Legal Advocacy

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA)
CASA volunteers are community citizens that judges appoint to advocate for the safety and well-being of children who have been removed from their homes due to parental abuse and neglect. They stand up for these children and change their lives. They advocate for abused children, making sure that their needs don't get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer is the one constant adult presence in their lives.
National Association for Counsel of Children (NACC)
Non-profit professional membership organization dedicated to quality representation and protection of children in the legal system. NACC trains and educates attorneys and other professionals in their work with children in the legal system. Basic education materials on children and the law and referrals will be provided to the public at copying costs.
1825 Marion Street, Ste 340, Denver, CO 80218
Office: 303-864-5320   Toll-free: 1-888-828-NACC (1-888-828-6222)

National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC)
Offers crime victims, victim service providers, criminal justice officials, attorneys, and concerned individuals information on local services for crime victims. Refers callers to critical services including crisis intervention, research information, assistance with criminal justice process, counseling, and support group.

The Crime Victim Bar Association Referral Line
Attorney referral service offered by NCVC. Referral line available Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:30 (EST) at 202-467-8753

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
One of the most extensive sources of information on criminal and juvenile justic in the world. Services and resources are federally sponsored and available to policymakers, criminal and juvenile justice practitioners, educators, community leaders, and the general public.
PO Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office: 3-1-519-5500  Toll-free: 1-800-851-3420
TTY: 301-947-8374 or Toll-free: 1-877-712-9279

National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)
Hotline: 1-800-TRY-NOVA (1-800-879-6682)
1730 Park Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20010
Office: 202-232-6682  Fax: 202-462-2255
NOVA is a network of practitioners, organizations, and survivors committed to victim rights and services.

Abolish Child Sex Abuse Now!
Phone: (215) 870-0680
The Foundation to Abolish Child Sex Abuse (FACSA) is a non-profit organization working to help enact laws that protect children from sex abuse, bring perpetrators of child sex abuse to justice, hold accountable societal structures that hide perpetrators and fail to protect children from continued harm.

The Awareness Center 
Jewish Coalition Against Sexual Abuse/Assault (JCASA), the only international Jewish organization dedicated to addressing sexual violence in Jewish communities across the world. Serves as clearinghouse of information and resources on topics of child sexual abuse, sexual assault, clergy abuse, and sex offenders. Offers a speakers bureau to discuss topics, an international conference on sexual violence in Jewish communities, and certification program for rabbis and other professionals interested in working with survivors of sexual violence. Seeks to develop a treatment center and on-going educational programming in U.S., Israel, and throughout world. 


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