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Legal Information & Referrals

Helpful resources for sexual assault victims looking for legal help.

The National Center for Victims of Crime

This organization advises crime victims on finding and selecting an attorney. They also provide crime victims information on the availability of civil remedies for their case. Visit the website: www.victimsofcrime.org. 

For attorney referrals call: (202) 467-8716


The Hawai'i Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification System (SAVIN) 

SAVIN offers crime victims and concerned citizens free, anonymous, and confidential access to information and notification on the custody and parole status of offenders under the jurisdiction of the State of Hawai‘i’s Department of Public Safety. Visit the Hawai'i SAVIN website.

Hawai'i SAVIN Service Number: 1-877-VINE4HI (or 1-877-846-3444)

TTY Services for the Hearing Impaired: 1-866-847-1298


Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i

Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i helps with a variety of legal issues, such as housing, family law, immigration, public benefits, and consumer rights, but not criminal or personal injury matters. They provide legal forms and brochures; information about legal rights and how to solve legal problems, and representation for low-income people. Visit the website www.legalaidhawaii.org.

  • O'ahu: 808-536-4302
  • Neighbor Islands 1-800-499-4302

Crime Victim Compensation Commission

This organization provides compensation to victims of certain law enforcement-reported violent crimes, including sexual assault, for their crime-related injuries and losses. Compensation can help to alleviate physical, mental, and financial hardships suffered by victims. Visit the website, dps.hawaii.gov/cvcc/, or call 808-587-1143, for more information about eligibility, compensation benefits, and how to apply.