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    May 14
    Cecilia Anguiano ’18 and Favio Perez ’18 were recognized by Dean Jennifer Johnson at the 2018 Student Recognition Lunch for their pro bono immigration work assisting CARA Family Immigration Pro Bono attorneys at two Texas detention centers.
  • May 18
    Advocates for Victims of Crime (AVOICE) is a Texas Legal Services Center statewide project providing free direct legal representation and referrals to victims of violent crime, and providing education about crime victim’s rights. AVOICE lawyers offer legal advice, safety planning, pro se assistance, and legal representation. AVOICE also assists victims with applying for crime victim compensation claims. 
  • September 21
    A project of the Texas Legal Services Center and the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, SALSA provides free legal services and support to sexual assault victims throughout the state.
  • January 7
    The mission of Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA) is to provide direct services to families that are victimized by domestic violence by providing legal representation, education, and battering intervention programs. Houston area only.
  • January 7
    The Texas Council on Family Violence promotes safe and healthy relationships by supporting service providers, facilitating strategic prevention efforts, and creating opportunities for freedom from domestic violence. The website offers an interactive map by county for service providers.
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    November 7
    NCVLI, with the assistance of partner attorneys and the Crime Victim Litigation Clinic, recently worked on a case to ensure that a positive ruling for victims would become precedent that can help other victims.  In an important environmental crimes case involving the meaning and scope of the term “victim” under federal law, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion that marks a significant victory for victims’ rights.  The Fifth Circuit, however, did not designate the opinion for publication.  To ensure this case can be cited and that future victims benefit from it, NCVLI and the victims’ attorney moved to publish the opinion.
  • May 24
    Over the last year, NCVLI has been working with the newly-formed Texas Advancing Crime Victims’ Rights Workgroup to improve victims’ rights in Texas.  This partnership recently resulted in a great success for victims!  Click hereto read more.
  • October 30
    The mission of Crime Victims First (CV1) is to promote and protect crime victims’ rights through education, advocacy, and enforcement.  CV1 facilitates education services and awareness raising of crime victims’ rights;  provides victim services such as crisis counseling, criminal justice support, and pro bono legal services; participates in developing public policy; and has a variety of resources for victims on their website. 
  • February 28
    The Texas Attorney General’s Office Crime Victim Services provides victim notification, compensation, and referrals to statewide victim resources and assistance.
  • February 7
    The Deaf Services staff are culturally Deaf and fluent in ASL. Deaf, hard-of-hearing or Deaf/blind victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or rape can get free and confidential services in Austin/Travis County such as: counseling, SafeParenting classes, case management and advocacy services, and community trainings.
  • January 31
    The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault works toward ending sexual violence in Texas through education, prevention and advocacy.  Their website has referrals to statewide shelter services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and harassment, stalking, and trafficking.
  • December 6
    This program provides financial assistance to victims of crime for expenses such as medical and counseling costs, loss of earnings, loss of support, funeral costs, crime scene clean-up, replacement of property seized as evidence, travel, and relocation.
  • September 13
    TVSA Promotes delivery of a full range of consistent, high-quality, professional service to crime victims, their families, and communities. The mission of TVSA is support, education, and recognition for victim service providers.
  • September 13
    The Texas Council on Family Violence promotes safe and healthy relationships by supporting service providers, facilitating strategic prevention efforts, and creating opportunities for freedom from domestic violence.
  • September 13
    People Against Violent Crime is a non-profit organization that provides support and services to victims including notification of offender custody status, general information about crime victims’ rights and the criminal justice system, court accompaniment, and crisis intervention.
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