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Read profiles of extraordinary people and groups recognized for their dedication and contributions to victims’ rights.

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    NCVLI Staff Spotlight: Amy Liu
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    NCVLI Staff Spotlight: Sarah LeClair
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    NCVLI Staff Spotlight: Scott Flor
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    NCVLI Staff Spotlight: Terry Campos
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    Perkins & Company, Portland’s largest locally-based accounting firm, is a sponsor of NCVLI’s Voices for Justice Reception.
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    Pro Bono Attorney: Elena Zoniadis
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    Mariam El-menshawi is the Director and Principal Attorney at McGeorge School of Law, Victims of Crime Resource Center in Sacramento, California. Mariam received her JD/MBA degrees from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  Mariam has dedicated her career to helping victims of crime understand their rights and assisting them in navigating and enforcing their rights in the criminal justice system. NCVLI is proud to present Mariam with the 2016 Legal Advocacy Award.
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    Intern Spotlight: Elise Pin
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    Intern Spotlight: Andy Hess
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    Intern Spotlight: Jared Bordere
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    Dr. Jerry Yager is a Clinical Psychologist, currently in private practice, with more than 30 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of traumatized children and adolescents. He specializes in working with children and adolescents who exhibit self-destructive behavior and have severe mental illness such as clinical depression, bipolar mood disorder, post-traumatic distress disorder and psychosis. NCVLI is pleased to present Dr. Yager with the 2016 Crime Victim Partnership Award.
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    Valenda is a Senior Staff Attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services in Boston, Massachusetts, and founder of the nation’s first Relocation Counseling Project. Ms. Applegarth has represented victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking for more than 20 years. She has trained extensively on victim relocation, privacy, child custody jurisdiction and other related legal issues throughout the U.S. for the past 10 years. NCVLI is pleased to present Valenda with the 2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellent in Victim Services Award.
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    Although based in Portland, Oregon, the law firm of Crew Janci LLP provides tenacious advocacy and expert advice for crime victims in civil cases in Oregon and around the country.  They are currently representing 25 victims of sexual abuse in Minnesota in cases against the Boy Scouts and 15 survivors of sexual abuse at the elite Pingry School in New Jersey. Click here to read more.
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    Intern Spotlight: Jessica Rhodes
  • Intern Spotlight: Scout Brobst

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    Pro Bono Spotlight: Sarah Einowski
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    Pro Bono Spotlight: Maloney Lauersdorf Reiner PC
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    Board Spotlight: Jennifer Storm
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    Laura Dunn, J.D. is the Executive Director of SurvJustice, a non-profit whose mission is to prevent campus sexual violence and improve campus response to survivors. Laura will be a keynote speaker at NCVLI’s 2015 Conference. Click here to learn more about her.

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    Intern Spotlight: Pauliina Heikkonen visited from Finland to intern with NCVLi in the Winter of 2016.
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    Volunteer Attorney Spotlight: Carolyn Alexander
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    Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Randall Udelman
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    Volunteer Spotlight:  Dmitriy Golosinskiy began volunteering at NCVLI in the fall of 2014 and will start his second year at Lewis & Clark law School 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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    Carrie Hull, a Detective with the Ashland Police Department and Director of the You Have Options Program, has facilitated a victim-centered and offender-focused approach to sexual violence at the Department that has resulted in a significant increase in both the number of reported sexual assaults and victim satisfaction with law enforcement. NCVLI is proud to present Carrie with the 2015 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
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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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    Board Spotlight: Lisa Zauner is an Audit Senior Manager at Perkins & Company.
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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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    The Network for Victim Recovery of DC’s legal program started in 2012 with just one full time and one half time attorney and in three years has expanded to a total of seven attorneys who have served over 500 legal clients in cases ranging from identify theft and elder abuse to assault, sexual violence, and homicide.  NCVLI is proud to present NVRDC with the 2015 Legal Advocacy Award.
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    Intern Spotlight: Whitney Magnuson is one of NCVLI’s Legal Interns for the Fall of 2014 and is in her third year at Lewis & Clark School of Law.