ND Guide for Victim Services
Crime Victims Rights
The goal of the Federal Victim-Witness Assistance Program is to ensure that victims of federal crime are treated with fairness and respect. This program carries out the mandates of the Federal Victim and Witness Protection Act of 1982, the Crime Control Act of 1990, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, the Anti-terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, the Victim Rights Clarification Act of 1997, and the Justice for All Act of 2004.These victim-witness assistance protection laws apply to all victims and witnesses of federal crime who have suffered physical, financial, or emotional trauma. A variety of notification and assistance services are provided to victims and witnesses of federal crime by Assistant United States Attorneys, Victim-Witness Coordinators, and other U.S. Attorney's Office staff, with the assistance of federal and tribal law enforcement agencies
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) established the Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office to acknowledge and serve the needs of crime victims and their families who have been affected by crimes committed by individuals with a nexus to immigration.
- Office for Victims of Crime
Office for Victims of Crime – The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) was established by the 1984 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) to oversee diverse programs that benefit victims of crime. OVC provides substantial funding to state victim assistance and compensation programs-the lifeline services that help victims to heal.
- The National Organization for Victim Assistance
The National Organization for Victim Assistance is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization of victim and witness assistance programs and practitioners, criminal justice agencies and professionals, mental health professionals, researchers, former victims and survivors, and others committed to the recognition and implementation of victim rights and services.
- FBI Victim Assistance
FBI Victim Assistance- this website has the rights of federal victims posted and other important information regarding federal crimes and assistance to victims.
- Federal Prison website
Federal Prison website (Inmate Locator) This website allows you to search where a specific offender is located within the Federal Prison system.
- Parents for Megan's Law
Provides communities with up-to-date information regarding sex offender registration and notification laws and links to sex offender registries nationwide. In the near future, you will also be able to register on our website for no cost sex offender email alerts.