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    June 4
    Two Lewis & Clark law students, Sarah Fine ’18 and Kaylee Dickerboom ’19, spent the past few months researching and assisting in drafting arguments to inform an appellate brief that was to be filed in Arizona on behalf of a victim of crime.
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    June 12
    NCVLI held its annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception on June 7, 2013 at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. The Reception was attended by over 200 people as well as a few guide dog puppies in training. Attendees networked and celebrated with colleagues from around the country while enjoying free food and drink, live music from local band, SloeGinFizz, and a raffle and silent auction.
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    June 11
    On Friday and Saturday, June 7-8, NCVLI hosted the 12th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference in Portland, Oregon.  More than 200 attorneys, advocates, and others committed to victims’ rights gathered to learn from the leading experts in the field and engage in conversations to shape the future of the victims’ rights movement.
  • April 22
    National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is a time for communities around the country to raise awareness of crime victims’ rights.  As part of this commemoration, every year the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) recognizes individuals and organizations for outstanding work devoted to crime victims through the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards.  NCVLI is proud to announce that OVC honored NCVLI with one of these awards, in the Crime Victims’ Rights Award category.  This award honors efforts to advance or enforce crime victims’ rights at the state, tribal, or national level.  NCVLI accepted this award in a ceremony presided over by Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 in Washington D.C.
  • November 7
    NCVLI’s Annual Report, published each fall, is an opportunity to reflect on the successes and challenges of the prior year, and to recognize and thank all of those who helped us achieve so much.  We thank our amazing community of survivors, attorneys, advocates, volunteers, and donors who stand behind our vision of a balanced and fair justice system.
  • January 31
    Fairness is the right to have one’s rights affirmatively considered within the criminal justice system and to participate in a meaningful way throughout the criminal justice process. Fairness is both a substantive and procedural right.
  • December 5
    NCVLI’s Annual Report, published each fall, is an opportunity to learn more about our work to help individual crime victims move toward becoming survivors, and to establish legal precedent so that tomorrow’s victims benefit from today’s efforts.  We thank our amazing community of survivors, attorneys, advocates, volunteers, and donors who stand behind our vision of a balanced and fair justice system.
  • June 27
    Although it hardly existed 40 years ago, today victims’ rights are defined and protected at the federal level and in all 50 states. Recent court rulings are establishing important precedents. Many of them are the result of briefs prepared and filed by the National Crime Victim Law Institute, the only organization of its type in the country.
  • May 24
    On Tuesday, April 26th, the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) held its all-clinic victims’ rights enforcement meeting in Denver, Colorado.
  • May 16
    Disclosure of private information about victims is yet another revictimization in the aftermath of crime.  Many state constitutions and statutes, in addition to federal protections, guarantee victims privacy rights as well as the right to be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect for their privacy.  NCVLI recently provided technical assistance to a state office of crime victim services in support of the office’s decision to redact identifying victim information from documents that were produced in response to a civil discovery request. 
  • April 26
    NCVLI and our partner clinic, the Oregon Crime Victims Law Center (OCVLC), are working together to aid an Oregon victim of stalking and protective order violations who was denied her constitutionally protected rights, among other things, to consult with prosecution prior to a plea.   NCVLI and OCVLC are seeking appellate review in the first case to use the new victims’ rights appeal statute passed into Oregon law in 2008.  
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    October 11
    NCVLI has launched on Facebook! Join us to stay apprised of the latest news in victims’ rights, upcoming trainings on hot topics in victims’ rights, and to hear about NCVLI’s work to protect victims across the country. 
  • June 18
    Read about our involvement in a Tennessee drunk driving case.
  • May 28
    When a child has been abused, restitution is necessary to pay for much needed counseling on the long road toward recovery.  NCVLI is working on a case where the abuser is trying to dodge paying.
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    January 7
    Meg Garvin, executive director of the National Crime Victim Law Institute, addresses restitution for child porn victims on Minnesota Public Radio.
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    June 8
    The National Crime Victim Law Institute’s annual Crime Victim Law & Litigation Conference promotes enforcement of victims’ rights by helping attorneys and advocates develop skills to effectively assist victims in the criminal justice system.
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    April 25
    National Crime Victim Law Institute’s 2009 Conference

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