General Crime Victim Issues
Domestic Violence and Dating Abuse
Help for Men Who Batter
Male Sexual Assault
Men Who are Abused
Rape and Sexual Assault
U.S. Immigrant Issues
September 11th - Healing and Recovering
National Center for Victims of Crime Hotline: 1-800-FYI-CALL (800-394-2255)
National Children's Alliance
National Children's Alliance equips local children’s advocacy centers, multidisciplinary teams and child abuse professionals with the training, support and technical assistance to respond appropriately and effectively to allegations of child abuse or neglect. By facilitating coordinated investigations and intervention services through the multidisciplinary team approach and through local children’s advocacy centers, NCA helps communities ensure that children are not revictimized by the very system designed to protect them.
National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC)
The National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization dedicated to helping crime victims rebuild their lives. Victims can call the hotline number to receive supportive counseling; information on legal rights, victims compensation, safety plans, civil justice options; and referrals to community services. National Center for Victims of Crime Hotline: 1-800-FYI-CALL (800-394-2255)
National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC)
The National Crime Prevention Council helps people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime by producing tools that communities can use to learn crime prevention strategies, engage community members, and coordinate with local agencies
National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)
Works on behalf of victims of crime and disaster. NOVA is guided by four purposes: to serve as the national advocate in support of victim rights and services; to provide direct services to victims; to be an educational resource and support to victim assistance professionals; and to be of service to its members.
Office for Victims of Crime
Provides substantial funding to state victim assistance and compensation programs -- the lifeline services that help victims to heal. The agency also supports trainings designed to educate criminal justice and allied professionals regarding the rights and needs of crime victims.
Online Criminal Justice Degree Project
A virtual library of resources related to crime issues and criminal justice for academic, legal, and social service practitioners, as well as the general public.
Vera Institute of Justice
The Vera Institute is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to making government policies and practices more fair, humane, and efficient. Working in collaboration with government and local communities, Vera designs and implements innovative programs that encourage just practices in public services and improve the quality of urban life. Safe Horizon is one of many spin-offs of the Vera Institute.
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
A civil rights organization committed to defending the rights of people of Arab descent.
American Jewish Committee
Through programs of political and social action, AJC strives to strengthen human rights and to deal more effectively with the complex problems and issues facing the Jewish Community the world over.
An organization fighting anti-Semitism, hatred, prejudice and bigotry.
Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund
Founded in 1974, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is the first legal rights organization on the East Coast serving Asian Americans.1-212-966-5932
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation promotes the fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons in the media.
The Public Eye
This magazine is a publication of Political Research Associates, an independent, not-for-profit research center and library which monitors the organizations, leaders, ideas, and activities of the US political right. PRA serves as an information clearinghouse.
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
The Project serves lesbian and gay crime victims through counseling, advocacy, information and referrals.
Childhelp USA/Forrester National Child Abuse Hotline
Directly serves abused and neglected children through the National Child Abuse Hotline, residential treatment facilities; child advocacy centers and mobile advocacy centers.
Childhelp USA/Forrester National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's® (NCMEC) mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678
Child Abuse: Statistics, Research, and Resources
A page which explores the child sexual abuse of males, how common it is and what the lasting effects are. Written by a clinical psychologist who explores how statistics are calculated.
National CASA Association (CASA: Court Appointed Special Advocates)
Trained volunteers appointed by a judge to speak up for the best interests of a child. There are almost 40,000 CASA volunteers helping abused and neglected children all across the country, and many more are needed.
Prevent Child Abuse America (formerly National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse)Organization committed to preventing child abuse in all its forms through education, research, public awareness, and advocacy. PCAA has a nationwide network of 52 chapters and their local affiliates providing leadership for the work of child abuse prevention at the grass roots level.
Find the latest information on child protection and child laws, resources, statistics and help.
New York State Child Advocacy Resource and Consultation Center
The New York State Child Advocacy Resource and Consultation Center (CARCC), a program of Safe Horizon, was established in April, 1996 through a grant from the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. CARCC's mission is to work with Multidisciplinary Teams and Child Advocacy Centers throughout New York State to promote and enhance multidisciplinary responses to child sexual abuse, severe child physical abuse, and child fatality reviews.
