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Resources for victims of crimes, including elderly victims, domestic abuse victims, and handicapped victims.
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Calling 9-1-1 - Teaching Your Child to Call 9-1-1
When children call 9-1-1 there is a risk that the dispatcher may ignore the call as a child's prank. How did you explain to your child about calling 9-1-1?

Remembering the Victims of Crime
Every crime has a victim who suffers some harm at the hands of the offender. This is just a handful of some of those victims who had their lives stolen forever.

The Rights of Crime Victims
Every crime has a victim who suffers some harm at the hands of the offender -- be it physical, financial, psychological or emotional. Thanks to victim rights groups, those victims now have rights in the criminal justice system.

Victim Impact Statements An Important Tool
One of the most effective tools victims have in the fight against crime is the 'victim impact statement' used at the time of sentencing of defendants, and in many states, at parole hearings.

Victim Assistance and Compensation Programs
With Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding from OVC, state agencies within the United States and U.S. territories have established compensation programs to reimburse crime victims and assistance programs to offer victim services. Provided here is contact information about OVC within each state.

What is Stockholm Syndrome?
A bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden unconvered a mechanism for survival many who are in hostage-related situations turn to in order to manage the complete feeling of fear and terror.

How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Road Rage
Aggressive driving and road rage is on the rise and according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAA) it is one, if not the top concern for many drivers today.

The Growing Problem of Road Rage
Experts tell us there are several factors which may be contributing to the rise and more people are taking dangerous risks, many to the point of becoming involved in deadly confrontations, while behind the wheel.

Justice Difficult for Drinking Rape Victims
Juries are less likely to return guilty verdicts against men accused of rape if the victim was drunk at the time, even if the intoxication was involuntary, according to a new study by the British Economic and Social Research Council.

This resource will, unfortunately, be an ever-growing memorial to the many innocent victims of violent crime and a source for help for murder victim survivors, information on murder statistics, news items, discussion and support.

Victim's Rights Throughout the Court Process
An informative report reviewing the procedure for victim's that wish to appear and be heard during the sentencing phase of a trial.

Domestic Abuse in the US
The problem of domestic violence in the US is widespread. The following research has determined many of the causes, risk factors and frequency of intimate partner violence and those policies that can help and hinder help to the victims.

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