In the aftermath of a crime, victims often feel helpless – unsure of whom to trust and where to turn. NVRDC answers the call, offering free, holistic case management, advocacy, and legal support to victims of all types of crimes. It runs the advocacy portion of DC’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program, supporting a coordinated community response for survivors including hotline services, transportation to and from the hospital, entry into therapeutic services, hospital advocacy, and referrals to legal services. Staff attorneys provide legal advice and representation for survivors in criminal cases, civil protection orders, and Title IX and Clery Act (campus violence) cases. Focused on survivor-defined justice, NVRDC has walked alongside over 5,000 crime victims since 2012, empowering them to pursue their goals for recovery and redress. As one survivor put it, “NVRDC has been, and continues to be, my saving grace.”

Headquarters: DC-Ward 4

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide

Age Groups Served: Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+)

Population(s) Served: Individuals with Disabilities; Individuals who identify as LGBTQ; Individuals living with HIV/AIDs; Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Men/Boys; Women/Girls; Students; Veterans/Military Families; Immigrants/Refugees

Awards & Recognition

2017: Ed Stout Award for Outstanding Victim Advocacy by the U.S. Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus

2015: NCVLI's (National Crime Victim Law Institute) National Legal Advocacy Award

2014: Award of Merit for Group Achievement from the Department of the Navy

2014: Special Recognition Award by the U.S. Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus

2013: GLOV's (Gays and Lesbians Opposing Violence) Community Guardian Award


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Budget (FY2023)

  • The current budget for Network for Victim Recovery of DC is: $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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