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Information for Victims of Sexual Assault

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Sexual Assault Unit and Victim Witness Assistance Unit


Who We Are


Two Specialized Units Devoted to Sexual Assault Cases and Victim Assistance


Specially-Trained Sexual Assault Prosecutors


Sexual Assault Victim Advocates


Victim/Witness Professionals




What We Do


Investigation & Prosecution of Sexual Assaults Reported to Police in D.C.


Support  *  Information  *  Referrals  *  Resources


How We Can Help


Experienced sexual assault victim advocates and prosecutors accessible to victims throughout the investigation and/or prosecution, and afterwards


Referrals to community/medical/legal resources & counseling/therapy


Assistance with Crime Victims Compensation Program  *  Safety planning & witness security assessment


Court accompaniment  *  Information about criminal justice process & crime victims’ rights




Victim Witness Assistance Unit: 202-252-7130


The U.S. Attorney’s Office is a member of the DC Sexual Assault Response Team (DC SART),

a multi-disciplinary collaboration of agencies working together to ensure consistent, victim-focused services for adults who have been sexually assaulted.  Members include:  The U.S. Attorney’s Office, Metropolitan Police Dept., U.S. Park Police, Medstar Washington Hospital Center, DC Rape Crisis Center, Network for Victim Recovery of DC, Wendt Center for Loss & Healing, The Wellness Center-American University, DC Forensic Nurse Examiners, DC Dept. of Forensic Sciences, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, DC Office of Victim Services/Justice Grants

Updated November 20, 2017