The pages in this section provide resources to assist coalitions in forming diverse partnerships to improve conditions for victims of identity theft.
How-to guides for leading effective meetings, partnering with other organizations, and sample ground rules for working in groups are included.
Interdisciplinary teams are key to creating systems-level change in your community. Groups which may not have traditionally worked together may find great value in coming together as a group to work towards assistance to victims of identity theft.
Coalitions can bring together diverse groups of organizations and agencies who all have something to offer and something to gain from participating in the effort. Here is a list of some organizations involved in the coalitions within the national network:
- Academic Institutions
- Attorney General Offices
- Bar Associations
- Better Business Bureau/Industry Regulatory Commissions
- Business Networking Groups/Trade Associations
- Child Service Organizations
- Consumer Groups/Coalitions
- Data Breech Specialists/Cyber Security Professionals/Internet Providers
- Domestic and Sexual Violence Organizations
- Emergency Responder Agencies
- Faith-Based Organizations and Coalitions
- Federal Trade Commission
- Financial/Banking Entities
- Government Representatives (Federal, State, and Local)
- Identity Theft Victim Representative
- Judicial Agencies (Federal, State, and Local)
- Law Enforcement Agencies
- Legal Clinics/Legal Assistance Providers/Law Firms Providing Pro Bono Assistance to Identity Theft Victims
- Media Representatives
- Medical & Health Care Entities
- Motor Vehicle Administrations
- Prosecutors (Federal, State, and Local)
- Senior Service Organizations
- State VOCA Administrators
- Task Force Representatives
- Victim Service Agencies
If your state doesn’t have an identity theft coalition yet, you may be able to start one! Please contact us to discuss how. Your state or local community might be poised and ready to start such a collaborative effort.
Also, there may be several structures in place in your community to help you find organizations interested in collaborating. Examples:
- The Governor’s Office in your state may have a grant coordinating office, and/or an office for crime control and victims’ issues. Each Governor’s Office may refer to these divisions by different titles, so check with the Governor’s Office in your state to find out more
- Your locality may have a Coordinating Office for Criminal Justice. This type of entity is called by many names in different places. Do a web search with keywords to find if your area has one of these entities.
- The National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators posts a list of state VOCA contacts, and lists these contacts by type, making it easier to find the contacts you may be looking for.http://www.navaa.org/link_matrix.html
- Fifteen states have existing VOCA-supported general victim assistance coalitions:http://www.navaa.org/links.html#coalitions
For assistance with making identity theft network connections, joining a coalition, training, presentation material, additional information or victim support, please contact us.