Jason S. Miyares
Attorney General of Virginia

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Virginia Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (VA SAKI)

Victim Resources

Virginia Resources

Physical Evidence Recovery Kit (PERK) Tracking System Victim Portal

The PERK Tracking System is a web-based application that can be accessed from any device that is connected to the internet. The status and location of PERKs are tracked using each PERK's unique PERK ID/Barcode number. No personal identifying information is entered into the system. Virginia's PERK Tracking System includes a victim portal, which allows a victim to use the system to view information regarding the status and location of their PERK. For more information, see the Virginia Department of Forensic Science public website.

  • Access the PERK Tracking System victim portal at: https://perk.dfs.virginia.gov
  • For assistance accessing the victim portal, please contact the PERK Tracking System Coordinator:
    • Phone: 804-588-4050
    • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance 

The Virginia Statewide Hotline is a space where survivors and people impacted by violence, like friends, family, professionals, and the general public, can connect with trained advocates. Advocates will listen, offer support, and connect callers to local resources.

Helpline (24/7 assistance available)

LGBTQ+ Helpline

Confidential PREA Reporting Hotline

  • Phone: 1-855-602-7001 (follow prompts)
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Virginia Victims Fund

The Virginia Victims Fund (VVF) is a state program created to help victims of violent crime with out-of-pocket expenses. These can include medical bills, prescriptions, funeral expenses, and many other expenses.

Latinos en Virginia Empowerment Center

Bilingual Hotline for Spanish-speaking victims of violence. The Hotline is operated by bilingual and bicultural staff and volunteers trained as victim advocates to receive calls from individuals seeking safety, information, and support.

Virginia Legal Aid Society

Virginia Legal Aid Society (VLAS) is a nonprofit law firm that provides free civil legal services to eligible low-income residents. When you call, the paralegal will screen you for eligibility and instruct you on how to apply for services.

Virginia Lawyer Referral Service

The Virginia Lawyer Referral Service will connect you to a lawyer in your area for $35. You receive a consultation of up to a half hour.

Virginia Victim Assistance Directory

This directory is a searchable resource of crime victim assistance programs in Virginia and the U.S.

National Resources

Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN)

RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and a national leader in online crisis intervention services. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline. All services are free, confidential, and available 24/7.

1 in 6 for Sexually Abused or Assaulted Men

Offers information and services for men with histories of unwanted or abusive sexual experiences, and anyone who cares about them.

Department of Defense (DoD) Sexual Assault Helpline

DoD Safe Helpline is the sole secure, confidential, and anonymous crisis support specially designed for members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault.

Survivors United

Advocacy, resources, and peer-to-peer support for survivors of sexual assault perpetrated by military service members.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential support and crisis resources for people in distress and their loved ones..

The Trevor Lifeline (for young LGBTQ+ people)

Information and support to LGBTQ+ young people 24/7.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline

SAMHSA's National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7 treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2020-AK-BX-0033 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.