Our Resources-Against-Crime Guide section is continuously being updated as new agencies and groups committed to supporting women fight crime are created. Here you will find national support groups for female crime victims.

If you have a website you would like us to add, please utilize the Contact Form and supply us with the necessary link information and website details.

Resources-Against-Crime: United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

The United Nations Development Fund for Women invites you to join their "Say NO to Violence Against Women" Campaign - an ever-growing movement of people who call for global action to end violence against women.

Resources-Against-Crime: The American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence

The American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence -
is pleased to announce a new resource on our website - a series of charts summarizing statutes from all 50 states regarding domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence. The current charts are listed below. Over time, we plan to continue to add more charts summarizing areas of law important to domestic violence litigation.

Civil Protection Orders: Domestic Violence (6/2007)

Civil Protection Orders: Sexual Assault (6/2007)

Civil Protection Orders: Stalking/Harassment (6/2007)

Statutes Allowing Fleeing Survivors Access to Protective Orders (7/2007)

Summary of Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Advocate Confidentiality Laws (1/2007)

Sign Language Interpreters in Court (6/2007)

Foreign Language Interpreters in Court (6/2007)

Resources-Against-Crime: National Support Groups

United States Department of Justice - Office on Violence Against Women -
The mission of the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is to provide federal leadership to reduce violence against women, and to administer justice for and strengthen services to all victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. This is accomplished by developing and supporting the capacity of state, local, tribal, and non-profit entities involved in responding to violence against women.

Domestice Violence Hotline and Resources -
The National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE(7233)is staffed 24 hours a day by trained counselors who can provide crisis assistance and information about shelters, legal advocacy, health care centers, and counseling.

National Organization for Victim Assistance -
The National Organization for Victim Assistance is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization of victim and witness assistance programs and practitioners, criminal justice agencies and professionals, mental health professionals, researchers, former victims and survivors, and others committed to the recognition and implementation of victim rights and services.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network -
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

Pandora's Aquarium -
Pandora's Aquarium is an online support group, message board, and chat room for rape, sexual abuse, & sexual assault victims & survivors. They also provide a listing of National Rape Aggression Defense Courses.

Resources-Against-Crime: New Jersey Support Groups

New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women -
NJ support network for battered women.

NJ Division on Women - Rape Care Centers -
Alphabetical County listing in NJ for Rape Care Centers.

Strengthen Our Sisters -
Family violence is a debilitating injustice against women and children. Strengthen Our Sisters is dedicated to helping women and children find alternatives through counseling, advocacy, support groups, parenting programs, child care, children's workshops and employment development programs.

New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault -
NJ support network for victims of sexual assault.

Resources-Against-Crime: New Jersey County Rape Crisis Program Numbers

Atlantic County
609-645-2909 (TTY)

Bergen County
201-487-0916 (TTY)

Burlington County
800-852-7899 (TTY)

Camden County
800-852-7897 (TTY)

Cape May County
609-463-0818 (TTY)

Cumberland County

Essex County

Gloucester County
256-428-8373 (TTY)

Hudson County

Hunterdon County
908-788-4044 (TTY)
866-954-0100 (TTY)

Mercer County
888-252-7233 (TTY)

Middlesex County

Monmouth County
732-264-3089 (TTY)

Morris County

Ocean County
609-494-0441 (TTY)
Southern 609-494-1090
Northern 732-370-4010

Passaic County
973-993-0183 (TTY)
973-993-0186 (TTY)

Salem County
856-935-7118 (TTY)

Somerset County
908-809-1597 (TTY)

Sussex County
973-875-6369 (TTY)

Union County
908-518-0183 (TTY)

Warren County
908-453-2553 (TTY)

Resources-Against-Crime: Informational Sites

The 50 Best Safety & Security Blogs -
Here’s a list of some of the best blogs we have found that can help you stay abreast of safety issues, helpful advice, and current events that are important to you and your family’s security.

Legal Domestic Abuse Legal Domestic Abuse Far too often when you think it should be coming to an end, your real war remains ahead: legal domestic abuse. This eBook will shed light on what you will want to know to successfully navigate the system in your route to safety for you and your children.

Anti-Stalking Website -
This is a site for anyone interested in the crime of stalking. It is meant to be not only a resource for stalking victims, but for law enforcement, mental health professionals, researchers, educators, legislators and security personnel.

Office of Victims of Crime -
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) was established by the 1984 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) to oversee diverse programs that benefit victims of crime.

Partnership Against Violence Network -
Partnerships Against Violence Network is a "virtual library" of information about violence and youth-at-risk, representing data from seven different Federal agencies.

Security on Campus, Inc -
A non-profit organization whose mission is safer campuses for students

Find sex offenders near me -
Locate sex offenders in your area utilizing their registry maps. is the online resource for pro-choice feminist students, alums, and faculty. Members can access expert advice on campus organizing, connect with other activists, publicize their events, find feminist jobs and internships, and get informed on issues ranging from birth control, to voting rights, to abortion.

Women and Policing offers the latest news, jobs and publications for women in law enforcement, and agencies wishing to recruit more female officers. Aspiring officers can learn how to get into the field; agencies can learn how to recruit and retain women. A weekly Women & Policing News Digest is also available through the site.

Resources-Agains-Crime: Reading/CD/DVD Library

Against Our Will by Susan Brownmiller
The Gift of Fear, and Other Survival Signals That Protect Us From Violence by Gavin De Becker
Date Rape by Ruth Goring
Recovering From Rape by Linda E. Ledray

Community Supporters

The following businesses generously support the efforts of the Women's Self Defense Institute through their time, donations and/or resources. Please support them by frequenting their establishments. Thank you.

Miss Dawn's Studio of Dance
2849 Woodbridge Avenue, Ste 2
Edison, NJ
(732) 494 - 7837

Lady of America Fitness
Tano Mall - 1199 Amboy Avenue
Edison, NJ 08837
Suzanne Rich, Owner

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