Internet Media: Blogs, Discussion Forums,
Listservs, Podcasts and Videos,
Advocating Ethics: Latest news & information for domestic violence/crime victim advocates.
Anti human trafficking "Project Aasara": This site presents is a pilot project launched at Yadgirigutta in Nalgonda dist. of Andhra Pradesh state of India in April, 2005 with mission of prevention of organized human trafficking.This project is based on a two-prong strategy of law enforcement against traffickers and institute rehabilitation for victims of trafficking along with reintegration.
Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Containing information related to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (aka PIPEDA) and other Canadian and international laws
Change Happens: The SAFER Blog: This blog monitors current events related to sexual violence, foregrounds quality media, especially by students, about sexual assault, provides resources for students looking for information about how to combat sexual violence on their campuses, and keeps readers updated on SAFER’s current projects.
CALCASA Public Policy: California Coalition Against Sexual Assault public policy blog.
Crime and Consequences: The Crime and Consequences Blog discusses crime and the criminal law. Topics include: 1. Criminal and crime-related civil cases before the United States Supreme Court. 2. Significant decisions in the field by other courts. 3. Studies with public policy implications related to crime and criminal justice. 4. Links to and discussion of news items and other blogs related to criminal law. Like most blogs, this one has a distinctive point of view. They approach criminal law issues from the perspective of victims of crime and the law-abiding public.
Crime Survivors Blog: This California-based blog tracks the progress of the fight for Marsey's Law.
Crime Victims with Disabilities Blog: A project of the Center for Independent Living of South Florida and CAVNET. (www.cavnet.org), this blog provides information on, and resources for, crime victims with disabilities.
Criminal Justice Online: Providing criminal justice practitioners, students and academics with online information and resources, including podcast radio programs and online disucssion forums.
For Victims Against the Death Penalty: Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights (MVFHR) is an international organization, based in the United States, of family members of victims of criminal murder, state execution, extra-judicial assassinations, and "disappearances" who oppose the death penalty in all cases.
Fraud, Phishing and Financial Misdeeds: Principally dealing with fraud, this blog also examines Internet crimes of all types.
Holly's Fight for Justice: This blog provides information for crime victims/survivors. The author has personal experience with Canada's Justice System, reforms, and lobbying. The site includes resources for crime victims in Canada, the United States and around the globe.
Innocence Project of Florida: Official blog of the Florida chapter of the Innocence Project
International Law Observer: a blog dedicated to reports, commentary and the discussion of topical issues of public international law as well as EC/EU-law.
Journey of Hope: A view of restorative justice and forgiveness, this blog is written by surviving family members of murder victims, offering stories of forgiveness, "hoping for an end to the cycle of violence".
Missing and Murdered Women: A site devoted to broadcasting information on missing women, often described by officials as "having a high-risk lifestyle". The opening paragraph of this blog states it concisely: "In Vancouver, B.C., Northern B.C., Edmonton, Alberta, Saskatchewan in Canada, over 500 women have disappeared and/or been murdered in the last 20 years".
Net Crimes and Misdemeanors: Information and articles to help you outmaneuver web spammers, stalkers, and con artists.
Ph.D. Studies in Human Rights: A weblog for students engaged in doctoral studies in the field of human rights. It is intended to provide information about contemporary developments, references to new publications and material of a practical nature.
Privacy and Identity Theft: Presenting news and information on US and international privacy laws and identity theft.
Sanctuary for the Abused: Presenting articles, clickable links & resources on verbal, psychological & emotional abuse and personality disorders.
SASSCOM MediaWatch: A collection of current media stories and events related to issues of sexual assault, sexual harassment, partner violence, and more.
Sentencing Law and Policy: An award winning blog, part of the Law Professor's Network, which keeps tabs on developments in sentencing law.
Speak for Change: Blog of Svava Björnsdóttir Brooks, a survivor who works in sexual abuse prevention and advocacy in the United States and Iceland.
Spotlight on Elder Abuse: Information on elder abuse, policy and prevention from around the world.
Stop Identity Theft Crime: A useful site by an identity theft crime expert.
Open to Hope: This blog provides information, support groups, and a regular podcast "radio" show on the topics of dealing with grief and loss.
