Why Join an Identity Theft Coalition?
By becoming a member of a coalition, your agency or organization has the opportunity to help make a positive impact on victim services available in your own community by better addressing the rights and needs of victims of identity theft and cyber-crime. These coalitions are compiled of members who are dedicated to enhancing and growing victim service capabilities through collaboration, training, and outreach within their own organization, coalition, and nationwide.
How to Become a Member of an Existing Coalition
To have your agency or organization become a member of an existing coalition, contact the leader organization of the coalition to verify their membership criteria and process. Before contacting a current coalition, it’s important to think about and research what has been done on this issue before and what is (or is not) happening currently in your community or region. Understanding the history and landscape of the issue in your area – before you contact potential partners – is key. This will allow you to know what disparities exist with current victim services, and will give you a better idea of the resources and support you need to enhance your ability to address these issues.
Below is a current listing of active coalitions:
Region Served: Monroe County (Rochester, NY) and surrounding counties
Identity Theft Advocacy Network (ITAN) of Colorado; Colorado Identity Theft Victim Assistance Program
Region Served: State of Colorado
Region Served: State of South Carolina
Region Served: West Michigan (5 counties)
Region Served: State of Minnesota
Region Served: State of Michigan
Region Served: United States and its territories
Region Served: State of Iowa
Region Served: Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Region Served: State of Georgia
Region Served: State of New Mexico
Region Served: State of Texas
Region Served: Onondaga County (Syracuse, NY)
Indigenous Crime Victim Services Referral and Resource Center’s (ICVSRRC) Identity Theft and Cybercrime Program
Region Served: Federally Recognized Tribes within the State of Washington