The following organizations and projects support victims/survivors of related crimes including child abuse, elder abuse and trafficking.
The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) is an alliance of nonprofit service providers, grassroots advocacy groups and activists dedicated to providing human services and human rights advocacy to victims of modern-day slavery. CAST was founded in 1998 in the aftermath of the El Monte sweatshop case. Its mission is to assist persons trafficked for the purpose of forced labor and slavery-like practices and to work toward ending all instances of such human rights violations.
The International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, founded in 1977, is the only multidisciplinary international organization that brings together a worldwide cross-section of committed professionals to work towards the prevention and treatment of child abuse, neglect and exploitation globally. ISPCANs mission is to prevent cruelty to children in every nation, in every form: physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, street children, child fatalities, child prostitution, children of war, emotional abuse and child labor.
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) guides national efforts to reduce the incidence, severity and adverse outcomes of intentional and unintentional injury in the United States. As the lead federal agency for injury prevention, NCIPC works closely with other federal agencies and national, state and local organizations to reduce injury, disability, and premature death caused by motor-vehicle crashes, fires, drownings, poisonings, homicides and suicides, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, child maltreatment and other violent acts and preventable injuries.
National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse
American Prosecutors Research Institute
The National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse is a program of the American Prosecutors Research Institute that was established to improve the investigation and prosecution of child abuse. It focuses on training and expert legal assistance to prosecutors and investigators handling criminal child abuse and sexual exploitation cases.
The National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) is an organization developed 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 the Victim Services Unit, they operate a nationwide, toll-free helpline, offering information, referrals, written materials and advocacy to crime victims, service providers and other professionals. The helpline is staffed Monday through Friday, between 8:30 AM and 8:30 PM Eastern Standard Time.
The National Center on Elder Abuse exists to provide elder abuse information to professionals and the public; offer technical assistance and training to elder abuse agencies and related professionals; conduct short-term elder abuse research; and assist with elder abuse program and policy development. NCEAs website contains many resources and publications to help achieve these goals.
The National Childrens Alliance (formerly the National Network of Childrens Advocacy Centers) is a not-for profit organization that provides training, technical assistance, and networking opportunities to communities seeking to plan, establish, and improve Childrens Advocacy Centers; provides national standards for Childrens Advocacy Center programs; and provides leadership in the field of multidisciplinary team investigations.
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs seeks to address the pervasive problem of violence committed against and within the nations lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV-positive communities. NCAVP is a coalition of programs, located across the country, that documents and advocates for victims of anti-LGBT and anti-HIV/AIDS violence and harassment, domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, police misconduct and other forms of victimization. NCAVP publishes two national reports on violence annually.
The National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) is a private, nonprofit organization of victim and witness assistance practitioners, criminal justice professionals, researchers, former victims, and others, committed to recognizing victims rights in four areas: national and local legislative advocacy, direct victim assistance, member support, and professional development. NOVA coordinates the National Crisis Response Team and the National Crime Victim Information and Referral Hotline.
Founded in 1972, Prevent Child Abuse America is the leading organization working at the national, state and local levels to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nations children. By valuing children, strengthening families and engaging communities, it works to prevent child abuse and neglect before it starts. Headquartered in Chicago, Prevent Child Abuse America is widely known for its public awareness campaigns, prevention programs, advocacy efforts and research
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