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Crisis Intervention/Response

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  • What are school-based crisis response teams?
    School Crisis Response Initiative, a bulletin from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), provides a... Read More
    Last Updated: August 21, 2015

  • Is there a hotline for rape victims?
    The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault orga... Read More
    Last Updated: October 4, 2010

  • How do I obtain information on Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) certification?
    Information on Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) certification is available on the Sexual Assault... Read More
    Last Updated: October 1, 2010

  • Who can I contact to help me develop a safety plan?
    If your local police department employs a victim advocate, he/she maybe able to help you develop a s... Read More
    Last Updated: November 22, 2011

  • What is the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Grant Program for Terrorism and Mass Violence Crimes?
    The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) administers the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Grant P... Read More
    Last Updated: June 11, 2009

  • How should law enforcement approach victims with disabilities?
    Information on police response to victims with disabilities is available in the Office for Victims o... Read More
    Last Updated: March 21, 2014

  • What can I do if I am a victim of stalking?
    If you are a victim of stalking, call your local police department's emergency number (911) to repor... Read More
    Last Updated: November 25, 2011

  • Who can I talk to about an abusive relationship?
    Advocates with the 24 hour-a-day National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) are available for victims... Read More
    Last Updated: January 19, 2012

  • Are there support groups for the families of homicide victims?
    Family members of homicide victims can find support groups in their area by contacting Parents of Mu... Read More
    Last Updated: August 28, 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

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