DC Victim Hotline (DCVH)

DC Victim Hotline (DCVH)
Region
The DMV
Service Provider
The National Center for Victims of Crime
Can This Service Be Accessed Virtually / Remotely?
Yes
Service Description
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.
Insurance
No insurance needed
Always Free?
Yes
Service Focus
Child Abuse or Neglect, Crime Victimization, Sexual Abuse/Assault
Age Groups Served
Adults, Seniors / Older Adults, Young Adults, Adolescents / Teens, Children
Specialized Services for Gender Groups
Currently Unknown
Racial / Ethnic Groups Served
Currently Unknown
Specialized Services for LGBTQ+
Currently Unknown
Special Groups Served
Undocumented Individuals, Foster Care / Adoption, Parents
Language
English, Spanish
Access
Currently Unknown
Waitlist?
No wait / Can access immediately
Eligible States
District of Columbia (D.C.)
Hotline Phone Number
1-844-443-5732
Service Provided By
Trained Volunteer
24/7 Availability?
Yes
Date Last Updated
04/24/22