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National Crime Victim Law Institute

Voices for Justice Reception

The 4th Annual Voices for Justice Reception will be held February 1, 2018, from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Mercy Corps, 45 SW Ankeny Street, Portland, Oregon.   Purchase your ticket here.


The Voices for Justice Reception highlights the progress in protecting, enforcing and advancing victims’ rights and celebrates Oregon’s leadership.  It is a great way to discover how individuals, families, and communities benefit when victims’ voices are heard and their legal rights are protected.


Once again, Anna Canzano will emcee what is certain to be an outstanding event.   Ms. Canzano is an American Broadcast Journalist who is the KOIN-6 Weekend Anchor.  She has won numerous accolades in her career including the 2012 Best Investigative Reporting Award from the Oregon Association of Broadcasters  as well as the Edward R. Murrow Award in Investigative Reporting in 2007.  We are thrilled with her support of NCVLI!


Last year, the Reception’s Keynote Speaker was Jennifer Storm, author of several books, nationally recognized victim advocate Senator Sara Gelser, 2017 Voice for Justice Award Winnerand the Commonwealth Victim Advocate for Pennsylvania. Jennifer has received numerous awards for the telling of her personal story of victimization, addiction and recovery.  


We also recognized two outstanding Oregonians with our 2017 Voice for Justice Award, State Senator Sara Gelser, in recognition of groundbreaking legislation expanding the statute of limitations for sexual assault and prioritizing rape kit testing and Gloria Needham, the Director of Victims’ Assistance with the Hood River District Attorney’s office for her decades of advocacy.  Their acceptance speeches kindled a desire in all of us to do more.


We hope you will join us for the 2018 Voices for Justice Reception!    

Purchase tickets here.