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Welcome to AARDVARC: An Abuse, Rape & Domestic Violence Aid & Resource Collection

This site is for victims of violence, their families and friends, and the agencies and programs which serve them, both public and private. The goal of this website is to assist efforts to aid and support those trying to remove themselves from abusive situations and build healthier, stronger lives. For individuals, we hope to provide general educational and reference material as well as a comprehensive nationwide directory of services for "one stop shopping".

Domestic Violence
Learn how to recognize abuse, understand reactions to abuse, explore aspects of abuse, and find resources.
Sexual Violence
Learn about the various aspects of sexual assault, date rape, offenders, victim reactions, and find resources.
Learn about stalkers and their behaviors, strategies for safety, information on harassing phone calls, and more.
Statistics & Research
Find crime statistics from various public organizations and researchers - nationally, and by state.
Victim Assistance
Learn about victim rights, where to get help, and civil and criminal aspects of victimization issues.
Whether seeking help for yourself, a loved one, or for those you serve in your profession, you'll find something here.

Additional sections are being authored, specific to questions on paternity, child custody and visitation, parental rights, children's rights, emancipation, and other topics that we receive frequent questions about, but that don't fit "neatly" into our major categories. Watch this space for the new additions, or, if you have specific questions you can ask them at the ExpertLaw Forum where our volunteers are active daily (you'll get answers much faster than emailing).

Initial support for this project was provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, under the Helping Outreach Programs Expand (H.O.P.E.) program in 2005. Points of view in this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Dept. of Justice. This site depends on contributions from our users to cover costs and to keep training, certifications, and education of our volunteers up to date. Please consider making a donation.

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Last Updated: March 3, 2011