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National Crime Victim Law Institute

Victim Resources

NCVLI works to ensure that victims of crime are informed of their rights and can find resources to enforce their rights. We provide general information on our website about the rights of crime victims and also provide referral information to other agencies that may be able to provide direct assistance. NCVLI does not, however, provide legal advice to victims, cannot conduct research on individual victim’s cases, and cannot serve as an individual victim’s attorney.  


Here are some questions victims frequently ask NCVLI about victims’ rights and the criminal justice system.

Resource Map

NCVLI’s Victim Resource Map is a tool for victims with links to organizations that provide aid, information, and support directly to victims of crime.  Searchable by crime type or location, the map contains links to valuable national and state programs.  Many of these organizations can help victims find local county and city services.  In an effort to empower victims, the map provides a clear path to direct help and services such as crisis intervention, emergency housing, financial compensation, counseling, and legal advocacy.

Victim Law Library

NCVLI’s Library of Legal Resources contains laws and educational material about crime victims’ rights. Resources contained on the library site include state victims’ rights law of all jurisdictions as well as various publications on victims’ rights produced by NCVLI and other agencies. 

Legal Resource Referral

NCVLI maintains a list of attorneys and advocates specializing in the area of victims’ rights. If, after reviewing NCVLI’s resource map and victim law library, you feel you need further assistance, please click here to submit on online referral request. NCVLI will review the information you submit and do our best to locate resource referrals in your area.