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. Staff attorneys provide direct civil representation; in criminal court, they zealously defend victims’ rights throughout the entire criminal justice process. NVRDC also runs the advocacy portion of DC’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program, supporting a coordinated community response for survivors, including hotline services, free transportation to and from the hospital, hospital advocacy, entry into therapeutic services, and referrals to legal services. Focused on survivor-defined justice, NVRDC has walked alongside over 2,500 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.”
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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