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The National Center for Victims of Crime works to advance laws and policies that create resources and secure rights and protections for victims at the federal and state levels.
The DNA Resource Center is a source for training, technical assistance, and information about the use of DNA in the criminal justice system. It aims to help victim service and criminal justice professionals understand forensic DNA, DNA databases, and the roles of sexual assault nurse examiners helping survivors of DNA exonerations, and how DNA can be used in missing persons cases. The goal of this project is to ensure victim service and allied professionals have accurate and up-to-date information so that they are able to provide informed and sensitive guidance to victims whose cases involve DNA evidence.
The Stalking Resource Center provides training, technical assistance, and information for professionals working with and responding to stalking victims and offenders. The mission of the Stalking Resource Center is to enhance the ability of professionals, organizations, and systems to effectively respond to stalking.
The Youth Initiative builds the nation's capacity to support youth victims while working to advance their rights and to ensure youth leadership on issues that affect youth. The Youth Initiative leads a national strategy to identify and fill the gaps in interventions to support young victims of crime.
The National Crime Victim Bar Association provides technical support to attorneys representing crime victims in civil actions, refers crime victims to lawyers in their local area, and works to increase general awareness about the availability of civil remedies for victims of crime.