Child Pornography Victim Assistance
Child Pornography Victim Assistance (CPVA)
The CPVA program was established to ensure that victims of child pornography and their guardians can exercise their rights each time their images are included in a federal criminal case and to ensure that victims have access to victim assistance services no matter how much time has passed since the original abuse took place. The Office for Victim Assistance serves as the central repository for contact information, notification preference, and victim impact statement submission preference for identified victims in child pornography cases. CPVA also responds to requests from federal investigative agencies and prosecutors who are working cases that involve images of these children.
How to Change Your Contact Information or Notification Preference
- Use the Notification Preference form | Spanish Notification Form
- E-mail the CPVA program: CPVA@ic.fbi.gov
Where to Go for Help
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
OVC is a federal office that provides funding to support victim assistance and compensation programs. OVC’s website provides victims with information, resources, and a directory of crime victim services.
- Contact: Call 1-800-851-3420 or visit www.ovc.gov.
Child Help USA Hotline
This 24-hour hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. It offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to local emergency, social service, and support resources.
- Contact: Call 1-800-4-A-CHILD (422-2253) or visit www.childhelpusa.org.
National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC)
NCVC works with local, state, and federal partners to provide direct support and resources to victims of crime and advocates for laws and public policies that secure rights, resources, and protections for crime victims.
- Contact: Call 1-800-394-2255 or visit www.ncvc.org.
National Crime Victim Bar Association
The National Crime Victim Bar Association provides information regarding filing civil lawsuits against a perpetrator or other responsible party and help locating attorneys specializing in victim-related litigation.
- Contact: Call (202) 467-8753 or visit www.victimbar.org.
Seeking Participants for a Study on Child Pornography Victim Impact
Are you an adult survivor of child sexual abuse that involved sexually explicit images taken of you when you were age 17 or younger? If so, please consider helping others by taking this survey, which aims to find ways to help meet the complex needs of victims of this crime.
The survey is funded by the Department of Justice, Office of Victims of Crime. It asks about help you received, barriers to getting help, and suggestions for improving how victims of these crimes are treated by police, prosecutors, courts, and counselors. It also includes a few general questions about the crimes that you experienced. You are free to skip any questions you do not want to answer, and you will not be asked for any information that could identify you. No one in the FBI will have access to your answers. We are simply providing information about this important research and a link for adult survivors to access the survey.
- FBI Innocent Images
- National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
- Reporting Crimes against Children: Use the NCMEC Cyber TipLine
- Executive Office for the United States Attorneys (EOUSA):
- Find the U.S. Attorney’s Office Victim Witness Coordinator in your area.