District of Columbia Efforts

Status of Marsy's Law in District of Columbia

The District of Columbia does not have a sovereign Constitution.

  • To learn more about your rights in the District of Columbia, please visit the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) by clicking here.
Victims' Stories

Marsy’s Law Is For All – Breeanne’s Story

The room was cold, as was always the case for me as a petite ten year old. But this time w [...]
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Victims Turned Advocates For Change: Elaine and Gordon Rondeau

From the outset of the brutal murder of our daughter, Renee Olubunmi Rondeau, we immediately became [...]
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Violent Crime In Your State: Did You Know?

According To Recently Released Statistics By The Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI), The District Of Columbia Experienced 8,531 Violent Crimes In 2015.

  • In 2015, There Were 162 Murders And Nonnegligent Manslaughters.
  • In 2015 There Were 494 Rapes.
  • In 2015 There Were 3,742 Robberies.
  • In 2015 There Were 4,133 Aggravated Assaults.

Source: 2015 Crime In The United States, State Totals, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Website, 9/26/16

Resources in District of Columbia

Washington D.C. Crime Victims Compensation Program

Network For Victim Recovery Of D.C. (NVRDC)

D.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence

D.C. Crime Victims Resource Center

D.C. Rape Crisis Center