Miami Benefit Gala

The Xander Law Group and Michele Fontaniere Pop-Up Gallery invite you to join them June 5 in Miami to recognize local crime victim leaders.
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Gala to benefit the National Center for Victims of Crime

Support the Ongoing Healing of the Aurora Theater Shooting Victims

Victims need continued support long after their original trauma. Donate now to help the victims of the Aurora Theater Shooting continue to rebuild their lives. 100% of donations go directly to the victims.
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New Victim Resource on Fraud

Financial fraud can be devastating. Download our new Victim Recovery Checklists to help protect your current and future financial health.
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Joint Priorities Announced

Leading national victim advocacy organizations have announced shared policy priorities for the victims' rights and services field for the coming decade. Learn more or sign on.
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One day: taking stock, moving forward

Save the Date

Join us for our annual National Training Institute, held this year September 9-11, in Anaheim California. Registration is now open!
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  • New Resource for Victims of Financial Fraud

    April 24, 2015

    The National Center for Victims of Crime and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation have released new Victim Recovery Checklists to help protect your current and future financial health. 

    Download the Checklists

  • Statement before the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections

    March 11, 2015 

    Susan Howley spoke to the CTFFC on the importance of offender restitution on March 11, 2015.

    View her remarks here.

  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Global Summit

    May 14, 2015 

    Please join with National and International Elder Abuse Prevention Leaders for this first WEAAD global summit!

    Register here

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Supreme Court OKs DNA Swab of People under Arrest, USA Today, June 3, 2013

In a narrow 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that police can collect DNA from people arrested but not yet convicted of serious crimes, as more than one-half the the states already do to help solve crimes.

Mai Fernandez, executive director of the National Center for Victims of Crime, called the use of DNA "the gold standard for helping to solve cold cases." But he said the 5-4 ruling reflects a "split in society'' about the use of such a tool and whether it constitutes an improper intrusion. 

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Supreme Court OKs DNA Swab of People under Arrest, USA Today, June 3, 2013

In a narrow 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that police can collect DNA from people arrested but not yet convicted of serious crimes, as more than one-half the the states already do to help solve crimes.

Mai Fernandez, executive director of the National Center for Victims of Crime, called the use of DNA "the gold standard for helping to solve cold cases." But he said the 5-4 ruling reflects a "split in society'' about the use of such a tool and whether it constitutes an improper intrusion. 

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