National Organizations

National Organizations

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
www.ncmec.org
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is a hub for recovering missing children and preventing child abuse.

National Sex Offender Registry
https://www.nsopw.gov/
The National Sex Offender Registry enables every citizen to search the latest information from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Indian Country for the identity and location of known sex offenders. Unlike registry websites maintained by individual states, the national registry allows searches across multiple states.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
www.ncadv.org
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence is a national organization that includes information for victims and professionals.  For victims, information helps define the problem of Domestic Violence and provides a checklist for victims.  Also, it includes information on what to do including making safe plans.  The site includes information for professionals in the form of articles, resources, and public policy.

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
www.apsac.org
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) is a professional society for those working in the field of child abuse and neglect.  Their mission is to work with providers to improve services to child abuse victims and their non-offending families.

National Organization for Victim Assistance
www.try-nova.org
National Organization For Victim Assistance provides toll-free phone numbers and web site addresses for a variety of agencies whose work may be of interest to victims/survivors of violent crime or crisis, or for those who work in the field of victim assistance or crisis response.

Office for Victims of Crime
www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) was established by the 1984 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) to oversee diverse programs that benefit victims of crime. OVC provides substantial funding to state victim assistance and compensation programs—the lifeline services that help victims to heal. The agency supports trainings designed to educate criminal justice and allied professionals regarding the rights and needs of crime victims.