The Human Trafficking Project: Dedicated to raising awareness about human trafficking.
Thunder Bird House Victim of Crimes Advocacy: Based in Wisconsin, USA. This site in an effort to reach out to victims of crimes such as rape, date rape, assault, sexual assault, child sexual assault and domestic abuse.
Toy Soldiers: News, advocacy, awareness and support for male victims of sexual abuse.
Victim Justice: Victim Justice is a blog for crime victim advocates by crime victim advocates. Hosted by Anne Seymour, John Stein and a “herd” of Old Buffaloes, Victim Justice is a compendium of news, commentary and resources of interest to victim advocates and welcomes all comments and contributions by those dedicated to treating crime victims with fairness, dignity and respect.
Victim Support Kent: News, articles and information for Victim Support Kent staff and volunteers and the general public.
Who Killed Theresa?: Long involved with the Canadian criminal justice system while trying to prove who killed his sister, the author of this blog explores the justice system, attitudes towards victims and survivors, cold cases, and much more. The present blog is a continuation and expansion of the orginal Who Killed Theresa Blog
Women in Crime Ink: Articles on crime, justice, victims rights and much more by a group of professional women in a variety of fields: criminal justice, forensics, journalism, law, law enforcement, psychologists, television production, writers, and more.
Battered Husband Support: An online discussion area for men who have been battered by their mates. The group administrator does an excellent job of keeping the discussion positive and productive.
MurderVictims.com: A meeting place for survivors of murder victims, where they can share thoughts, ask questions and get support. A wide variety of online resources, from statistics to publications, emotional support to advocacy advice, is also available.
Pandora's Aquarium: A Message Board for Survivors: This forum provides peer support for survivors of rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse and is devoted to recovery and healing.
US Office for Victims of Crime Web Forum: A moderated forum for professionals, where public discussions or questions on particular topics can be held. Special events are held monthly, where experts in a variety of fields respond to questions from the professional community.
E-learning, otherwise known as online learning, is a developing method for providing training to both the public and professionals solely through the Internet. Many of these courses are offered for free, as a public service, others charge a fee for access. You'll find both accredited and non-accredited -- but useful -- courses or workshops. Some of these courses are offered through basic web sites, others use more complex, but more flexible, online teaching software known as learning management systems (LMS), which potential students will have to work with a bit to understand fully.
Bullying Course (Bullyingcourse.com): A separate series of public service, professional grade and (under development) fully accredited online courses on anti-bullying. An extremely well developed site, it includes a complete series of background papers on the courses, information on the learning management system the course is run through, and much more.
Cost of Caring: Secondary Traumatic Stress and the Impact of Working with High-Risk Children and Families, The: Child Trauma Academy; an overview on caregiver stress for those who work with high-risk families.
DNA: A Prosecutor's Practice Notebook: This free, self-paced, online training, presented by the President's DNA Initiative, is designed to assist State and local prosecutors in preparing DNA-related cases for prosecution. The lessons cover a wide spectrum of topics relating to the science of DNA and its legal application in the courtroom. Lessons include: Investigating Cases Involving DNA; Preparing Cases Involving DNA ; Presenting Cases Involving DNA; Special Case Circumstances; Lab Report Analysis.
Effects of Abuse and Neglect: A Focus on Typical Development: Wisconsin Child Welfare Training System, this training contains three sections that (1) provide and overview and printable list of developmental stages, (2) review and test of knowledge of developmental milestones, (3) selection of printable and online references.
Intersection of Domestic Violence and Child Victimization, The: An online tutorial with a curriculum on the link between DV and child abuse, and on the effects of DV on children. The tutorial consists of 4 units which discuss general information on DV and child abuse. The tutorial includes a pre and post-test, quizzes following each section, and a video titled ‘The Children Are Watching’.
Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse: Adjudicating this Hidden Dimension of Domestic Violence Cases: Written by the National Judicial Education Program of Legal Momentum, this website provides free current interdisciplinary research from law, medicine and the social sciences that is applicable to judicial decision-making and case management. The site can be treated as a course or as a resource to be consulted as needed. The research and cases cited throughout this course contain graphic descriptions of sexual and physical violence and may be extremely disturbing.
