The Modern Crime Victims’ Rights Movement has evolved into “one of the most successful civil liberties movements of recent times.” This success is the result of the tireless efforts of people from all walks of life. There are numerous ways for people to get involved in this movement and stay informed - from financially supporting work on behalf of crime victims to following NCVLI’s bi-monthly publication, the Victims’ Rights Community Update.
What our community members are saying:
NCVLI’s work appeals to me because it represents an interest in criminal cases that often gets overlooked, victims. As a pro bono attorney at NCVLI, I have been able to work on policy issues that arose out of actual cases and I have gained an even greater understanding of the significance of the law for the individual, as well as society as a whole.
-Sylvia Golden, NAVRA Member and Pro Bono Attorney
To hear from other members of our community, click here.
Ways to Get Involved
You can make a difference in the life of a victim today. Your gift will support programs that protect and advance victims’ rights and the pursuit of a more fair & balanced justice system. For a glimpse at what it takes to help a victim assert his or her rights, click here to read the story of one child-victim who was spared the additional trauma which the justice system sometimes inflicts. To learn more about the ways you can help through end of year donations Click here. In addition, you can support victims through workplace giving, or by using online services such as GoodSearch, click here to learn more.
The National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorneys (NAVRA) is a membership alliance of attorneys and advocates committed to the protection, enforcement, and advancement of crime victims’ rights nationwide. Through increased communication and coordination of attorneys and advocates working in victim law, NAVRA hopes to increase the availability of expert services for crime victims. Membership is open to attorneys, non-attorney victim advocates, crime victims, law students, and any individual interested in legal developments that affect crime victims.
NCVLI provides a forum for people committed to and interested in victims’ rights to educate themselves, dedicate time to victims’ rights, and connect with other practitioners. We do this work through our bi-monthly e-publication, the Victims’ Rights Community Update, and various community events.
Volunteers are a crucial component in NCVLI’s mission to advance victims’ rights. NCVLI has a variety of volunteer opportunities available throughout the year ranging from legal work, to event organizing, to assistance with office-related tasks.