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Australian Bureau of Statistics
Victimisation statistics
Australian Institute of Criminology
The Institute is the national focus for the study of crime and criminal justice in Australia and for the dissemination of criminal justice information. The Institute draws on information supplied to it by a wide variety of sources and it policy advice is objective and independent.
Crime Prevention Unit - Attorney-General's Department
This site is the official site of the Crime Prevention Unit in the South Australian Attorney-General's Department. The CPU works to prevent or reduce crime by involving a range of other partners in crime prevention work.
Kids & Domestic Violence
Website developed as part of the Best Practice Intervention for Children and Young People Who Witness Domestic Violence (project in Queensland). The site contains project documents (evaluating service delivery, practice standards, models of service) and a bibliography.
Legal Studies Teachers Association of South Australia
The association provides support to practising Legal Studies and Law related education teachers, promotes legal education, acts as a liaison group with DETE, tertiary institutions and other bodies to promote the professional development of Legal Studies teachers and publishes and disseminates legal and law related materials.
Mens Health Information & Resource Centre (MHIRC)
MHIRC designs, develops and supports research and projects which contribute to the enhancement of the health & well-being of men and boys in a variety of contexts; the workplace, family relationships, access to health and social support services. MHIRC also aims to promote awareness of the diversity of experiences and cultural contexts of groups of men and boys, contribute to the development of policies and services in Government Departments and other agencies which support the well-being of men and boys and promote positive images of men and boys.
National Child Protection Clearinghouse
The National Child Protection Clearinghouse is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Family and Community Services as part of the Commonwealth's response to the problem of child abuse. The National Child Protection Clearinghouse which has operated from the Australian Institute of Family Studies since 1995 and provides an information/advisory service to workers in the field.
National Crime Prevention Program
A Commonwealth Government initiative launched in 1997 to identify and promote innovative ways of reducing and preventing crime and the fear of crime.
Victim Services, Dept Criminology, University of Melbourne
The website, which is maintained by Dr Grant J Devilly of the University of Melbourne, offers information on forensic psychology, incident recovery and restorative treatment.
Victims of Crime Bureau (NSW)
Site of the New South Wales Victims Services maintained by the NSW Attorney General’s Department.
Victims of Crime Report - NSW Parliament
The briefing paper outlines and evaluates the range of entitlements and services available to victims of crime in New South Wales. These include the victims compensation and counselling schemes; victim impact statements; victims submissions regarding whether offenders should be released on parole; the right of sexual assault victims to claim privilege against the disclosure of information revealed in the course of counselling; and various types of assistance provided by government agencies and community-based victims support groups.
W.A. Victim Support Service
The W.A. Victim Support Service offers a number of services for victims of crime in W.A.
Young Media Australia
Young Media Australia (YMA) exists to promote a quality media environment for Australian children and to raise community awareness of the needs of children and young people in relation to print, electronic and screen based media.


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Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA)
The mission of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA) is to support research, education, and access to violence related resources. The MINCAVA Clearinghouse provides a quick and user friendly access point to the extensive electronic resources on the topic of violence and abuse available online.

Please also see the Violence Resources Database which contains entries of print, video and multimedia materials on violence and abuse issues. The direct link is
Murder Victims' Families For Human Rights
Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights is an international, non-governmental organization of family members of victims of criminal murder, terrorist killings, state executions, extrajudicial assassinations, and “disappearances” working to oppose the death penalty from a human rights perspective. The group has a commitment to ending the death penalty around the world
National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Centre - US
The National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center (NCVC) is a division of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. Since 1974 the Faculty and staff of the NCVC have been devoted to achieving a better understanding of the impact of criminal victimization on adults, children, and their families. The many activities and contributions of the NCVC faculty to the crime victim and child abuse field have been recognised nationally and internationally. The program activities of the NCVC are focused in four major areas: scientific research, evidence-based treatment, professional education, and consultation.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) - US
The National Crime Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a criminal justice clearinghouse and reference service that maintains specialised information centres for the U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Justice Program agencies, National Institute of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office for Victims of Crime, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy. NCJRS is administered by the National Institute of Justice.
National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA) - US
The National Victim Assistance Academy is funded and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime in collaboration with a coordinated group of co-sponsors. The Academy currently offers two distinct levels of training and education, the Foundation Level Academy and the Advanced Topic Series.
National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) - US
The National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), a non-profit organization funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, provides support to local and state enforcement agencies involved in the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of economic and high-tech crime.

NW3C training incorporates the best current practices of experts in the field of financial investigations and computer forensic and investigations courses. Experienced facilitators and instructors deliver courses that stress the practical application of theory and the active involvement of participants. Please visit the website at
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) - US
This website includes resources for International victims and the OVC Resource Centre (OVCRC) - an extensive source for victims of crime information.
Rhode Island Justice Commission - Victims of Crime
Rhode Island was the first state in the The U.S.A. to pass a constitutional amendment through a constitutional convention guaranteeing victims the right to participate in the criminal justice process.
Solicitor General of Canada
The Solicitor General Portfolio is responsible for protecting Canadians and helping to maintain Canada as a peaceful and safe society.
UN Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power - UN
The Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power was adopted by the General Assembly on 29 November 1985.
United Nations Crime and Justice Information Network (UNCJIN) - UN
This page is part of the United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention (ODCCP) website, and includes a PDF of internet links in various categories.
Victims of Crime in Scotland
Victim Support Scotland provides practical advice, emotional support and assistance to victims of crime. Victim Support Scotland can also put you in touch with others who can help
World Justice Information

The World Society of Victimology

The World Society of Victimology is a not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization with Special Category consultive status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations and the Council of Europe. Brought together by a mutual concern for victims, its world-wide membership includes: victim assistance practitioners, social scientists, social workers, physicians, lawyers, civil servants, volunteers, university academics of all levels, and students.