Webinar: Privacy, Protection, and Fairness: Why Crime Victims’ Rights Matter to Victims of Violence Against Women
Date: March 26 2013 12:00pm - 1:30pm Location: Webinar
Privacy, Protection, and Fairness: Why Crime Victims’ Rights Matter to Victims of Violence Against Women
Over the past 30 years, laws giving crime victims rights in the criminal and juvenile justice systems have been passed in every state and by the federal government. Yet what do these rights mean for victims of violence against women? This presentation will give an overview of the status of victims’ rights nationally, with a focus on areas that may be of special interest to the violence against women community: a victim’s right to privacy, fairness, protection, and restitution. It will also discuss the importance of attorneys, advocates, and other criminal justice professionals in helping to enforce these rights.
NCVLI Executive Director Meg Garvin and Violence Against Women Projector Director Ali Wilkinson will be co-presenting.
- ABOUT OUR PRESENTERS -
Meg Garvin, M.A., J.D., Executive Director, NCVLI
Meg Garvin, M.A., J.D., is the executive director of the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) and a clinical professor of law at Lewis & Clark Law School. Ms. Garvin is recognized as a leading expert on victims’ rights. She has testified before Congress and the Oregon Legislature on the current state of victim law. She serves on the Legislative & Public Policy Committee of the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force, co-chairs the Oregon Attorney General’s Crime Victims’ Rights Task Force, and is a Board member of the Citizens’ Crime Commission. She previously served as co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section Victims Committee, and as a member of the board of directors for the National Organization of Victim Assistance. She is the recipient of 2012 Crime Victims First-Stewart Family Outstanding Community Service Award. Prior to joining NCVLI, Ms. Garvin practiced law in Minneapolis, Minnesota and clerked for the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. She received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Puget Sound, her master of arts degree in communication studies from the University of Iowa, and her J.D from the University of Minnesota.
Alison Wilkinson, J.D., Violence Against Women Project Director, NCVLI
Ms. Wilkinson is an attorney at NCVLI. Ms. Wilkinson has worked on a broad range of technical assistance requests at NCVLI, including drafting amicus briefs, and performing research and drafting memos on issues relating to sexual assault, domestic violence, and privacy, among other topics. She has presented at both local and national conferences on victims’ rights. She has also been appointed by the Oregon Attorney General to Oregon’s Sexual Assault Task Force. Prior to joining NCVLI, Ms. Wilkinson worked as a litigation associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in New York City. Alison has a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
This webinar is supported by Grant No. 2012-TA-AX-K030 awarded by the Office on Violence
Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this training are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.