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National Crime Victim Law Institute

NCVLI’s Victim Law Library

This library contains crime victim law publications.  

Materials are organized by topic and may be accessed by selecting the relevant right, victim type, or procedural posture.  For a collection of case summaries impacting victims’ rights, visit our New & Noteworthy Court Opinions.  All information is educational and intended for informational purposes only; it does not constitute legal advice, nor does it substitute for legal advice. For more information about NCVLI publications, click here. 

Hot Off The Presses

2017 Year In Review: Notable Cases Impacting Victims’ Rights. As part of NCVLI’s case updates project, we collect and summarize court decisions affecting victims’ rights in state and federal courts nationwide.  The case summaries are available to members of our National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorneys and Advocates.  For more information, please visit NAVRA’s website at

To download a PDF version of the Year in Review, click here. 



To view a full list of victims’ rights by state click here

Civil Justice System
Definition of “Victim”
Fraud/Identity Theft
History/Theory of Victims’ Rights
Secondary Trauma/Secondary Victimization
Violence Against Women


Don’t see what you’re looking for? Please contact NCVLI at for additional victim law materials and resources.

Reprint/Reproduction Request.  The material in all NCVLI publications is copyrighted and may be reprinted and/or reproduced by permission only.  For reprint permissions and information, please send your inquiry to