End Rape on Campus (EROC) works to end campus sexual violence through direct support for survivors and their communities; prevention through education; and policy reform at the campus, local, state, and federal levels.
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.
KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights is an educational, charitable organization with a 501(c) (3). We are committed to supporting human rights worldwide. Our target audience is women, the legal community, and society at large. In particular, KARAMAH is committed to lead the effort to empower Muslim women to define their own contributions and forms of participation within their communities through legal education, leadership development, and enhanced understanding of Islamic law.
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center-Office of State and Local Training provides a 5-day instructor development (train-the-trainer) training. The participants receive powerpoints, lesson plans and all the resources necessary to redeliver OVW approved curriculum.
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) is dedicated to enhance and expand delivery of legal services to indigent, low-income and vulnerable immigrants through organizations that serve poor immigrants seeking family reunification, citizenship and protection from persecution and violence around the country. CLINIC provides training, technical assistance, advocacy and immigration program management support to these organizations.
Break the Cycle’s mission is to engage, educate and empower youth to build lives and communities free from domestic and dating violence. Our priorities are to educate teens and young adults about domestic violence, encourage youth activism, and advocate for systemic change to increase and protect the rights of young people. As a national authority on issues related to teen dating violence and healthy relationships, we also support others to implement effective prevention and intervention services for teens.
The Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Data Resource Center provides information on how data are collected and used in the United States. Funded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, this Center seeks to identify the types of information currently being captured by state and local agencies. Summaries of state projects and reports are provided, as well as links to data, relevant reports, and collection forms being used to collect data.
National Crime Victims' Rights Week 25 Years of Rebuilding Lives: Celebrating the Victims of Crime Act. April 26–May 2, 2009
Each April since 1981, OVC has helped lead communities throughout the country in their observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW). Rallies, candlelight vigils, and a host of commemorative activities are held each year to promote victims' rights and to honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.
The conference will emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to sharing promising practices, current research, and effective programs and policies that are victim-centered, practice-based, and research-informed. Our National Conference is a forum for law enforcement, victim service professionals, allied practitioners, policy makers, and researchers to share current developments and build new collaborations. Conference sessions will highlight practical information to better support services for the wide range of persons victimized by crimes of all types.