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Violence Support Groups

ACT (Adults and Children Together) is a violence prevention project that focuses on adults who raise, care for, and teach children ages 0 to 8 years. It is designed to prevent violence by providing young children with positive role models and environments that teach nonviolent problem-solving.

CALCASA (California Coalition Against Sexual Assault) is the statewide organization in California whose sole purpose is to promote public policy, advocacy, training and technical assistance on the issue of sexual assault.

CAVNET (Communities Against Violence Network) enhances collaboration among rape crisis centers, law enforcement, prosecutors, advocates, and others. CAVNET also addresses sexual assault, rape, incest, domestic violence, youth violence, and the victimization of people with disabilities.

Childhelp USA is an anonymous, toll-free hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Childhelp USA offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to the 55,000 agencies in their database and can handle calls in 140 languages.

Generation Five is a nonprofit organization that brings together diverse community leaders working to end child sexual abuse within five generations. Its programs provide leadership training to community members, activists and agency professionals and foster national strategy and information exchange about child sexual abuse.

Gun Free Kids is an Internet action center, sponsored by New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, that works to support national and local legislation that will help keep guns away from children. The site provides a complete legislative directory, as well as action alerts which are geographically targeted to users.

IDVAAC (Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community) works with African-American communities around efforts to build the knowledge base regarding African Americans and domestic violence and to develop strategies to meet the service needs of this population.

Join Together is a project of the Boston University School of Public Health, is a national resource for communities working to reduce substance abuse and gun violence. Its website contains daily gun violence news and comprehensive resources and information for gun violence prevention advocates. Its online service, "JTO Direct," delivers daily information via email, including news and research headlines, grant announcements, action alerts, and more.

Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence brings together academic institutions, government agencies and community-based organizations to collaborate in youth development and youth violence prevention efforts. The Center employs an evidence-based, multidisciplinary, public health approach to improving the well-being of families and children in Baltimore.

MAWS (Marin Abused Women’s Services) was founded in 1977 in response to the escalating levels of domestic violence in Marin County. Members of the Marin Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) started the organization at the onset of the battered women’s movement.

Men Can Stop Rape mobilizes male youth to prevent men's violence against women. We build young men's capacity to challenge harmful aspects of traditional masculinity, to value alternative visions of male strength, and to embrace their vital role as allies with women and girls in fostering healthy relationships and gender equity.

Men Stopping Rape is one of the nation’s oldest and most active community-based group of men working to end male violence against women and men. MSR directly involves participants in workshops and lectures in classes, fraternities, residence halls, sororities, high schools, prisons, and the workplace.

Men Stopping Violence works locally and nationally to dismantle sexist belief systems, social structures, and institutional practices that oppress women and children and dehumanize men.

Million Mom March is a national grassroots organization committed to preventing gun death and injury and supporting victims and survivors of gun violence. On October 1, 2001, Million Mom March merged with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention provides technical assistance and training to 115 school districts and communities that receive grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children provides assistance to parents, children, law enforcement, schools, and the community in recovering missing children and raising public awareness about ways to help prevent child abduction, molestation, and sexual exploitation. Sponsors the CyberTipLine for online reporting of the sexual exploitation or molestation of children. One special program offered by the Center is the NetSmartz Workshops for teaching Internet safety.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is comprised of people dealing with the concerns of battered women and their families, representing both rural and urban areas. NCADV programs support and involve battered women of all racial, social, religious and economic groups, ages and lifestyles.

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) provides support to all organizations and individuals working to end violence in the lives of victims and their children through technical assistance, training and information on response to and prevention of domestic violence.

National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center mission is To help prevent violence against women by advancing knowledge about prevention research and fostering collaboration among advocates, practitioners, policy makers, and researchers.

National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center is a federal resource for professional, parents, and youth working to prevent violence committed by and against young people.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) seeks to provide national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. The site provides information on grants and funding, resources, programs, publications, and events.

Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) is authorized by the No-Child Left Behind Act to administer, coordinate, and recommend policy for improving quality and excellence of programs and activities related to drug-free schools.

PAX/Real Solutions to Gun Violence promotes practical, non-political solutions to gun violence that all Americans can embrace -- solutions that help to protect our families and children and work immediately to save lives.

PREVENT Preventing Violence through Education, Networking, and Technical Assistance.

Stop Bullying Now is a website sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human rights to provide interactive ideas on educating youth and teens about issues of bullying.

Speaking Out About Rape is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating society about the "truth" of rape, ensuring that victim's rights are protected, the medical and judicial systems are victim friendly, and that survivors find their voices to unlock the silence.

Stop Educator Sexual Abuse, Misconduct, and Exploitation (SESAME) works to prevent sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment of students by teachers and other school staff.

STOP IT NOW! is a national, public health–based organization working to prevent and ultimately eradicate child sexual abuse. Through public education, policy advocacy, and research and evaluation, STOP IT NOW! urges abusers and potential abusers to stop their behavior and seek help.

U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) provide federal leadership to reduce violence against women. This is accomplished by developing and supporting the capacity of state, local, tribal, and non-profit entities involved in responding to violence against women.

Violence Against Women Online Resources is a project funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, and it provides links to online documents and webpages focused on violence against women.