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Harriet Salarno founded Justice for Murder Victims in 1979 after the murder of her daughter Catina. Harriet organized the group with three premises in mind: to help survivors cope with the tremendous grief, ensure that the rights of victims are not ignored within the judicial system and to bring about change that would make a balanced justice system.

Crime Victims for a Just Society -- An opportunity for crime victims and others to lend efforts to create a just society. Through outreach, education, and training, they offer information in community policing to restorative justice to violence reduction through a public-health model.

National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards -- Advances better methods for serving crime victims through training and technical assistance, helping members establish sound administrative practices, achieve fiscal stability, and engage in outreach, communication and advocacy.

Help for Victims -- The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) provides Federal funds to Support victim assistance and compensation programs around the country and advocates for the fair treatment of crime victims.

National Organization for Victim Assistance NOVA -- A private, organization of victim and witness assistance programs, practitioners, criminal justice agencies, professionals, mental health professionals, researchers, former victims, survivors, and others committed to victim rights and services.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center -- A central clearinghouse for resources, research, help and Support . The NSVRC influences policy, practice and research by providing interaction, investigation and awareness.

Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation -- After a murder, victims' families face a death and a crime. Families need help to cope with grief, loss, and Support to heal their hearts and rebuild their lives. The answer lies in reducing violence and Support ing those who grieve for lost loved ones. It is time we break the cycle of violence.

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Is providing services to those who have lost a loved one in the Armed Forces.

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