If you would like to learn more about domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, stalking, cyber-stalking, human trafficking, child abuse, animal abuse or bullying, the resources below provide comprehensive information.
THE NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
This website and phone number can provide you with an advocate to speak with as well as educational resources on domestic violence. The Hotline is the only 24/7 center in the nation that has access to service providers and shelters across the U.S.
NATIONAL TEEN DATING ABUSE HELPLINE
This site provides access to highly-trained advocates who offer support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. Loveisrespect also provides information and support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers and members of law enforcement. Free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are available 24/7/365.
THE NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE
The National Human Trafficking Hotline connects victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking with services and supports to get help and stay safe. The National Hotline also receives tips about potential situations of sex and labor trafficking and facilitates reporting that information to the appropriate authorities in certain cases.
The toll-free phone and SMS text lines and live online chat function are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Help is available in English or Spanish, or in more than 200 additional languages through an on-call interpreter.
THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OFFICE OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
This United States of America government site explains domestic violence and provides links to other resources.
This site provides plain language legal information for victims of abuse, regardless of gender. There is also an email hotline that will provide legal information to anyone who reaches out with legal questions or concerns regarding domestic violence, sexual violence, or any other topic covered on WomensLaw.org.
THE NATIONAL NETWORK TO END DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
NNEDV provides training and assistance to the statewide and territorial coalitions against domestic violence. It also furthers public awareness of domestic violence and changes beliefs that condone intimate partner violence.
NNEDV works to make domestic violence a national priority; change the way communities respond to domestic violence; and strengthen efforts against intimate partner violence at every level of government.
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JUVENILE AND FAMILY COURTS JUDGES
For those involved with juvenile, family, and domestic violence cases, the NCJFCJ provides the resources, knowledge, and training to improve the lives of families and children seeking justice. The NCJFCJ resources include:
Cutting-edge educational programs
Wide-ranging technical assistance
Nationally respected research to assist juvenile and family courts
Unique advanced degree programs for judges and other court professionals offered in conjunction with the University of Nevada, Reno and the National Judicial College
THE BATTERED WOMEN’S JUSTICE PROJECT
BWJP is the national resource center on civil and criminal justice responses to intimate partner violence (IPV). This organization provides technical assistance and training to professionals engaged in these systems: advocates, civil attorneys, judges and related court personnel, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, probation officers, batterers intervention program staff, and defense attorneys; as well as to policymakers, the media, and victims, including incarcerated victims, and their families and friends. BWJP also assists tribal and military personnel who fulfill equivalent positions in their respective institutional responses to IPV.
FUTURES WITHOUT VIOLENCE
Futures Without Violence is a health and social justice nonprofit with a simple mission: to heal those among us who are traumatized by violence today – and to create healthy families and communities free of violence tomorrow. From domestic violence and child abuse, to bullying and sexual assault, our groundbreaking programs, policy development, and public action campaigns are designed to prevent and end violence against women and children around the world. Striving to reach new audiences and transform social norms, we train professionals such as doctors, nurses, judges, and athletic coaches on improving responses to violence and abuse. We also work with advocates, policy makers, and others to build sustainable community leadership and educate people everywhere about the importance of respect and healthy relationships.
NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
NCADV mission is to lead, mobilize and raise voices to support efforts that change the conditions that lead to domestic violence such as patriarchy, privilege, racism, sexism, and classism.
NATIONAL SEXUAL VIOLENCE RESOURCE CENTER
NSVRC is the leading nonprofit in providing information and tools to prevent and respond to sexual violence. NSVRC translates research and trends into best practices that help individuals, communities and service providers achieve real and lasting change. NSVRC also works with the media to promote informed reporting.
ELEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA- DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DIVISION
This site provides information on the Domestic Violence Division of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida and contains resources for petitioners and respondents.
FLORIDA COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
FCADV serves as the professional association for Florida's 42 domestic violence centers. The mission of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence is to work towards ending violence through public awareness, policy development, and support for Florida's domestic violence centers.