Frequently Asked Questions


There is currently no cost to become a member of the network.

How do we become a member?

Any legal service organization that provides free or low cost representation in DC can apply to become a member by completing our membership form.

The organization does not need to identify as an organization that serves victims of crime.

Do I have to accept every case that is referred to me?

No. The network does not guarantee services, but does request that members diligently and thoroughly consider all network referrals for legal representation. We understand that not every case is ripe for legal representation and must be evaluated on an individual basis.

How does the network work?

What happens if we can’t accept a case?

If you are unable to accept a case and this is communicated to the Navigator, the Navigator will review the intake and determine if another member can assist the survivor. If there is no other suitable referral, the Navigator shall provide the survivor with out-of-network services that they may contact on their own.

Who else is a member?

Please view our current network members in our membership directory.

Who should we contact if we have further questions?

You may speak to the VLNDC Network Manager by completing the information request form here.

How is this project funded?

The VLNDC is funded under Grant No. 2014-XV-BX-K010, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.