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National Crime Victim Law Institute

Join Us During Crime Victims’ Rights Week & All Month Long

April 02, 2017

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Join us during Crime Victims’ Rights Week and at events throughout April as we raise our voices for justice.

On Monday, April 3rd, retired Judge Thomas Kohl will present at Lewis & Clark Law School on Experiencing the Criminal Justice System as a Victim-Survivor-Thriver:  Views from the Bench. In 2006, Judge Kohl’s daughter was murdered. The killer was tried and convicted of aggravated murder several years later. Judge Kohl wrote and published a book about this experience which has opened doors for him to speak about his experience, and the power of reconciliation, forgiveness, and reformation with prison inmates. Click here to learn more.

On Tuesday, April 4th, NCVLI and the Oregon Department of Justice Crime Victims’ Services Division will host an MCLE, Criminal Justice Resiliency: Understanding & Overcoming Impacts of Implicit Bias. The event will open with remarks by Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, include a presentation by Dr. Larry Sherman on the science of bias, and wrap up with a practitioner panel discussion. This event is free but registration is required and seating is limited. Click here to register. An application for approval of 2.0 general MCLE credit will be submitted to the Oregon State Bar.

On Thursday, April 6th,  NCVLI Executive Director Meg Garvin will serve as the keynote  at the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week recognition ceremony hosted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of Alabama.

On Thursday, April 13th, NCVLI Executive Director Meg Garvin will join other nationally recognized experts training the attorneys and volunteers of the Legal Aid Services of Oregon and the Oregon Law Center to enhance their ability to serve survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Learn more here.

On Saturday, April 29th, join NCVLI at Twist Yoga for a session of Trauma Informed Yoga between 6 - 6:45 pm followed by Raise a Glass for Justice event next door at Uptown Market in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Suggested $15 minimum donation for Yoga.  All proceeds benefit NCVLI.  Click here to register.