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The following list includes websites referenced in past issues of The Michigan Advocate, as well as other sites of potential interest to agencies serving victims of crime. 

Advocacy

Action Without Borders - Nonprofit Directory
www.idealist.org 

Alliance for Justice
www.afj.org 

American Humane Association
www.americanhumane.org 

American Psychological Association - Public Policy Office
http://www.apa.org/about/gr/index.aspx 

American Youth Policy Forum
www.aypf.org 

Annie E. Casey Foundation
www.aecf.org 

Center for Effective Government
www.foreffectivegov.org

Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest
www.clpi.org 

Children's Defense Fund
www.childrensdefense.org 

Citizens Guide to the State of Michigan Legislature
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/publications/citizensguide.pdf 

Independent Sector
www.independentsector.org 

Michigan's Children
www.michiganschildren.org 

Michigan Nonprofit Association
www.mnaonline.org 

National Children's Advocacy Center
www.nationalcac.org 

National League of Cities
www.nlc.org 

U.S. Representatives - Contact Information
www.house.gov/representatives/find/

U.S. Senators - Contact Information
www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm 

Violence Policy Center
www.vpc.org 

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Child Abuse and Neglect

Administration for Children and Families - Children's Bureau
www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/ 

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
www.apsac.org
 

Child Quest International
www.smc-connect.org/locations/child-quest-international-inc 

Child Safety Network
www.childrenssafetynetwork.org 

Child Welfare League of America
www.cwla.org 

Childhelp USA
www.childhelpusa.org 

Children's Institute International
www.childrensinstitute.org 

Court Appointed Special Advocate Association
www.nationalcasa.org 

International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
www.ispcan.org 

Michigan - Children's Protective Services
www.michigan.gov/dhs/0,1607,7-124-5452_7119---,00.html 

Michigan Child Protective Services Manual
https://dhhs.michigan.gov/olmweb/ex/html/ 

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control - Child Maltreatment
www.cdc.gov/ncipc/dvp/CMP/ 

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
www.dontshake.org/ 

National Children's Alliance
www.nationalchildrensalliance.org

National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association
www.nationalcasa.org 

National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
www.ndacan.cornell.edu 

Prevent Child Abuse America
www.preventchildabuse.org 

Safe Horizon
www.safehorizon.org 

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Crime Victim Services

Arizona Voice for Crime Victims
www.voiceforvictims.org 

Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime
www.crcvc.ca/en 

Connecticut: Office of the Victim Advocate
www.ct.gov/ova/site/default.asp

Department of Defense Victim and Witness Assistance Council
vwac.defense.gov

Resources for International Victims
http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/topic.aspx?topicid=66 

International Victimology
www.victimology.nl/ 

Maryland Crime Victims Resource Center
www.mdcrimevictims.org 

Michigan Crime Victim Services Commission
www.michigan.gov/crimevictims

Minnesota: Crime Victim Justice Unit
www.ojp.state.mn.us/MCCVS/CVJU/about.htm 

Missouri Victim Assistance Network
http://www.movanet.org/ 

National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards
www.nacvcb.org 

National Association of Victim Assistance Administrators
www.navaa.org 

National Crime Victims' Bar Association
www.victimbar.org 

National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center
www.musc.edu/cvc 

National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)
http://www.trynova.org/ 

National Victim's Rights Constitutional Amendment Passages
www.nvcap.org 

Office for Victims of Crime
www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc 

Official Office for Victims of Crime Homepage
www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/welcome.html 

South Carolina: Crime Victims' Ombudsman
http://cvo.sc.gov/

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
www.ohchr.org/EN/Pages/Home.aspx

World Society of Victimology
www.worldsocietyofvictimology.org 

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Disability

ADA Title III Technical Assistance Manual
www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/taman3.html 

e-Michigan Deaf and Hard of Hearing People
www.michdhh.org 

Great Lakes ADA Center
www.adagreatlakes.org 

Michigan Disability Rights Coalition
http://www.copower.org/ 

Michigan Relay Center
http://relayservices.att.com/ 

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
www.rid.org 

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Domestic Violence

Alternatives to Domestic Aggression Program
www.csswashtenaw.org/ada 

Arte Sana
www.arte-sana.com 

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
www.atask.org 

Battered Women's Justice Project
www.bwjp.org 

Casa de Esperanza
www.casadeesperanza.org 

Domestic Violence Benchbook
http://courts.michigan.gov/education/mji/publications/pages/default.aspx 

