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Compensation & Assistance

All states receive Federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds from OVC to help support local victim assistance and compensation programs.

There are resources in your immediate area that offer services to individuals who have been victimized by crime. Information about victim assistance in this state/territory can be obtained using the information listed below:

OVC Victim Assistance for District of Columbia
Phone: 202-727-4036
Fax: 202-727-1617
Web Site: http://ovs.dc.gov/

You may be eligible for crime victim compensation benefits, including reimbursement for medical services, mental health counseling, lost wages, and other costs incurred as a result of the crime. Information about compensation in this state/territory can be obtained using the information listed below:

OVC Victim Compensation for District of Columbia
Phone: 202-879-4216
Fax: 202-879-4230
Web Site: http://www.dccourts.gov/dccourts/superior/cvcp.jsp

To locate additional services in your area, search OVC’s Online Directory of Crime Victim Services.

Programs

Below is a sampling of programs listed in your state/territory. For a comprehensive list of services in your area, conduct a search of OVC’s Online Directory of Crime Victim Services. This comprehensive and user-friendly database is searchable by location, type of victimization, type of agency, and available services.

Legal Aid Society DC
1331 H Street, NW, Washington, dc, 20005
(202) 661-5961
Expertise in : Domestic Violence
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Criminal Justice Support Advocacy

My Sister's Place
1513A Franklin Street, NE, Washington, dc, 20018
(202) 529-3328
Agency Type: Shelter
Expertise in : Domestic Violence
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Crisis Counseling, Follow-up Contact, Group Therapy, Therapy

DC Rape Crisis Center
P O Box 34125, Washington
(202) 232-0789
Agency Type: Rape Crisis
Expertise in : Adult Sexual Assault, Adults Molested As Children, Assault, Non-Violent Crimes
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Criminal Justice Support Advocacy, Crisis Counseling, Crisis Hotline Counseling, Emergency Financial Assistance, Follow-up Contact, Group Therapy, Information And Referral , Telephone Contacts , Therapy

Children's National Medical Center
111 Michigan Avenue, NW, Washington, dc, 20010
(202) 476-6717
Agency Type: Hospital
Expertise in : Child Physical Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse, Non-Violent Crimes
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Crisis Counseling, Follow-up Contact, Group Therapy, Information And Referral , Personal Advocacy, Therapy

Center for Child Protection
714 G Street SE, Washington, dc, 20003
(202) 544-3144
Expertise in : Child Physical Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Crisis Counseling, Group Therapy, Therapy

VOCA Reports

District of Columbia State Wide Compensation Report
The annual state performance report for the District of Columbia compensation program.

District of Columbia State Wide Assistance Report
The annual state performance report for the District of Columbia assistance program.

Visit the Statewide VOCA Analysis U.S. Index page to see a listing (by city) of VOCA Victim Assistance grants/programs within each state and U.S. territory.

Victims’ Rights

Search Victim Law to access victims’ rights statutes, tribal laws, constitutional amendments, court rules, administrative code provisions, and case summaries of related court decisions. Funded by OVC, VictimLaw is a comprehensive, user-friendly, on-line database that provides ready access to information that can advance the cause of crime victims’ rights by facilitating the exercise, implementation, and enforcement of those rights.

Statistics

Homicide Trends and Characteristics by State
http://www.bjs.gov/content/homicide/overview.cfm
This Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) tool provides data at the state-level related to homicides, including the number of victims, demographic data (age, race, and gender), and weapon involvement.

National Crime Victimization Survey
The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) is the Nation’s primary source of information on criminal victimization. Each year, data are obtained from a nationally representative sample of 76,000 households comprising nearly 135,300 persons on the frequency, characteristics, and consequences of criminal victimization in the United States. The survey enables the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to estimate the likelihood of victimization by rape, sexual assault, robbery, assault, theft, household burglary, and motor vehicle theft for the population as a whole as well as for segments of the population such as women, the elderly, members of various racial groups, city dwellers, or other groups.

State Statistical Analysis Center
State specific justice statistics are available from your state’s Statistical Analysis Center (SAC). Contact information for each state’s SAC is available from the Justice Research and Statistics Association.

Uniform Crime Reports
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/ucr
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program compiles data from state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. These data are presented annually in UCR publications such as Crime in the United States, Hate Crime Statistics, and Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted.

Uniform Crime Reports Data Analysis Tool
http://www.ucrdatatool.gov/
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Data Analysis Tool facilitates a state-level search of violent and property crime data across a number of years. Custom data tables are available by State including U.S. totals (since 1960), and by reporting local agency (since 1985). 

Victim Notification

VINELink is the online version of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), the National Victim Notification Network. This service allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day.

The Victim Notification System (VNS) is a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), the United States Attorneys’ offices, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). This free, computer-based system provides important information to victims of federal crimes. In many cases you will receive letters generated through VNS containing information about the events pertaining to your case and/or any defendants in the case. This information is also available in English and Spanish on the Internet and through a toll-free telephone number (Call Center).

Victims' Rights Compliance

Office of the Victims’ Rights Ombudsman, Executive Office for United States Attorneys
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has established the Office of the Victims’ Rights Ombudsman to receive and investigate complaints filed by crime victims against its employees. If you are a crime victim and you believe that a DOJ employee violated or failed to provide you with one or more of your rights, you may file a complaint. A crime victim includes any person who has been directly and proximately harmed as a result of the commission of a Federal offense or an offense in the District of Columbia.

