Safety Resources

Local (Lincoln and Omaha) and State
The Child Advocacy Center
The Child Advocacy Center is a non-profit organization providing a safe, child friendly location for conducting forensic interviews and medical evaluations for abused children in Southeast Nebraska.
5025 Garland Street
Lincoln, NE 68504
Phone:

(402) 476-3200

Crime Stoppers
The Lincoln, Nebraska Police Department’s webpage for seeking and/or reporting information on local crimes.
Phone:
(402) 475-3600

Friendship Home
Friendship Home exists to support, shelter and advocate for victims of domestic violence and their children.
Friendship Home
Emergency Helpline:
(402) 437-9302

Lancaster County Attorney’s Office 
The County Attorney prosecutes felony and misdemeanor crimes under Nebraska Law, and assists in collection of child support and petitions with Juvenile Court.
575 S. 10th St, 4th Floor
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone:

(402) 441-7321

Legal Aid of Nebraska
Offers free legal help to low-income and senior citizen (60+) clients in a full range of civil matters. Serves all Nebraska counties.
209 S. 19th St, Suite 200
Omaha, Nebraska 68102
Office: 
(402) 348-1069
Legal Assistance:
1 (877) 250-2016

Lincoln Police 
575 S. 10th St
Lincoln, NE, 68508 USA
Phone:

(402) 441-6000

Mothers Against Drunk Driving Nebraska 
State Office Building
770 N Cotner Blvd #325
Lincoln, NE 68505
Phone:

(402) 434-5330
Email: ne.state@madd.org

Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence
The Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence enhances safety and justice by changing the beliefs that perpetuate domestic violence and sexual assault. NCESDV also works to eliminate other systematic oppressions such as racism, homophobia, anti-Semitism, and classism.
245 S. 84th St, Suite 200
Lincoln, NE 68510
Phone:

(402) 476-6256
Web resources
Legal information

Nebraska Coalition for Victims of Crime
NCVC serves as a crime victims’ services network for support and coordination among criminal and social justice professionals for education, awareness, and access to service. Provides a list of victims’ assistance programs by Nebraska County.
Contact for more information: contact.necvc@gmail.com
NCVC
PO Box 83412
Lincoln, NE 68501
NCVC Victims’ Rights Brochure

Nebraska Crime Commission (NCC) Criminal Justice Guide for Victims
– Downloadable PDF available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese

Nebraska Crime Commission – Crime Victim Reparation Services (CVR)

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Inmate Locator

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services – Victim Services
Victim Services Coordinator:
(402) 479-5798

RAINN Affiliates in Nebraska 
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and partners with more than 1,000 local sexual assault providers.
HOPE: The National Sexual Assault Hotline (created and operated by RAINN):
1 (800) 656-4673

Safe Kids Nebraska  
Safe Kids is a nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries. Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 400 coalitions in the United States and with partners in more than 30 countries to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more.
NE Health and Human Service, lead organization
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone:

(402) 4 71-8749

Sheriff Office-Lancaster
Office of the Sheriff
575 South 10th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Main:
(402) 441-6500
Civil:
(402) 441-7724

Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) 
V.I.N.E. – A statewide information line to receive custody, facility and location information on their offender’s parole status, eligibility date, and/or sentence expiration.
Phone:
1 (877) 634-8463

Voices of Hope
Providing services to empower those who have experienced relationship violence, sexual assault and abuse
24-Hour Crisis Line:
(402) 475-7273

Youth Programs
Clyde Malone Community Center
The Malone Community Center mission is to honor and strengthen the African American community in Lincoln and Lancaster County by serving as a cornerstone for educational, cultural, and advocacy programs for all people. Youth programs offered include the Early Achievers Academy, Out of School Program for ages 5 – 13 years old, Leadership Academy for high schoolers, and the Culler Middles School CLC.
2032 U Street
Lincoln, NE 68503
Phone:

(402) 474-1110

Lighthouse
The Lighthouse After-School Program offers middle and high school aged-youth academic support, evening meals and enrichment/recreational activities during non-school hours, Monday through Friday, twelve months a year.
2601 N Street
Lincoln NE, 68510
Phone:

(402) 475-3220

Websites offering searchable directory of services for the Nebraska area
Human Service of Nebraska 2.1.1
2-1-1 is a free, comprehensive information and referral system linking Iowa and Nebraska residents to health and human service programs, community services, disaster services and governmental programs. 2-1-1 is a one-stop source of information for people looking for services.

Office for Victims of Crime – Nebraska Resource List  

Victim Connect Referral Directory
A searchable database by location and service needs.
Phone:
1 (855) 484-2846
Phone Hours: 
8:30am – 7:30pm
Online chat hours:
9:30am – 6:30pm.

