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.
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 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
PAR staff and volunteers provide:
Clinical Services: 843-792-8209
National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina
67 President Street, MSC 861
2nd Floor IOP South Building Charleston, SC 29425
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MUSC Health Institute of Psychiatry
67 President Street
Charleston, SC 29425