Online Learning Tools on Violence Against Women: Presented by the National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, This collection provides a sampling of available Online Learning Tools with subject matter related to violence against women prevention and intervention.
Surviving Childhood: An Introduction to the Impact of Trauma: Child Trauma Academy; an introduction to the effects of trauma on children.
Teen Victim Project (NCVC) Webinar Series: A series of recorded online seminars (including audio recordings, Word documents, PowerPoint presentions) and other materials you can follow along with audio commentary.
Victim Assistance Training Online (VAT Online): Provided by the Office for Victims Crime Traning and Techical Assistance Center - VATOnline is a basic victim advocacy web-based training program that offers victim services providers and allied professionals the opportunity to acquire the basic skills and knowledge they need to better assist victims of crime. Specific information is also provided to meet the needs of target populations.
While many e-mail discussion list services now provide a web interface where you can join or leave a listserv simply and easily, some still use an e-mail only system. For these systems, sending e-mail to one of the addresses below and writing only the words "subscribe" -- followed by a space -- then the name of the particular mailing list you're interested in the message area of your mailer, will let you sign-on. However, a few systems may require your name and/or email address to follow the name of the list -- some of these systems automatically return mail to you giving correct instructions, others do not. Where they known, the sign-on commands will be listed below.
To be safe, your can find out how to sign-on a list by sending a message to the system address (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) and placing only the word "help" in the message area. The system will mail you instructions and general information. Clicking on the list name in the following descriptions should open your mailer to the appropriate address for you to either subscribe or ask for "help".
Child-Maltreatment-Research-L: email@example.com :
Sign-on: SUBSCRIBE CHILD-MALTREATMENT-RESEARCH-L YOUR-FIRST-NAME YOUR-LAST-NAME
A discussion list for child abuse and maltreatment researchers.
Sign-on: SUB CJUST-L YOUR-FIRST-NAME YOUR-LAST-NAME
A forum for discussing all matters pertaining to criminal justice; the only banned topic is gun control.
Cold Cases: firstname.lastname@example.org
For persons investigating or researching unsolved missing, murdered or unidentified cases from the past. Most cases involved are older than ten years. This list is open to all interested.
Cybercrimes: This UK-based list is for the discussion of internet and computer-related crimes and issues. Sign on/off and view archives through their webpage.
DV-Treatment Provider’s Email Discussion List:
From the email address where you want to receive your mail, send an email to: email@example.com Please include your full name, state or country, and license number and let me know how you found out about the list.
Faith-based and Community Initiatives: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign-on: SUBSCRIBE FBCI YOUR-EMAIL-ADDRESS
Join this list to receive notices from the Department of Justice Task Force for Faith-based and Community Initiatives.
Fear of Crime Research: A UK-based list discussing fear of crime research. Sign on/off and view archives through their webpage.
GangInfo: A listserv for practioners, researchers and others, GangInfo discussions can cover a wide range of topics, from the victims of gang violence to gang identification, prevention and research (however, no police intelligence information will be discussed). You can get more information on GangInfo at: http://www.nationalgangcenter.gov/GANGINFO (listserv verified)
JUSTWATCH-L: email@example.com :
Sign-on: SUB JUSTWATCH-L
The 'International Justice Watch' list is a forum for the exchange of news and opinions on the work of the international war crimes tribunals for ex-Yugoslavia and Rwanda, as well as on related issues including the conflicts which gave rise to the tribunals, the project to establish an International Criminal Court, international humanitarian law (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes), and other contemporary armed conflicts and humanitarian emergencies. The list is open to all who wish to engage in this discussion in a mutually respectful manner. Unmoderated, but with strict policies on civility
JUVJUST : Subscribe online to OJJDP's JUVJUST listserv to receive information on juvenile justice and other youth service-related publications, funding opportunities, and events. If you have not registered before, you will be required to create an account first.
ICC VICTIMRIGHTS: Where experts and advocates on victims rights may exchange information on victims rights issues as related to the International Criminal Court. The listserv developed as a coordinating tool of the Victims Rights Working Group, an informal working group of the NGO Coalition for an International Criminal Court.
Psych-Trauma: This UK-based list is for those working with people that have experienced psychological effects of trauma. Sign on/off and view archives through their webpage.
