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The DC Reentry Action Network (RAN) is a coalition comprised of D.C.-based nonprofit organizations that provide direct services to returning citizens.

The DC Victim Hotline is available for all crime victims in the District of Columbia. The hotline number is 844-4-HELP-DC (844-443-5732) and 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.  

The District of Columbia’s Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is a multidisciplinary group composed of agencies and organizations that provide services to victims in the aftermath of a sexual assault with the purpose of providing a coordinated response to sexual assault in our community.

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The DC Victim Assistance Academy (DCVAA), sponsored by the DC Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants, is designed to empower and motivate victim service providers and allied professionals through quality education that results in services and support for all victims of crime that are consis

The Office of Victim Services provides staff support and funding to a Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board (DVFRB).  The purpose of the Board is to prevent domestic violence fatalities by improving the response of individuals, the community, and government agencies to domestic violence.

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The Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (JJAG) advises the state juvenile agency, provides active consultation to the government and private agencies, and ensures the provision of comprehensive delinquency prevention programs that meet the needs of youth through the collaboration of many local systems with which a youth may interface.

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Encourages residents, businesses, nonprofits, and religious institutions to install security cameras.

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The Sexual Assault Victims’ Rights Act (SAVRAA) of 2014 established the creation of a SAVRAA Task Force to study nationally recognized best practices and develop recommendations.

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Show Up, Stand Out (SUSO) is a community based truancy reduction program that helps parents get their children to school every day.

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The Victim Assistance Network is a collaboration of victim service providers in the District of Columbia.