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Another organization that provides services to victims of crime. Some form of description and important information is included about this organization. A link is provided to their website.

Disability Rights Vermont

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Disability Rights Vermont is a statewide agency dedicated to advancing the rights of people with disabilities and mental health issues.

We support human and civil rights by investigating:

Youth Catalytics - Girls in Society Project

The mission of the Girls in Society project is to advance collective understanding of the early sexualization phenomenon, and to study effective community approaches to it.

The Office of the Attorney General of Vermont

The mission of the Office of Vermont's Attorney General is to implement and enforce Vermont’s laws to improve the quality of life for all Vermonters. Whether this means enforcing our criminal laws to keep our cities, towns and homes safe, or vigorously pursuing those who would foul our air, land and water, it is the job of this office to bring the legal resources of the State to bear in a professional, cost-effective and thoughtful manner to protect our citizens.

National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards

NACVCB is an Association of Victim Compensation Programs which shares a vision of working together so that every victim compensation program is fully funded, optimally staffed, and functioning effectively to help victims cope with the costs of crime.

Polaris Project

Polaris Project is a leading organization in the United States combating all forms of human trafficking and serving both U.S. citizens and foreign national victims, including men, women, and children.

National Crime Victims Law Institute

The National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) is a national non-profit legal advocacy organization whose mission is to actively promote balance and fairness in the justice system through crime victim centered legal advocacy, education, and resource sharing.  NCVLI belives that enhancing fairness and justice for victims requires a process of social change, which is b

National Center for Victims of Crime

The National Center for Victims of Crime is a nonprofit organization that advocates for victims' rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on victims' issues.

Stalking Resource Center

In 2000, the National Center for Victims of Crime partnered with the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women to create the Stalking Resource Center (SRC). Since its inception, the SRC has trained over 40,000 professionals who work with victims in 43 states, the District of Columbia, the United Kingdom, and Germany and provided technical assistance to hundreds of communities seeking to enhance their response to stalking. Though the United States has come a long way in how the crime of stalking is addressed and victims are treated, there is still much work to be done.

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

Established in 1988 through an amendment to the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) of 1984, OVC is charged by Congress with administering the Crime Victims Fund (the Fund). Through OVC, the Fund supports a broad array of programs and services that focus on helping victims in the immediate aftermath of crime and continuing to support them as they rebuild their lives.

OVC Directory of Crime Victim Services

An Online Directory of Crime Victim Services. Since its launch in 2003, the Directory has helped thousands of crime victims and service providers find nonemergency crime victim service agencies in the United States and abroad.

Dept. of Children & Families - Domestic Violence Unit

Offers consultation to child protection staff and service providers when concerns about domestic violence and child maltreatment coexist. The DV Unit has limited capacity to provide direct advocacy services to victims, but works closely with VT Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence programs to make referrals, do systems advocacy and collaborate in Vermont's Coordinated Community Response to domestic violence.

They accept referrals from local community programs, other advocates, counselors, and service users.

Community Restorative Justice Programs

In communities where the population and referral possibilities are less in number, Community Restorative Justice Programs offer similar restorative resources to a Justice Center, but on a smaller scale.

Community Justice Centers

Town and/or city governments work in conjunction with groups of interested citizens, service providers and the Agency of Human Services to establish citizen-governed Community Justice Centers. These centers offer volunteer, citizen-delivered restorative processes as a first step for dealing with conflict and lower levels of crime before resorting to the traditional court process.

Parents for Megan's Law

NATIONAL MEGAN’S LAW HELPLINE to assist and provide advocacy to communities in accessing information about registered sex offenders, to assist in effectively and responsibly managing Megan's Law notifications and to educate about sexual assault prevention. Provides crime victim referrals for victim services and law enforcement referrals. Sex Offender Registration Tips (SORT) is a program available to community members who want to report sex offender registration violations.

Sex Offender Registry

The Vermont Department of Public Safety maintains the public Internet Sex Offender Registry.

If you have been the victim of sexual violence and your offender has been convicted and sentenced for the crime, you have the right to be notified by the Vermont Sex Offender Registry in writing of that offender’s current address. This notification is to be made promptly, both when the offender initially registers with the Vermont Sex Offender Registry and anytime the offender changes his/her address.

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