THE DISTRICT’S COLLABORATIVE TRAINING & RESPONSE FOR OLDER VICTIMS
To better respond to elder abuse victims in the District and increase the ability of governmental agencies, victim assistants, law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, and local courts to recognize, assist, investigate, and prosecute elder abuse, in 2013 NVRDC convened a multidisciplinary team, known as DC TROV – The District’s Collaborative Training & Response for Older Victims.
Victim Legal Network of DC
VLNDC is a network of legal service organizations in DC that can provide services to victims of crime in DC. The network provides victims of crime with access to 10 different legal service organizations that can provide legal help in a variety of issues including (but not limited to) family law, immigration, and crime victims’ rights. When a victim contacts VLNDC, we strive to connect the victim to any member organizations that may be able to assist them with their pending legal needs. If the network cannot assist them, we provide the victim with other resources to explore.
THE IDENTITY THEFT ASSISTANCE PROJECT
Since its founding, NVRDC has opened its door to survivors of all crime types, including those impacted by identity theft, fraud, and financial exploitation. Through the years, it became increasingly apparent that 1) there exists an intersection between violent crime and identity theft and 2) victims of non-violent crimes have too few resources in the District to assist in recovery. The Identity Theft Assistance Project at NVRDC is working to address these gaps.