Adult Justice Policy & Planning
Crime Victim Policy and Planning Projects
OPM collaborates with other government agencies, non-profit advocacy organizations and related public organizations to develop initiatives focused on reducing re-victimization and improving the criminal justice response to violent crimes. OPM does not provide direct victim services but contracts with non-profit and public organizations to provide services as part of Specialized Policy Demonstration Projects focused on domestic violence and sexual assault crime victims. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Office of Violence Against Women, the Office of Justice Programs and the Connecticut General Fund.
If you are a crime victim and in immediate danger : please call 911 for emergency help.
The U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVAW) administers grants to help states, tribes, and local communities transform the way in which criminal justice systems respond to violent crimes against women. Learn about the Office on Violence Against Women and What Communities, State and Local, Can Do: Promising Practices and Model Programs .
The U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has additional information that can assist the community and individuals:
- Help for Victims has information for victims of different kinds of crime, including domestic violence, incest or sexual abuse, child abuse, and stalking.
- Domestic and Family Violence Information Resources
- Stalking Information Resources
- Victim of Sexual Offenders Information Resources
- Toll-Free Telephone Numbers
The Toolkit to End Violence Against Women developed by the National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women, which is co-chaired by the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services, was designed to assist individuals, policy leaders and community efforts to end violence against women.
Cyber Criminology: Cyber Stalking on the "Criminology.net" website contains tips on "How You Can Protect Against Cyber stalking" and "What to Do If You Are a Victim."