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Victim Assistance

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It’s the right thing to do.

The FBI is committed to ensuring that victims receive the rights they are entitled to and the assistance they need to cope with crime. Treating victims with respect and providing them with assistance benefits victims and helps us build better cases. Our resources include an Office for Victim Assistance at FBI Headquarters and victim specialists nationwide. Learn more

In Depth

Victim Resources
- Rights of Federal Crime Victims
- FBI Resources for Helping Victims
- Coping with Crime Victimization
- Description of the Criminal Justice Process
- Child Pornography Victim Assistance

News and Stories
- Psychologist Helps in Hostage Cases
- Helping Victims of Human Trafficking
- First FBI Therapy Dog
- Child Forensic Interviewers | Part 2
- Our Role in Supporting Victims
- Remembering Flight 103
- Assistance for Overseas Victims

For First Responders
- Death Notification Training

Seeking Victim Information
- Unlicensed Medical Practitioner Case
- Lucas Michael Chansler Case
- C.C. Brown Law Office
- Compromised Credit Card Information
- TelexFree, Inc. Case

- New England Compounding Center Case
- Boston Marathon Bombings
- More

Other Federal Resources
- CrimeVictims.gov
- Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime
- National Center for Victims of Crime
- National Crime Victim Bar Association
- National Organization for Victim Assistance

Death Notification Training
for First Responders

Death NotificationThe FBI and Penn State University has teamed up to offer a no-cost, online training program available nationally and internationally, which uses best practices for delivering death notifications to next-of-kin. Learn more

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Victim Notification System
The Victim Notification System (VNS) is designed to provide victims with information and notification about their cases in English and in Spanish. Details



Printable Brochures/Handouts
- FBI Victim Assistance Program
- Child Abuse/Neglect
- Child Pornography Victim Assistance
- Children Affected by Crime
- Coping After Terrorism for Injured Survivors
- Coping After Terrorism for Survivors
- Criminal Aviation Investigations
- Financial Crime and You
- Help for Victims of Bank Robbery
- Help for Victims of Crime
- Help for Victims of Human Trafficking: English | Chinese | Japanese | Korean | Spanish | Tagalog