National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at the Medical University of South Carolina

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.


1) Advancing scientific and public understanding of the scope, nature, and mental health impact of exposure to crime and other traumatic events; and 2) Improving the mental health of victims of crime and other traumatic events through research, education, prevention, treatment, public policy consultation, and collaboration.


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.