Victims Support - United States of America
The Office for Victims of Crime was established by the 1984 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) to oversee diverse programs that benefit victims of crime. Information on the website includes:
The National Center for Victims of Crime provides assistance and information for victims of crime. The Resource Library provides links to many government and non government organisations assisting victims including the Attorney General websites of each state, and assistance for sexual assault victims, homicide survivors, domestic abuse and violence against women.
- Factsheets (eg What You Can Do If You Are a Victim of Crime)
- Directory of Crime Victim Services - you can search for help according to location, type of victimization, service needed or agency type
- Victims of Crime Act Crime Victims Fund
The Department of Law website has information on the Victim-Witness Assistance Program, the Charter of Victims Rights and a 16 page booklet on Victims Rights may be downloaded.
The Office of Victims' Rights is an agency of the Alaska Legislature that provides free legal services to victims of crime to help them obtain the rights they are guaranteed under the Alaska constitution and statutes. Information on the website includes a list of rights and how to lodge a complaint regarding a justice agency.
The mission of the Attorney General's Office of Victim Services is to promote and facilitate justice and healing for Arizona's crime victims and to support criminal and juvenile justice system entities statewide in the administration of victims' rights laws. The Attorney General's Office acts as an ombudsman for crime victims by addressing victims' complaints of criminal or juvenile entities and conducting inquiries into alleged violations of victims' rights laws. Information for victims on the website includes:
- Arizona’s Victims’ Rights
- Victim compensation
- Victim notification system
The Attorney General's Office of Victims' Services provides assistance for victims of crime. Information can be found on the website regarding:
- Victims Rights
- Compensation & Restitution
- Parole hearings and making a statement
- Victim Impact Statements (Victim Witness Centers)
The Office of Victims Services, State of Connecticut Judicial Branch, can provide information on:
The Office of the Victim Advocate has information on crime victims rights.
- Support during the court process
Florida Attorney General's Division of Victim Services serves as an advocate for crime victims and victims' rights, and it also administers a compensation program to ensure financial assistance for innocent victims of crime. The website provides information on:
- Victims compensation
- Victims Services Directory
- Rights in Court
The Illinois Office of the Attorney General assists victims of crime. Information for victims on the website includes:
- Crime victim compensation
- Rights of crime victims and witnesses
- Victim Impact Statement
New York State
New York State Victims of Crime Board provides financial assistance to eligible victims of crime and information of rights of crime victims and contact details of those who can assist.
The Attorney General of Texas website provides information for victims of crime including:
- Crime victims’ compensation program
- Victims rights
- Victims notification
- Crime victim assistance contacts and links
The Office of Crime Victims Advocacy provides advocacy for victims who encounter difficulty accessing services or who believe their statutory or constitutional rights have been denied. Additional activities include notification and assistance to victims whose offender has the potential for parole.
The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries administers the Crime Victims Compensation Program. The website contains information about:
- Crime victims compensation
- Homicide victims’ family benefits
- Finding a doctor or provider for crime victims