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National Crime Victim Law Institute

2019 Crime Victim Law Conference

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

Tentative Conference Agenda

CLE credits are being 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 or 503-768-6819.

Thursday, June 6

8:00 - 9:00 AM Breakfast & Registration

9:00 - 9:15 AM Welcome & Conference Opening
Meg Garvin, MA, JD, National Crime Victim Law Institute

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

10:15 - 10:30 AM Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Breakout Sessions 1
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

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

Fundamentals of Litigating Victims’ Rights
NCVLI Legal Team

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

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

12:00 - 12:25 PM Lunch Break

12:25 - 1:25 PM Lunch Plenary

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

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, United States Army
COL JA Pete Yob, United States Army

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

3:15 - 3:30 PM Break

3:30 - 5:00 PM Breakout Sessions 3
The Use & Misuse of Victim Impact Statements in Military Justice
LCDR Jason Roberts, United States Coast Guard
LCDR Jeremy Weiss, United States Coast Guard

Strategic Appellate Litigation of Victims’ Rights
NCVLI Legal Team

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, Ofice for Victims of Crime
Heather Warnken, JD, LLM, United States Department of Justice

Advancing Support & Justice for Victims through Multidisciplinary Teams
Anne DePrince, Ph.D, University of Denver

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

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


Friday, June 7

8:00 - 8:30 AM Registration & Coffee

8:30 - 8:50 AM Welcome & Awards
Meg Garvin, MA, JD, National Crime Victim Law Institute

8:50 - 9:50 AM Opening Plenary
Title IX: Representing Survivors of Campus & K-12 Assault in the Current Era
Cari Simon, JD, The Fierberg National Law Group

9:50 - 10:10 AM Break

10:10 - 11:25 AM Breakout Sessions 4
Survivors of Military Sexual Assault
MAJ David Koon, JD, National Guard Bureau, Office of the Chief Counsel

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

Legislative Strategies to Advance Victims’ Rights
Erin Olson, JD

Sequencing Justice: How Women Think About Restorative & Retributive Justice After Violence
Robyn Holder, Ph.D, Griffith University

Environmental Crime Victims
Laurie Dubriel, JD, United States Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Law and Policy Section
John Gregory, JD, United States Environmental Protection Agency
Daniel Dooher, JD, United States Department of Justice

11:25 AM - 12:00 PM Lunch Break

12:00 - 12:45 PM Facilitated Conversations
Serving Crime Victims with Incarceration Histories
Quetita Cavero, JD, National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
Allison Hastings, MS, Vera Institute of Justice

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

Post-Conviction Victim Services Legal Issues Project
Lorie Brisbin, National Institute of Corrections
NCVLI Legal Team

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

EJW Fellows Meet-Up
NCVLI Legal Team

Strategic Litigation Live Stream

12:45 - 1:00 PM Break

1:00 - 2:15 PM Breakout Sessions 5
Privacy Litigation
NCVLI Legal Team

Credibility as a Central Tenet of Sustainable Advocacy
Johanna Costa, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon
Caroline Olfert, Oregon Department of Justice

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

Serving Victims of Crimes with Disabilities
Marc Dubin, JD, ADA Expertise Consulting, LLC

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
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

Victims’ RIghts Year in Review
NCVLI Legal Team

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

3:50 - 4:00 PM Break

4:00 - 4:45 PM Closing Plenary

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