ResourcesResources for Victims of Crime
Local (Lincoln and Omaha) and State Safety Resources
BraveBe Child Advocacy Center
The BraveBe 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.
Phone: (402) 476-3200
The Lincoln, Nebraska Police Department’s webpage for seeking and/or reporting information on local crimes.
Phone: (402) 475-3600
Friendship Home exists to support, shelter and advocate for victims of domestic violence and their children.
Emergency Helpline: (402) 437-9302
Lancaster County Attorney’s Office
The County Attorney prosecutes felony and misdemeanor crimes under Nebraska Law, and assists in the collection of child support and petitions with Juvenile Court.
Phone: (402) 441-7321
Legal Aid of Nebraska
Offers free legal help to low-income and senior citizens (60+) clients in a full range of civil matters. Serves all Nebraska counties.
Office: (402) 348-1069
Legal Assistance: (877) 250-2016
Phone: (402) 441-6000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Nebraska
Phone: (402) 434-5330
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.
Phone: (402) 476-6256
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: email@example.com
Phone: (402) 471-2194
- Criminal Justice Guide for Victims
- – Downloadable PDF available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese
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): (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.
Phone: (402) 471-8749
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: (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
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.
Phone: (402) 474-1110
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.
Phone: (402) 475-3220
National Victim Resources
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: (800) 374-2721
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: (800) 799-7233
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 is an internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss.
HelpGuide is your trusted guide to mental, emotional, and social wellness providing an A-Z list of educational materials by topic.
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) 623-3435
National Center for Victims of Crime
Resource and Advocacy Organization
Phone: (202) 467-8700
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Policy advocacy and education to raise the voices of victims and survivors.
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: (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:
National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)
NOVA Victims Assistance Helpline:
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Home to VAWnet, thousands of materials and resources on gender-based violence and related issues.
Hotline: (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.
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): (800) 656-4673
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.
Hotline available 24 hours, 7 days per week: (800) 959-8277
Websites offering searchable directory of services by state
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: (855) 484-2846
National Hotlines / Helplines
Office of Crime Victims Advocacy: (800) 822-1067
Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 562-6025
Family and Friends Hotline: (800) 346-7555
Child Protective Services Hotline: (800) 562-5624
Victim/Witness Notification Program: (800) 322-2201
National Sexual Assault Hotline: (800) 656-4673