This section contains examples of nationally recognized agencies and organizations that provide services or information.
Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funds State, local, and Indian tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support and care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families.
Child Abuse Special Feature
NCJRS's Child Abuse Special Feature contains publications and related resources which focus on child abuse and the prevention of such abuse.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, the Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.
Children Exposed to Violence Special Feature
NCJRS's Children Exposed to Violence Special Feature provides resources about the topic and what can be done to help youths who may be exposed to violence.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.
Safe Start Center
Funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the goals of the Safe Start Center are to:
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 140 languages through interpreter services. Please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.
National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Intimate Partner Violence
This section of the National Institute of Justice Web site provides an overview of intimate partner violence, including the extent of the problem, causes and consequences, and intervention. Also included on this site are publications and additional resources.
National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women (VAWnet)
The goal of VAWnet is to harness and use electronic communication technology as a resource for those working to end violence against women. In order to accomplish this goal, VAWnet staff and consultants collect, analyze, prepare and electronically disseminate information and materials on domestic violence, sexual assault, and related issues via VAWnet's web site and facilitated listserv discussions.
Office on Women's Health (OWH)
OWH of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is the government's champion and focal point for women's health issues, and works to redress inequities in research, health care services, and education that have historically placed the health of women at risk. The OWH coordinates women's health efforts in HHS to eliminate disparities in health status and supports culturally sensitive educational programs that encourage women to take personal responsibility for their own health and wellness.
Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
Since its inception in 1995, the Violence Against Women Office, now OVW has handled the Department's legal and policy issues regarding violence against women, coordinated Departmental efforts, provided national and international leadership, received international visitors interested in learning about the Federal government's role in addressing violence against women, and responded to requests for information regarding violence against women.
Elder Abuse Special Feature
NCJRS's Elder Abuse Special Feature contains publications and resources related to the prevalence of abuses commited against the elderly.
This nationwide toll-free service (1-800-677-1116) helps older adults and their caregivers find local services for seniors, including home care, transportation, housing alternatives, home repair, recreation, social activities, and legal and other community services. The directory is a service of the U.S. Administration on Aging.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
NCEA exists to provide elder abuse information to professionals and the public; offer technical assistance and training to elder abuse agencies and related professionals; conduct short-term elder abuse research; and assist with elder abuse program and policy development.
National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)
The Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence created NCALL in 1999 with funding from the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women. NCALL has been the nationally recognized leader on program development, policy and technical assistance and training that addresses the nexus between domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse/neglect. The vision of NCALL is to end abuse and neglect of older adults and people with disabilities by family members, caregivers and others with ongoing relationships with victims.
U.S Administration on Aging
On the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) Web site, you can access information about the agency, its mission, budget, and organizational structure. In addition, you can learn more about the Older Americans Act, the federal legislation establishing the AoA and authorizing a range of programs that offer services and opportunities for older Americans and their caregivers.
The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions.gov uses rigorous research to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services. On CrimeSolutions.gov you will find ratings and reviews of specific programs and practices that focus on a variety of justice topics, including family violence.
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
A division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the center works to reduce morbidity, disability, mortality, and costs associated with nonoccupational injuries, including those that result from violence.
National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC)
NCVC provides direct services and resources, advocates laws and public policies that protect victims, delivers training and technical assistance to victim service providers and allied professionals, and fosters thinking about the impact of crime and how individuals can help victims regain control of their lives.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
OVC was established by the 1984 Victims of Crime Act 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.
Also see the Related Links section of the NCJRS Domestic Violence page for additional resources.