Welcome to the National Center for Victims of Crime

We are the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. Please join us as we forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives.

Media Contacts

For interviews and comments, please contact:

Christa Andersen
202 467 8778

For statistics, reports and experts on crime and victimization, please contact:

Juan Tirado   
Digital Communications Specialist


National Center Newsroom

With the ongoing national conversation about sexual assault sparked by one brave victim’s courtroom statement, the National Center has pulled together the following news compendium. Explore the links below to learn about victims’ right to be heard, how you can stop an assault, ways to report on crime victim issues with sensitivity, and more.

​News Compendium on the Stanford Rape Case

National Center members and staff have expertise in a variety of issues related to crime and victimization. Experts are frequently cited in national media stories discussing crime statistics, victim law, public policy, the effects of trauma and other topics.

The following national and local news stories feature National Center experts who are quoted on a variety of subjects involving crime victims.

National Center in the News

The National Center is often asked to provide statements for the public and other groups, and testimony before state legislatures and the U.S. Congress. These documents help raise awareness of victims' issues and advocate policies that benefit victims and those who serve them.

Speeches and Testimony

The National Center monitors developments in the areas of victim services, victim law, and developments and trends in the field. The news stories listed here are collected from a variety of sources, and provide news that is relevant to victims and victim services nationwide.

General Victim Centered News