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The links represent on-line resources that house a wealth of information on topics related to SRI's mission. Links are categorized as follows:

  1. Domestic Violence
  2. Domestic Violence and African Americans
  3. Incarceration and Reentry
  4. General Resources
  5. Data, Research, and Evaluation Resources
  6. Professional Organizations

1. Domestic Violence

Office on Violence Against Women
OVW provides funding opportunites for local, state, and tribal entities, as well as nonprpfit organizations that advance its mission of reducing violence against women and strengthening services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other forms of violence.  

A Call to Men
A Call to Men: The National Association of Men and Women Committed to Ending Violence Against Women, seeks to mobilize men across the nationwide who are committed to working toward ending all forms of violence against women. The organization's aims to spur a paradigm shift in how manhood is defined in our culture, while influencing men's behavior through various educational and training vehicles

American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence
The Commission's goal is to mobilize the legal profession to provide access to justice and safety for victims of domestic violence. With this mission in mind, the Commission continues to ambitiously and effectively address domestic violence issues in a range of contexts from educating judges, lawyers, or advocates on complex points of emerging law, to heling victims and their children learn ways to enhance their safety.

Battered Women's Justice Project
The Battered Women's Justice Project (BWJP) advocates for systemic change within community organizations and governmental agencies engaged in the civil and criminal justice response to domestic violence in order to hold these institutions accountable for the goals of safety and security for battered women and their children. BWJP carries out its mission through its various initiatives, partnerships, and technical assistance

End Violence Against Women: Information and Resources
This site was developed by the staff of the Center for Communication Programs (CCP) at John Hopkins University as part of its ongoing effort to collect and share documentation and communication materials produced in the worldwide struggle to end violence against women.

Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute
The Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute is an international organization that works on the areas of research, program consultation and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and community education and development.

Family Violence Prevention Fund
This organization works toward ending violence against women and children, both in the at home and in the community. FVPF works with lawmakers, educates judges, and collaborates with health care providers and employers.

FaithTrust Institute
The Faith Trust Institute provides training and educational resources for clergy, lay leaders, seminary faculty, chaplains, policy makers of religious institutions, and community advocates on the faith aspects of sexual and domestic violence.

Men Stopping Violence
Men Stopping Violence is a social change organization dedicated to ending men's violence against women. Men Stopping Violence works locally, nationally, and internationally to dismantle the belief systems, social structures, and institutional practices that oppress women and children and dehumanize men. Believing that all forms of oppression are interconnected, the organization works toward promoting social justice work in the areas of race, class, gender, age, and sexual orientation are all critical to ending violence against women.

Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA)
MINCAVA contains an electronic clearinghouse of research and general information related to domestic violence.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence serves as a national information and referral center for the general public, media, battered women and their children, as well as allied and member agencies and organizations.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides callers with information toll-free, 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, with a database of more than 4,000 shelters and service providers across the United States, Puerto Rico, Alaska, Hawaii, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)
 NNEDV is a membership and advocacy organization with an extensive state and grassroots consitutency.   The organization serves to effect positive change in public toward ending domestic violence and providing effective services to the battered women and their families

Women's Law Initiative
This site provides easy-to-understand legal information and resources to women living with or escaping domestic violence. By reaching out through the internet, the Women's Law Initiative empowers women and girls to lead independent and productive lives free from abuse.

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2. Domestic Violence and African Americans

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African-American Community
 The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African-American Community was started by scholars and practitioners to address concerns about the plight of the African-American community in the area of domestic violence. The Institute helps set an agenda to reduce and, ultimately, eliminate domestic violence among African-Americans. Through convening local and national conferences, training forums, and by disseminating publications and using other means, the Institute seeks to further scholarship in the area of African American violence, inform public policy, equip practitioners and service providers, and raise community consciousness of the impact of violence in African American communities. It also examines the connections among various kinds of violence.

The Black Church and Domestic Violence Institute
This institute believes in the Church's mission to improve the quality of life and recognize the linkages of violence to all social problems in the history of Black communities. They develop partnerships and collaborations to provide educational, spiritual, and technical support, as well as advocacy and leadership development: to enhance the capacity of the church to empower and protect the victims of domestic violence; to hold abusers accountable; to promote healing and wholeness in African-American communities.

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3. Incarceration and Reentry

Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative
 This Web site contains information on the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative, which was developed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP), in conjunction with federal partners. The Reentry Initiative is a comprehensive effort that addresses both juvenile and adult populations of serious, high-risk offenders. It provides funding to develop, implement, enhance, and evaluate reentry strategies that will ensure the safety of the community and the reduction of serious, violent crime.

360 Degrees
This interactive Web site aims to challenge perceptions about who is in prison today and why. The site also intends to generate ideas about how to reduce crime and strengthen our communities without continuing the current unprecedented rate of incarceration.

Centerforce  
Centeforce is a non-profit organization predominantly operated by either ex-prisoners or those whose family members have been incarcerated. Through its annual conferences and through direct consultation with departments of health, community-based agencies and correctional facilities, Centerforce works to strengthen individuals and families affected by incarceration through education and support.

Family and Corrections Network  
The mission of Family and Corrections Network (FCN) is to uphold families of prisoners as valued resources to themselves and their communities in order that the criminal justice system, other institutions and society become supportive of family empowerment, integrity, and self-determination. The organization carries out its mission through publishing, sponsoring conferences, connecting with other agencies, presentations, and consultation. Its website offers a national directory of programs that serve the families of incarcerated adults.

