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Appendix A. Victim Services Resource Guide

Appendix A includes information about the many agencies and organizations that have been helpful in providing services to crime victims and to advocates who serve these victims. Grants, programs, technical assistance, publications, and general information can be found by accessing their Web sites or calling the appropriate numbers, where provided. You may access most of these resources by going directly to the Office for Victims of Crime's (OVC's) Web site. OVC's "Links to Victim-Serving Organizations" page provides information about federal agencies and resources, national victim-related organizations, criminal and juvenile justice-related and public policy-related associations, state resources, media links, and more. In addition, contact information for associations, committees, and research centers is listed below. (Courtesy of U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime.)

Associations, Committees, and Research Centers

American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging
American Bar Association
740 15th Street NW.
Washington, DC 20005-1019
Contact: Lori Stigel
Phone: 202-662-8692
Web site:

American Correctional Association, Victims Committee
4380 Forbes Boulevard
Lanham, MD 20706-4332
Contact: Trudy Gregorie and Chiquita Sipos
Phone: 301-918-1800 or 800-ACA-JOIN
Fax: 301-918-1900
Web site:

American Probation and Parole Association
c/o The Council of State Governments
P.O. Box 11910
Lexington, KY 40578-1910
Contact: Tracy Godwin Mullins
Phone: 859-244-8203
Fax: 859-244-8001
Web site:

California State University-Fresno, Center for Victim Studies
2225 East San Ramon Avenue
Fresno, CA 93740-0104
Contact: Steven D. Walker, Ph.D., Director
Phone: 559-278-4021
Fax: 559-278-7265
Web site:

Childhelp USA/Virginia
311 Park Avenue
Falls Church, VA 22046
Contact: Iris Beckwith, Director
Abuse Prevention Programs
Phone: 703-241-9100
Web site:

National Headquarters
Childhelp USA
15757 North 78th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Contact: Chuck Bolte, Executive Director
Phone: 480-922-8212 or 800-4-A-CHILD
TDD 800-2-A-CHILD Fax: 480-922-7061
Web site:

Concerns of Police Survivors
P.O. Box 3199; S. Highway 5
Camdenton, MO 65020
Contact: Suzanne F. Sawyer, Executive Director
Phone: 573-346-4911
Fax: 573-346-1414
Web site:

Crime Victim Study Center
University of New Haven
300 Orange Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516
Contact: Dr. Mario T. Gabovry
Phone: 203-932-7041
Fax: 201-931-6030
Web site:

Family Violence Prevention Fund
383 Rhode Island Street, Suite 304
San Francisco, CA 94103-5133
Contact: Michelle Kipper
Phone: 415-252-8900
Fax: 415-252-8991
Web site:

International Association of Chiefs of Police
515 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Contact: Nancy Turner
Phone: 703-836-6767 ext. 216
Contact: Allison Bound
Phone: 703-836-6767 ext. 255
Fax: 703-836-4543
Web site:

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
511 E. John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 700
Irving, TX 75062-8187
Contact: John Evans, Assistant Director
Advocacy Training and Services
Phone: 800-438-MADD
Fax: 972-869-2206
Web site:

National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards
P.O. Box 16003
Alexandria, VA 22302
Contact: Dan Eddy
Phone: 703-313-9500
Web site:

National Center on Elder Abuse
1201 15th Street NW., Suite 350
Washington, DC 20005
Contact: Sara Aravanis, Director
Phone: 202-898-2586
Fax: 202-898-2583
Web site:

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Charles B. Wang International Children's Building
699 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3175
Phone: 703-224-2150
Fax: 703-224-2127
Web site:

National Center for Victims of Crime
2000 M Street NW., Suite 480
Washington, DC 20036
Contact: Susan Herman, Executive Director
Phone: 202-467-8700
Web site:

National Children's Alliance
1612 K Street NW., Suite 500
Washington, DC 2006
Contact: Nancy Chandler, Executive Director
Phone: 202-452-6001
Fax: 202-452-6002
Web site:

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 18749/1201 Colfax Avenue, #385
Denver, CO 80209
Contact: Rita Smith, Executive Director
Phone: 303-839-1852
Fax: 303-831-9251
Web site:

National Crime Prevention Council
1000 Connecticut Avenue NW., 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Contact: Megan Dominish
Phone: 202-466-6272
Fax: 202-296-1356
Web site:

National Crime Victim Law Institute
Lewis & Clark Law School
10015 S.W. Terwilliger Boulevard
Portland, OR 97219
Phone: 503-768-6600
Web site:

National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center
Medical University of South Carolina
165 Cannon Street
Charleston, SC 29425-0742
Contact: Dean G. Kilpatrick, Ph.D., Director
Phone: 843-792-2945
Fax: 843-792-3388
Web site:

National District Attorneys Association
99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314-1588
Contact: Newman Flanagan, Director
Phone: 843-792-2942
Fax: 843-792-3388
Web site:

National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc.
100 East Eighth Street, Suite B-41
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Contact: Nancy Ruhe-Munch, Executive Director
Phone: 513-721-5683
Fax: 513-345-4489
Web site:

National Organization for Victim Assistance
1730 Park Road NW.
Washington, DC 20010
Contact: Marlene A. Young, Ph.D., J.D.
Executive Director
Phone: 202-232-6682 or 800-TRY-NOVA
Fax: 202-462-2255
Web site:

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
6400 Flank Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17112-2778
Contact: Bonnie Fowler
Phone: 800-537-2238
TTY: 800-553-2508
Fax: 717-545-9456

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
123 North Enola Drive
Enola, PA 17025
Contact: Karen Baker, Project Director
Phone: 877-739-3895
TTY: 717-909-0715
Fax: 717-909-0714
Web site:

National Sheriffs' Association
1450 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3490
Contact: Jim Wright
Phone: 703-836-7827
Contact: Tim Woods
Phone: 703-838-5317
Web Site:

National Victims Constitutional Amendment Network
789 Sherman Street, Suite 670
Denver, Colorado 80203
Phone: 1-800-529-8226
Fax: 303-861-1265
Web site:

Police Executive Research Forum
1120 Connecticut Avenue NW., Room 930
Washington, DC 20036
Contact: Clifford Karchmer
Phone: 202-466-7820
Fax: 202-466-7826
Web site:

The Spiritual Dimension in Victim Services
P.O. Box 1124
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Contact: Scott Beard
Phone: 843-886-3198
Fax: 843-886-8547

Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center, Inc.
14750 Main Street, 1B
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772-3055
Contact: Roberta Roper, Executive Director
Phone: 301-952-2319 or 877-VICTIM-1
Fax: 301-952-2319
Web site:

Victims' Assistance Legal Organization (VALOR)
8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1070
McLean, Virginia 22102-3823
Contact: Morna Murray, J.D., Executive Director
Phone: 703-748-0811
Fax: 703-356-5085
Web site:

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