Crime Victims Advocacy
Council, Inc. ministers to crime victims and their families. It
began in 1989 through the United Methodist Church in North Georgia.
It is now an independent, nonprofit organization. Services include:
crime survivor support groups; crime prevention education programs;
annual memorial service for victims of crime (they will share examples
of their services); crisis intervention information and referral support
groups for stalking victims; advocacy; and assistance in filing compensation
The National Organization for Victim
Assistance (NOVA) is a non-profit organization for victims of
crime: from victims themselves to their advocates in and outside the
criminal justice system who are committed to the recognition and implementation
of victim rights and services. Founded in 1975, NOVA is the oldest
national group of its kind in the worldwide victims movement. Its
mission is to promote rights and services for victims of crime and
crisis anywhere it is needed.
"Viewing Restorative Justice Through Victims’ Eyes” by Susan Herman,
Executive Director, National Center
for Victims of Crime Conference, 1998.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC):
a governmental office advocating for the Fair Treatment of Crime Victims.
This office is a part of the Office of Justice Programs for the U.
S. government. April 2000 publications of high quality: National Survey
of Victim-Offender Mediation Programs in the United States ; Multicultural
Implications of Restorative Justice: Potential Pitfalls and Dangers;
Guidelines for Victim-Sensitive Victim-Offender Mediation: Restorative
Justice Through Dialogue; Family Group Conferencing: Implications
for Crime Victims; Directory of Victim-Offender Mediation Programs
in the United States. They are available by calling 1-800-627-6872.