February--a month that bears an enduring association with all the sugar and spice of romantic love at its sweetest--has also been designated Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
While National Stalking Awareness Month is coming to a close, I want to share some information that will hopefully stay with you throughout the year.
See the auction items that will be available at Bowling for Charity on December 20th at Mustang Alley’s in Baltimore.
We’ve seen a lot of changes over the last year, and some of the most exciting have been welcoming new additions to the NVRDC team! From hearing what inspires them in their work to their thoughts on advocacy for crime victims, get to know some of these awesome people
Read on to learn more about VLNDC!
If you missed our 5th Annual Event, Justice: Survivor Defined last week, check out this special video that we made to show our attendees why survivor defined justice is so important. Stay tuned for photos from the event and a video that showcases some of the highlights of the night!
NVRDC’s 5th Annual Event, Justice: Survivor Defined, is right around the corner! This year’s event is shaping up to be our best yet, and we are looking forward to seeing our partners, supporters, and friends at Hogan Lovells on November 10th.
Did you know that September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month? Thousands of college and graduate students across the District headed back to school this fall, and while for many this means navigating their class schedule, juggling work and extra curricular commitments, and making new friends, unfortunately some students may also find themselves recovering from sexual assault or harassment.
Two weeks and more have passed since the Pulse shooting ended the lives of 49 individuals out for Latin night at the Orlando LGBTQ nightclub, and there are those of us still feeling the heaviness of this vast loss of life and chilling act of aggression. Speculation on the shooter’s motive varies, but for those within the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer community it requires no leap to recognize it as an act of bias against us -- it is all too familiar, fits all too well in a long history of violence targeting sexual minorities for terror, marginalization and extinction.
Since it was published on Palto Alto Online and BuzzFeed, Emily Doe’s letter to her assailant, Brock Turner, has been shared and read by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Her searing account of the upheaveal of her life since being sexually assaulted has sparked outrage at Turner’s mere 6-month prison sentence and ignited a national conversation about how our criminal legal system handles sexual violence and what we can do to support survivors.
This guest blog post was written by Courtney Knox, who interned with NVRDC from January through May of 2016.
Each and every day people who I am fortunate enough to call colleagues and friends show me what it means to truly advocate for survivor defined justice. These are just a few of that they inspire me.
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the event!
Read on to learn about one survivor’s experience at the hearing.
The Survivor Support Fund aims to empower and foster resiliency among survivors of crime through their healing process by providing a supplemental fund to advance their access to resources and opportunities not otherwise available for them, in the hopes of minimizing the impact of trauma and alleviating any basic barriers towards recovery.
Help support survivors of crime and raise awareness for crime victims’ rights during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) by submitting a shirt design for our Run for Rights Surv5K!
Recently, NVRDC was awarded funding from Community Foundation of the National Capital Region to improve support to victims of identity theft in the District through our Identity Theft Assistance Project (ITAP). We sat down with Special Projects Coordinator Merry O'Brien to discuss how the project will enhance the community's ability to reach and serve victims.
We’re very excited to announce that NVRDC has received funding for the fourth year in a row from the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA) to promote awareness of crime victims’ rights and services during the 2016 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW).
Learn more about how your support helped DC crime victims in 2015!
We asked one of our biggest champions, Gale Seaton, to share a little bit about why she gives to NVRDC and what our work means to her. We'd like to thank her for sharing this post with us and for her continued support of our organization.