Teen victims of crimes are among the most common in the Nation

Teen victims of crimes are among the most common.

According to national crime prevention council statistics ages, 12-19 are among the most common ages for victims. Crimes against others can be categorized in many ways but most of them leave the victim with long-term harm either physically, emotionally or financially. Discovery Academy works with teens and families who have been the victims of crimes and can become a safe haven for a student to regain confidence and heal emotionally while working through the difficult process of recovery. Discovery Academy specializes in treatment as it is related to post-traumatic stress/trauma, grief, loss, bereavement, depression, body image, anger, addictions, abuse and survivors of abuse.

What to do if you are victimized at home, in your area or by someone you meet.

In reality, when crimes are committed they affect all of us. A community begins to feel less safe, family members begin to feel the pain and association with the victim and all too often there are financial costs associated with crimes that may require a family or community to invest and increase protections against future crimes. But, the hardest to see is the damage caused to the victim either emotionally or even physically and how that affects their future success and happiness.

With over 40 million Americans victimized every year it’s up to all of us to help those we know have been victimized to know they have someone they can turn to for help!

Help for Crime Victims
The National Center for Victims of Crime
1–855-4VICTIM (1-855-484-2846) or by online chat.

National Hotlines and Helpful Links
VictimConnect
National Hotline for Crime Victims
1-855-4-VICTIM (1-855-484-2846)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) [24/7 hotline]
1-888-628-9454 (Spanish)
1-800-799-4889 (TTY)

Identity Theft Resource Center
1-888-400-5530

Jennifer Ann’s Group
Free resources on teen dating violence

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
1-800-438-6233

National Alliance on Mental Illness
1-800-950-6264

National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards
[links to every state’s compensation program]

National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-422-4453

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs,
National Advocacy for Local LGBT Communities
1-212-714-1141

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

National Runaway Switchboard
1-800-786-2929

National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-4673 [24/7 hotline]
[hosts an online hotline]

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
1-866-331-9474 or 1-866-331-8453 (TTY)

Stalking Resource Center

The Trevor Project – Crisis & Suicide Prevention Lifeline for LGBTQ Youth
1-866-488-7386