Faith Trust Institute
www.faithtrustinstitute.org 

GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project
www.glbtqdvp.org 

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
http://www.idvaac.org/ 

Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma
www.ivatcenters.org 

Men Stopping Violence
www.menstoppingviolence.org 

Michigan Batterer Intervention Services Coalition
www.biscmi.org 

Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCEDSV)
www.mcedsv.org 

MDVPTB - Dating Violence Youth Education Package
http://www.michigan.gov/dhs/0,4562,7-124-7119_7261_21516-52522--,00.html

National Center for the Prosecution of VAW
https://ndaa.org/

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
www.ncdsv.org 

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
www.ncadv.org 

National Domestic Violence Hotline
www.thehotline.org

National Network to End Domestic Violence
www.nnedv.org 

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
www.nrcdv.org 

New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
www.avp.org 

Safe Horizon
www.safehorizon.org 

State Domestic Violence Coalitions
www.nnedv.org 

VAWnet
www.vawnet.org 

Violence Against Women Office
www.ovw.usdoj.gov/ 

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Drugs & Alcohol

Community Anti-Drug Coalition Institute
cadca.org

Department of Education Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools
www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osdfs 

Mothers Against Drunk Driving
www.madd.org 

National Association for Native American Children of Alcoholics
www.nacoa.org

National Association of State Alcohol & Drug Abuse Directors
www.nasadad.org 

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
www.niaaa.nih.gov 

National Institute on Drug Abuse
www.drugabuse.gov 

Office of National Drug Control Policy
www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov 

Partnership for a Drug Free America
www.drugfree.org 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
www.samhsa.gov 

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Elder Abuse

Michigan Adult Protection Services - MDHHS
http://michigan.gov/dhs/0,4562,7-124-7119_50647---,00.html

Michigan Task Force on Elder Abuse
www.michigan.gov/miseniors 

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
www.preventelderabuse.org 

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Evaluation

American Evaluation Association
www.eval.org 

Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University
www.wmich.edu/evalctr 

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
www.geofunders.org 

Innovation Network, Inc.
www.innonet.org 

Michigan Association for Evaluation
www.maeeval.org 

Online Evaluation Research Library
oerl.sri.com

Sociometrics
www.socio.com 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Evaluation Working Group
www.cdc.gov/eval/index.htm 

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General Reference

411.com
www.411.com 

Acronym Finder
acronymfinder.com

Babel Fish Translator
www.babelfish.com

Bartleby (Quotations, Encyclopedia, etc.)
www.bartleby.com/reference 

DNS Stuff
www.dnsstuff.com 

Google Phone Search
www.google.com 

Information Please Almanac
www.infoplease.com/almanacs.html 

Superpages
www.superpages.com 

Switchboard
www.switchboard.com 

Time and Date
www.thetimenow.com  

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Government

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov 

Congressional Hearings - Senate
www.capitolhearings.org 

Council on State Governments
www.csg.org 

Department of Health and Human Services
www.hhs.gov 

Division of Violence Prevention, CDC
www.cdc.gov/ncipc/dvp/dvp.htm 

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
www.fema.gov 

Federal Grants
www.grants.gov 

Federal Register - Regulations Open for Comment
www.regulations.gov 

FirstGov Reference Center
www.usa.gov/Topics/Reference-Shelf.shtml 

Gateway to State and Local Government Information
www.fedgate.org/fg_statelocal.htm 

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
www.gao.gov 

Government Executive Magazine
www.govexec.com 

Governors Highway Safety Association
www.ghsa.org 

Internal Revenue Service
www.irs.gov 

Michigan Government
www.michigan.gov 

Michigan Legislature
www.michiganlegislature.org 

Michigan Secretary of State
www.michigan.gov/sos 

Military One Source
www.militaryonesource.com 

National Association of Counties
www.naco.org 

National Conference of State Legislatures
www.ncsl.org 

National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
www.nhtsa.dot.gov 

Office for Victims of Crime
www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc 

