Survivors of crime often say that the legal systems cause revictimization and often are harder to recover from than the crime itself.
AT NVRDC, WE WANT TO BREAK THAT CYCLE.
Currently, NVRDC staff attorneys offer civil legal representation in sexual assault, intimate partner and dating violence, and stalking cases. Specifically, we represent clients over the age of 18 seeking Civil Protection Orders in DC Superior Court, which can protect victims from abuse, and at educational/administrative hearings under laws such as Title IX and the Clery Act, regarding victimizations that occur at local colleges and universities.
Additionally, from December 16, 2016 to Sept. 30, 2017, as part of an Equal Justice Works project, NVRDC will provide Civil Protection Order assistance for victims of elder abuse (over the age of 50) committed by a family member who is not the victim's designated guardian or conservator.