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Resource Guide for Serving U.S. Citizens Victimized Abroad
Publication Date:  April 2008
Victim Services: An International Outlook
Responding to Victimization Abroad
Coordinating Victim Services
If the Victim Remains Abroad
If the Victim Returns to the United States
International Terrorism
Crime Victim Compensation
Checklists for Assisting U.S. Citizens Victimized Abroad


United States Embassy and Consulate Web Sites

The U.S. Department of State offers information on U.S. embassies and consulates, grouped by region.

U.S. Department of State

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Federal Web Sites

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Office for Victim Assistance

Passport to Safer Travel
United States Attorney's Office
District of Vermont

U.S. Department of Justice
Office for Victims of Crime

U.S. Department of Justice
Office for Victims of Crime
Homicide Support

U.S. Department of Justice
Office for Victims of Crime
Terrorism and International Victim Assistance Services

U.S. Department of Justice
Office on Violence Against Women
(Contact information for state sexual assault coalitions)

U.S. Department of State
Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Overseas Citizens Services

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State Victim Assistance and Compensation Web Sites

National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards

National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators

State victim assistance and compensation Web sites

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Organizations and Programs


The Compassionate Friends

National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center

National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc.

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Sexual Assault

FaithTrust Institute

Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma

It Happened to Alexa Foundation

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network

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Domestic Violence

American Bar Association Domestic Violence Safety Plan

Battered Women's Justice Project

FaithTrust Institute

Futures Without Violence

Family Violence Prevention Fund/Health Resource Center

Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
TTY Hotline: 800-553-2508

National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center

Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Child Protection and Custody

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Children's Issues

About Our Kids

Alliance for Children and Families

Child Find of America, Inc.

ChildHelp National Child Abuse Hotline

ChildHelp, USA

The Dougy Center National Center for Grieving Children and Families

International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children

The National Children's Alliance

Stop It Now

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Mental Health

American Psychiatric Association