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National Crime Victim Law Institute


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

  • 2014 Conference A Huge Success

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    Thank you to everyone who attended last month’s Crime Victim Law Conference in Portland, OR.  We are particularly grateful to our sponsors and Reception donors.  This year we had record attendance, with nearly 250 attendees from 33 states, the District of Columbia, Australia, and Canada.  Click here to see photos from the Conference.
  • Clarifying the Purpose of Restitution

    Contemporary criminal restitution is what is known as sui generis (i.e., legally unique), serving both civil and criminal law goals. Despite its unique nature and historical roots, defendants are beginning to argue that restitution requires a jury determination. Read more to find out how NCVLI is fighting to protect restitution for victims.
  • Responding to Subpoenas for Victim’s Employment and Medical Records

    All too often victims of crime are asked to sacrifice their privacy just because they report a crime and are participating in justice.  If you are working on a federal case that involves a subpoena for a victim’s records please reach out. We are happy to help!  We can even participate as amicus curiae at the trial court level!  Our commitment is to be vigilant in protecting victim privacy, responding to invasions whenever and wherever they happen.


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    Alexandra Kinsella is a writing contest winner for NCVLI’s 2014 Conference. She just completed her second year at the University of Colorado School of Law.
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    Intern Spotlight: Courtney Kiehl is one of NCVLI’s Legal Interns for the Summer of 2014 and just completed her second year at Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law.
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    Intern Spotlight: Victoria is one of NCVLI’s Legal Interns for the Summer of 2014 and will be a second year law student at North Carolina Central University School of Law in the fall.

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