NCVLI fights for victims through legal advocacy, training and education, and public policy.
NEW: Live streaming registration option! Register now for the 12th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference. This year’s theme is Constructing Justice: Making Victims’ Rights a Reality, urging us to develop, implement, and share best practices that will achieve justice for victims. Join us June 7-8, 2013 at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.
OVW Grantees, this Conference is approved through OVW. The conference code number is OVW-2013-MU-005. Click here to learn more about the approval process.
On Wednesday, May 15th NCVLI Executive Director Meg Garvin and NCVLI Violence Against Women Project Director Ali Wilkinson hosted a webinar titled “Intersection of Victims’ Rights and Rape Shield.” Wonderfully, the webinar was attended by over 80 practitioners from around the country! The presentation outlined the history of rape shield, provided a snapshot of some of the most troublesome issues seen in rape shield litigation today, and also armed practitioners with practical tips about how victims’ rights provisions can be leveraged to allow victim participation in rape shield proceedings and create avenues for appellate review. Click here to learn more and to watch and listen to a recording of the webinar.
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is a time for communities around the country to raise awareness of crime victims’ rights. As part of this commemoration, every year the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) recognizes individuals and organizations for outstanding work devoted to crime victims through the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards. NCVLI is proud to announce that OVC honored NCVLI with one of these awards, in the Crime Victims’ Rights Award category. This award honors efforts to advance or enforce crime victims’ rights at the state, tribal, or national level. NCVLI accepted this award in a ceremony presided over by Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 in Washington D.C.
June 7th, 2013
- 2013 National Crime Victim Law Conference
- 2013 Crime Victims’ Rights Receptions Whether you are attending the National Crime Victim Law Conference or can only come out for the evening, join NCVLI to catch up and network with colleagues from across the nation while enjoying live music by SloeGinFizz, food, and drinks.
NCVLI in the News
Amy Terrible and Layli Caborn are victims’ rights lawyers and National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorneys (NAVRA) members who represent victims of crime in Central California. This March they will launch a nonprofit organization to grow their work for victims, the Crime Victim Advocacy Center of Tulare County, California.
Board Member Carl Davis shares how he became involved with NCVLI and what he finds important about victims’ rights.
Board Member Sarah Geary Gustafson shares what she would like to see changed for victims of crime and why others should get involved with victims’ rights.