Help for Crime Victims
If at any time you feel that you are in immediate danger, we strongly urge you to call your local police department’s emergency number (911).
If you are a victim of crime, OVC’s site has resources to help you—
Find a Local Program
Use the Online Directory of Crime Victim Services to locate nonemergency crime victim services provided by not-for-profit programs and public agencies.
Contact a Helpline
OVC offers a list of helplines of national organizations that provide services to crime victims, including the National Domestic Violence Hotline and Disaster Distress Helpline. Use the contact list of toll-free numbers and online hotlines to find additional information or to get help.
Find Your Compensation Program
All states receive Federal funds from OVC to help support local victim assistance and compensation programs. There are resources in your immediate area, State, and/or region that offer services to individuals who have been victimized by crime. Information on assistance and compensation programs in your local area is available on the U.S. Resource Map section of our site. Visit the U.S. Resource Map, click on your state, and go to the "Compensation & Assistance" tab.
Learn About Additional Resources
The OVC Web site also provides the following resources intended to help victims of crime—
Additionally, OVC’s What You Can Do If You Are a Victim of Crime brochure highlights victims’ rights and compensation and assistance programs, and lists national organizations that help victims find information or obtain referrals.