OJJDP National Training and Technical Assistance Center
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) supports the Juvenile Justice Prevention Act in a national effort to reduce youth crime and improve the juvenile justice system. Their website contains a link for their technical assistance support of the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative SVORI www.nttac.org/main//index.cfm?event=svori

Reentry National Media Outreach Campaign
 The Reentry National Media Outreach Campaign provides media resources to support the work of community and faith-based organizations. The purpose of this support is to  facilitate community discussion and decision making about solution-based reentry programs. The campaign seeks to expand public awareness and work in partnership with local organizations and initiatives to foster public safety and support healthy communities.

The Urban Institute
To fill the gap in knowledge about the pathways of successful reintegration, the social and fiscal costs of current policies, and the impact of removal, sentencing, and reentry on individuals, families, and communities, and to advance policies and innovations that reflect solid research, the Urban Institute has inaugurated a portfolio of reentry policy research. This site ncludes a number of general publications and studies of reentry in specific states (e.g., Illinois, Ohio, and Texas).

Women's Prison Association
The Women's Prison Association is the nation's oldest service and advocacy organization committed to helping women with criminal justice histories see new possibilities for themselves and their families. WPA's Reentry Services include a full array of prison, jail, and community-based assistance aimed at helping women become full participants in community life following incarceration or other criminal justice involvement. Services include: education, training, case management, and targeted assistance, and are offered both at WPA's downtown Brooklyn offices, and at the New York City jail and in several prisons for women.

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4. General Resources

National Institute of Corrections (NIC)
 NIC provides training, on-site technical assistance, information, and policy/ program development support to corrections agencies and professionals. The NIC web site provides online access to materials, hosts networks for corrections practitioners, and offers links to corrections-related web sites. NIC's Transition from Prison to the Community Initiative (TPCI) is intended to help states improve their transition processes, thereby increasing public safety, reducing recidivism and new victimization, and making better use of resources in correctional facilities and communities. See Transition From Prison


Office for Victims of Crime  
is Housed within the U.S. Department of Justice, 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 through policy development. The mission of OVC is to enhance the Nation's capacity to assist crime victims and to provide leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime. This site also includes information on training and technical assistance.

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5. Data, Research, and Evaluation Resources


Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA)
JRSA is a national nonprofit organization of state Statistical Analysis Center directors, and other researchers and practitioners throughout government, academia, and criminal justice organizations. JRSA conducts and publishes policy-relevant research on justice issues, provides training and technical assistance, and maintains a clearinghouse of state criminal justice activities. See JRSA's list of state Statistical Analysis Centers.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS services and resources are available to anyone interested in crime and public safety including policymakers, practitioners, researchers, educators, community leaders, and the general public. NCJRS offers a range of services and resources, balancing the information needs of the field with the technological means to receive and access support. See "When Prisoners Return to the Community: Political, Economic, and Social Consequences" [PDF].

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
NIJ is the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues. NIJ provides objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the State and local levels

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6. Professional Organizations

American Correctional Association
The American Correctional Association is the largest and oldest international correctional association in the world. ACA serves all disciplines within the corrections profession, including professional development and certification; standards and accreditation; and publications and research.

American Jail Association
The American Jail Association (AJA) in a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting those who work in and operate the nation's jails. AJA is the only national association that focuses exclusively on issues specific to the operations of local correctional facilities.

American Probation and Parole
The American Probation and Parole Association is a membership-driven organization consisting of practicing or retired probation, parole, and community corrections professionals, as well as academicians; researchers; members of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government; community volunteers; and corporations with an interest in criminal justice and community-based corrections. Pertinent information on their website includes:
The Role of Victim Service Providers in Offender Reentry Initiatives
Reentry Partnership Focus Group Discussion Guide

Association of Paroling Authorities, International
The Association of Paroling Authorities, International exists to promote parole as an effective tool for public safety. The organization brings together decision-makers and practitioners who believe in a person's ability to change and that gradual reintegration into the community under appropriate supervision is a more effective guarantee of public safety.

Correctional Education Association
The Correctional Education Association is an affiliate of the American Correctional Association, serving educators and administrators who provide services to students in correctional settings.

National Association of Blacks In Criminal Justice
The National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice seeks to focus attention on relevant legislation, law enforcement, prosecution, and defense-related needs and practices, with emphasis on the courts, corrections, and the prevention of crime. Among its chief concerns is the general welfare and increased influence of African Americans and people of color as it relates to the administration of justice.

National Criminal Justice Association
The National Criminal Justice Association represents state, local, and tribal governments on crime prevention and crime control issues. Its members represent all facets of the criminal and juvenile justice community, from law enforcement, corrections, prosecution, defense, courts, victim-witness services, and educational institutions to federal, state, and local elected officials.

National Sheriffs' Association
The National Sheriffs' Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among those in the criminal justice field. NSA has been involved in numerous programs to support sheriffs, their deputies, chiefs of police, and others in the field of criminal justice in improving job performance and service to the people of their jurisdictions.

National Governors' Association
The National Governor's Association (NGA) is the collective voice of the nation's governors and one of Washington, D.C.'s, most respected public policy organizations. NGA provides governors and their senior staff members with services that range from representing states on Capitol Hill and before the Administration on key federal issues to developing policy reports on innovative state programs and hosting networking seminars for state government executive branch officials. NGA also provides management and technical assistance to both new and incumbent governors.

National Association of Counties
The National Association of Counties (NACo) acts as a liaison with other levels of government, works to improve public understanding of counties, serves as a national advocate for counties and provides them with resources to help them find innovative methods to meet the challenges they face.

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