About The National Center

Our Mission

The National Center for Victims of Crime is a nonprofit organization that advocates for victims’ rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on victims’ issues. After more than 35 years, we remain the most comprehensive national resource committed to advancing victims’ rights and helping victims of crime rebuild their lives.

The National Center is, at its core, an advocacy organization committed to — and working on behalf of — crime victims and their families. Rather than focus the entire organization’s work on one type of crime or victim, the National Center addresses all types of crime.

The National Center collaborates with local, state, and federal partners. Learn more about our work below:

Direct Services

The National Center provides direct services to our visitors, such as attorney referrals, confidential helplines, and interactive trainings

Rights, Protection, and Services

With our partners, we have made tremendous progress at local, state, and federal levels in securing rights, resources, and protections for victims of crime.

Education, Training, and Evaluation

We highly value education and training, and we believe it improves the way crime victims are treated and understood.

Current, Trustworthy Information

The National Center provides a wide variety of information through our website, national conference, publications, helplines, and media outreach.