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Domestic Violence Victim Resources

A number of different government agencies and nongovernmental organizations provide assistance for the victims of domestic violence. FindLaw's Domestic Violence Resources section contains contact information and links to domestic violence organizations; links to relevant federal laws, the DOJ's Violence Against Women and Family Violence Program and the National Domestic Violence Hotline; and more resources related to domestic violence.

Domestic Violence Resources

There are a number of national resources that can provide information, refer victims to local resources, counsel, and otherwise assist victims of domestic violence and their family. These include:

  • The U.S. Department of Justice's Violence Against Women and Family Violence Program promotes the safety of women and family members and seeks to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the criminal justice system's response to domestic violence. the organization prepares publications and multimedia, holds events, and provides trainings for state and local agencies seeking to strengthen their campaigns against domestic violence.
  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides assistance to victims. The phone line is staffed by trained advocates 24/7 and provides many materials about abuse, laws relating to domestic abuse, and resources for victims and survivors of domestic violence.
  • Futures Without Violence is a national organization that seeks to provide programs, policies, and campaigns that empower individuals and organizations working to end violence against women and children globally. They provide many materials relating to domestic violence, lobby for better laws preventing and punishing domestic violence, and hold events intended to educate the public about the identification and protection of the victims of domestic violence.
  • The Center for Disease Control maintains an Intimate Partner Violence Fact Sheet that provides data relating to domestic violence.
  • Abuse of Power is a privately operated organization that provides valuable information including a Police Domestic Violence Handbook for Victims, among other resources for victims of domestic violence.

Domestic Violence Resources

A number of organizations also work to stop domestic violence and sexual assault by spreading awareness and helping survivors. Some prominent organizations that provide information, outreach programs, and other resources include:

  • The American Bar Association's Commission on Domestic Violence addresses domestic violence from a legal perspective and seeks to increase access to justice for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking by informing and engaging attorneys.
  • The Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence provides information and resources relating to domestic violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
  • The Battered Women's Justice Project offers domestic violence related training, technical assistance, and consultation to those working in the criminal and civil justice system.
  • The Child Welfare League of America is a coalition of private and public agencies serving at-risk children and families.
  • The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges promotes social change in courts by providing training, technical assistance, and policy development on issues relating to the effects of abuse.
  • Jewish Women International provides programs, advocacy, and philanthropy to protect the rights of girls and women.
  • The Legal Momentum's Immigrant Women Program raises awareness of the challenges facing immigrant women and seeks to promote better policies and procedures at a national and local level.
  • The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence advocate for societal changes to eliminate personal and social violence through education, policy, and legislation.
  • The National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence is a network of organizations that address the needs of Latino families and communities by promoting understanding and solutions to the causes of domestic violence in Latino communities.
  • The Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian, and Gay Survivors of Abuse works to end violence and abuse by building loving and equitable relationships in LGBT communities nationwide.
Learn About Domestic Violence Victim Resources