Compensation & Assistance

All states receive Federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds from OVC to help support local victim assistance and compensation programs.

There are resources in your immediate area that offer services to individuals who have been victimized by crime. Information about victim assistance in this state/territory can be obtained using the information listed below:

OVC Victim Assistance for District of Columbia
Phone: 202-727-4036
Fax: 202-727-1617
Web Site: http://ovs.dc.gov/

You may be eligible for crime victim compensation benefits, including reimbursement for medical services, mental health counseling, lost wages, and other costs incurred as a result of the crime. Information about compensation in this state/territory can be obtained using the information listed below:

OVC Victim Compensation for District of Columbia
Phone: 202-879-4216
Fax: 202-879-4230
Web Site: http://www.dccourts.gov/dccourts/superior/cvcp.jsp

To locate additional services in your area, search OVC’s Online Directory of Crime Victim Services.

Programs

Below is a sampling of programs listed in your state/territory. For a comprehensive list of services in your area, conduct a search of OVC’s Online Directory of Crime Victim Services. This comprehensive and user-friendly database is searchable by location, type of victimization, type of agency, and available services.

Legal Aid Society DC
1331 H Street, NW, Washington, dc, 20005
(202) 661-5961
Expertise in : Domestic Violence
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Criminal Justice Support Advocacy

My Sister's Place
1513A Franklin Street, NE, Washington, dc, 20018
(202) 529-3328
Agency Type: Shelter
Expertise in : Domestic Violence
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Crisis Counseling, Follow-up Contact, Group Therapy, Therapy

DC Rape Crisis Center
P O Box 34125, Washington
(202) 232-0789
Agency Type: Rape Crisis
Expertise in : Adult Sexual Assault, Adults Molested As Children, Assault, Non-Violent Crimes
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Criminal Justice Support Advocacy, Crisis Counseling, Crisis Hotline Counseling, Emergency Financial Assistance, Follow-up Contact, Group Therapy, Information And Referral , Telephone Contacts , Therapy

Children's National Medical Center
111 Michigan Avenue, NW, Washington, dc, 20010
(202) 476-6717
Agency Type: Hospital
Expertise in : Child Physical Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse, Non-Violent Crimes
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Crisis Counseling, Follow-up Contact, Group Therapy, Information And Referral , Personal Advocacy, Therapy

Center for Child Protection
714 G Street SE, Washington, dc, 20003
(202) 544-3144
Expertise in : Child Physical Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Crisis Counseling, Group Therapy, Therapy

VOCA Reports

District of Columbia State Wide Compensation Report


The annual state performance report for the District of Columbia compensation program.

District of Columbia State Wide Assistance Report


The annual state performance report for the District of Columbia assistance program.

Events

The 'Real World' of Dating Violence in Adolescence and Young Adulthood: A Longitudinal Portrait
Washington, DC
From 09/29/2014 To 09/29/2014

Victims’ Rights

Search VictimLaw to access victims’ rights statutes, tribal laws, constitutional amendments, court rules, administrative code provisions, and case summaries of related court decisions. Funded by OVC, VictimLaw is a comprehensive, user-friendly, on-line database that provides ready access to information that can advance the cause of crime victims’ rights by facilitating the exercise, implementation, and enforcement of those rights.

Statistics

Homicide Trends and Characteristics by State
http://www.bjs.gov/content/homicide/overview.cfm
This Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) tool provides data at the state-level related to homicides, including the number of victims, demographic data (age, race, and gender), and weapon involvement.

National Crime Victimization Survey
The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) is the Nation’s primary source of information on criminal victimization. Each year, data are obtained from a nationally representative sample of 76,000 households comprising nearly 135,300 persons on the frequency, characteristics, and consequences of criminal victimization in the United States. The survey enables the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to estimate the likelihood of victimization by rape, sexual assault, robbery, assault, theft, household burglary, and motor vehicle theft for the population as a whole as well as for segments of the population such as women, the elderly, members of various racial groups, city dwellers, or other groups.

State Statistical Analysis Center
State specific justice statistics are available from your state’s Statistical Analysis Center (SAC). Contact information for each state’s SAC is available from the Justice Research and Statistics Association.

Uniform Crime Reports
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/ucr
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program compiles data from state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. These data are presented annually in UCR publications such as Crime in the United States, Hate Crime Statistics, and Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted.

Uniform Crime Reports Data Analysis Tool
http://www.ucrdatatool.gov/
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Data Analysis Tool facilitates a state-level search of violent and property crime data across a number of years. Custom data tables are available by State including U.S. totals (since 1960), and by reporting local agency (since 1985). 

Victim Notification

VINELink is the online version of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), the National Victim Notification Network. This service allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day.

The Victim Notification System (VNS) is a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), the United States Attorneys’ offices, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). This free, computer-based system provides important information to victims of federal crimes. In many cases you will receive letters generated through VNS containing information about the events pertaining to your case and/or any defendants in the case. This information is also available in English and Spanish on the Internet and through a toll-free telephone number (Call Center).

Victims’ Rights Compliance

Office of the Victims’ Rights Ombudsman, Executive Office for United States Attorneys
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has established the Office of the Victims’ Rights Ombudsman to receive and investigate complaints filed by crime victims against its employees. If you are a crime victim and you believe that a DOJ employee violated or failed to provide you with one or more of your rights, you may file a complaint. A crime victim includes any person who has been directly and proximately harmed as a result of the commission of a Federal offense or an offense in the District of Columbia.