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.

There are endless ways to help victims rebuild their lives. Parallel Justice is not a blueprint for a specific set of responses; rather it is a framework that suggests that more can be done.

To explore avenues for implementing Parallel Justice, the National Center received seed money to work with three communities: Redlands, California; Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and Burlington, Vermont. These communities have been experimenting with a variety of approaches to re-orient their community's crime policy to be more responsive to crime victims' needs.

Guiding Principles for Implementing Parallel Justice

This handout provides some general principles to guide the development of Parallel Justice in your community.

Overview of Demonstration Sites

The communities that have been experimenting with this new vision of justice have each approached this concept from different perspectives and accomplished a tremendous amount with limited additional resources.