NCVLI’s Victim Law Library
Welcome to NCVLI’s Victim Law Library. This library contains laws and educational material about crime victims’ rights. Feel free to browse the various topics available to you.
Please note that the information contained on this web site is educational and intended for informational purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice, nor does it substitute for legal advice.
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Victims’ Rights Laws
Each state has passed statutes or constitutional amendments providing crime victims with rights in the criminal justice process. NCVLI’s compilation of victims’ rights laws provide the text of the most prominent victims’ rights laws of each jurisdiction, including the state’s victims’ rights constitutional amendment if one exists. Click here to access the compilation of victims’ rights laws by state.
NCVLI Victim Law Publications
This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of NCVLI publications. Please contact NCVLI at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional publications. NCVLI is working on developing a comprehensive publications webpage - stay tuned for details!
Hot Off The Presses
NCVLI’s quarterly publication, Crime Victim Law Update, summarizes recent court decisions affecting victims’ rights in state and federal courts nationwide. To access NCVLI’s complete database of crime victims’ rights cases—available to paid members of the National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorneys— please visit www.navra.org. Read our most recent CVLU below.
NCVLI’s publication, Victim Law Bulletin, provides in-depth analysis of important topics relating to the assertion and enforcement of crime victims’ rights and offers practice tips. Read our most recent Bulletin, “Polyvictims: Victims’ Rights Enforcement as a Tool to Mitigate “Secondary Victimization” in the Criminal Justice System” below.
To download a PDF version of the Bulletin, click here.
Additional NCVLI Victim Law Publications
- A Chart Outlining the Rights of Victims of Sex Crimes
- A Criminal Justice Guide: Legal Remedies for Adult Victims of Sexual Violence
- A Review of ABA's Guidelines for Fair Treatment of Crime Victims and Witnesses
- Allowing Adult Sexual Assault Victims to Testify at Trial via Live Video Technology
- Child-Victims:Better Served By A Traditional Attorney Or By A Guardian Ad Litem?
- Child-Victims’ Independent Participation in the Criminal Justice System
- Confidentiality and Sexual Violence Survivors: A Toolkit for State Coalitions
- Confronting the Confrontation Clause: Finding the Use of Closed Circuit Television to be “Necessary” Under Maryland v. Craig
- Excluding Evidence of Specific Sexual Acts Between the Victim and Defendant Under Rape Shield
- Fundamentals of Victims’ Rights: A Brief History of Crime Victims’ Rights in the United States
- Fundamentals of Victims’ Rights: A Summary of 12 Common Victims’ Rights
- Fundamentals of Victims’ Rights: A Victim’s Right to Restitution
- Fundamentals of Victims’ Rights: An Overview of the Legal Definition of Crime “Victim” in the United States
- National Survey of Criminal Statutes of Limitations for Felony Child Sexual Abuse Charges
- National Survey of State Victim Impact Statement Laws and Whether Defendant Has Right of Crossexamination with Respect to Victim Impact Evidence
- Polyvictims: Victims’ Rights Enforcement as a Tool to Mitigate “Secondary Victimization” in the Criminal Justice System
- Protecting Children’s Rights: What Practitioners Need to Know About Traumatic Stress
- Protecting Victims’ Privacy Rights: The Use of Pseudonyms in Civil Law Suits
- Refusing Discovery Requests of Privileged Materials Pretrial in Criminal Cases
- Rights and Remedies: Meeting the Civil Legal Needs of Sexual Violence Survivors
- Securing Restitution for Victims of the Viewing, Possession, and Distribution of Child Abuse Imagery
- Seeking Release Conditions and Protective Orders That Benefit Child-Victims
- Tools for Pro Bono Recruitment: A Resource Guide
- Victim Access to the Presentence Investigation Report in Federal Prosecutions