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National Crime Victims Research & Treatment Center

The National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center (NCVC) was established in 1977 and has achieved an international reputation for its innovative research, education, and training, evidence-based mental health treatment, prevention services, collaboration with victim service agencies, and consultation with public policy makers.

Mission

Advancing scientific and public understanding of the scope, nature, and mental health impact of exposure to crime and other traumatic events; and Improving the mental health of victims of crime and other traumatic events through research, education, prevention, treatment, public policy consultation, and collaboration.

Services

The NCVC offers a variety of specialized, evidence-based assessment, intervention, and treatment services to adult and child victims of violent crime and their families, as well as to victims of other forms of traumatic events, such as automobile accidents, house fires, industrial accidents, terrorist attacks, and natural disasters.

Victims of violent crime, natural disasters, or severe accidents often suffer from a variety of medical and mental health problems. They often feel like their lives are without hope and that there is nowhere to turn. The National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center (NCVC) can help. For nearly 30 years, the center has served victims of rape; physical assault; child and elder abuse, neglect and exploitation; natural disasters and accidents; and family members of homicide victims.

Services include:

Other Services:

  • Office-based individual and family counseling
  • Community-based child and adult therapy services
  • Telemental health services

The NCVC does not provide crisis management services. For emergencies, please call 911.

To make an appointment, please call our intake coordinator, who will conduct a brief phone interview with you: 843-792-8209, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Resources

National Organizations:

  • South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (SCCADVSA)
  • South Carolina Victim Assistance Network (SCVAN)
  • Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center (LCC)
  • State Office of Victim Assistance (SOVA)
  • Dorchester Children's Center (DCC)

Local Organizations:

  • People Against Rape (PAR843-745-0144
    This private, non-profit organization aims to:
    • Provide counseling and support to for sexual assault victims, their family, and friends
    • Educate the public about sexual assault by being available for consultation and training to schools, community members, the media, and professionals.

PAR staff and volunteers provide:

  • Darkness to Light (darkness2light)
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
  • Victims Assistance Legal Organization (VALOR)
  • People Against Rape (PAR843-745-0144
    This private, non-profit organization aims to:
    • Provide counseling and support to for sexual assault victims, their family, and friends
    • Educate the public about sexual assault by being available for consultation and training to schools, community members, the media, and professionals.
  • Immediate crisis counseling
  • Medical and legal information
  • Follow-up counseling
  • Referral services
  • Police liaison and assistance
  • Court liaison and assistance
  • Free peer-style support groups