Learn about our programs and services

For Loved Ones of Homicide

Homicide Support Groups
We offer monthly support groups for loved ones of homicide victims.

Wake County Support Group: Online the 1st Tuesday
Asheville/Buncombe Support Group
: In-person the 2nd Tuesday 
Statewide Support Group: Online the 3rd Tuesday
Spanish Support Group: Online the 3rd Tuesday

Court Advocacy
We offer court advocacy for loved ones of homicide victims.

Court Accompaniment: An NCVAN advocate will attend court with you (select counties)
Court Care Kits: A kit of items to help endure the long days in court
Court Advocacy: Advocates will explain the court & judicial systems

Travel Reimbursement: Court travel expenses reimbursed for approved applications
We offer remembrance programs for loved ones of homicide victims.

Memorial Garden: NCVAN has a Memorial Garden in Raleigh
Memorial Brick: We offer free engraved bricks with your loved one's name to line the path of the Garden
Memorial Events
: We host events to Remember Loved Ones

For All Victims of Violence

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Individual Advocacy
We provide one-on-one support services to victims of violent crimes.

Individual Advocacy: An NCVAN advocate offers information on victim impact statements, criminal legal system, crime victim compensation, resources, and referrals. Inquiries by loved ones of victims are welcome.
Advocacy Line: Call our Bi-Lingual Advocacy Line Monday thru Friday from 9-5
Publications & App
information for victims of violent crimes in English & Spanish

Surviving Violent Crime Handbook: Information on grief and the legal system
Crime Victim's Rights Handbook: Explaining the Rights of Crime Victims
Crime Victims App: Essential resources for a victim's unique needs

For Advocates

NCVAN offers training for professionals working with victims.

Victim Service Practitioner Certification Academy: A 40-hour certification program 
Webinars: Core and essential training topics for professionals
Advanced Academy: Select topics of interest for professionals 
Publication & Apps
NCVAN information about victims of violent crimes

Surviving Violent Crime Handbook
: Information on grief and the legal system
Crime Victims' Rights Handbook: Explains the Rights of Crime Victims 
Victim Response App: For law enforcement and first responders
Technical Assistance
NCVAN offers advice to professionals

Language Access:  Brainstorm the best ways to meet language access needs
Apps:  We can answer questions about developing Apps to aid victims
Crime Victim Rights:  An advocate can explain crime victims' rights under Marsy's Law
Training:  Talk through your training challenges or collaborate on a topic