As codified in the DC Crime Victims Rights law, a crime victim has the right to:Be treated with fairness and with respect for the victim's dignity and privacy. Be reasonably protected from the accused offender. Be notified of court proceedings.
The Office of Victim Services manages the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (DC SANE) program. The DC SANE program is a collaborative initiative among three agencies and community-based organizations, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, DC Forensic Nurse Examiners (DCFNE), and the Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) whose mission is to provide comprehensive care to adult victims of rape, sexual assault and other sex crimes.
The DCVAA is a comprehensive, academic and interdisciplinary training for service providers and allied professionals who work with victims in the District of Columbia. The DCVAA-Mass Disaster will train victim assistance professionals in the District in a two-day, 13-hour session.
Some DC crime victims may be eligible to receive financial aid. If you are a victim of a crime in DC, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance. To find out more, contact: DC Crime Victims Compensation Program.
OVS administers grants supporting organizations who provide services to crime victims.
If you are in immediate danger, please call 911! Otherwise, review the listed services.
The task force is made up of representatives from various groups as well as local survivor advocates.
The VAN is a collaboration of victim service providers in the District of Columbia.