Victim Services Program
In response to the growing need for prevention and intervention, the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia launched the Victim Services Program (VSP) in April 2001.
This program serves residents of the District of Columbia who have been victims of domestic violence, sexual offenses, traffic/alcohol-related crimes, or property crimes. VSP is committed to responding to victims of crime with compassion, understanding, and respect.
VSP works with Community Supervision Officers (CSOs) to decrease the incidence of recidivism and re-victimization and partners with victim service agencies to identify crime victims, provide education on victim rights, and deliver orientation and technical assistance to victims and the community. VSP also connects victims with resources to address the effect of victimization.
Offender and Victim Advocacy: Is There a Middle Ground?
(April 9, 2010)
Victim Services-National Crime Victim's Rights Week-DC Public Safety (April 23, 2009)