groups and
regional self-help clearinghouses. The clearinghouse also provides self-help
links, training and consultation, public outreach, and related publications
and policy papers.
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
This public interest law firm handles civil cases on behalf of victims.
Cases handled involve civil rights and liberties, consumer protection,
defense of workers' rights, prevention of toxic injuries, preserving the
environment, and preservation of the civil justice system.
Victims' Assistance Legal
VALOR is dedicated to enhancing the legal rights of crime victims in the
civil, criminal, and juvenile justice systems. VALOR conducts research
in the areas of restitution, child abuse, juvenile justice, sentencing,
and parole, and serves as a cosponsor of the OVC-funded National Victim
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Klaas Kids Foundation
Contains state-by-state listings of sex offender and community notification
This organization offers state listings of sex offender registries.
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The National Association of Crime Victim
Compensation Boards (NACVCB)
NACVCB shares information and ideas through its network of victim compensation
programs. Training and technical assistance activities and other resources
focus on fiscal stability, outreach, communication, and advocacy.
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