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Remove Intoxicated Drivers (RID)

National. 1300 activist teams in 40 states. Founded 1978. Activists can perform court monitoring, serve as information centers for local victims, keep the national headquarters apprised of DWI issues and hold local victim impact panels. Citizens' project organized to advocate against drunk driving, educate the public, reform legislation and aid victims of drunk driving. Newsletter. Chapter information kit ($20). To receive descriptive pamphlet, send self-addressed stamped envelope.
Write:
Remove Intoxicated Drivers
P.O. Box 520
Schenectady, NY 12301
Voice: 1-888-283-5144 or 518-372-0034
Fax: 518-370-4917
Website: http://www.rid-usa.org
E-mail: dwi@rid-usa.org
Verified: 9/2/2011

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

National. Founded 1980. Mission is to stop drunk driving, support victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.
Write:
MADD
511 E.J. Carpenter Freeway, Suite 700
Irving, TX 75062-8187
Voice: 1-800-438-6233 (victim/survivor hotline)
Fax: 972-869-2206
Website: http://www.madd.org
Verified: 10/24/2011

National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)

National. 2,300 members. Founded 1975. Support and advocacy for victims and survivors of violent crimes and disasters. Newsletter, information, referrals, phone help, conferences, crisis response training and group development guidelines. Referrals to local self-help groups. Dues $50 (individual); $200 (organization).
Write:
National Organization for Victim Assistance
510 King St., Suite 424
Alexandria, VA 22314
Voice: 1-800-879-6682 or 703-535-6682
Fax: 703-535-5500
Website: http://www.trynova.org
Verified: 3/29/2012

Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. (POMC)

International. 230 chapters in the US, Canada and Costa Rica. Founded 1978. Provides support for persons who survived the violent death of someone close. Newsletter and guidelines for starting local chapters. Court accompaniment also provided in many areas. Parole Block Program and Second Opinion Service also available.
Write:
Parents of Murdered Children
100 E. 8th St., Ste. 202
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Voice: 1-888-818-7662 or 513-721-5683 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm EST)
Fax: 513-345-4489
Website: http://www.pomc.org
E-mail: natlpomc@aol.com
Verified: 2/1/2012

Prison Talk

Online. Support for families of inmates. Also offers support to the incarcerated. Offers mutual support, education and advocacy.
Website: http://www.prisontalk.com/forums
Verified: 9/20/2011

Let's Bring Them Home

National Center for Missing Adults (NCMA) * National. Operates as the national clearinghouse for missing adults, providing services and coordination between various government agencies, law enforcement, media and most importantly - the families of missing adults.
Write:
LBTH/NCMA
P.O. Box 19
Bentonville, AR 72712
Voice: 1-800-690-3463
Website: http://www.missingadults.org
E-mail: info@missingadults.org
Verified: 4/5/2012

Stalking Victims Sanctuary

National. 2582 members. Support and information for people who have fallen victim to individuals who have obsessively focused on them. Online support group provides the opportunity to share and gain invaluable information from others. Offers resources for identifying stalking, suggestions for dealing with it and regaining control.
Write:
Stalking Victims Sanctuary
P.O. Box 400
Angels Camp, CA 95222
Website: http://www.stalkingvictims.com
Verified: 3/28/2012

Molesters Anonymous

National. Founded 1985. Provides support with anonymity and confidentiality for men who molest children. Use of 'thought stoppage' technique and buddy system. Groups are initiated by a professional but become member-run. Group development manual ($9.95).
Write:
M.A.
c/o Dr. Jerry Goffman
1040 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., G-306
Colton, CA 92324
Voice: Dr. Jerry Goffman 951-312-1041 (leave message and return address)
E-mail: jerrygoffman@hotmail.com
Verified: 3/29/2012

Shoplifters Anonymous Telephone Support Group

12-Step. Telephone support for compulsive shoplifters, stealers, thieves and kleptomaniacs. Conference call meetings Tues. and Thurs., 7-8:30pm (EST).
Voice: 712-432-3900 and use conference I.D. 3639492 followed by the # sign. (Long distance chages may be applied - 712 is an Iowa exchange).
Verified: 2/7/2012

Shoplifters Anonymous

Model. 12-Step. Addiction recovery program for compulsive shoplifters, stealers, thieves and kleptomaniacs.
Write:
Shoplifters Anonymous
303 W. 42nd., Ste 404
New York, NY 10036-6908
Voice: 212-673-0392
Website: http://home.earthlink.net/"sa514/index.html
E-mail: sa514@earthlink.net
Verified: 2/7/2012

Fraud Victim's Support Group

Online. Support for victims of fraud. bankruptcy, foreclosure, mortgage scamsm credit card fraud, identity theft and more. Message boards, discussion, resources and more.
Website: http://www.wjfa.net/forum/index.php
Verified: 4/11/2012

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