DC Anti-Violence Project

The primary mission of the DC Anti-Violence Project (DCAVP) is to work to reduce violence against LGBTQ+ individuals (and those perceived as LGBTQ+) through counseling, community outreach, education, and monitoring cases to ensure that the rights and dignity of LGBTQ+ victims are respected and protected. DCAVP also seeks to assist victims of anti-LGBTQ+ violence by advocating on their behalf, encouraging reporting, and providing a community of support.

The DCAVP works in active partnership with other trauma-informed survivor advocacy agencies in DC, including the LGBT Special Unit of the MPD and the US Office of the Attorney General as well as concerned community members, as seen among the video panelists above, and LGBTQ+ survivors of violence and trauma, to strengthen the comprehensive response to homo/transphobic violence and trauma in the DMV area.

DCAVP services are made possible under Grant #2022-MDCC-01, awarded by the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants, Executive Office of the Mayor, District of Columbia.

Monthly Meetings
The DCAVP meets monthly via Zoom on the 4th Thursdays, 7pm (except in Nov and Dec, when we meet one week earlier due to holidays). If you are interested in attending, please email christinac@thedccenter.org or supportdesk@thedccenter.org for more information.

Counseling — individual and group services

DC Anti-Violence Project Google Group

Donate to DC Anti-Violence Project

List of Resources

Who are we?

  • The DC Anti-Violence Project is a grassroots, volunteer-led organization dedicated to the eradication of violence against the LGBTQ+ community. 
  • We are committed to acting locally and centering the voices, visions, and priorities of those most impacted and at-risk for violence in our work.
  • Recognizing that violence is physical, institutional, cultural, and systemic – and that oppression is a form of violence –  DCAVP seeks to comprehensively address all forms of violence against the LGBTQ+ community. 
  • We want to build a world free from violence against our community and beyond, engaging creatively with solutions through advocacy, community organizing, and survivor support.  
  • Violence occurs against our community in DC every day. As a community-led organization, we seek to build connections within our local ecosystem, working collaboratively for local change and transformative justice. 
  • We recognize that justice looks different for everyone. In cases of interpersonal harm, we value and respect what justice means to survivors – whether or not that involves law enforcement and the criminal legal system. At the community level we seek to shift away from criminalization towards community accountability, primary prevention, and restorative justice.
  • Some specific issues we have activated against with events, impact statements, media presence and policy advocacy are Violence Against Trans Women, Sex Work Decriminalization, Street Harassment, Hate Crimes, Black Lives Matter, Rape Culture, Self Defense.
  • Anyone is welcome to join the DCAVP and bring your ideas and energy for activist activities.

 

Recent DCAVP Posts

Introducing new team member, Elizabeth Johnson LCPC.

Welcome Elizabeth Johnson, LCPC

Welcome Elizabeth Johnson, LCPC, to the DC Center for the LGBT Community! Elizabeth (she/her/hers) joins our Working Through ...
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Job Opportunities at the DC Center for the LGBT Community

SEEKING: Co-facilitator Position for Queer All Genders Working Through Trauma Group

Queer All Genders Working Through Trauma Groups Co-facilitator Position Open at the DC Center for the LGBT Community: ...
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Welcome Sade Adeeyo

Welcome Sade Adeeyo, LGPC

Welcome Sade Adeeyo to the DC Center for the LGBT Community! Sade (she/her) joins our Working Through Trauma ...
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DCAVP Events

DC LGBTQ Survivors of Violence, Hate Crimes, Sexual Assault, and Intimate Partner Violence

DC Anti-Violence Project Open Meeting – Via Zoom

05-26-22
Due to COVID-19 , we are all meeting remotely via Zoom. We would love for you to join us. For ...
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DC LGBTQ Survivors of Violence, Hate Crimes, Sexual Assault, and Intimate Partner Violence

DC Anti-Violence Project Open Meeting – Via Zoom

06-23-22
Due to COVID-19 , we are all meeting remotely via Zoom. We would love for you to join us. For ...
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DC LGBTQ Survivors of Violence, Hate Crimes, Sexual Assault, and Intimate Partner Violence

DC Anti-Violence Project Open Meeting – Via Zoom

07-28-22
Due to COVID-19 , we are all meeting remotely via Zoom. We would love for you to join us. For ...
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DC LGBTQ Survivors of Violence, Hate Crimes, Sexual Assault, and Intimate Partner Violence

DC Anti-Violence Project Open Meeting – Via Zoom

08-25-22
Due to COVID-19 , we are all meeting remotely via Zoom. We would love for you to join us. For ...
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DC LGBTQ Survivors of Violence, Hate Crimes, Sexual Assault, and Intimate Partner Violence

DC Anti-Violence Project Open Meeting – Via Zoom

09-22-22
Due to COVID-19 , we are all meeting remotely via Zoom. We would love for you to join us. For ...
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DC LGBTQ Survivors of Violence, Hate Crimes, Sexual Assault, and Intimate Partner Violence

DC Anti-Violence Project Open Meeting – Via Zoom

10-27-22
Due to COVID-19 , we are all meeting remotely via Zoom. We would love for you to join us. For ...
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