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American Bar Association, Commission on Domestic Violence
The mission of the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence is to provide technical assistance, training, and other support to attorneys representing victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Legal Services Corporation
Legal Service Corporation's mission is to promote equal access to the system of justice and improve opportunities for low-income people throughout the United States by making grants for the provision of high-quality civil legal assistance to those who would be otherwise unable to afford legal counsel.

For Women

Battered Women's Justice Project
The mission of the Battered Women's Justice Project is to promote systemic change within community organizations and governmental agencies that are engaged in the civil and criminal justice response to domestic violence, in order to create institutional accountability to the goal of ensuring safety for battered women and their families.

Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Victim Assistance Programs
The mission of the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence is help eliminate domestic violence through: acting as an educational and informational resource to member agencies and the community; advocating for domestic violence concerns in Delaware; and, providing a strong, unified statewide voice for victims of domestic violence and their children, domestic violence programs, and victim service providers.

Domestic Violence Clearinghouse and Legal Hotline (Hawaii)
The mission of the Domestic Violence Clearinghouse and Legal Hotline is to: provide direct legal information and referrals to those involved with domestic violence; provide direct legal assistance in family matters and integrated support services to victims of domestic violence; and, improve community awareness of and response to the problem of domestic abuse through education, outreach, and policy advocacy.

Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Legal Assistance for Domestic Violence Victims
The mission of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence is to work towards ending violence through public awareness, policy development, and support for Florida's domestic violence centers.

Legal Assistance of the Finger Lakes (New York)
The mission of Legal Assistance of the Finger Lakes (LAFL) is to provide services to domestic violence victims under a special grant program aimed at ending the infliction of domestic violence and to improve the ability of victims to establish economic independence from their abusers.

Legal Momentum
The mission of Legal Momentum is to advance the rights of women and girls through the power of the law and public policy.

Men Stopping Violence
The mission of Men Stopping Violence is to end men's violence against women.

Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Victim/Witness Assistance Program (Robins Air Force Base, Georgia)
The mission of the Victim/Witness Assistance Program at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia is to defend the rights and preserve the dignity of victims of crime (including domestic violence) committed by military members and of persons who witness these crimes.

Violence Against Women Online Resources
This Web site is a cooperative project of Office on Violence Against Women, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice and Minnesota Center Against Violence & Abuse within the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota.

WomensLaw.org
The mission of WomensLaw.org is to provide easy-to-understand legal information and resources to women living with or escaping domestic violence.

Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Civil Legal Assistance to Victims Project (formerly the Civil Legal Assistance Project)
The mission of the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is to support its members so that they can accomplish more together than alone in providing advocacy and safety for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in their communities.

For Men

Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men
The mission of the Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men (formerly Battered Men's Helpline) is to provide practical assistance via a toll-free crisis line, referral services, and court advocacy to support victims of spousal or intimate partner abuse.

The Men's Center, Male Affirmative Resource Network
The mission of the Men's Center, Male Affirmative Resource Network, is to offer the most comprehensive index of resources for men on the Internet.

MenWeb — Battered Men

For Children and Teens

Child Abuse Information from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime
The Child Abuse section of this Web site offers general information, resources, and referrals for victims and for those who suspect that a child is being abused, neglected, or exploited.

Legal Services Corporation, Directory of Pro Bono Children's Law Programs
(categorized alphabetically, by state)

National Association of Counsel for Children
The National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) is a non-profit child advocacy and professional membership association. The mission of the NACC is to provide high-quality legal representation for children and to improve the lives of children and families through legal advocacy. The NACC provides training and technical assistance to attorneys and other professionals, serves as a public information and professional referral center, and engages in public policy and legislative advocacy.

National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse
The mission of the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse is to improve the handling of child abuse cases by providing: expert training and technical assistance; a clearinghouse on child abuse case law, statutory initiatives, court reforms, information and transcripts on expert witnesses, and trial strategies; and, research on state and federal developments, best practices, and prosecutorial innovations.

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
The National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse are services of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The mission of the clearinghouses is to connect professionals and concerned citizens to practical, timely, and essential information on programs, research, legislation, and statistics to promote the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families.

For the Elderly

National Center on Elder Abuse
The mission of the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) is to promote understanding, knowledge sharing, and action on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA) is an association of researchers, practitioners, educators, and advocates whose mission is to protect the safety, security, and dignity of the elderly.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging, Legal Assistance
The mission of the Administration on Aging is to protect the rights of older people and to prevent their exploitation, abuse, and neglect.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging, Directory of State Aging Service Agencies

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Last Updated on November 15, 2011

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