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  • 1 in 6

    1 in 6 provides support for male victims of childhood sexual violence with general information, a national 24/7 online support line, and online therapy for residents of California.

  • 2009 OVC Report to the Nation: Putting Victims First

    The Report outlines OVC’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal years 2007 and 2008. Click here to view the full report.
  • 2012 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Has Record Attendance

    Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Crime Victims’ Rights Reception at the 2012 Crime Victim Law Conference a success, especially our generous raffle & silent auction prize donors, wonderful local band SloeGinFizz who donated the musical performance, the amazing volunteers who helped make it happen, and the many Conference faculty and attendees who came and joined in the fun!  For more on the Reception, including photos, click the story title above.
  • 2012 NCVLI/NAVRA Training Series: Enhancing Justice for Crime Victims

    The NCVLI/NAVRA 2012 Training Series is designed to bring access to justice to crime victims nationwide by helping attorneys, advocates, allied professionals, and law students learn the skills necessary to represent and advocate for crime victims. 
  • 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Chanpone Sinlapasai

    Chanpone Sinlapasai-Okamura is a partner at Marandas & McClellan.  Chanpone focuses on immigration law and specializes in assisting survivors of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Chanpone with the 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2013 Pro Bono of the Year: Perkins Coie

    With more than 60 attorneys, Perkins Coie is one of the largest firms in Portland, Oregon.  This year Perkins Coie assisted with two significant cases in Oregon on behalf of victims.  NCVLI is proud to present Perkins Coie with the 2013 Pro Bono of the Year Award.
  • 2013 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: CAST

    The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual human rights organization that has been nationally and internationally recognized for its dedication to the identification of victims, mobilization of all sectors of the community to identify and advocate against trafficking, and provision of direct services for victims.  NCVLI is proud to honor CAST with the 2013 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2014 Conference A Huge Success

    Thank you to everyone who attended last month’s Crime Victim Law Conference in Portland, OR.  We are particularly grateful to our sponsors and Reception donors.  This year we had record attendance, with nearly 250 attendees from 33 states, the District of Columbia, Australia, and Canada.  Click here to see photos from the Conference.
  • 2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos

    2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos
  • 2014 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Photos

    2014 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Photos
  • 2014 Legal Advocacy Award: Amy Terrible

    A former prosecutor, Amy’s true passion is to achieve justice for victims by directly representing them in criminal cases against their offenders. NCVLI s proud to present Amy with the 2014 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2014 Victims’ Rights Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2014 Volunteer of the Year: Elizabeth Morrison

    Elizabeth Morrison came to NCVLI in November 2013 after graduating from Washington State University with her Bachelors of Arts and has since donated over 250 hours in six months.  NCVLI is honored to present Elizabeth with the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award for her service to NCVLI.
  • 2014 Writing Contest Spotlight: Susan Nelson

    Susan East Nelson is a writing contest winner for NCVLI’s 2014 Conference. She iis a third-year law student at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • 2015 Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

    We are thrilled to announce that Attorney Laura Dunn, Executive Director of SurvJustice, will be a keynote speaker at our 2015 Conference.  Ms. Dunn is a nationally recognized activist fighting to prevent campus sexual violence and improve campus response to survivors. Click here to learn more about Laura.
  • 2015 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Johanna Costa

    Johanna Costa is the Director of Victim Services at the Washington County District Attorney’s Office in Hillsboro, Oregon, where she leads a team of 20 staff and volunteer advocates in supporting victims of all types of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Johanna with the 2015 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2015 Victims’ Rights Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2015 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thank you to the sponsors of our inaugural Voices for Justice Reception. Click here to learn more and see photos from the event.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    The 15th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference is just three months away!  We have an exciting line-up of experts. Click here to read about two.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    This year’s Crime Victim Law Conference has sessions that touch on each element of justice so that attendees will leave with the knowledge needed to effectively advocate for victims. Click here to read about the sessions.
  • 2016 Legal Advocacy Awardee: Mariam El-menshawi

    Mariam El-menshawi is the Director and Principal Attorney at McGeorge School of Law, Victims of Crime Resource Center in Sacramento, California. Mariam received her JD/MBA degrees from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  Mariam has dedicated her career to helping victims of crime understand their rights and assisting them in navigating and enforcing their rights in the criminal justice system. NCVLI is proud to present Mariam with the 2016 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2016 Voice for Justice Award

    The Voice for Justice Award recognizes individuals and organizations making outstanding contributions to ensuring our justice system honors victims’ voices. Click here to learn about this year’s recipient.
  • 2016-17 Professional Development Scholarship Application

    Thanks to funding from individuals and businesses, NCVLI is pleased to be able to offer Crime Victim/Survivor scholarships to eligible individuals. Click here to learn more.
  • 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Click here to read the latest updates for the 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference.
  • 2017 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award

    NCVLI is pleased to present the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, Cyrus ‘Rus’ Rilee and Claudia J. Bayliff with the 2017 Crime Victim Partnership Award.
  • 2017 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thanks to our generous sponsors and community for supporting the event. Click here to read more and see photos.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest conference news.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference news.
  • 2018 Outstanding Achievement Honoree

    Announcing the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Honorees!
  • 2019 Conference Update

    Join us in Portland, Oregon this June 6-7th for our Crime Victim Law Conference.  This year’s Conference, themed Show Up for Justice, features plenaries, breakout sessions, and roundtable discussions addressing a wide range of topics.
  • 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference

    Registration is open: 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference
  • 2019 Voice for Justice Award Honoree: Chanpone P. Sinlapasai

  • 3rd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception

    On Tuesday, June 14, NCVLI hosted its 3rd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. More than 130 Crime Victim Law Conference attendees and friends of NCVLI from the community gathered to enjoy each other’s company and celebrate the successes of the past 10 years of victims’ rights enforcement.
  • A Response to Alan Dershowitz; Securing Victim Voice

    We have not yet fully closed the books on 2014 – dubbed “the year everyone started talking about sexual assault” – and we are starting 2015 with threats of ethics complaints and defamation suits that may end the conversation.  Click here to read NCVLI’s full response to prominent criminal defense attorney and law professor Alan Dershowitz.
  • A Victim’s Right to Counsel During an Interview

    NCVLI releases position papers on cutting edge victims’ rights issues to help ensure vigorous assertion and enforcement of victims’ rights. We have recently released a Victim Law Position Paper detailing the right of victims to have retained counsel present during investigative interviews.  Click here to read the position paper.
  • Access In-Person & Online Trainings

    In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, NAVRA - NCVLI’s membership alliance - is proud to offer two trainings in October. Click here to learn more

  • Accused Rapist Cross-Examines Alleged Victim During Trial

    An accused rapist, appearing pro se, is allowed to cross-examine the rape victim for several hours in a Florida trial.
  • ACTION OHIO Coalition For Battered Women

    The Action Ohio Coalition for Battered Women is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence and stalking statewide.  Their website has referrals to resources and local service providers for victims, including shelter programs.
  • ADA.gov-Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

    USA
    The ADA Home Page provides access to ADA regulations and technical assistance materials in English and Spanish, including information about U.S. Department of Justice ADA settlement agreements and enforcement activities. ADA.gov centralizes key ADA information and links to Federal resources, including: Access to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ADA material; ADA Standards for Accessible Design; Updates on new ADA requirements.
  • Advisory Council Profile: Jennifer Brobst

    Advisory Council Profile: Jennifer Brobst
  • Agenda for March 2, 2012 Training

    Agenda for March 2, 2012 Training
  • Air Force to assign counsel for victims of sex assault

    Air Force to assign counsel for victims of sex assault
  • Airman First Class (E-3) LRM v. Lieutenant Colonel Kastenberg, No. 2013-05, 2013 WL 1874790 (A.F. Ct. Crim. App. Apr. 2, 2013) (order).

    Defendant—real party in interest in the proceeding and a male Airman—was charged with raping a female Airman.  As part of a larger Air Force program to combat sexual assault, the Air Force JAG Corps had implemented a special victims’ counsel (SVC) program that requires the appointment of counsel for victims of sexual assault.  The victim was appointed SVC, who entered a formal appearance and asked the military judge to direct the parties to provide him with copies of motions filed under Military Rules of Evidence 412 (the military’s rape shield law), 513 (psychotherapist-patient privilege), and 514 (victim advocate-victim privilege).
  • Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    1-800-650-6522
    The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence statewide.  Their website has referrals to local resources and service providers for victims, such as shelter programs.





  • Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission

    (800) 541-9388 
    This program provides financial assistance to victims of crime for expenses such as medical and counseling costs, loss of wages, loss of support, and funeral costs.
  • Alaska Institute for Justice

    The Alaska Institute for Justice (formerly Alaska Immigration Justice Project) is a non-profit agency that provides low-cost immigration legal assistance to immigrants and refugees in all immigration applications including citizenship, permanent resident status, work permits, asylum, family-based petitions and immigration petitions for immigrant victims of  domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. 

  • Alaska Office of Victims’ Rights

    Phone: 907-754-3460 
    Toll-free Nationwide: 844-754-3460
    The Office Of Victims’ Rights is an agency of the Alaska Legislature that provides free legal services to victims of crime to help them obtain the rights they are guaranteed under the Alaska constitution and statutes with regard to their contacts with police, prosecutors, judges, and other criminal justice agencies in this state, as well as to advance and protect those victim rights in court when necessary and authorized by law. 
  • Alaska United States Attorney’s Office

    Phone: 907-271-3041
    The role of the United States Attorney is to prosecute cases fairly and justly. If you are identified as a victim under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act, we will make our best effort to ensure you are provided the rights and services you are entitled to.
  • Alaska Victim-Witness Assistance Program

    Alaska’s Department of Law provides a Victim-Witness Assistance Program for victims whose cases are being prosecuted.  A coordinator can provide services such as help with employers and travel arrangements, advocacy and information about the criminal justice process, and work with police and other services to stop abuse and harassment.

Child Victims

  • 1 in 6

    1 in 6 provides support for male victims of childhood sexual violence with general information, a national 24/7 online support line, and online therapy for residents of California.

  • 2009 OVC Report to the Nation: Putting Victims First

    The Report outlines OVC’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal years 2007 and 2008. Click here to view the full report.
  • 2012 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Has Record Attendance

    Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Crime Victims’ Rights Reception at the 2012 Crime Victim Law Conference a success, especially our generous raffle & silent auction prize donors, wonderful local band SloeGinFizz who donated the musical performance, the amazing volunteers who helped make it happen, and the many Conference faculty and attendees who came and joined in the fun!  For more on the Reception, including photos, click the story title above.
  • 2012 NCVLI/NAVRA Training Series: Enhancing Justice for Crime Victims

    The NCVLI/NAVRA 2012 Training Series is designed to bring access to justice to crime victims nationwide by helping attorneys, advocates, allied professionals, and law students learn the skills necessary to represent and advocate for crime victims. 
  • 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Chanpone Sinlapasai

    Chanpone Sinlapasai-Okamura is a partner at Marandas & McClellan.  Chanpone focuses on immigration law and specializes in assisting survivors of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Chanpone with the 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2013 Pro Bono of the Year: Perkins Coie

    With more than 60 attorneys, Perkins Coie is one of the largest firms in Portland, Oregon.  This year Perkins Coie assisted with two significant cases in Oregon on behalf of victims.  NCVLI is proud to present Perkins Coie with the 2013 Pro Bono of the Year Award.
  • 2013 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: CAST

    The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual human rights organization that has been nationally and internationally recognized for its dedication to the identification of victims, mobilization of all sectors of the community to identify and advocate against trafficking, and provision of direct services for victims.  NCVLI is proud to honor CAST with the 2013 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2014 Conference A Huge Success

    Thank you to everyone who attended last month’s Crime Victim Law Conference in Portland, OR.  We are particularly grateful to our sponsors and Reception donors.  This year we had record attendance, with nearly 250 attendees from 33 states, the District of Columbia, Australia, and Canada.  Click here to see photos from the Conference.
  • 2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos

    2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos
  • 2014 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Photos

    2014 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Photos
  • 2014 Legal Advocacy Award: Amy Terrible

    A former prosecutor, Amy’s true passion is to achieve justice for victims by directly representing them in criminal cases against their offenders. NCVLI s proud to present Amy with the 2014 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2014 Victims’ Rights Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2014 Volunteer of the Year: Elizabeth Morrison

    Elizabeth Morrison came to NCVLI in November 2013 after graduating from Washington State University with her Bachelors of Arts and has since donated over 250 hours in six months.  NCVLI is honored to present Elizabeth with the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award for her service to NCVLI.
  • 2014 Writing Contest Spotlight: Susan Nelson

    Susan East Nelson is a writing contest winner for NCVLI’s 2014 Conference. She iis a third-year law student at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • 2015 Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

    We are thrilled to announce that Attorney Laura Dunn, Executive Director of SurvJustice, will be a keynote speaker at our 2015 Conference.  Ms. Dunn is a nationally recognized activist fighting to prevent campus sexual violence and improve campus response to survivors. Click here to learn more about Laura.
  • 2015 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Johanna Costa

    Johanna Costa is the Director of Victim Services at the Washington County District Attorney’s Office in Hillsboro, Oregon, where she leads a team of 20 staff and volunteer advocates in supporting victims of all types of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Johanna with the 2015 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2015 Victims’ Rights Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2015 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thank you to the sponsors of our inaugural Voices for Justice Reception. Click here to learn more and see photos from the event.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    The 15th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference is just three months away!  We have an exciting line-up of experts. Click here to read about two.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    This year’s Crime Victim Law Conference has sessions that touch on each element of justice so that attendees will leave with the knowledge needed to effectively advocate for victims. Click here to read about the sessions.
  • 2016 Legal Advocacy Awardee: Mariam El-menshawi

    Mariam El-menshawi is the Director and Principal Attorney at McGeorge School of Law, Victims of Crime Resource Center in Sacramento, California. Mariam received her JD/MBA degrees from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  Mariam has dedicated her career to helping victims of crime understand their rights and assisting them in navigating and enforcing their rights in the criminal justice system. NCVLI is proud to present Mariam with the 2016 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2016 Voice for Justice Award

    The Voice for Justice Award recognizes individuals and organizations making outstanding contributions to ensuring our justice system honors victims’ voices. Click here to learn about this year’s recipient.
  • 2016-17 Professional Development Scholarship Application

    Thanks to funding from individuals and businesses, NCVLI is pleased to be able to offer Crime Victim/Survivor scholarships to eligible individuals. Click here to learn more.
  • 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Click here to read the latest updates for the 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference.
  • 2017 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award

    NCVLI is pleased to present the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, Cyrus ‘Rus’ Rilee and Claudia J. Bayliff with the 2017 Crime Victim Partnership Award.
  • 2017 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thanks to our generous sponsors and community for supporting the event. Click here to read more and see photos.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest conference news.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference news.
  • 2018 Outstanding Achievement Honoree

    Announcing the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Honorees!
  • 2019 Conference Update

    Join us in Portland, Oregon this June 6-7th for our Crime Victim Law Conference.  This year’s Conference, themed Show Up for Justice, features plenaries, breakout sessions, and roundtable discussions addressing a wide range of topics.
  • 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference

    Registration is open: 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference
  • 2019 Voice for Justice Award Honoree: Chanpone P. Sinlapasai

  • 3rd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception

    On Tuesday, June 14, NCVLI hosted its 3rd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. More than 130 Crime Victim Law Conference attendees and friends of NCVLI from the community gathered to enjoy each other’s company and celebrate the successes of the past 10 years of victims’ rights enforcement.
  • A Response to Alan Dershowitz; Securing Victim Voice

    We have not yet fully closed the books on 2014 – dubbed “the year everyone started talking about sexual assault” – and we are starting 2015 with threats of ethics complaints and defamation suits that may end the conversation.  Click here to read NCVLI’s full response to prominent criminal defense attorney and law professor Alan Dershowitz.
  • A Victim’s Right to Counsel During an Interview

    NCVLI releases position papers on cutting edge victims’ rights issues to help ensure vigorous assertion and enforcement of victims’ rights. We have recently released a Victim Law Position Paper detailing the right of victims to have retained counsel present during investigative interviews.  Click here to read the position paper.
  • Access In-Person & Online Trainings

    In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, NAVRA - NCVLI’s membership alliance - is proud to offer two trainings in October. Click here to learn more

  • Accused Rapist Cross-Examines Alleged Victim During Trial

    An accused rapist, appearing pro se, is allowed to cross-examine the rape victim for several hours in a Florida trial.
  • ACTION OHIO Coalition For Battered Women

    The Action Ohio Coalition for Battered Women is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence and stalking statewide.  Their website has referrals to resources and local service providers for victims, including shelter programs.
  • ADA.gov-Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

    USA
    The ADA Home Page provides access to ADA regulations and technical assistance materials in English and Spanish, including information about U.S. Department of Justice ADA settlement agreements and enforcement activities. ADA.gov centralizes key ADA information and links to Federal resources, including: Access to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ADA material; ADA Standards for Accessible Design; Updates on new ADA requirements.
  • Advisory Council Profile: Jennifer Brobst

    Advisory Council Profile: Jennifer Brobst
  • Agenda for March 2, 2012 Training

    Agenda for March 2, 2012 Training
  • Air Force to assign counsel for victims of sex assault

    Air Force to assign counsel for victims of sex assault
  • Airman First Class (E-3) LRM v. Lieutenant Colonel Kastenberg, No. 2013-05, 2013 WL 1874790 (A.F. Ct. Crim. App. Apr. 2, 2013) (order).

    Defendant—real party in interest in the proceeding and a male Airman—was charged with raping a female Airman.  As part of a larger Air Force program to combat sexual assault, the Air Force JAG Corps had implemented a special victims’ counsel (SVC) program that requires the appointment of counsel for victims of sexual assault.  The victim was appointed SVC, who entered a formal appearance and asked the military judge to direct the parties to provide him with copies of motions filed under Military Rules of Evidence 412 (the military’s rape shield law), 513 (psychotherapist-patient privilege), and 514 (victim advocate-victim privilege).
  • Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    1-800-650-6522
    The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence statewide.  Their website has referrals to local resources and service providers for victims, such as shelter programs.





  • Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission

    (800) 541-9388 
    This program provides financial assistance to victims of crime for expenses such as medical and counseling costs, loss of wages, loss of support, and funeral costs.
  • Alaska Institute for Justice

    The Alaska Institute for Justice (formerly Alaska Immigration Justice Project) is a non-profit agency that provides low-cost immigration legal assistance to immigrants and refugees in all immigration applications including citizenship, permanent resident status, work permits, asylum, family-based petitions and immigration petitions for immigrant victims of  domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. 

  • Alaska Office of Victims’ Rights

    Phone: 907-754-3460 
    Toll-free Nationwide: 844-754-3460
    The Office Of Victims’ Rights is an agency of the Alaska Legislature that provides free legal services to victims of crime to help them obtain the rights they are guaranteed under the Alaska constitution and statutes with regard to their contacts with police, prosecutors, judges, and other criminal justice agencies in this state, as well as to advance and protect those victim rights in court when necessary and authorized by law. 
  • Alaska United States Attorney’s Office

    Phone: 907-271-3041
    The role of the United States Attorney is to prosecute cases fairly and justly. If you are identified as a victim under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act, we will make our best effort to ensure you are provided the rights and services you are entitled to.
  • Alaska Victim-Witness Assistance Program

    Alaska’s Department of Law provides a Victim-Witness Assistance Program for victims whose cases are being prosecuted.  A coordinator can provide services such as help with employers and travel arrangements, advocacy and information about the criminal justice process, and work with police and other services to stop abuse and harassment.

Compensation and Reparations

  • 1 in 6

    1 in 6 provides support for male victims of childhood sexual violence with general information, a national 24/7 online support line, and online therapy for residents of California.

  • 2009 OVC Report to the Nation: Putting Victims First

    The Report outlines OVC’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal years 2007 and 2008. Click here to view the full report.
  • 2012 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Has Record Attendance

    Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Crime Victims’ Rights Reception at the 2012 Crime Victim Law Conference a success, especially our generous raffle & silent auction prize donors, wonderful local band SloeGinFizz who donated the musical performance, the amazing volunteers who helped make it happen, and the many Conference faculty and attendees who came and joined in the fun!  For more on the Reception, including photos, click the story title above.
  • 2012 NCVLI/NAVRA Training Series: Enhancing Justice for Crime Victims

    The NCVLI/NAVRA 2012 Training Series is designed to bring access to justice to crime victims nationwide by helping attorneys, advocates, allied professionals, and law students learn the skills necessary to represent and advocate for crime victims. 
  • 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Chanpone Sinlapasai

    Chanpone Sinlapasai-Okamura is a partner at Marandas & McClellan.  Chanpone focuses on immigration law and specializes in assisting survivors of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Chanpone with the 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2013 Pro Bono of the Year: Perkins Coie

    With more than 60 attorneys, Perkins Coie is one of the largest firms in Portland, Oregon.  This year Perkins Coie assisted with two significant cases in Oregon on behalf of victims.  NCVLI is proud to present Perkins Coie with the 2013 Pro Bono of the Year Award.
  • 2013 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: CAST

    The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual human rights organization that has been nationally and internationally recognized for its dedication to the identification of victims, mobilization of all sectors of the community to identify and advocate against trafficking, and provision of direct services for victims.  NCVLI is proud to honor CAST with the 2013 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2014 Conference A Huge Success

    Thank you to everyone who attended last month’s Crime Victim Law Conference in Portland, OR.  We are particularly grateful to our sponsors and Reception donors.  This year we had record attendance, with nearly 250 attendees from 33 states, the District of Columbia, Australia, and Canada.  Click here to see photos from the Conference.
  • 2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos

    2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos
  • 2014 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Photos

    2014 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Photos
  • 2014 Legal Advocacy Award: Amy Terrible

    A former prosecutor, Amy’s true passion is to achieve justice for victims by directly representing them in criminal cases against their offenders. NCVLI s proud to present Amy with the 2014 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2014 Victims’ Rights Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2014 Volunteer of the Year: Elizabeth Morrison

    Elizabeth Morrison came to NCVLI in November 2013 after graduating from Washington State University with her Bachelors of Arts and has since donated over 250 hours in six months.  NCVLI is honored to present Elizabeth with the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award for her service to NCVLI.
  • 2014 Writing Contest Spotlight: Susan Nelson

    Susan East Nelson is a writing contest winner for NCVLI’s 2014 Conference. She iis a third-year law student at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • 2015 Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

    We are thrilled to announce that Attorney Laura Dunn, Executive Director of SurvJustice, will be a keynote speaker at our 2015 Conference.  Ms. Dunn is a nationally recognized activist fighting to prevent campus sexual violence and improve campus response to survivors. Click here to learn more about Laura.
  • 2015 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Johanna Costa

    Johanna Costa is the Director of Victim Services at the Washington County District Attorney’s Office in Hillsboro, Oregon, where she leads a team of 20 staff and volunteer advocates in supporting victims of all types of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Johanna with the 2015 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2015 Victims’ Rights Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2015 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thank you to the sponsors of our inaugural Voices for Justice Reception. Click here to learn more and see photos from the event.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    The 15th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference is just three months away!  We have an exciting line-up of experts. Click here to read about two.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    This year’s Crime Victim Law Conference has sessions that touch on each element of justice so that attendees will leave with the knowledge needed to effectively advocate for victims. Click here to read about the sessions.
  • 2016 Legal Advocacy Awardee: Mariam El-menshawi

    Mariam El-menshawi is the Director and Principal Attorney at McGeorge School of Law, Victims of Crime Resource Center in Sacramento, California. Mariam received her JD/MBA degrees from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  Mariam has dedicated her career to helping victims of crime understand their rights and assisting them in navigating and enforcing their rights in the criminal justice system. NCVLI is proud to present Mariam with the 2016 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2016 Voice for Justice Award

    The Voice for Justice Award recognizes individuals and organizations making outstanding contributions to ensuring our justice system honors victims’ voices. Click here to learn about this year’s recipient.
  • 2016-17 Professional Development Scholarship Application

    Thanks to funding from individuals and businesses, NCVLI is pleased to be able to offer Crime Victim/Survivor scholarships to eligible individuals. Click here to learn more.
  • 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Click here to read the latest updates for the 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference.
  • 2017 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award

    NCVLI is pleased to present the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, Cyrus ‘Rus’ Rilee and Claudia J. Bayliff with the 2017 Crime Victim Partnership Award.
  • 2017 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thanks to our generous sponsors and community for supporting the event. Click here to read more and see photos.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest conference news.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference news.
  • 2018 Outstanding Achievement Honoree

    Announcing the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Honorees!
  • 2019 Conference Update

    Join us in Portland, Oregon this June 6-7th for our Crime Victim Law Conference.  This year’s Conference, themed Show Up for Justice, features plenaries, breakout sessions, and roundtable discussions addressing a wide range of topics.
  • 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference

    Registration is open: 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference
  • 2019 Voice for Justice Award Honoree: Chanpone P. Sinlapasai

  • 3rd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception

    On Tuesday, June 14, NCVLI hosted its 3rd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. More than 130 Crime Victim Law Conference attendees and friends of NCVLI from the community gathered to enjoy each other’s company and celebrate the successes of the past 10 years of victims’ rights enforcement.
  • A Response to Alan Dershowitz; Securing Victim Voice

    We have not yet fully closed the books on 2014 – dubbed “the year everyone started talking about sexual assault” – and we are starting 2015 with threats of ethics complaints and defamation suits that may end the conversation.  Click here to read NCVLI’s full response to prominent criminal defense attorney and law professor Alan Dershowitz.
  • A Victim’s Right to Counsel During an Interview

    NCVLI releases position papers on cutting edge victims’ rights issues to help ensure vigorous assertion and enforcement of victims’ rights. We have recently released a Victim Law Position Paper detailing the right of victims to have retained counsel present during investigative interviews.  Click here to read the position paper.
  • Access In-Person & Online Trainings

    In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, NAVRA - NCVLI’s membership alliance - is proud to offer two trainings in October. Click here to learn more

  • Accused Rapist Cross-Examines Alleged Victim During Trial

    An accused rapist, appearing pro se, is allowed to cross-examine the rape victim for several hours in a Florida trial.
  • ACTION OHIO Coalition For Battered Women

    The Action Ohio Coalition for Battered Women is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence and stalking statewide.  Their website has referrals to resources and local service providers for victims, including shelter programs.
  • ADA.gov-Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

    USA
    The ADA Home Page provides access to ADA regulations and technical assistance materials in English and Spanish, including information about U.S. Department of Justice ADA settlement agreements and enforcement activities. ADA.gov centralizes key ADA information and links to Federal resources, including: Access to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ADA material; ADA Standards for Accessible Design; Updates on new ADA requirements.
  • Advisory Council Profile: Jennifer Brobst

    Advisory Council Profile: Jennifer Brobst
  • Agenda for March 2, 2012 Training

    Agenda for March 2, 2012 Training
  • Air Force to assign counsel for victims of sex assault

    Air Force to assign counsel for victims of sex assault
  • Airman First Class (E-3) LRM v. Lieutenant Colonel Kastenberg, No. 2013-05, 2013 WL 1874790 (A.F. Ct. Crim. App. Apr. 2, 2013) (order).

    Defendant—real party in interest in the proceeding and a male Airman—was charged with raping a female Airman.  As part of a larger Air Force program to combat sexual assault, the Air Force JAG Corps had implemented a special victims’ counsel (SVC) program that requires the appointment of counsel for victims of sexual assault.  The victim was appointed SVC, who entered a formal appearance and asked the military judge to direct the parties to provide him with copies of motions filed under Military Rules of Evidence 412 (the military’s rape shield law), 513 (psychotherapist-patient privilege), and 514 (victim advocate-victim privilege).
  • Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    1-800-650-6522
    The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence statewide.  Their website has referrals to local resources and service providers for victims, such as shelter programs.





  • Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission

    (800) 541-9388 
    This program provides financial assistance to victims of crime for expenses such as medical and counseling costs, loss of wages, loss of support, and funeral costs.
  • Alaska Institute for Justice

    The Alaska Institute for Justice (formerly Alaska Immigration Justice Project) is a non-profit agency that provides low-cost immigration legal assistance to immigrants and refugees in all immigration applications including citizenship, permanent resident status, work permits, asylum, family-based petitions and immigration petitions for immigrant victims of  domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. 

  • Alaska Office of Victims’ Rights

    Phone: 907-754-3460 
    Toll-free Nationwide: 844-754-3460
    The Office Of Victims’ Rights is an agency of the Alaska Legislature that provides free legal services to victims of crime to help them obtain the rights they are guaranteed under the Alaska constitution and statutes with regard to their contacts with police, prosecutors, judges, and other criminal justice agencies in this state, as well as to advance and protect those victim rights in court when necessary and authorized by law. 
  • Alaska United States Attorney’s Office

    Phone: 907-271-3041
    The role of the United States Attorney is to prosecute cases fairly and justly. If you are identified as a victim under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act, we will make our best effort to ensure you are provided the rights and services you are entitled to.
  • Alaska Victim-Witness Assistance Program

    Alaska’s Department of Law provides a Victim-Witness Assistance Program for victims whose cases are being prosecuted.  A coordinator can provide services such as help with employers and travel arrangements, advocacy and information about the criminal justice process, and work with police and other services to stop abuse and harassment.

Disability Rights

  • 1 in 6

    1 in 6 provides support for male victims of childhood sexual violence with general information, a national 24/7 online support line, and online therapy for residents of California.

  • 2009 OVC Report to the Nation: Putting Victims First

    The Report outlines OVC’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal years 2007 and 2008. Click here to view the full report.
  • 2012 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Has Record Attendance

    Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Crime Victims’ Rights Reception at the 2012 Crime Victim Law Conference a success, especially our generous raffle & silent auction prize donors, wonderful local band SloeGinFizz who donated the musical performance, the amazing volunteers who helped make it happen, and the many Conference faculty and attendees who came and joined in the fun!  For more on the Reception, including photos, click the story title above.
  • 2012 NCVLI/NAVRA Training Series: Enhancing Justice for Crime Victims

    The NCVLI/NAVRA 2012 Training Series is designed to bring access to justice to crime victims nationwide by helping attorneys, advocates, allied professionals, and law students learn the skills necessary to represent and advocate for crime victims. 
  • 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Chanpone Sinlapasai

    Chanpone Sinlapasai-Okamura is a partner at Marandas & McClellan.  Chanpone focuses on immigration law and specializes in assisting survivors of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Chanpone with the 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2013 Pro Bono of the Year: Perkins Coie

    With more than 60 attorneys, Perkins Coie is one of the largest firms in Portland, Oregon.  This year Perkins Coie assisted with two significant cases in Oregon on behalf of victims.  NCVLI is proud to present Perkins Coie with the 2013 Pro Bono of the Year Award.
  • 2013 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: CAST

    The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual human rights organization that has been nationally and internationally recognized for its dedication to the identification of victims, mobilization of all sectors of the community to identify and advocate against trafficking, and provision of direct services for victims.  NCVLI is proud to honor CAST with the 2013 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2014 Conference A Huge Success

    Thank you to everyone who attended last month’s Crime Victim Law Conference in Portland, OR.  We are particularly grateful to our sponsors and Reception donors.  This year we had record attendance, with nearly 250 attendees from 33 states, the District of Columbia, Australia, and Canada.  Click here to see photos from the Conference.
  • 2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos

    2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos
  • 2014 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Photos

    2014 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Photos
  • 2014 Legal Advocacy Award: Amy Terrible

    A former prosecutor, Amy’s true passion is to achieve justice for victims by directly representing them in criminal cases against their offenders. NCVLI s proud to present Amy with the 2014 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2014 Victims’ Rights Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2014 Volunteer of the Year: Elizabeth Morrison

    Elizabeth Morrison came to NCVLI in November 2013 after graduating from Washington State University with her Bachelors of Arts and has since donated over 250 hours in six months.  NCVLI is honored to present Elizabeth with the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award for her service to NCVLI.
  • 2014 Writing Contest Spotlight: Susan Nelson

    Susan East Nelson is a writing contest winner for NCVLI’s 2014 Conference. She iis a third-year law student at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • 2015 Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

    We are thrilled to announce that Attorney Laura Dunn, Executive Director of SurvJustice, will be a keynote speaker at our 2015 Conference.  Ms. Dunn is a nationally recognized activist fighting to prevent campus sexual violence and improve campus response to survivors. Click here to learn more about Laura.
  • 2015 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Johanna Costa

    Johanna Costa is the Director of Victim Services at the Washington County District Attorney’s Office in Hillsboro, Oregon, where she leads a team of 20 staff and volunteer advocates in supporting victims of all types of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Johanna with the 2015 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2015 Victims’ Rights Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2015 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thank you to the sponsors of our inaugural Voices for Justice Reception. Click here to learn more and see photos from the event.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    The 15th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference is just three months away!  We have an exciting line-up of experts. Click here to read about two.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    This year’s Crime Victim Law Conference has sessions that touch on each element of justice so that attendees will leave with the knowledge needed to effectively advocate for victims. Click here to read about the sessions.
  • 2016 Legal Advocacy Awardee: Mariam El-menshawi

