National Center for Victims of Crime, Inc.

Helping Victims of Crime Rebuild their Lives

aka NCVC, National Crime Victim Bar Association, Stalking Resource Center, DNA Resource Center, National Compassion Fund   |   Arlington, VA   |  http://www.victimsofcrime.org

Mission

The mission of the National Center for Victims of Crime is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. The National Center is dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime.   For more than 35 years, the National Center for Victims of Crime has served as the nation’s most comprehensive resource and advocacy organization dedicated to supporting crime victims and those who serve them. It remains at the forefront of the national effort to provide crime victims with the rights, protections, and services they need to rebuild their lives.

Ruling year info

2002

Executive Director

Ms. Renee Williams

Main address

3118 Washington Blvd P.O. Box 101207

Arlington, VA 22201 USA

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Formerly known as

Sunny von Bülow National Victim Advocacy Center

National Victim Center

EIN

30-0022798

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (I01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Victims' Services (P62)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

National Crime Victim Bar Association

The National Crime Victim Bar Association is a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime. It was founded in April 1999, creating the nation's first professional association of attorneys and expert witnesses dedicated to helping victims seek justice through the civil system. The National Crime Victim Bar Association continues the pioneering work of Frank Carrington and is a testament to the National Center for Victims of Crime's long-standing commitment to civil justice for victims.

https://victimbar.org/

Population(s) Served

The Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center helps organizations and tribes start, sustain, or grow their anti-trafficking services by providing no-cost customized coaching, material development, and strategic planning support. As a program of the Office for Victims of Crime, the Center assists service providers in building their organizational capacity to aid all victims of human trafficking, navigating federal resources to support their work, and strengthening their partnership networks.

https://htcbc.ovc.ojp.gov/

Population(s) Served

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a Department of Justice initiative to reduce violent crime nationwide by employing evidence-based methods, and it consists of approximately 100 task forces, including local law enforcement, judiciary, nonprofit, and other local components. PSN efforts have recently integrated victims’ and their families’ needs and experiences, with the National Center serving as a voice for victims and providing victim-centered training and technical assistance to all task forces.

https://www.ncvctta.org/

Population(s) Served

The Tribal Resource Tool is a local, trauma informed and culturally relevant web-based mapping tool for American Indian/Alaskan Native victims and survivors of crime. It currently holds over 1,000 resources and connects AI/AN victims of crime to local resources in their community.

It is a program within Victim Assistance to Support Tribes, a Center within the National Center for Victims of Crime. It was developed in coordination with the National Congress of American Indians and the Tribal Law and Policy Institute.

Access resources here: https://tribalresourcetool.org/

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples

The National Training Institute is an innovative multidisciplinary conference that brings together leaders from across the country to discuss promising practices, research and innovative programs.

Learn more here: https://victimsofcrime.org/national-training-institute/

Population(s) Served

The National Hotline Consortium was formed in 2015 by a group of leading national victim service and crisis intervention hotlines seeking to work collectively to provide accessible high-quality survivor-centered services that are trauma and culturally informed. Collectively, it serves over 1 million survivors annually.

Learn more about the National Hotline Consortium, a project of the Center for Victim and Survivor Services, here:

https://victimconnect.org/about-us/national-hotline-consortium/

Population(s) Served

The VictimConnect Resource Center is a referral helpline where crime victims can learn about their rights and options confidentially and compassionately. VictimConnect Resource Center (VCRC) is a weekday phone, chat, and text-based referral helpline operated by the National Center for Victims of Crime.

Services are available for all victims of crime in the United States and its territories. Visitors to the hotline receive strength-based and trauma-informed services and referrals in over 200 languages.

Call, text or chat weekdays from 9-5 EST by contacting 1-855-484-2846 or visiting https://victimconnect.org/


Population(s) Served

The DC Victim Hotline operates 24/7 and provides free and confidential information and referrals for victims of ALL CRIME in the District of Columbia.
The DC Victim Hotline (DCVH) is a 24-Hour phone, chat, and text-based resource and crisis line for all crime victims in the District of Columbia. Visitors to the hotline receive strength-based and trauma-informed services and referrals in over 200 languages. The Victim Assistance Specialists who operate the hotline receive extensive training and mentoring to provide emotional support, information, and resources that empower visitors as they navigate the physical, emotional, legal, and financial consequences of crime.

The DCVH collaborates with numerous agencies to best serve visitors to the hotline and is an entry point into the District crisis service system for domestic violence shelters and sexual assault services.

Call or Text 1-844-443-5732 or visit https://dcvictim.org for 24/7 support.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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National Center for Victims of Crime advocates for victims' rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as the most comprehensive national resource committed to advancing victims' rights and helping victims of crime rebuild their lives.

National Center for Victims of Crime is committed to increasing federal funding for crime victims and works to ensure that state funding sources for victim services are protected. We support meaningful rights for crime victims in the criminal, juvenile, civil, and administrative justice systems. We prioritize work to address the needs of crime victims and promote victim safety and recovery. We are committed to promoting national policy conversations about emerging issues and underserved victim populations with limited access to appropriate resources.

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, other,

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    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

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National Center for Victims of Crime, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 02/08/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Kim Goldman


Board co-chair

Melvin Hewitt

G. Morris Gurley

Melvin Hewitt

Ala Isham

Stephen Rickman

Eric Smith

Kim Goldman

Michael Haggard

Michael Haggard

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/12/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

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