Contact Information for Courts & Government Agencies

Contact Information 2017-10-24T12:43:49+00:00

In an emergency, always call 911. Call 311 or visit 311.dc.gov for non-emergency police and other D.C. government services.

MPD headquarters and district stations are open to the public 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For non-emergencies, you can call your district station. If nobody answers your call right away, an officer will return a message within 24 hours. More information for all of the MPD offices can be found at mpdc.dc.gov.

Headquarters
300 Indiana Avenue NW, Room 5059
202-727-9099
711 | TTY
mpd@dc.gov
mpdc.dc.gov

First District
101 M Street SW
202-698-0555
202-727-8506 | TTY

Second District
3320 Idaho Avenue NW
202-715-7300
202-364-3961 | TTY

Third District
1620 V Street NW
202-673-6815
202-518-0008 | TTY

Fourth District
6001 Georgia Avenue NW
202-715-7400
202-722-1791 | TTY

Fifth District
1805 Bladensburg Road NE
202-698-0150
202-727-5437 | TTY

Sixth District
5002 Hayes Street NE
202-698-0880
202-398-5397 | TTY

Seventh District
2455 Alabama Avenue SE
202-698-1500
202-889-3574 | TTY

Asian Liaison Unit (ALU)
202-535-2653
202-347-8164 | TTY
asian.liaison@dc.gov
ALU is a team of dedicated officers that focuses on the public safety needs of the Asian community.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Liaison Unit (DHHU)
202-553-7874
202-347-8164 | TTY
mpd.dhhu@dc.gov
DHHU is a team of dedicated officers that focuses on the public safety needs of the deaf and hard of hearing community.

Domestic Violence Unit
202-727-7137
The Domestic Violence Unit serves as a liaison among MPD, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, other law enforcement agencies, victim service agencies, victim advocates, and the community.

Latino Liaison Unit / La Unidad de Enlace Latino (LLU)
202-673-4445
202-347-8164 | TTY
unidadenlace.latino@dc.gov
LLU is a team of dedicated officers that focuses on the public safety needs of the Latino community.
La Unidad de Enlace Latino fue creada para ayudar a la comunidad latina y para aumentar la confianza y comunicación que existe entre la comunidad latina y MPD.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Liaison Unit (LGBTLU)
202-506-0714
202-347-8164 | TTY
LGBTLU is a team of dedicated officers that focuses on the public safety needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community and its allies.

Sex Assault Unit
202-727-3700
MPD’s Sex Assault Unit investigates sexual assaults involving victims ages 18 and older. Sexual assaults involving juvenile victims are investigated by the Youth and Family Services Division. Victim specialists with the MPD’s Victim Services Unit work with Sex Assault Unit detectives, to provide information, support, and referrals to victims of sexual assault and their families during the investigation.

Victim Services Branch
202-724-4339
MPD’s Victim Services Branch provides support, information, and referrals to victims and their families; it includes the Family Liaison Specialist Unit (FLSU), the Major Case Victims Unit (MCVU), and the Victim Specialists Unit (VSU).

Youth and Family Services Division (YFSD)
202-576-6768
YFSD is responsible for investigating child abuse and neglect, child sexual abuse and exploitation, and juvenile missing persons and parental kidnapping, among other matters. It also processes all juveniles arrested in D.C.

Metro Transit Police Department
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
600 5th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-962-2121 | 24-hours
MyMTPD (696783) | via text
301-955-5000 | Criminal Investigations Unit
Metro Transit Police has jurisdiction over crimes that occur in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia Metro facilities, buses, and trains.

United States Capitol Police
119 D Street NE
Washington, DC 20510
202-224-5151 | Victim-Witness Assistance
202-224-5151 | Non-emergency (24 hours)
202-224-1677 | Public Information Office
AskUSCP@uscp.gov
U.S. Capitol Police has jurisdiction over crimes that occur on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol.

United States Park Police
Criminal Investigations Branch (CIB)
1901 Anacostia Drive SE
Washington, DC 20019
202-610-8730 | CIB
202-610-7500 | 24-hour Emergency
202-610-7505 | 24-hour Non-emergency
202-439-1808 | Records
U.S. Park Police has jurisdiction over crimes that occur in any National Park located in the District of Columbia, including the National Mall.

Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, Victim Witness Assistance Unit
441 4th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-727-3400
202-727-3400 | TTY
dc.oag@dc.gov
Hours of operation: Mon–Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia (OAG) prosecutes criminal offenses being tried in the juvenile justice system, along with a limited number of other adult criminal offenses. OAG’s Victim Witness Assistance Unit provides support services to victims of violent crimes when OAG is prosecuting the offender.

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, Victim Witness Assistance Unit
555 4th Street NW, Suite 1412
Washington, DC 20530
202-252-7130
202-305-9195 | TTY
Hours of operation: Mon–Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia (USAO-DC) is a federal agency that prosecutes most D.C. crimes. USAO-DC’s Victim Witness Assistance Unit provides comprehensive support and assistance to victims and their families, including court accompaniment, safety planning, witness security assessment, travel/lodging coordination for out-of-town victims, emotional support and crisis response, notification services, and referrals for counseling, housing, transportation, crime victims’ compensation, and medical or mental health needs.

