Crime Victim Center
Important COVID-19 changes
Last updated 5.19.2020
Client walk-in hours are suspended until further notice. If you have questions or would like to speak to a Victim Advocate, please contact us at (314) 652-3623, leave a voicemail, and a staff member will call you back.
Crime Victim Center's Annual Trivia Night scheduled for April 4th has been rescheduled for Friday, August 28th.
Our Counseling Department is still accepting new clients and providing therapy through TeleMental Health. If you are a returning client, please contact your counselor to make arrangements.
The Legal Help Line will still be taking calls. Contact the Legal Help Line at 314-664-6699
To read the full statement from our Executive Director
Have you or someone you know been a victim of a crime?
Crime hurts – physically, financially and psychologically – for weeks, months and even years after the crime occurs. Personal injuries and financial burdens are often compounded by unexpected emotional turmoil affecting all aspects of a person's life.
Our mission is to empower individuals impacted by crime to move from crisis to resiliency. We provide resources, counseling, advocacy, and referrals for thousands of victims of crime and their families in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area.
The Crime Victim Center of St. Louis (CVC) was founded in 1972 as the first victim service agency in the nation. We offer a wide range of services for individuals, communities and other organizations and institutions seeking to improve their services to victims of crime.
We are here to give victims a voice.
Hotline: (314) 652-3623
Legal Assistance: (314) 664-6699
For media inquiries, please contact Marti Kelly at
Frequently Asked Questions
What kinds of crimes do you help with?
CVC helps with any and all crimes including burglary, robbery, identity theft, assault, homicide, hate crimes, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault and others. CVC also offers legal assistance.
Will I have to pay to receive help?
No. All services are free of charge to victims and their families through the generosity of our donors and supporters. Crime costs victims both financially and emotionally; we don't believe they should pay twice.
Are you the police?
No. CVC is an independent, nonprofit agency and is not affiliated with police or law enforcement. While it is not necessary to have contacted the police to receive our services, we hope you will do so for your own safety. We can help you file a report or seek assistance from law enforcement.