Survivors of crime often say that the legal systems cause revictimization and often are harder to recover from than the crime itself. 


NVRDC provides free, holistic, and comprehensive case management and legal services to victims of all types of crime regardless of income. We believe that victims deserve respect for their dignity in the aftermath of a crime. NVRDC seeks to empower crime victims in our nation’s capital by meeting them where they are and, in doing so, provide vital services in order to achieve justice and encourage self-determination.

To learn more about our services, click on a link from the menu to the left or from the list below. If you have any questions, please contact or call us at (202) 742-1727.

Legal Services

Includes representation and assistance with assertion of crime victims’ rights in criminal cases, civil protection orders, and Title IX.

Hospital Advocacy & Case Management Services

Includes the advocacy-response portion of the DC Victim Hotline for sexual assault survivors seeking to access forensic medical exams, and case management services for victims of all crimes.

Special Projects

Includes the Victim Legal Network of DC (VLNDC), the District’s Collaborative Training & Response for Older Victims (TROV), and the Identity Theft Assistance Project (ITAP).