For Survivors
Victims of Crime Resource Center
Primarily through the hotline, Center staff provide resource and referral information to victims and their families, victim service providers and other victim advocates. Callers receive information on such matters as victims compensation, victims’ rights in the Justice System, restitution, civil suits, right to speak at sentencing and parole board hearings, as well as information on specific rights of victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, child abuse, and abuse against disabled.

The National Center for Victims of Crime
Through collaboration with local, state, and federal partners, the National Center: Advocates for Stronger Rights, Protections, and Services for Crime Victims. Provides Education, Training, and Evaluation. Serves as a Trusted Source of Current Information on Victims’ Issues.

The California Victim Compensation Program
Can help pay bills and expenses that result from certain violent crimes. Victims of crime who have been injured or have been threatened with injury may be eligible for help.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Includes; family-centered services for incarcerated parents, their children, and families focus on parenting programs, family strengthening activities, nurturing of family relationships, community supports for families during incarceration and following release, and gender-specific interventions.

The Center for Youth Wellness
Part of a national effort to revolutionize pediatric medicine and transform the way society responds to kids exposed to significant adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress.

CDCR Victim & Survivor Rights & Services
This website will provide you with information if you were the victim, survivor, or witness to a crime and the offender was sentenced to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) either in an adult or juvenile facility.

Inner Healing Resources
The Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.

Elevating Hope
Our mission is to provide a loving, safe environment in which grieving children; families and survivors on both sides of tragic events discover their own unique “Grief – Forgiveness – Healing*” process through art therapy, support groups and education.

A friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

The American Psychological Association
The largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 122,500 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.

Healing Hearts Restoring Hope
Create opportunities that promote hope and healing for those affected by homicide, including but not limited to: crime victims and survivors, their families and friends; offenders, their families and friends; first responders, court personnel and jurors; the community where the crime occurred.

Advocacy Groups

Californians for Safety and Justice
A nonprofit working with Californians from all walks of life to replace prison and justice system waste with common sense solutions that create safe neighborhoods and save public dollars. Through policy advocacy, public education, partnerships and support for local best practices, we promote effective criminal justice strategies to stop the cycle of crime and build healthy communities.

CARES for Youth
A coalition of family, friends, and community members dedicated to establishing fair sentencing for all youth. We support one another, educate ourselves and others, seek healing for victims and communities, and mobilize to change how California treats young people.

Equal Justice USA
A national organization that works to make the criminal justice system more fair, effective, and responsive by ending the death penalty, strengthening programs that help crime survivors address trauma and rebuild their lives, promoting constructive responses to violence, and enacting common sense criminal justice reforms.

Cure Violence
The Cure Violence Health Model is a new and cutting edge disease control method to reduce violence. We train carefully selected members of the community — trusted insiders — to anticipate where violence may occur and intervene before it erupts. And we engage the entire community to change behavior and recognize that violence is uncool and there are other solutions to conflict.

Vera Institute of Justice
Combines research, technical assistance, and demonstration projects to help leaders in civil society improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety

Center for Justice and Reconciliation
Convinced that restorative justice is an important contemporary expression of timeless principles of justice and reconciliation, the Centre has adopted the following mission: To develop and promote restorative justice in criminal justice systems around the world.

Justice for Families
A non-profit organization founded by parents and families, who have experienced the juvenile justice system with their children, are committed to ending the youth incarceration epidemic nationally.

The Burns Institute
Eliminates racial and ethnic disparity by building a community-centered response to youthful misbehavior that is equitable and restorative. We are a grassroots to grasstops organization. We believe innovation comes from the bottom and influences those at the top. That’s why we work with decision makers at the local level to affect change that transforms juvenile justice systems near and far.

The Youth Justice Coalition
Working to build a youth, family, and formerly and currently incarcerated people’s movement to challenge America’s addiction to incarceration and race, gender and class discrimination in Los Angeles County’s, California’s and the nation’s juvenile and criminal injustice systems.

California Conference for Equality and Justice
A human relations organization dedicated to confronting bias and racism in America. They promote understanding and respect among all races, religions and cultures through advocacy, conflict resolution and education.

Children’s Defense Fund-California
A non-profit organization that strives to meet the needs of underserved children in the state of California through policy, training and development

Bridging the Divide
A new paradigm for addressing safety, crime, and victimization

Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice
A non-profit organization whose mission is to empower the next generation of community leaders by interrupting the cycle of violence and poverty

PICO California
The largest grassroots congregation-based community-organizing network in California that brings in the voices and concerns of working families to the statewide policy arena.

A non-profit organization that relies on the wisdom, voice, and experience of local residents and organizations to create sustainable communities of opportunity.

Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater LA
A network of public and nonprofit agencies that promote a prevention-based approach to violence.

Advancement Project
A multi-racial civil rights organization helping communities of color dismantle and reform the unjust and inequitable policies that undermine the promise of democracy.

Public Counsel Law Center
The nation’s largest not-for-profit law firm specializing in delivering pro bono legal services for disadvantaged and underserved populations, and immigrants.

Get On the Bus  This California non-profit group picks up children throughout California and brings them by bus for a four hour visit with mothers and fathers in prison. Connect early for annual Mother’s Day or Father’s Day trip. Phone: (818) 980-7714.