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American Prosecutors Research Institute
99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-549-4253
World Wide Web: www.ndaa-apri.org/apri/Index.html

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
202-324-3000
World Wide Web: www.fbi.gov

National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC)
2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201
703-276-2880
Emergency: 1-800-394-2255
E-mail: ncvc@ncvc.org
World Wide Web: www.ncvc.org

National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence
National Institute of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW.
Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20531
202-307-2942
World Wide Web: www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/topics/forensics/dna/commission/welcome.html

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
1-800-851-3420 or 301-519-5500
TTY: 301-947-8374 (local)

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
U.S. Department of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW.
Eighth Floor
Washington, DC 20531
202-307-5983
Fax: 202-514-6383
World Wide Web: www.ovc.gov

Office for Victims of Crime Resource Center (OVCRC)
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
1-800-627-6872
TTY: 301-947-8374
World Wide Web: www.ncjrs.gov

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
635-B Pennsylvania Avenue SE.
Washington, DC 20003
202-544-1034
National Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE
Fax: 202-544-3556
E-mail: rainnmail@aol.com
World Wide Web: www.rainn.org

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (S.A.N.E.)-Sexual Assault Response Team (S.A.R.T.)
World Wide Web: www.sane-sart.com

This Web site, sponsored by the Sexual Assault Resource Service (SARS) of Minneapolis, Minnesota, provides information and technical assistance to individuals and institutions interested in developing new S.A.N.E.-S.A.R.T. programs or improving existing ones. SARS established the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Development and Operation Guide,which offers users a multidisciplinary, victim-centered way of responding to sexual assault victims.

Speaking Out About Rape, Inc. (SOAR)
69 East Pine Street
Orlando, FL 32801
407-836-9692
Fax: 407-836-9690
World Wide Web: www.soar99.org

Violence Against Women Office (VAWO)
U.S. Department of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW.
Washington, DC 20531
202-307-6026
Fax: 202-305-2589
World Wide Web: www.ojp.usdoj.gov/vawo

The Violence Against Women Office (VAWO) was created in 1995 to implement the 1994 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and to lead the national effort to stop domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking of women. VAWO works with victim advocates and law enforcement to develop grant programs that support a variety of services for women, including advocacy, emergency shelter, law enforcement protection, and legal aid. Two critical VAWO grants are the STOP (Services*Training*Officers* Prosecutors) Violence Against Women Formula Grants and the STOP Violence Against Indian Women Discretionary Grants.

The STOP (Services*Training* Officers*Prosecutors) Violence Against Women Formula Grants are awarded to the states, District of Columbia, and territories to develop and strengthen their criminal justice system's response to violence against women and to support and enhance services for victims. Each grantee must allocate at least 25 percent of the grant funds to law enforcement, at least 25 percent to prosecution, at least 30 percent to victim services, and at least 5 percent to courts. The remaining 15 percent can be allocated at each grantee's discretion within the broad parameters established by VAWA.

The STOP Violence Against Indian Women Discretionary Grants are awarded to develop and strengthen tribal law enforcement and prosecution efforts to combat violence against native women and develop and enhance services for victims. Tribes that have law enforcement and prosecution responsibilities must allocate at least 25 percent of their grant funds to tribal law enforcement, at least 25 percent to tribal prosecution, at least 30 percent to victim services, and at least 5 percent to courts. The remaining 15 percent can be allocated at each grantee's discretion within the broad parameters established by VAWA.

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