The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (main office)
633 Indiana Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
202-628-1200
1-800-341-2582 | toll free
202-824-2531 | TTY
Hours of operation: Mon–Fri, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

This office represents people accused of local crimes who cannot afford an attorney.

Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of District of Columbia
625 Indiana Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
202-208-7500
Hours of operation: Mon–Fri, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This office represents people accused of federal crimes who cannot afford an attorney.

Superior Court of the District of Columbia
H. Carl Moultrie Courthouse
500 Indiana Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-879-1400
Hours of operation: Mon–Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

D.C. Superior Court typically hears civil and criminal cases involving D.C. law. Criminal cases can be tried in the Superior Court’s Criminal Division, Family Court, or Domestic Violence Unit. Clerks at the court entrance and Criminal Information Center staff (located on the fourth floor in Room 4001) can provide information about the time and location of a trial and give directions to a courtroom.

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse
333 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-354-3080
Hours of operation: Mon–Fri, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

U.S. District Court typically hears civil and criminal cases involving federal law.

District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Historic Courthouse
430 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-879-2700
Hours of operation: Mon–Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The D.C. Court of Appeals hears appeals of cases tried in D.C. Superior Court.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse
333 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-216-7000
Hours of operation: Mon–Fri, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit hears appeals of cases tried in the U.S. District Court for D.C.

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA)
Domestic Violence Intervention Program
910 Rhode Island Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20018
202-442-1824
Hours of operation: Mon–Fri, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This federal program provides supervision and treatment services to those convicted of domestic violence offenses, including monitoring compliance with court-imposed curfews and stay-away orders.

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA)
Victim Services Program
300 Indiana Avenue NW, Suite 2121
Washington, DC 20001
202-585-7377
Hours of operation: Mon–Fri, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CSOSA has a Victim Services Program that conducts outreach to victims to ensure that they receive proper treatment, have access to resources, and, above all, are safe.

Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia
633 Indiana Avenue NW, Suite 1120
Washington, DC 20004
202-220-5500
Hours of operation vary depending on the type of case and court. Please call the number above for more information.

This federal agency, which provides assistance in both local and federal cases, is responsible for gathering information about newly arrested defendants, making recommendations about release conditions, and supervising defendants who are released pending trial.

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Family Court Social Services Division (FCSSD)
Court Building B
510 4th Street NW, Floor 3
Washington, DC 20001
202-508-1900
Hours of operation: Mon–Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

FCSSD is the District’s juvenile probation agency, and is responsible for serving and supervising juveniles involved in the “front-end” of the District’s juvenile justice system. Among other functions, FCSSD screens and assesses each newly arrested youth, advises the court throughout all phases of adjudication, and coordinates services for and monitoring of all court-involved youth.

Crime Victims Compensation Program
Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Court Building A
515 5th Street NW, Room 109
Washington, DC 20001
202-879-4216
Hours of operation: Mon–Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This program provides financial assistance to eligible victims of violent crime in the District of Columbia, reimbursing them for crime-related expenses not covered by other sources such as private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, an employer’s wage continuation program, worker’s compensation benefits, or other sources.

Domestic Violence Intake Centers
Superior Court of the District of Columbia
H. Carl Moultrie Courthouse
500 Indiana Avenue NW, Room 4550
Washington, DC 20001
202-879-0152
Hours of operation: Mon, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tue–Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The intake center at D.C. Superior Court handles all aspects of a case, including requests for Temporary Protection Orders (TPO). TPO hearings requested in the Moultrie Courthouse are held in person before a Judge. This center provides counseling, social services, and legal assistance to clients.

United Medical Center (D.C. SAFE)
Greater Southeast Intake Center
1328 Southern Avenue SE, Room 311
Washington, DC 20032
202-561-3000
Hours of operation: Mon–Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Greater Southeast Intake Center handles initial filings for Civil Protection Orders (CPO) and motions. Clients can request a TPO at this center, and hearings are conducted via teleconference. To obtain a CPO, parties must go to the D.C. Superior Court Moultrie Courthouse. This center provides counseling, social services, and legal assistance to victims.

Both intake centers have representatives from the court, D.C. SAFE, MPD, OAG, and USAO-DC, as well as other organizations serving domestic violence victims and survivors. Visit dccourts.gov/superior-court/domestic-violence-unit for more information.

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME)
401 E Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
202-698-9000
202-442-8797 | TTY
ocme@dc.gov
Hours of operation: Mon–Fri, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

OCME provides the following services: Cremation, anatomical donation and burial at sea approvals, death investigations, data fusion and epidemiology, fatality review services, forensic toxicology laboratory services, grief counseling, and public disposition services.

D.C. Department of Corrections VINELink
Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) System
1-877-329-7894 | 24 hours
1-866-847-1298 | TTY

The D.C. Department of Corrections provides VINELink as part of your safety plan. VINELink is an online resource that allows searches and automatic phone and email notifications for information on an offender’s current custody status, including release, transfer, or escape. Do not depend solely on VINE for protection. If you think that you may be at risk, take precautions as if the offender has already been released.