National 
Adults & Children Together Against Violence
ACT Raising Safe Kids Program, developed by the American Psychological Association’s Violence Prevention Office, teaches positive parenting skills to parents and caregivers of children from birth to age 8. The website also offers research-based information and materials to help parents or professionals working with families and children.
Hotline:
1 (800) 374-2721

CrimeMapping 
CrimeMapping.com has been developed by TriTech Software Systems to help law enforcement agencies throughout North America provide the public with valuable information about recent crime activity in their neighborhood.

Domestic Violence Handbook 
U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline:
1 (800) 799-7233

FBI Kids
The FBI Kids’ Page is designed for children and their parents to learn more about the FBI through age-appropriate games, tips, stories, and interactives. FBI began the Safe Online Surfing (SOS) Internet Challenge in October 2012 with a dedicated new website. FBI-SOS is a free, fun, and informative program that promotes cyber citizenship by educating students in third to eighth grades on the essentials of online security.

FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
Provides a list of preventative measures to take regarding various internet transactions that will assist you in being informed prior to entering into business / personal exchanges over the internet.

GriefNet.org
GriefNet.org is an internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss.

HelpGuide 
HelpGuide is your trusted guide to mental, emotional, and social wellness providing an A-Z list of educational materials by topic.

Safe Kids
Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries. Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 400 coalitions in the United States and with partners in more than 30 countries to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more. Check the website to find an agency in your area.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving
24-Hour Victim Help Line:
1 (877) 6233-4357

National Center for Victims of Crime
Resource and Advocacy Organization
2000 M Street NW, Suite 480,
Washington, DC 20036
Phone:

1 (202) 467-8700

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Policy advocacy and education to raise the voices of victims and survivors.
One Broadway, Suite B210
Denver, CO 80203
Phone:
1 (303) 839-1852

National Consumers League Fraud Prevention 
National Consumers League, a nonprofit agency, operates this website to give consumers the information they need to avoid becoming victims of telemarketing and Internet fraud and to help them get their complaints to law enforcement agencies quickly and easily.

National Crime Prevention Council
NCPC produces tools that communities can use to learn crime prevention strategies, engage community members, and coordinate with local agencies, including publications, public service announcements, programming for communities and schools, and trainings.
Phone:
1 (443) 292-4565

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Online chat for help without verbal interaction. Downloadable educational and resource pamphlets and other informational links.
For anonymous, confidential help, 24/7:
1 (800) 799-7233

National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)
NOVA Victims Assistance Helpline:
1 (800) 879-6682
Hours:
Monday-Friday,
9am-5pm – eastern time

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Home to VAWnet, thousands of materials and resources on gender-based violence and related issues.
6041 Linglestown Road
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Hotline:
1 (800) 537-2238

National Sexual Violence Resource Center 
The mission of NSVRC is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaborating, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.

Neighborhood Safety for Kids
A website of information links for parents to help kids stay safe in their neighborhood by going over basic rules and safety tips, as well as tips to help them get to know the ins and outs of their own neighborhood.

Office for Victims of Crime
The Office for Victims of Crime is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. OVC administers the Crime Victims Fund, which is financed by fines and penalties paid by convicted federal offenders. OVC raises awareness about victims’ issues, promotes compliance with victims’ rights laws, and provides training and technical assistance, and publications and products to victim assistance professionals.
Office for Victims of Crime National Helpline Resource List 

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) 
RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and partners with more than 1,000 local sexual assault providers. The website provides a search function to find a RAINN affiliate in your area.
The National Sexual Assault Hotline (created and operated by RAINN):
1 (800) 656-4673

Survivor Guidelines for Terrorist Attacks
This website was created by a volunteer panel of experts to provide helpful guidelines and resources on how to emotionally survive and recover from terrorist acts and traumatic events.

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
The tragedy assistance program for survivors offers compassionate care to all those grieving the loss of a military loved one.
3033 Wilson Blvd., 3rd Floor
Arlington, VA 22201
Hotline available 24 hours, 7 days per week:
1 (800) 959-8277

United States Government Tips on Online Safety and Internet Fraud 

Websites offering searchable directory of services by state
Directory of Crime Victims Services

VictimConnect Referral Directory 
A program offered through the National Center for Victims of Crime, this provides a searchable database by location and service needs
Hotline:
1 (855) 484-2846
Hours:
8:30am – 7:30pm.
Online chat is available from 9:30am – 6:30pm.

National Hotlines / Helplines
Office of Crime Victims Advocacy:
1 (800) 822-1067
Domestic Violence Hotline:
1 (800) 562-6025
Family and Friends Hotline:
1 (800) 346-7555
Child Protective Services Hotline:
1 (800) 562-5624
Victim/Witness Notification Program:
1 (800) 322-2201
National Sexual Assault Hotline:
1 (800) 656-4673

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