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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: 202-727-0605
Fax: 202-727-1617
Web Site: http://ovsjg.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/internet/public/crimevictimscomp.jsf

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.

Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Care, Inc.
2333 Ontario Road, NW, Washington, dc, 20009
(202) 483-8196
Expertise in : Domestic Violence,
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Criminal Justice Support/Advocacy, Crisis Counseling, Information and Referral (In person),

Latin American Youth Center
1419 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, dc, 20009
(202) 319-2225
Expertise in : Adults Molested As Children, Assault, Child Physical Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Criminal Justice Support Advocacy, Crisis Counseling, Emergency Financial Assistance, Emergency Legal Advocacy, Follow-up Contact, Information And Referral , Shelter/Safe House, Telephone Contacts , Therapy

National Center for Victims of Crime
2000 M Street, NW, Washington, dc, 20026
(202) 467-8738
Agency Type: Hospital
Expertise in : Adult Sexual Assault, Assault, Domestic Violence, Robbery,
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Personal Advocacy, Telephone Contacts (Information and Referral),

Wendt Center for Loss and Healing
4001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, dc, 20008
(202) 624-0010
Agency Type: Hospital
Expertise in : Adult Sexual Assault, Adults Molested as Children, Domestic Violence, Survivors of Homicide Victims
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Crisis Counseling, Group Treatment, Information and Referral (In person), 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, Criminal Justice Support Advocacy, Crisis Counseling, Follow-up Contact, Group Therapy, Information And Referral , Personal Advocacy, Therapy

VOCA Reports

District of Columbia State Wide Compensation Report (PDF 341 kb)
The annual state performance report for the District of Columbia compensation program.

District of Columbia State Wide Assistance Report (PDF 609 kb)
The annual state performance report for the District of Columbia assistance program.

Events

2017 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) National Training Conference
Washington, DC
From 08/15/2017 To 08/17/2017

2017 Basic Financial Management Training Seminar
Washington, DC
From 09/20/2017 To 09/21/2017

2017 Advanced Financial Management Training Seminar
Washington, DC
From 10/25/2017 To 10/26/2017

2017 Basic Financial Management Training Seminar
Washington, DC
From 11/16/2017 To 11/17/2017

Search for More Events

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: 202-727-0605
Fax: 202-727-1617
Web Site: http://ovsjg.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/internet/public/crimevictimscomp.jsf

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.

Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Care, Inc.
2333 Ontario Road, NW, Washington, dc, 20009
(202) 483-8196
Expertise in : Domestic Violence,
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Criminal Justice Support/Advocacy, Crisis Counseling, Information and Referral (In person),

Latin American Youth Center
1419 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, dc, 20009
(202) 319-2225
Expertise in : Adults Molested As Children, Assault, Child Physical Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Criminal Justice Support Advocacy, Crisis Counseling, Emergency Financial Assistance, Emergency Legal Advocacy, Follow-up Contact, Information And Referral , Shelter/Safe House, Telephone Contacts , Therapy

National Center for Victims of Crime
2000 M Street, NW, Washington, dc, 20026
(202) 467-8738
Agency Type: Hospital
Expertise in : Adult Sexual Assault, Assault, Domestic Violence, Robbery,
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Personal Advocacy, Telephone Contacts (Information and Referral),

Wendt Center for Loss and Healing
4001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, dc, 20008
(202) 624-0010
Agency Type: Hospital
Expertise in : Adult Sexual Assault, Adults Molested as Children, Domestic Violence, Survivors of Homicide Victims
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Crisis Counseling, Group Treatment, Information and Referral (In person), 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, Criminal Justice Support Advocacy, Crisis Counseling, Follow-up Contact, Group Therapy, Information And Referral , Personal Advocacy, Therapy

VOCA Reports

District of Columbia State Wide Compensation Report (PDF 341 kb)


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

District of Columbia State Wide Assistance Report (PDF 609 kb)


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

Events

2017 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) National Training Conference
Washington, DC
From 08/15/2017 To 08/17/2017

2017 Basic Financial Management Training Seminar
Washington, DC
From 09/20/2017 To 09/21/2017

2017 Advanced Financial Management Training Seminar
Washington, DC
From 10/25/2017 To 10/26/2017

2017 Basic Financial Management Training Seminar
Washington, DC
From 11/16/2017 To 11/17/2017

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.