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National Crime Victim Law Institute


NCVLI fights for victims through legal advocacy, training and education, and public policy. 

  • Responding to a Changing World

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    Privacy is critical to many victims. Since NCVLI’s founding, we have received calls on a near weekly basis seeking help protecting privacy. In recent years, these requests have morphed to include protecting privacy in the face of technology - including cell phones. Click here  to read more.
  • Partnering to Protect Rights in the Courts

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    NCVLI filed an amicus curiae brief on August 5th in the Arizona Court of Appeals fighting to protect victims’ rights! Click here  to learn more.
  • New Quicktool Available

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    A new Quicktool on the right to privacy is now available. Click here to watch this and Quicktools on other victims’ rights.


September 4th, 2015

September 24th, 2015

  • Effective Legal Representation of Child-Victims: An Online Live Chat
    This final session in the three-part series – Effective Legal Representation of Child-Victims – will be an online live chat.  The series’ goal has been to enhance the ability of attorneys to provide effective legal representation of child-victims regarding their rights in criminal cases, and this final training will allow practitioners who participated in the first two trainings to collaborate, pose additional questions, and share ideas about how to more effectively represent child-victims. Register Here.

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    Volunteer Spotlight:  Dmitriy Golosinskiy began volunteering at NCVLI in the fall of 2014 and will start her second year at Lewis & Clark law School this fall.
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    Intern Spotlight: Tegan Waring is one of NCVLI’s Summer Interns and will start her junior year at Smith College this fall.
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    Johanna Costa is the Director of Victim Services at the Washington County District Attorney’s Office in Hillsboro, Oregon, where she leads a team of 20 staff and volunteer advocates in supporting victims of all types of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Johanna with the 2015 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.

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