Domestic Violence and Dating Abuse
National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH)
Serves as the only center in the nation that provides information regarding 5000 local and nationwide shelters and service providers available for victims, friends and family who often call for life saving help. The Hotline operates 24 hours a day in over 150 languages with a TTY line available for the deaf.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation
The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation was founded in 2002 with the belief that home should be a sanctuary, a safe harbor from any storm. They are committed to developing educational programs that will end the cycle of domestic violence and save lives. Safe Horizon and the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation are partners in the development of a new school-based program. Safe at Home sponsors four Safe Horizon Safe Harbor programs; each designated "Margaret's Place." Safe Harbor is a comprehensive violence prevention and victim assistance program designed to help students cope with violence and the impact of victimization. The program seeks to balance intensive counseling, training and mentoring services to troubled or interested youth with education, conflict resolution and campaigns for the broader school population.
Safe at Work Coalition
The Safe At Work Web site is designed to assist employers in addressing the issue of domestic violence. It has been organized to make available information about training curricula and model domestic violence workplace policies, address legal issues, provide domestic violence statistics and resources for employers and employees as well as offer referrals to necessary social service providers.
The Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence
The Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence is committed to prevention of partner violence through workplace education and awareness. Their site includes information on best practices, statistics, new programs, and highlights from their quarterly newsletter.
Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs
Domestic Abuse Interventions Programs from Duluth, MN creates innovative community-wide interventions to end violence against women and help men who batter change. DAIP also created the Power and Control Wheel used by many organizations to describe the types of abuse victims may encounter.
Department of Justice: Office on Violence Against Women
Selected speeches and articles, resource listings, federal legislation and regulations, a domestic violence awareness manual for federal employees, grant programs and ongoing research.
Feminist Majority Foundation
* Phone numbers and addresses for organizations in every state and for several national organizations dealing with domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, sexual harassment.
* Resources on topics including feminist careers, domestic violence, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and women's health as well.
Family Advocacy Online
Information, resources and prevention tips for fighting spousal abuse from the US Army Family Advocacy Program.
The Family Violence Prevention Fund (FUND)
San Francisco-based, a national organization working to develop innovative responses to the epidemic of domestic violence.
Housing Link Online Resource Center
Provides information on affordable housing options for domestic violence survivors seeking safe permanent housing in New York City.
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) was founded in 1993 as a key component in a national network of domestic violence resources. The NRCDV provides support to all organizations and individuals working to end violence in the lives of victims and their children through technical assistance, training and information on response to and prevention of domestic violence.
Report of the American Bar Association Domestic Violence Commission
Information about the Commission's research on model domestic violence programs across the country in an effort to understand why they work.
Women's Health: Violence Against Women
U.S. federal government webpage offering links to national legislation regarding violence against women, as well as references to state and local laws.
Help for Men Who Batter
Controlling Anger -- Before it Controls You
Part of the American Psychological Association that works to help men understand and manage their anger and offers problem solving and communication skills.
Male Rape & Sexual Assault
Men's Rape Prevention Project
Focused mostly on high school and college-age individuals, the Project works to prevent rape and other forms of male violence through community education, consulting, research, and public action.
Sexual Abuse of Males: Prevalence, Lasting Effects, and Resources
Information for men who were sexually abused as boys and wish to learn about the lasting effects of childhood sexual abuse in their lives. Find statistics, learn how statistics are compiled and find resources and books focusing on male sexual assault.
Male Rape (National Center for Victims of Crime)
Provides a definition of male rape, and referrals to support and client services for men who have experienced sexual assault and/or rape.
Men Who are Abused
American Coalition for Fathers and Children promotes equal rights for all parties affected by divorce, and the breakup of a family.
SAFE: Stop Abuse For Everyone
The site features information on books, essays and research as well as many resources on the web.
Rape and Sexual Assault
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the 24 hour National Sexual Assault Hotline which will transfer you to the rape crisis center nearest you, and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
Stalking Resource Center
The Stalking Resource Center is a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime and offers resources for victims, training and educational guides for anti-stalking organizations, law enforcement, and legal representatives, as well as news and publications about stalking crimes.
Stalking Victim's Sanctuary
Much of the information for this site comes from Linden Gross's book on stalking, "To Have or to Harm." Information is included on support groups and ways to deal with a stalking situation.
