|The following list of national resource organizations provides resources, literature, and Web site links to many other national, state, and local victims’ organizations.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC)
National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)
Parents of Murdered Children (a self-help group dedicated to helping the families and friends of those who have lost their lives to violence)
Bereaved Parents of the USA (a nationwide organization dedicated to helping bereaved parents and families)
Murder Victims Families of Human Rights (works for victims and against the death penalty)
Witness Justice (a national nonprofit organization offering direct services for survivors of violence and their allies who are experiencing difficulties)
American Society of Suicidology (promotes a better understanding of suicidal people and suicide prevention)
Concern of Police Survivors (COPS) (provides resources to assist in rebuilding the lives of surviving families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty)
Attorney General’s Financial Assistance (provides services—including financial assistance—to crime victims and witnesses whose cases are prosecuted by the Office of the Attorney General in each state)
*Contact your local Attorney General’s office
National Crime Prevention Council (nonprofit educational group formed to address the causes of crime and violence and to reduce the opportunities for crime to occur)
Gunvictims.org (Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence: tribute and memorial page for those who have lost a loved one to gun violence)
Vinelink (an online service that allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders twenty-four hours a day)
*Each state has its own VINE Service number. Check the Web site to get the number for your state.