Harrell Center


Violence Against Women

The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women
The mission of the Violence Against Women Network (VAWnet), the National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, is to harness and use electronic communication technology to end violence against women.

Child Maltreatment

Child Abuse Prevention Network
The Child Abuse Prevention Network is the Internet Nerve Center for professionals in the field of child abuse and neglect. Child maltreatment, physical abuse, psychological maltreatment, neglect, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse and neglect are our key areas of concern. We provide unique and powerful tools for all workers to support the identification, investigation, treatment, adjudication, and prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Child Welfare League of America
CWLA is an association of nearly 800 public and private nonprofit agencies that assist more than 3.5 million abused and neglected children and their families each year with a range of services.

Child Abuse Prevention Services
Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) is a not for profit, volunteer organization founded in 1982 to respond to the growing problem of child abuse and neglect.

Child Witness to Violence Project
The Child Witness to Violence Project (CWVP) is a counseling, advocacy, and outreach project that targets young children who witness violence.

How to Report Child Abuse
Provided by The Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services. Toll free child abuse phone numbers included.

National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
The mission of the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) is to facilitate the secondary analysis of research data relevant to the study of child abuse and neglect.

The Children's Bureau
The oldest federal agency for children, the Children's Bureau (CB) is located within the United States Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. It is responsible for assisting States in the delivery of child welfare services - services designed to protect children and strengthen families.

Elder Mistreatment

National Center on Elder Abuse
The objectives of the National Center on Elder Abuse are to perform clearinghouse functions, develop and disseminate information, provide training and technical assistance, and conduct research and demonstration projects of national significance.

The National Council on Aging
An association of more than 7,500 members -- organizations and individuals -- who work with, for, and on behalf of older persons.

Rape/Sexual Assault

National Clearinghouse on Marital and Date Rape
Our mission is to bring about social, legal, political, psychological, economic, and religious change through our vast resource network of information and support, in order to make intimate relationships truly egalitarian.

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
RAINN offers a toll-free hot line for victims of sexual abuse - seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

Sexual Abuse Treatment

Sexual Abuse Prevention
The Federal Bureau of Prisons

Public Health Sexual Abuse


USF Center for Victim Advocacy & Violence Prevention
Victim Advocacy & Violence Prevention empowers survivors of crime, violence or abuse and prevents victimization by promoting the restoration of decision making and control to survivors, by advocating for their rights and honoring their experiences, and through education and collaboration, fostering a safe university community that respects the rights and dignity of all.

If you are a USF student and know someone who may be a victim please call the Crime Victim Helpline: 813-974-5757

Rehabs.com offers a Special Assistance Program to USF students who may be suffering from addiction. Rehabs.com connects people to top rehab centers near them.


Addiction Center
The Addiction Center is an online resource providing information on various chemical dependencies and helps answer questions on treatment options and strategies. The goal is to guide individuals struggling with addiction to find the moment of clarity and make the decision to take control of their lives once again.

Same Sex Relationships

Domestic Violence in Gay and Lesbian Relationships
This site provides information on healthy gay relationships, as well as information on domestic violence in gay and lesbian relationships.

Community United Against Violence
Community United Against Violence (CUAV) is a multicultural organization working to end violence against and within our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) communities.


Institute for Women's Policy Research
A public policy research organization dedicated to informing and stimulating  the debate on public policy issues of critical importance to  women and their families.

Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program
The mission of the Florida GAL Program is to advocate for the best interest of children in judicial proceedings. The Florida GAL Program recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers to represent the best interests of children.

National Organization for Victim Assistance
National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) is a national advocate in support of victim rights and services. The purpose or this organization is to provide direct services to victims, and to be an educational resource and support to victim assistance professionals.

National Children's Advocacy Center
A non-profit agency providing prevention, intervention, and treatment services to physically and sexually abused children and their families, within a child-focused team approach.

Victims' Advocacy Program - University of South Florida
The University of South Florida is committed to providing you with the best education in the safest possible environment. However, despite our best efforts acts of violence and abuse still occur, often from someone you know.

Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence works towards ending violence through public awareness, policy development, and support for Florida's domestic violence centers. Serving Florida's 41 domestic violence centers, FCADV runs Florida's toll-free domestic violence hotline (1-800-500-1119), maintains a resource library, and develops posters, brochures, safety plans, and other resources.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The Mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives.

The National Family Justice Center Alliance
The National Family Justice Center Alliance is a rapidly evolving coalition of Family Justice Centers across the United States.  The ultimate vision is to create a network of Family Justice Centers with close working relationships, shared training and technical assistance, collaborative learning processes, and coordinated funding assistance.

Amnesty International
Amnesty International is concerned solely with the protection of human rights involved in each case, regardless of either the ideology of the government or the beliefs of the victims.

Center for Women's Global Leadership
The Center for Women's Global Leadership seeks to develop an understanding of the ways in which gender affects the exercise of power and the conduct of public policy internationally.

Legal Resources

Children's Rights Council
The Children's Rights Council is a national non-profit organization based in Washington, DC that works to assure children meaningful and continuing contact with both their parents and extended family regardless of the parents' marital status.

Model Code on Domestic and Family Violence
The Model Code on Domestic and Family violence was completed in 1994 and represents the state of the art in domestic violence legislation and policy in the United States.

Art & Poetry on Domestic Violence

Silent Witness National Initiative
Originating in Minnesota, this is a traveling exhibit of free-standing, life-sized red wooden figures, each bearing the name of a woman murdered by someone she knew.

Community Partners

The Spring

Crisis Center of Tampa Bay


Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Child Protective Investigations Division


Safe & Sound Hillsborough


Champions for Children


DACCO Behavioral Health


Agency for Community Treatment Services (ACTS)  

Gracepoint (Baker Act)  

Community Housing Solutions     

Homeless Helping Homeless  

New Beginnings   

Mary Lee House (Children victims and interviews services)


Champions for Children  

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department of Child Protection Investigators Division


Guardian Ad Litem/Volunteer Child Advocate 

Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services /Refugee and Resettlement