Additional Resources

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National Children's Advocacy Centers
National Children’s Advocacy Center  Website 

The National Children’s Advocacy Center is a nonprofit agency providing prevention, intervention, and treatment services to physically and sexually abused children and their families within a child-focused team approach. They provide resources and information for parents and professionals.

National Children’s Alliance  Website

The National Children’s Alliance (formerly the National Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide training, technical assistance and networking opportunities to communities seeking to plan, establish and improve Children’s Advocacy Centers.

Nevada Agencies and Organizations
State of Nevada Office of the Attorney General  Website

The Office of the Attorney General is a state agency to protect public safety and security and to protect the state’s consumers.

State of Nevada Department of Children and Family Services  Website

The Nevada Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is the state agency that receives and responds to child abuse and neglect reports and provides an array of services to children and families across the State of Nevada.

Children's Advocacy Alliance  Website

The Children's Advocacy Alliance is comprised of concerned citizens who have the same interest at heart, "Putting the Health and Safety of Children First." Members of the C.A.A. pledge to take action to improve the lives and protect the children who are victims of abuse and neglect.

State of Nevada Department of Corrections  Website

The Victim Services Unit within the Nevada Department of Corrections serves as a point of contact within corrections that is sensitive to the needs of crime victims.  Through this office, crime victims, their family members and interested or threatened parties can receive assistance.

Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy (NICRP)  Website

The Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy (NICRP) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing children's issues in Nevada. NICRP's mission is to conduct academic and community-based research that will guide the development of policies, programs and services which will enhance the health and well-being of Nevada's children.

State of Nevada Victims of Crimes Program  Website

The Nevada Victims of Crime Program (VOCP) is dedicated to providing immediate financial assistance to victims of violent crimes that occur in Nevada.

Kids Court Program  (702) 895-5933
The Kids Court Program is sponsored by the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The purpose of the Kids’ Court School is to educate children and youth about the investigative and judicial process, and to teach children strategizes to decrease anxiety typically associated with participation in the judicial process.
 
Rape Crisis Center  Website
The Rape Crisis Center is committed to providing crisis intervention, advocacy, support, and education to those affected by sexual violence.
 
Clark County Family Law Self Help Center  Website
The Center assists individuals in resenting themselves in Family Court proceedings by providing legal information, use of legal materials, instruction on family court practice and procedure, facilitating informational classes and programs, and selling fill-in-the-blank court forms.
 
State of Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health  Website

DPBH mission is to protect, promote and improve the physical and behavioral   health of the people of Nevada.

Communities In Schools of Southern Nevada  Website
Communities In Schools surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. By bringing caring adults into the schools to address children’s unmet needs, and using evidence-based research to establish our programming and services, CIS provides the link between educators and the community.
 
Court Appointed Special Advocates Website
The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program is to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children so that they can thrive in safe, permanent homes.
 
Sunrise Children’s Hospital  Website
The Sunrise Children’s Hospital is committed to the care and improvement of human life. In recognition of this commitment, they strive to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare in the communities they serve.
 
Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth  Website
The Nevada Partnership for homeless youth is the only youth service provider in Nevada with a continuum of care extending from street outreach and 24-hour crisis intervention services to a full-time drop-in center and an independent living program.
 
Boy’s Town Nevada  Website
The Boys Town Integrated Continuum of CareSM provides the right treatment, at the right time, in the right way, for the right amount of time. This unique approach enables us to help more children and families in more ways, with the same expectations for positive results.
 
Boys & Girls Club of Las Vegas  Website
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas enable all young people, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
 
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada  Website
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is a private, non-profit corporation which is a charitable organization dedicated to providing free community legal services to those in need. 
 
State of Nevada, Attorney General’s Office, Domestic Violence Ombudsman  Website
The Domestic Violence Ombudsman acts as a state-level coordinator of system-wide improvements in domestic violence prevention and intervention that will enhance victim safety and increase offender accountability.
 
St. Judes Ranch for Children  Website
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children serves all abused, abandoned and neglected children and families, creating new chances, new choices and new hope in a safe, homelike environment.
 
National Organizations
 
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children  Website

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is a hub for recovering missing children and preventing child abuse.

National Sex Offender Registry  Website

The National Sex Offender Registry enables every citizen to search the latest information from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico for the identity and location of known sex offenders. Unlike registry websites maintained by individual states, the national registry allows searches across multiple states.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence  Website

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence is a national organization that includes information for victims and professionals.  For victims, information helps define the problem of Domestic Violence and provides a checklist for victims.  Also, it includes information on what to do including making safe plans.  The site includes information for professionals in the form of articles, resources, and public policy.

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children  Website

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) is a professional society for those working in the field of child abuse and neglect.  Their mission is to work with providers to improve services to child abuse victims and their non-offending families.

National Organization for Victim Assistance  Website

National Organization For Victim Assistance provides toll-free phone numbers and web site addresses for a variety of agencies whose work may be of interest to victims/survivors of violent crime or crisis, or for those who work in the field of victim assistance or crisis response.

National Office for Victims of Crime  Website

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) was established by the 1984 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) to oversee diverse programs that benefit victims of crime. OVC provides substantial funding to state victim assistance and compensation programs—the lifeline services that help victims to heal. The agency supports trainings designed to educate criminal justice and allied professionals regarding the rights and needs of crime victims.

National Domestic Violence Hotline Website
The National Domestic Violence Hotline operates around the clock, seven days a week, providing confidential and free of cost lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. The Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) is staffed with highly trained experienced advocates who offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages.