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National Crime Victim Law Institute

2019 Crime Victim Law Conference

June 6-7, 2019
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, Oregon

Conference Agenda

CLE credits have been applied for from the Oregon State Bar for the National Crime Victim Law Conference

Questions about the program? Please check the FAQ page. If you do not find an answer please contact us at ncvliconference@lclark.edu or 503-768-6819.

Thursday, June 6

8:00 - 9:00 AM Breakfast & Registration

9:00 - 9:25 AM Welcome & Conference Opening
Meg Garvin, MA, JD, National Crime Victim Law Institute
Rod Underhill, JD, Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office

9:25 - 10:15 AM Opening Plenary
Victim Experience Across Military & Civilian Justice Systems
Ryan Guilds, JD, Arnold & Porter
Panel of Survivors

10:15 - 10:30 AM Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Breakout Sessions 1
Leveraging Technology to Increase Survivor Access Justice
Katie Coleman, JD, South Carolina Victim Assistance Network
Mel Fisher, MPA, Montana Legal Services Association
Liz Keith, MA, Pro Bono Net
Remla Parthasarathy, JD, Empire Justice Center

Fundamentals of Litigating Victims’ Rights
Terry Campos, JD, National Crime Victim Law Institute                                                                            Desiree Staeffler-Marchbanks, JD, National Crime Victim Rights Institute 

Victims’ Rights in the Military Justice System: A Case Study
CPT Melissa Ken, United States Air Force 
CPT Sean McDivitt, United States Air Force
CPT Matthew Pellegrine, United States Air Force

Restitution: A Crime Victim’s Right to “Prompt Restitution”
 Dan Levey, Arizona Crime Victim Rights Law Group                                                                                   Hon. Roland Steinle, III, JD, Maricopa County Superior Court (Ret.)
Randall Udelman, JD, Arizona Crime Victim Rights Law Group

Justice Through the Witness: The Untold Stories Program at LOTUS
Rachel Monaco-Wilcox, JD, LOTUS Legal Clinic
Emily Nolan, PhD, Mount Mary University

12:00 - 12:20 PM Lunch Break

12:20 - 12:35 PM Awards

12:35 - 1:25 PM Lunch Plenary
Title IX: Representing Survivors of Campus & K-12 Assault in the Current Era
Cari Simon, JD, The Fierberg National Law Group

1:25 - 1:45 PM Break

1:45 - 3:15 PM Breakout Sessions 2
Closer to Home: How the Sexual Assault of Children by Known, Trusted Adults Affects Those Children & Their Families
Janine Robben, JD

Why Prosecutors Do What They Do: Building Effective Partnerships with Prosecutors for Better Victim-Centered Outcomes
Katharine Manning, JD, Executive Office for United States Attorneys
Sarah McClellan, JD, United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia

Supporting Victims of Crime During Appeals
Ashley Arens, MSW, MSSP, Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center
Kazi Houston, JD, MSW, MA, Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center

Ethical Responsibilities & Considerations
Traci Anderson, JD, Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office 
Emily Hyde, Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office Victim Assistance Program
Dayna Underhill, JD, Holland & Knight LLP
Yazmin Wadia, JD, Oregon Crime Victims Law Center

History & Current-Day Military Practice of Victims’ Rights
CPT Kezia Manese, JD, United States Army
COL Pete Yob, JD, United States Army

3:15 - 3:30 PM Break

3:30 - 5:00 PM Breakout Sessions 3
Show Me the Money: Accessing Federal Formula Dollars to Expand Services to Victims of Crime Under the New(ish) Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance Rule
Kathrina Peterson, JD, Office for Victims of Crime
Heather Warnken, JD, LLM, United States Department of Justice

Strategic Litigation: Reflecting on a Year of Victims’ Rights Litigation
Meg Garvin, MA, JD, National Crime Victim Rights Institute
Amy C. Liu, JD, National Crime Victim Rights Institute 

The Use & Misuse of Victim Impact Statements in Military Justice
LCDR Jason Roberts, United States Coast Guard
LCDR Jeremy Weiss, JD, United States Coast Guard

Opening the Door: The Importance of Post-Conviction Relief for Human Trafficking Victims
Jean Bruggeman, Freedom Network USA
Robin Miller, Janus Youth Programs
Kate Mogulescu, JD, Brooklyn Law School

Advancing Support & Justice for Victims through Multidisciplinary Teams
Anne DePrince, PhD, University of Denver

5:00 - 6:30 PM Crime Victims’ Rights Reception

 

Friday, June 7

8:00 - 8:30 AM Registration & Coffee

8:30 - 9:00 AM Welcome & Awards
Meg Garvin, MA, JD, National Crime Victim Law Institute
Rod Underhill, JD, Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office

9:00 - 9:50 AM Opening Plenary
Innovations in Victim Lawyering: Lessons Across the Military
MAJ David Koon, JD, National Guard Bureau, Office of the Chief Counsel
CPT Matthew Pellegrine, JD, United States Air Force
COL Pete Yob, JD, LLM, United States Army

9:50 - 10:10 AM Break

10:10 - 11:25 AM Breakout Sessions 4
Environmental Crime Victims
Laurie Dubriel, JD, United States Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Law and Policy Section
Daniel Dooher, JD, United States Department of Justice
John Gregory, JD, United States Environmental Protection Agency

Legislative Strategies to Advance Victims’ Rights
Erin Olson, JD, Law Office of Erin Olson, PC

Survivors of Military Sexual Assault
MAJ David Koon, JD, National Guard Bureau, Office of the Chief Counsel

Sequencing Justice: How Women Think About Restorative & Retributive Justice After Violence
 Robyn Holder, PhD, Griffith University, Australia

Rights & Protections of Child-Victims
Kathy Cady, JD
Colleen Clase, JD, Arizona Voice for Crime Victims
Marcy Morales, MA, Arizona Department of Child Safety

11:25 AM - 12:00 PM Lunch Break

12:00 - 12:45 PM Facilitated Conversations
EJW Crime Victims Justice Corps Fellows - Closed Session
Equal Justice Works Fellows only

How States are Using Data Analysis for Restitution
Grace Beil Call, Council of State Governments Justice Center

Teaching Victims’ Rights at Your Local Law School
Doug Beloof, JD, Lewis & Clark Law School

Lessons Learned from the Post-Conviction Victims’ Rights Project
Lorie Brisbin, National Institute of Corrections
Terry L. Campos, National Crime Victim Law Institute
Julie K. Hester, MBA, National Crime Victim Law Institute

Serving Crime Victims with Incarceration Histories
Allison Hastings, MS, Vera Institute of Justice
Quetita Cavero, JD, National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women

Interested in Getting Involved with NCVLI’s Board of Directors or Advisory Council? Meet with the Board President 
Helene Davis, NCVLI Board of Directors

Civil Legal Aid & Victims’ Rights Enforcement: A Meet-Up

12:45 - 1:00 PM Break

1:00 - 2:15 PM Breakout Sessions 5
Credibility as a Central Tenet of Sustainable Advocacy
Caroline Olfert, MA, Oregon Department of Justice
Johanna Costa, United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon

Be the Judge: Victims’ RIghts Year in Review
 Rebecca S.T. Khalil, JD, National Crime Victim Rights Institute
Joshua Medina, JD, National Crime Victim Rights Institute

Eight Common Myths About Abusers & Why They Still Matter in Courts
David Adams, Ed.D, Emerge

Trauma Informed Communication from Intake to the Courtroom
Chris Wilson, PsyD, Being Trauma Informed

Advancing the Interests of Victims in Federal Habeas Corpus Actions
Amy Karangekis, JD, Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General
Kathy Morrissey, BA, Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General
Randall E. Ravitz, JD, Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General

2:15 - 2:35 PM Break

2:35 - 3:50 PM Breakout Sessions 6
Strategic Litigation: The Horizon of Victims’ Rights Litigation
Meg Garvin, MA, JD, National Crime Victim Law Institute

Internet of Things (IoT) Safety Risks & Strategies
 Ian Harris, JD, MA, National Network to End Domestic Violence
Toby Shulruff, National Network to End Domestic Violence

Legal Tools to Address Elder Abuse & Obtain Restitution
Prescott Cole, JD, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
Sarah Galvan, JD, Justice in Aging

Developing Culturally Responsive, Trauma-Informed  Legal Advocacy Services & Responses
Olga Truillo, JD, Caminar Latino

3:50 - 4:00 PM Break

4:00 - 4:45 PM Closing Plenary
Navigating Tragedy
Nicole Clavo, PhD, The Healing5 Foundation, Inc.

4:45 - 5:00 PM Closing Remarks
Meg Garvin, MA, JD, National Crime Victim Law Institute