Help for Crime Victims
Resources for International Victims
Resources for U.S. Citizens Victimized Abroad
International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)
ITVERP is a program that provides financial reimbursement for qualifying expenses to qualified U.S. citizens and U.S. government employees who suffered direct physical or emotional injury from an act of international terrorism while outside the United States. OVC offers online applications for financial support. Visit the ITVERP website for details on who is eligible, what expenses are covered, how to apply, and other information about the program.
Victim Reunification Travel Program
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), with support from OVC, provides funds to help left-behind parents in international child abduction cases through its Victim Reunification Travel Program. For assistance, contact NCMEC at 1–800–843–5678.
"I wanted to take this opportunity as our grant came to close to say thank you on behalf of all the students and families we have served . . . The services we provided helped the students persist to graduation, discover a new normalcy and find ways to cope with the horrible tragedy that they lived through. All of this could not have been possible without this grant. You and your colleagues are doing great work on behalf of victims everywhere."
Megan Gerker, Office of Support and Advocacy, Northern Illinois University
Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program Grant Recipient
August 3, 2011
The Office of Overseas Citizens Services
The Office of Overseas Citizens Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State is committed to assisting American citizens who become victims of crime while traveling, working, or residing abroad. Consular duty personnel are available for emergency assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at embassies, consulates, and consular agencies overseas and in Washington, D.C. To contact the Office of Overseas Citizens Services in the U.S. call 1–888–407–4747 (from the U.S. or Canada) or 202–501–4444 (from overseas).
Resources for Foreign Nationals
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
This agency helps protect victims of human trafficking and other crimes, including rape, murder, manslaughter, domestic violence, sexual assault, and many others, by providing immigration relief.
Foreign Embassy Information
If you are a foreign national and have been a victim of crime, please contact your foreign consular office in the United States. A listing is available from the Foreign Embassy Information web page on the U.S. Department of State's website.
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Eaton County (Michigan) Prosecuting Attorney Office – International Prosecutor Websites
This site provides links to prosecuting offices from many countries throughout the world.
International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children
This site increases public awareness about international child abductions.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC)
IRC provides assistance to refugees, displaced persons, and others fleeing persecution and violent conflict throughout the world. Often one of the first agencies on the scene of an emergency, the IRC delivers critical medical and public health services, food, and shelter. Once a crisis stabilizes, it provides education, training, economic assistance, and, if necessary, resettlement assistance.
International Victimology Institute Tilburg
This site offers resources about improving justice for victims of crime and the abuse of power. It includes links to several victimology databases and to other victimology resources on the Internet.
Southern Methodist University Underwood Law Library
This site provides links to and information about various international organizations, including the United Nations, International Courts, and the European Union. It also contains links to international treaties.
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
This site is home to the UNODC Crime Programme, which is the UN office responsible for crime prevention, criminal justice, and law reform. It also focuses attention on combating transnational organized crime and human trafficking.
Victim Support Europe
Victim Support Europe advocates for rights and services to all victims of crime, providing resources and referrals for victims of crime in more than 20 European countries.
World Society of Victimology
The World Society of Victimology is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that consults with the UN’s Economic and Social Council and the Council of Europe. Its members include victim assistance practitioners, scientists, physicians, lawyers, and others in the victim services field.
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