Crime Victim Assistance

DC Victim Hotline:  844-4-HELP-DC (844-443-5732)

The DC Victim Hotline is available for all crime victims in the District of Columbia. The hotline number is operational 24/7. The hotline victim assistance staff provides basic crisis-intervention support and helps callers access the complete continuum of care for crime victims, including relevant and appropriate resources based on the needs of the caller.

D.C. unveils new crime hotline to connect victims with services (Washington Post)

DC Police Victim Assistance       Click here

  • Crime Victim’s Bill of Rights
  • Resources and Services
  • Useful Links

DC Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants     Click here

U.S. Attorney’s Office Victim and Witness Assistance     Click here

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Referrals to human service, medical and other helping agencies
  • Court Accompaniment
  • Special services for child victims, the elderly, and handicapped victims
  • Information on court proceedings and case status
  • Language interpretation services
  • Crime victims compensation claims assistance
  • Help with victim impact statements
  • Assistance with travel and lodging for out of town witnesses

Community Resources     Click here

Crime Victims Compensation Program 

The Crime Victims Compensation Program is funded by fines and fees paid to the DC Courts. Monies are used to compensate victims for out of pocket crime-related expenses for: medical treatment and medications; mental health counseling; funeral and burial costs; loss of wages; cleaning of a crime scene; replacement of value of clothing held as evidence; reimbursement for car rental while vehicle is being held as evidence; temporary emergency shelter where necessary for the health and safety of the victim; and home security for the safety of the victim.

Program Information