Office on Violence Against Women
http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/ 

State and Local Government on the Net
www.statelocalgov.net 

United States Government
www.usa.gov

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Homicide

Compassionate Friends
www.compassionatefriends.org/ 

Concerns of Police Survivors
www.nationalcops.org 

National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children
www.pomc.org 

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Human Trafficking

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women
www.catwinternational.org 

Department of State - Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
www.state.gov/g/tip/ 

Federal Bureau of Investigation - Human Trafficking Units
https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/civil-rights/human-trafficking

Freedom Network
www.freedomnetworkusa.org 

Polaris Project
www.polarisproject.org

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Identity Theft & Fraud

Department of Justice: Identity Theft and Fraud
www.usdoj.gov/criminal/fraud/websites/idtheft.html 

Federal Trade Commission - Information on ID Theft
www.ftc.gov/idtheft 

Fraud-Aid
www.fraudaid.com 

Internet Crime Complaint Center
www.ic3.gov/default.aspx 

National Do Not Call Registry
www.donotcall.gov 

National Fraud Information Center
www.fraud.org 

National Insurance Crime Bureau
www.nicb.org 

Opt-Out of Preapproved Credit Offers
www.optoutprescreen.com 

Spokeo: Personal Information Locator
www.spokeo.com 
 

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Justice System

Alliance for Justice
www.afj.org 

American Correctional Association
www.aca.org 

American Correctional Health Services Administration
www.corrections.com/achsa 

American Jail Association
www.corrections.com/aja 

American Probation and Parole Association
www.appa-net.org 

Association for Conflict Resolution
www.acrnet.org 

Association of Paroling Authorities International
www.apaintl.org 

Association of State Correctional Administrators
www.asca.net 

Ayuda
www.ayudainc.org 

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)
www.atf.gov 

Bureau of Justice Statistics
www.bjs.gov

Center for Court Innovation
http://www.courtinnovation.org/

Center on Juvenile & Criminal Justice
www.cjcj.org 

Coalition for Juvenile Justice
www.juvjustice.org 

Correctional Education Association
www.ceanational.org 

Crime and Justice News
www.thecrimereport.org

Danger Assessment
www.dangerassessment.org/ 

Department of Justice
www.justice.gov

Federal Bureau of Investigation
www.fbi.gov 

Federal Judicial Center
www.fjc.gov 

Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center
fjsrc.urban.org

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
www.fletc.gov 

Findlaw
www.findlaw.com 

Institute for Law and Justice
www.ilj.org 

International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
www.iaclea.org 

International Association of Chiefs of Police
www.theiacp.org 

Interpol
www.interpol.int 

Justice for All
www.jfa.net 

Justice Research and Statistics Association
www.jrsa.org 

Legal Momentum
www.legalmomentum.org 

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
www.icpsr.umich.edu/NACJD/index.html 

National Association for Community Mediation
www.nafcm.org 

National Association of Drug Court Professionals
www.nadcp.org 

National Association of Women Judges
www.nawj.org 

National Center for State Courts
http://www.ncsc.org/ 

National Center for Women and Policing
www.womenandpolicing.org 

National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
www.search.org 

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
www.ncjfcj.org 

National Criminal Justice Association
www.ncja.org 

National District Attorneys Association
www.ndaa.org 

National Governors Association
www.nga.org 

National Indian Justice Center
www.nijc.org 

National Indian Law Library
www.narf.org/nill 

National Institute of Justice
http://www.nij.gov/ 

National Judicial College
www.judges.org 

National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center
www.justnet.org/ 

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
www.noblenatl.org 

National Sheriffs' Association
www.sheriffs.org 

National White Collar Crime Center
www.nw3c.org 

Office for Justice Programs (OJP)
www.ojp.usdoj.gov 

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
www.ojjdp.gov 

Parole Commission
www.usdoj.gov/uspc 

Police Executive Research Forum
www.policeforum.org 

Police Foundation
www.policefoundation.org 

Restorative Justice Online
www.restorativejustice.org 

Southern Poverty Law Center
www.splcenter.org 

State Justice Institute
www.sji.gov/ 

Supreme Court of the United States
www.supremecourtus.gov 

U.S. Courts
www.uscourts.gov/Home.aspx 

University Law Review Project
www.lawreview.org 

Washburn Legal Research on the Web
www.washlaw.edu 

Witness Justice
www.witnessjustice.org 

Wynn Consulting
www.markwynn.com 

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Mental Health

American Psychiatric Association
www.psych.org 

American Psychological Association
www.apa.org 

American Mental Health Association
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/

