NVRDC is a holistic victim services organization empowering crime victims in the nation’s capital.NVRDC provides free and comprehensive case management and legal services to victims of all types of crime regardless of income.
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NVRDC offers advice and representation for victims of crime regarding criminal matters against the person(s) who committed the crime against them. This includes assisting survivors of sexual assault with reporting to police, accompanying crime victims to grand jury proceedings, and direct representation of the crime victim in a criminal prosecution against the person(s) charged with commission of the crime.
In Civil Protection Order (CPO) cases, we advise and represent survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner/domestic/dating violence, or stalking in DC Superior Court.
For college and university student survivors of sexual assault, domestic/intimate partner/dating violence, and stalking, NVRDC offers advice and representation regarding accommodations and on-campus student misconduct procedures under laws such as Title IX and the Clery Act.
NVRDC also offers legal advice and referral clinics twice a month for victims of all crime types who can obtain advice and information regarding their legal issues.
NVRDC conducts monthly Know Your Rights presentations and clinics at local universities where volunteers help present to students about their rights in the criminal and civil judicial systems in DC, as well as their rights in university-based processes.
Ongoing case management will be provided in order to provide victims with a point of contact during their recovery process. Services they provide may include, but are not limited to:Safety planningCrime Victims Compensation application assistanceCriminal justice support and court accompanimentInterpretation servicesResource information and referrals
NVRDC manages the advocacy portion of the District’s Sexual Assault Crisis Response Project (SACRP). Through SACRP, any person who has experienced sexual assault and would like to receive a forensic (“SANE”) exam can receive assistance with free transportation to MedStar Washington Hospital Center where they will be met by a trained professional advocate who is employed by NVRDC. The advocate provides support through the initial crisis phase and the recovery process, including assistance with crime victims’ compensation, housing, entry into counseling, follow-up medical care, and legal services.
Any person who would like to reach an advocate regarding questions or to receive a forensic medical exam for a sexual assault, you can call 800-641-4028.
Currently, NVRDC co-facilitates support groups for victims of crime with the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing. These groups provide a place for people to express the many emotions associated with having been the victim of a crime in a safe, supportive, and confidential environment.
How to get help.
If you are seeking legal or case management services, call our office at 202-742-1727 between 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday in order to do an intake interview with a member of our staff. You can also email info
nvrdc.org in order to ask someone to call you directly.
If you want legal advice or information about how to report a crime and the possible consequences of reporting, Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) criminal victims’ rights attorneys can help you through the process.NVRDC offers two monthly Call-in Clinics on the second Monday from 6 to8 pm and the fourth Wednesday from 11 am to 1 pm every month at 202-742-1727. At the clinic, you may receive brief advice about your rights, the criminal judicial process, or begin the process of attaining legal representation
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Who We ServeArea(s) Statelarge Cirumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided
Language line access for phone calls or in-person appointments.Income Guidelines
None.Is this organization accessible by wheelchair?Yes Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired?No Eligibility Restrictions
To be served, you must be a DC resident or victim of a crime that occurred in DC.
Type of HelpThis group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:Full Legal RepresentationBrief AdvicePro Se Legal ClinicSelf-Help MaterialsOther
Description of Services
We provide case management support and direct legal representation for all victims of crime in criminal cases or with issues attendant to victimization.
We represent Petitioners in Civil Protective Order cases and administer a weekly civil protective order clinic to assist walk-in clients with their petitions.
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Case management staff responds to 100% of patients who are admitted to the Washington Hospital Center for sexual assault or when the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program responds to the Washington Hospital Center to conduct a sexual assault examination.