Rape Survivors: This group is for the support of survivors of sexual or domestic violence. Survivors and friends are welcome. You can subscribe through a link on this page.
This is a private email support group for non-offending parents, partners, loved-ones and friends of sexual abuse and rape survivors. For more information see their webpage or contact the listowner.
Stoprape: firstname.lastname@example.org :
Sign-on: SUBSCRIBE STOPRAPE
Created for the purpose of connecting anti-rape campus activists from all over North America and allowing communication and coordination of events and programs.
Suicidology: American Association of Suicidology listserv. You can join or leave the list by using their web interface at: http://listserve.apa.org/archives/suicidology.html
Trauma-Professional: You can join or leave the list by using their web interface at: http://listserve.apa.org/archives/trauma-professional.html The Trauma Professional Forum is a managed email discussion list for health and mental health professionals and students who are interested in research, theory, and practice pertaining to trauma, PTSD, and related disorders of extreme stress. The list is also open to individuals who are engaging actively in research, teaching, or employment with community or government agencies, within the trauma field (e.g., Victim Assistance Workers, etc.).
Traumatic-Stress: A list for professionals and interested persons dealing with the topic of traumatic-stress, post-traumatic stress and it's treatment, research and methodology; managed by Dr. Charles Figley. You can join or leave the list by using their web interface at: http://listserve.apa.org/archives/traumatic-stress.html
Victim Assistance Canada (VACAN):The Victim Assistance Canada e-mail network. A communications resource for Canadian victim assistance professionals and professionals in related fields, or those interested in Canadian activities. You can register for the e-mail network at: http://www.vaonline.org/vacan.html
Victim-Assistance: The Victim Assistance International e-mail network. A communications resource for victim assistance professionals and professionals in related fields. You can register for the listserv at: http://www.vaonline.org/vai.html
WAL: Join or leave the WAL listserv through their online interface at: https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/Secure/login.aspx
If you have not registered before, you will be required to create an account first.
The NCJRS Weekly Accessions List (WAL) itemizes materials added to the NCJRS Abstracts Database during the previous week. These documents include a wide range of criminal and juvenile justice topics, including crime prevention, corrections, courts, drugs and crime, gangs, law enforcement (police), statistics, and victims. Many documents on the WAL will be available as full text on the NCJRS Web site at https://www.ncjrs.gov/. Other titles will be available from their publishers or through interlibrary loan from the NCJRS Reading and Information Center, (301) 519-5063.
BBC Women's Hour (podcast): What services should be made available to male survivors?: Official statistics reveal that rates of domestic violence against men are only slightly lower than those against women. But some front line workers dispute these figures, saying men who report themselves as victims of domestic violence often turn out to be primary perpetrators. Jenni discusses the issues with Damian Carnell from the Nottinghamshire Domestic Violence Forum, and Mark Brooks from Mankind.
Hope For Healing Podcasts: Hope for Healing.Org is a nonprofit serving victims of sexual or domestic violence. The podcasts are talk shows on healing, prayer, spiritual issues and more.
- Tri-County Sexual Assault Task Force Presentation: Working with Victims of Stalking (Podcast): Training for those working with adult and teen survivors of sexual assault. Training provided by NCVC Stalking Resource Center.
Practical tips for military families living with combat stress and PTSD: Dr. Frank Ochberg, and the founder of the Military Family Network, Megan Turak, provide military families and extended members of the military family community practical guidelines, actions and skills for dealing with combat stress and PTSD situations.
Rising Above: Taking Back Your Life: This is a weekly audio podcast / internet radio program which provides victims of childhood abuse, domestic vioence or sexual assault a venue to discuss their feelings and share their stories. Expert guests supply information and direction to the program.
Facebook: Official organization, agency or service pages
Canadian Crime Victims Foundation (LinkedIn, Canada)
Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime (Facebook, Canada)
Centro Studi Vittime SARA / Center for Victim Studies SARA (Facebook, Italy)
Child Focus (Facebook, Belgium): Official missing and exploited children's agency.
Innocence Project (Facebook, USA): The Innocence Project was founded to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.
