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  • Where can I find family violence statistics?
    Data on family violence are available in the following Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reports: ... Read More
    Last Updated: August 26, 2015

  • What is the total number of human trafficking victims worldwide?
    Although it is difficult to measure the magnitude of human trafficking, the International Labour Org... Read More
    Last Updated: July 9, 2015

  • To whom can I report child abuse?
    Each state designates specific agencies to receive and investigate reports of suspected child abuse ... Read More
    Last Updated: August 21, 2015

  • How can restorative justice be more victim-friendly?
    Please see the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) publication, Guidelines for Victim-Sensitive Victim... Read More
    Last Updated: October 15, 2010

  • Aside from compensation, how can I recover financial loss due to a violent crime?
    Some victims of crime file a civil suit against their offender or a third party to try to recover fi... Read More
    Last Updated: April 21, 2016

  • Is there a resource to help locate information about evidence-based programs in the justice field?
    The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions.gov website provides results of rigorous research... Read More
    Last Updated: January 26, 2017

  • How can I learn about effective victim service programs?
    Created by the Office of Justice Programs and operated by OJP's National Institute of Justice, the C... Read More
    Last Updated: October 4, 2013

  • What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
    Information about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other mental health issues is available ... Read More
    Last Updated: March 21, 2014

  • How do I report human trafficking?
    Call 1-888-373-7888 (toll-free) or text BeFree (233733) to the National Human Trafficking Hotline to... Read More
    Last Updated: May 22, 2017

  • What should be included in a victim impact statement?
    Information on victim impact statements is available in the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) public... Read More
    Last Updated: February 8, 2011

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