The Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) provides free, holistic, and comprehensive advocacy 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.
Legal Services: Staff attorneys provide direct representation in civil protection orders (CPO) cases and Title IX administrative proceedings; in criminal court, they zealously defend victims’ rights throughout the entire criminal justice process.
Advocacy Services: NVRDC 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 and accompaniment, entry into therapeutic services, and referrals to legal services.
To access a medical forensic exam (aka. rape kit) in DC, please call the DC Victim Hotline and you will be connected to an NVRDC advocate! (844) 443-5732.