NVRDC is a victim service organization seeking to empower crime victims in the nation’s capital. 


In 2015, there were over 36,000 reported crimes in the nation’s capital. These crimes vary from aggravated assaults to identity thefts, homicides to sexual and gender-based violence. A crime victim’s suffering has a ripple effect on the family, friends, neighborhood, and the larger community. Without a coordinated effort to address the victim’s needs — legal, mental health, security, housing — the victim can, and often does, feel helpless. Network for Victim Recovery of DC aims to change the impact of victimization by providing holistic, comprehensive services to victims of all types of crime in DC. By meeting a victim where they are at, NVRDC staff provides civil and crime victims' rights legal services, advocacy, and case management. NVRDC also runs the advocacy portion of the city's Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program, providing crisis intervention and case management to all sexual assault survivors in the District seeking a forensic medical exam.

Network for Victim Recovery of DC empowers victims of all crimes to achieve survivor defined justice through a collaborative continuum of advocacy, case management, and legal services.


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