Stop My Stalker
In the wake of the brutal murder of an Alabama stalking victim, her family created a resource site for help and to advocate for stronger laws to protect other victims.
US Department of Justice: Bureau of Justice Statistics
Collects, analyzes and disseminates information on crimes and victims; criminal offenders and the justice system.
U.S. Immigrant Issues
The Immigration Superhighway - in English and Spanish
A wide array of immigration information including immigration forms.
The National Immigration Forum
The National Immigration Forum defends legal immigration; fights anti-immigrant prejudice; and preserves the American tradition of diversity. They also provide analysis on immigration policy and related issues including legal immigration, naturalization, race and ethnic relations and migration.
Physicians for Human Rights
PHR promotes health by protecting human rights. Current asylum issues and debates are covered, including a background history of the issues and information on advocacy. The Asylum Network page answers frequently asked questions, provides a list of torture treatment centers, and publishes reports on countries where torture is rampant. It also offers training and evaluation resources for lawyers, health professionals and activists. The "Stories of Survival: Asylum Seekers in America" page contains stories written in the asylum seekers' own words and portray a wide range of experiences. There are links to health, medical, legal, and social service resources for asylum seekers.
Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence
Provides free of charge searches on their databases, and the majority of the information is on juvenile violence.
Working to inform gun violence victims of their legal rights, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and the Educational Fund to End Handgun Violence consist of many programs including: "Hands Without Guns," working to change young people's attitudes about gun possession. The Community Litigation Project provides legal services for gun violence victims; organizes gun violence victims in the effort to hold the gun industry accountable; and pursues litigation strategies against gun manufacturers and dealers.
A resource center and meeting place for communities working to reduce substance abuse and gun violence. Has an on-line research based guide to help prevent young people from using drugs, foundation and community profiles, and a series of news summaries on recent topics like Clinton vs. Liquor Ads.
National Alliance for Safe Schools
Research, training and technical assistance organization dedicated to promoting an orderly educational environment. The site provides the latest in school safety, anti-violence programs, and other related issues.
Pathways to School Improvement
Addresses school improvement issues about students, educators, content, methods, and environment. Critical issues and other resources under each of these areas contains practical, action-oriented summaries of best practice and research, descriptions of schools that have successfully addressed the issue, and collections of materials to support change.
A World of Prevention
A searchable directory of resources dedicated to the prevention of child and adolescent problems and the promotion of youth development in families, schools and communities, offers links to online resources, including the best available prevention material, program descriptions, research reports, articles and books.
Youth Crime Watch of America
Organization that actively helps youths to reduce crime and drug use in and out of school. They sponsor many programs including youth patrols, drug and crime prevention, mentoring programs, and conflict resolution training.
NEW YORK CITY, NY: Department of Youth and Community Development
The information source for services and programs available to youth, families, neighborhoods and communities
NEW YORK CITY Department of Youth Services' Youthline: 1-800-246-4646
ACCESS NYC is part of the HHS-Connect project, led by the New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services. It is a website that gives information about city, state, and federal benefit programs. ACCESS NYC also pre-screens individuals for potential eligibility.
September 11th - Healing and Recovering
Although Safe Horizon's 9/11 Mental Health Program ended as of 12/31/07, some services remain in NYC for those impacted by the 9/11 attack as highlighted in the links below.
Safe Horizon has been proud to provide an array of critical services to hundreds of thousands of people impacted by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks over the past 6 1/2 years. This included providing direct assistance to rescue and recovery workers, families who lost loved ones, those who were injured, residents who were displaced from their homes, those who were economically impacted, as well as many New Yorkers who witnessed, evacuated and survived the attacks. Millions of dollars were distributed to survivors, thousands of hours of mental health services were provided, and community wellness and educational services were offered to thousands of New Yorkers.
www.nydis.org website links to a wealth of referrals.
For mental health services, contact 1-800-LIFENET
For additional services and resources, go to:
9/11 - Unmet Needs Roundtables
9/11 - Impacted Persons
Many of other Safe Horizon services offer support to those affected by 9/11. Use the following links for more information:
Families of Homicide Victims Program
Safe Horizon Counseling Center