Welcome to the National Center for Victims of Crime

We are the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. Please join us as we forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives.

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Publications

The National Center for Victims of Crime publishes reports and other resources that drive the national discussion on a wide range of issues affecting crime victims and better equip those who work with them.

  • The Use of Technology to Stalk Online Course

    Produced by the Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime with funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice, the purpose of this self-paced, interactive online training is to increase the ability of criminal justice professionals and victim service providers to recognize how stalkers use technology and, ultimately, enhance their ability to work with victims of stalking.

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  • Outreach to Underserved Victims of Crime

    Developed by the National Crime Prevention Council and the Youth Initiative of the National Center for Victims of Crime, this guidebook and accompanying Web-based resources provide an overview of the challenges faced in conducting outreach to underserved teen victims of crime and highlights examples of the various projects and resources developed and implemented in local communities in the Underserved Teen Victims Initiative.

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  • Making Restitution Real Toolkit

    Across the country, professionals in the criminal justice and victim service systems are working to improve the collection of crime victim restitution. This toolkit is designed to build on the experience of those professionals, to capture practical and immediately useful resources for other practitioners.

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  • The Use of Technology to Stalking Training Video

    Produced by the Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime, with support from the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice, this 15-minute video is designed to enhance awareness among professionals working with stalking victims of how stalkers use a vast array of technologies today.

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  • Making Restitution Real

    Making Restitution Real: Five Case Studies on Improving Restitution Collection, produced by the National Center for Victims of Crime report, supported by the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice, describes five successful restitution-collection programs in different states. The programs described here were highlighted and discussed at an April 2010 Restitution Roundtable of experts in Washington, DC, and offer several models for improving the collection of victim restitution.

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  • Who's Lending a Hand

    The National Center for Victims of Crime conducted a telephone survey of 517 nonprofit human service organizations to identify: characteristics of organizations that regularly screen volunteers, the screening methods used, and how information revealed by screening is used in decision making. Most organizations say they conduct some screening, but few conduct thorough screening using all available methods of gathering information, including reference and background checks. In fact, one in four organizations does not call references for potential volunteers, and 27 percent do not conduct any type of background check. Less than one-third use fingerprints, the most reliable form of criminal background check.

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  • Post-Conviction Testing & Exonerations

    Developed by the DNA Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime, this bulletin helps victim service providers and other professionals give informed and sensitive guidance to victims during the post-conviction testing and exoneration process.

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  • Model Campus Stalking Policy

    Stalking behaviors on campus can be difficult to recognize, and stalking is often not adequately discussed under existing policies nor addressed in prevention efforts. Developed by the Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime with support from the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, this model policy can be adapted and implemented as part of your school's comprehensive response to a serious crime.

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  • Why it Matters

    Why it Matters: Rethinking Victim Assistance for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Victims, a joint study by the National Center for Victims of Crime and the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, describes widespread gaps in victim services for LGBTQ victims of crime and recommends steps to improve both the services and their accessibility.

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