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Mass Violence

The DC Victim Hotline has compiled a list of frequently needed resources related to mass violence. This is not an exhaustive list of options available to you. The resources listed consist of both national and local resources. If you are interested in resources in jurisdictions other than the District of Columbia (such as Maryland and Virginia) please visit VictimConnect Resource Center.

For an individualized plan, please reach out to a DC Victim Hotline Victim Service Specialist, here.

DC Resources

Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC): Network for Victim Recovery of DC aims to change the impact of victimization by providing holistic, comprehensive services to victims of all types of crime in DC. By meeting a victim where they are at, NVRDC staff provides civil and crime victims’ rights legal services, advocacy, and case management. Call at 202-742-1727. 

Crime Victim Compensation: The Crime Victims Compensation Program provides financial assistance and reimbursement to innocent victims of violent crime and their families with crime-related expenses. Call 202-879-4216, mail an application, or email [email protected]

MPD Victim Services Branch: MPD’s Victim Services Branch provides support, information, and referrals to victims and their families. Call at 202-727-9099.

National Resources

Disaster Distress Helpline: if you are a survivor experiencing emotional distress due to a mass violence event, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a Disaster Distress Helpline which can be reached 24/7 for crisis support at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.  

Office of Victims of Crime (OVC): Find out if there is a Victim and Family Assistance Call Center set up for the specific event. In certain circumstances, victims and families of victims may obtain information, assistance, and referrals through a national toll free hotline established by the Office of Victims of Crime (OVC). 

National Association of Crime Victims Compensation Boards: Consider reaching out to your state’s Crime Victim Compensation Program for financial assistance. Each jurisdiction is different, but overall, each state has a Crime Victim Compensation Program that may be able to cover some of the costs incurred due to a violent crime.

More Resources & Information

Visit our Mass Violence Information Page to learn more.

To address the trauma associated with mass violence, visit our Mental Health & Self Care page.