National Association of Social Workers
www.naswdc.org 

National Institute of Mental Health
www.nimh.nih.gov 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
www.samhsa.gov 

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Professional Development

Michigan Judicial Institute
http://courts.michigan.gov/education/mji/pages/default.aspx

National Multicultural Institute
www.nmci.org 

Office of Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Learning Management System
https://gm1.geolearning.com/geonext/ovcttac/login.geo


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Sexual Assault

Center for Sex Offender Management
www.csom.org 

Clery Center for Security on Campus
www.clerycenter.org

Darkness to Light
www.d2l.org/site/c.4dICIJOkGcISE/b.6035035/k.8258/Prevent_Child_Sexual_Abuse.htm 

Faces of Rape and Sexual Assault Survivors
www.nobukoonline.com 

It Happened to Alexa Foundation
www.ithappenedtoalexa.org/ 

Men Can Stop Rape
www.mencanstoprape.org 

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
www.ncdsv.org 

National Organization against Male Sexual Victimization
www.malesurvivor.org 

National Sex Offender Public Registry
www.nsopr.gov 

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
www.nsvrc.org 

Palo Alto Medical Foundation - Club and Date Rape Drugs
www.pamf.org/teen/risk/drugs/daterape/ 

Project GHB
www.projectghb.org 

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
www.rainn.org 

Rape Victim Advocates
www.rapevictimadvocates.org 

SANE/SART
www.sane-sart.com 

Stop Prisoner Rape
www.justdetention.org/ 
 

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Stalking

The Stalking Victim's Sanctuary
www.stalkingvictims.com 

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Technology

AdAware Antivirus Software
http://www.lavasoft.com/

Firefox Internet Browser
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/ 

Spybot, Search and Destroy
http://download.cnet.com/Spybot-Search-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10122137.html

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Trauma

Academy of Traumatology Journal
www.greencross.org/ 

American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
www.aaets.org 

American Psychological Association: Disasters and Terrorism
http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/disaster/index.aspx

American Trauma Society
www.amtrauma.org 

Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists
www.atss.info 

Child Trauma Academy
www.childtrauma.org 

Department of Veterans Affairs National Center on PTSD
www.ptsd.va.gov/ 

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Peer Support Program
www.fletc.gov/training/peer-support-program 

Gateway to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Information
ptsdinfo.org

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
www.istss.org 

National Child Traumatic Stress Network
www.nctsn.org 

National Institute of Mental Health - Coping with Violence & Disasters
www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/coping-with-traumatic-events/index.shtml 

National Institute of Mental Health - PTSD
www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml 

PBS Special on Brain Development
www.pbs.org/wnet/brain/about.html 

Southwest Michigan Children's Trauma Assessment Center
www.wmich.edu/traumacenter 

The Trauma Center
www.traumacenter.org 

Trauma Information Pages
www.trauma-pages.com 

Trauma Intervention Programs
www.tipnational.org 

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Traumatic Brain Injury

Brain Injury Association of America
www.biausa.org 

Brain Injury Association of Michigan
www.biami.org 

MDHHS Traumatic Brain Injury Project
www.michigan.gov/tbi 

MDHHS web-based provider TBI Training
www.mitbitraining.org 

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Volunteerism

e-Volunteerism
www.e-volunteerism.com 

Points of Light Foundation
www.pointsoflight.org 

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Other Resources

American Medical Association
www.ama-assn.org 

Boys & Girls Clubs of America
www.bgca.org 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Violence Prevention
www.cdc.gov/ncipc/dvp/dvp.htm 

Lambda GLBT Anti-Violence Project
http://www.qrd.org/qrd/www/orgs/avproject/main.htm 

National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise
www.cneonline.org/ 

National School Safety Center
www.nssc1.org 

Michigan Health Promotions Clearinghouse
www.hpclearinghouse.org 

Wings of Light
www.wingsoflight.org