Welcome to the National Center for Victims of Crime

We are the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. Please join us as we forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives.

Laying the groundwork for Parallel Justice requires public discussion about how the often life-changing impact of crime ultimately produces tremendous negative consequences for individuals and communities. Making the case for Parallel Justice requires a greater understanding of the strong link between victimization and poor mental health, teenage pregnancy, alcohol and drug abuse, homelessness, unemployment, suicide, delinquency, and crime.

People respond more to issues and concerns when the problems are perceived as "close to home." So it's also important to learn more about the experiences of victims within our own communities – to inform these discussions.

Fact Sheets on Crime and Victimization

Take away points on ...

... can help make compelling arguments for why we should be doing more to help victims.

Sample Op-Ed

Tailor this op-ed for your local newspaper to start raising awareness about the concept of Parallel Justice.

Documenting Local Victim Needs

Strengthen your arguments for Parallel Justice by infusing them with specific data about the needs.