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National Crime Victim Law Institute

Victims’ Rights: A Local & National Perspective

Date: 9:30am - 12:00pm PDT September 16, 2014 Location: YWCA Community Room, 3609 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98663

YWCA Community Room, 3609 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98663

Presented in partnership with Lutheran Community Services NW & Clark County Prosecuting Attorney, Tony Golik. 

Please join us for this unique training exploring the history of Victims’ Rights in America. This training will provide a comprehensive overview of crime victims’ rights in the United States, as well as take a closer look at what we’re doing in Washington.

The training will:
  • Give highlights from the history of Victims’ Rights in the United States to a current view of where we’re at and where we’re headed
  • Describe Victims’ Rights practices in Washington
  • Discuss hurdles and enforcement
  • Discuss ethical considerations when working with a victim 

2 General CLE’s will be available for this training. Please include your interest in CLE credits in your RSVP (RSVP to Mindy Johnston, 360-694-3644 x23 or email at


Meg Garvin, M.A., J.D., Executive Director, NCVLI
Meg Garvin, M.A., J.D., is the executive director of the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) and a clinical professor of law at Lewis & Clark Law School. Ms. Garvin is recognized as a leading expert on victims’ rights. She has testified before Congress and the Oregon Legislature on the current state of victim law. She is a Board member of Oregon’s Citizens’ Crime Commission, as well as the national nonprofit SurvJustice and also serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Red Lodge Legal Services Program. She previously served as co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section Victims Committee, co-chair of the Oregon Attorney General’s Crime Victims’ Rights Task Force, and as a member of the Legislative & Public Policy Committee of the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force, and as a member of the board of directors for the National Organization of Victim Assistance. She is the recipient of the 2012 Crime Victims First-Steward Family Outstanding Community Service Award. Prior to joining NCVLI, Ms. Garvin practiced law in Minneapolis, Minnesota and clerked for the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. She received her bachelor of arts 

degree from the University of Puget Sound, her master of arts degree in communication studies from the University of Iowa, and her J.D. from the University of Minnesota. She joined NCVLI in January 2003. 

Tony Golik J.D., Clark County Prosecuting Attorney
Tony Golik grew up in Milwaukie, Oregon and went to Rex Putnam High School and Portland State University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of Justice. Mr. Golik received his law degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane. Mr. Golik began his legal career prosecuting criminal cases in the Spokane County Prosecutor’s office in 1994. In 1997, he became a Major Crimes Prosecutor in Spokane. At that time, Mr. Golik began handling the most serious crimes in Spokane County, including murder trials, third strike cases, elder abuse cases, robbery and most serious assault cases. In 2000, Mr. Golik became Deputy Prosecutor for Clark County. In 2004, he became a Major Crimes Prosecutor for Clark County. Since 2004, Mr. Golik has prosecuted many of the most serious cases in Clark County.

Tony was elected to serve as Clark County Prosecuting Attorney in 2010. He is a founding board member and Board Chair of the Clark County Elder Justice Center. Mr. Golik serves as the Board Chair of the Arthur D. Curtis Children’s Justice Center. He sits on the Clark County Law and Justice board and serves as a board co-chair of the Clark County Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative.