DIRECTORY OF CRIME VICTIM SERVICES: This online resource is from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). All states receive Federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds from OVC to help support crime victim assistance and compensation programs. There are resources in your immediate area that offer services to victims of crime. You may be eligible for crime victim compensation benefits, including reimbursement for medical services, mental health counseling, lost wages, and other costs incurred as a result of the crime. Scroll down to the table to find information about victim assistance and victim compensation in your state/territory.
POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (MAYO CLINC HEALTH INFORMATION): Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severer anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thought about the event. Many people who go through traumatic events have difficulty adjusting and coping for a while. But with tine and taking care of oneself such traumatic reactions usually get better. Getting treatment as soon as possible after post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms develop may prevent long-term PTSD.
GIVE BACK A SMILE: The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation (AACDCF) Give Back a Smile (GBAS) program heals some of the most devastating effects of domestic and sexual violence by restoring the smiles of adult women and men who have suffered dental injuries from a former intimate partner of spouse, family member or due to sexual assault.