International Day: Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (Facebook): A grassroots advocacy group working to establish an international day of rememberance for male survivors of sexual abuse.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (Facebook, USA)
National Center for Victims of Crime (Facebook, USA)
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (Facebook, UK)
Nepalese Society of Victimology (Facebook, Nepal)
NonProfit Organizations (Facebook): A nonprofit support and coordination group (International)
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network - RAINN (Facebook, USA)
Restorative Justice, Justice and Reconciliation (LinkedIn, International)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: (Facebook, USA) A network to help those who have suffered with or those who are suffering with PTSD to talk about their experiences.
The Men's Project (Facebook, Canada)
Victim Assistance Online / VAOnline.org (LinkedIn, International)
World Society of Victimology: Viewers are invited to add information, new sections, correct materials.
Dr. Jeanne King: News items, personal articles and announcements from an abuse prevention expert.
DNA: Critical Issues for Those Who Work With Victims: 24 minutes. US Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime. The video highlights issues such as collection and preservation of evidence, the crime's impact on the victim, victim notification at points along the process, and victim involvement and participation in the process.
How Crime Affects People with Disabilities: US Department of Justice.
How to Recognize, Prevent and Report Fraud Schemes: 15 minutes. United States Postal Inspection Service.
In Our Own Backyard: Child Prostitution and Sex Trafficking in the United States - US Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law (recorded)
International Commission on Missing Persons: 9:42 minutes. This video introduces this organization, describes its history, mandate, activies and projects.
Listen to My Story: Communicating With Victims of Crime: 13 minutes. US Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime.
Meeting the Needs of Underserved Victims: 12 minutes. US Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime.
News Media's Coverage of Crime and Victimization, The: 28 minutes. US Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime.
Oral History of the Victim Assistance Field: The Victim Oral History Project was designed to capture the evolution of the Victim's Rights Movement. Project staff conducted video taped interviews with more than fifty of the fields' pioneers who made some of the historically significant contributions to the progress and evolution of the crime victims' field. Together, their first hand accounts, renaissances and perspectives help sketch a historical map of the victim movement's past, present, and even its future.
Research in Action: An Elder Abuse Study Impacts how Law Enforcement Work their Cases: An interview with a researcher, demonstrating how recent research has cause law enforcement to alter the way they investigate potential elder abuse cases.
Sexual Abuse And/Or Assault: Advice For Husbands And Significant Others: Dr. Frank Ochberg of Gift from Within offers advice and suggestions to husbands and significant others about how to be supportive to the women in their lives who have encountered sexual abuse, rape, and assault.
Sexual Abuse And/Or Assault: Advice For Wives And Significant Others: Dr. Frank Ochberg offers advice and suggestions to wives and significant others about how to be supportive to the men in their lives who have encountered sexual abuse, and/or assault.
Stalking: Real Fear, Real Crime - Series: National Center for Victims of Crime, Lifetime Television.
Supporting Victims of Trafficking: This presentation is designed to equip service providers, allied professionals, and victims of trafficking with the knowledge of how to effectively partner with the EEOC in order to achieve positive outcomes for trafficking victims. Civil remedies for victims of trafficking are under-utilized, and the EEOC is the only government agency that obtains compensatory and punitive damages for victims of employment discrimination, including victims of trafficking.
Victims Rights Every Victim. Every Time: 5 minutes: From the US Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime, an introductory, six-minute video on protecting the rights of victims.
United Nations: Secretary-General's First Symposium on Supporting Victims of Terrorism (Sept. 9, 2008):
- Pre-symposium press conference (video, transcript): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and participating victims of terrorism (1 hour 10 min)
- Introductory statement (video, transcript) by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (10 min)
- Morning Session (3 hours 45 min) English
- Afternoon Session (3 hours 4 min) English
Voices of Victims of Crime Series: A complete series produced by the US Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime.
Voices of Victims - American Indian Issues: 14 minutes.
Voices of Victims - Constitutional Amendment: 9 minutes.
Voices of Victims - Criminal Justice Professionals: 14 minutes.
Voices of Victims - Financial Considerations: 17 minutes.
Voices of Victims - Notice and Basic Case Information: 11 minutes.
World Society of Victimology Press Conference, 11th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, 2005: Statements by Dr. Irvin Waller and Dr. Marlene Young on the need for international victim rights from the 11th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice