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Crime Victim Assistance
 

Updated February, 2016

Assistance for Victims of Crime

Crime victim assistance or victim support programs assist victims in the immediate aftermath of a crime by providing crisis intervention, assistance with immediate needs, emergency shelter, trauma counseling, and information about the criminal justice system.  Victim assistance or victim support programs also help victims as their cases progress through the criminal justice process by providing timely information about important case events, accompanying victims to court to provide support, and/or referring victims to appropriate services, including victim compensation. 

When an American citizen becomes a victim of crime, he or she first should contact the local police.  In most regions of Lithuania, the local police forces cooperate with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that provide temporary shelter and other assistance. 

The U.S. Embassy in Vilnius also maintains the following list of victim assistance or victim support programs and victim compensation programs, both in the United States and Lithuania.  The U.S. Embassy assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the individuals or organizations listed.  The following organizations are listed in alphabetical order and their relative position on this list should not be construed as indicating any kind of preference on the part of the U.S. Embassy.

Caritas Lithuania
Papilio g. 5,
4427 Kaunas
Lithuania
Tel. +370 37 323300, +370 671 32147, + 370 37 20 54 27
E-mail: caritas@anti-trafficking.lt, caritas@lcn.lt
Web: http://www.anti-trafficking.lt/

Children Support Center
Latviu 19a
Vilnius, Lithuania
Tel. 370 5 271 59 80, 370 611 43567
E-mail: pvc@pvc.lt
Web: http://www.pvc.lt/

Missing Persons' Families Support Centre
Žalgirio 133,
Vilnius, Lithuania
Tel: 8 800 261 61
E-mail: centras@missing.lt


Vilnius Family Crisis Center
Vytenio 45, Vilnius
+370 5 233 2508

Kojelaviciaus 129
Tel: +370 5 240 5948, +370 5 233 9644
E-mail: nvilnia@vmkc.lt
Vilnius Women’s House
Tel: +370 5 2616380,  +370 67350157
E-mail: vmotnam@vmotnam.lt
Web: http://www.vmotnam.lt/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Vilniaus.Moteru.namai


Women's Issues Information Center
S. Konarskio 49-808
LT-03123 Vilnius
Lithuania
Telephone (support): +370 5 2629003
Web: http://www.lygus.lt/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Moteru.informacijos.centras

Woman to Woman
V.Sladkevičiaus g. 5-3,
LT-44281 Kaunas
Lithuania
Tel:  8 800 66366
E-mail: info@moters-pagalba.lt,
Web: http://www.moters-pagalba.lt/

For other locations please see:  Specialized Help Centers (in Lithuanian).

For more information please read: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/emergencies/victims.html

Compensation for Foreign Victims of Crime in Lithuania
Victims of violent crime and surviving families of such victims may receive compensation for both material and non-material losses.  For more information please read: Compensation to violent crime victims.

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