Join Our Network. Become A Member.

The Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that receives funding from a number of sources, including the Victims of Crime Act, the successful prosecution of white collar crimes, and conference sponsors. But our most crucial support comes from you—our members.

Our network includes the majority of locality Victim Witness programs and many other allied professionals, all advocating for all victims of crime. This includes improving the development of our allied professionals and encouraging the mentorships and partnerships that protect victims’ rights.

Member Benefits

  • Discount to the Crime Victims’ Issues conference. This signature professional development and networking opportunity includes engaging speakers, timely topics, and attracts hundreds of participants.
  • Training discounts. The Network is a go-to resource for the information needed to serve crime victims. Trainings include both Basic and Advanced Victim Assistance Academies plus additional offerings throughout the year.
  • Leadership opportunities. From Victims’ Rights to Legislative Advocacy, member participation on our committees is an opportunity to help shape the future of crime victim services in Virginia. In addition, your membership allows you to attend business meetings and vote on important issues.

New Benefits In 2021!

  • Online chat support. User-friendly options will allow you to discuss challenges, ask questions, share best practices, and exchange ideas with other members.
  • Recognition for your support. Your membership earns you a listing in our annual report, a link on our website, plus a membership “badge” for your office and/or webpage.

Your Membership Also Provides:

  • Strength in numbers. Your support is vital to have a collective voice for crime victims’ rights and services.
  • Critical support, that is leveraged many times over, for Network programs that help crime victims you serve.

Take advantage of this opportunity to be part of a large and valuable network. Become a Network member today.

If you have any questions about membership, please contact the Network’s Executive Director, Kate Hanger, at

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Membership Business Meetings

For more information, please contact Cristi Lawton at

2020 Membership Business Meeting Minutes
February 21, 2020
May 15, 2020
August 21, 2020
November 19, 2020

Thank you to our 2023 members

The list above reflects memberships received from December 2020 through March 2021. We have taken great care to ensure the accuracy of this list and deeply regret any errors or omissions. Should corrections be necessary, please contact Erin Jackson at