    Mariam El-menshawi is the Director and Principal Attorney at McGeorge School of Law, Victims of Crime Resource Center in Sacramento, California. Mariam received her JD/MBA degrees from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  Mariam has dedicated her career to helping victims of crime understand their rights and assisting them in navigating and enforcing their rights in the criminal justice system. NCVLI is proud to present Mariam with the 2016 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2016 Voice for Justice Award

    The Voice for Justice Award recognizes individuals and organizations making outstanding contributions to ensuring our justice system honors victims’ voices. Click here to learn about this year’s recipient.
  • 2016-17 Professional Development Scholarship Application

    Thanks to funding from individuals and businesses, NCVLI is pleased to be able to offer Crime Victim/Survivor scholarships to eligible individuals. Click here to learn more.
  • 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Click here to read the latest updates for the 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference.
  • 2017 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award

    NCVLI is pleased to present the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, Cyrus ‘Rus’ Rilee and Claudia J. Bayliff with the 2017 Crime Victim Partnership Award.
  • 2017 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thanks to our generous sponsors and community for supporting the event. Click here to read more and see photos.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest conference news.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference news.
  • 2018 Outstanding Achievement Honoree

    Announcing the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Honorees!
  • 2019 Conference Update

    Join us in Portland, Oregon this June 6-7th for our Crime Victim Law Conference.  This year’s Conference, themed Show Up for Justice, features plenaries, breakout sessions, and roundtable discussions addressing a wide range of topics.
  • 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference

    Registration is open: 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference
  • 2019 Voice for Justice Award Honoree: Chanpone P. Sinlapasai

  • 3rd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception

    On Tuesday, June 14, NCVLI hosted its 3rd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. More than 130 Crime Victim Law Conference attendees and friends of NCVLI from the community gathered to enjoy each other’s company and celebrate the successes of the past 10 years of victims’ rights enforcement.
  • A Response to Alan Dershowitz; Securing Victim Voice

    We have not yet fully closed the books on 2014 – dubbed “the year everyone started talking about sexual assault” – and we are starting 2015 with threats of ethics complaints and defamation suits that may end the conversation.  Click here to read NCVLI’s full response to prominent criminal defense attorney and law professor Alan Dershowitz.
  • A Victim’s Right to Counsel During an Interview

    NCVLI releases position papers on cutting edge victims’ rights issues to help ensure vigorous assertion and enforcement of victims’ rights. We have recently released a Victim Law Position Paper detailing the right of victims to have retained counsel present during investigative interviews.  Click here to read the position paper.
  • Access In-Person & Online Trainings

    In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, NAVRA - NCVLI’s membership alliance - is proud to offer two trainings in October. Click here to learn more

  • Accused Rapist Cross-Examines Alleged Victim During Trial

    An accused rapist, appearing pro se, is allowed to cross-examine the rape victim for several hours in a Florida trial.
  • ACTION OHIO Coalition For Battered Women

    The Action Ohio Coalition for Battered Women is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence and stalking statewide.  Their website has referrals to resources and local service providers for victims, including shelter programs.
  • ADA.gov-Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

    USA
    The ADA Home Page provides access to ADA regulations and technical assistance materials in English and Spanish, including information about U.S. Department of Justice ADA settlement agreements and enforcement activities. ADA.gov centralizes key ADA information and links to Federal resources, including: Access to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ADA material; ADA Standards for Accessible Design; Updates on new ADA requirements.
  • Advisory Council Profile: Jennifer Brobst

    Advisory Council Profile: Jennifer Brobst
  • Agenda for March 2, 2012 Training

    Agenda for March 2, 2012 Training
  • Air Force to assign counsel for victims of sex assault

    Air Force to assign counsel for victims of sex assault
  • Airman First Class (E-3) LRM v. Lieutenant Colonel Kastenberg, No. 2013-05, 2013 WL 1874790 (A.F. Ct. Crim. App. Apr. 2, 2013) (order).

    Defendant—real party in interest in the proceeding and a male Airman—was charged with raping a female Airman.  As part of a larger Air Force program to combat sexual assault, the Air Force JAG Corps had implemented a special victims’ counsel (SVC) program that requires the appointment of counsel for victims of sexual assault.  The victim was appointed SVC, who entered a formal appearance and asked the military judge to direct the parties to provide him with copies of motions filed under Military Rules of Evidence 412 (the military’s rape shield law), 513 (psychotherapist-patient privilege), and 514 (victim advocate-victim privilege).
  • Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    1-800-650-6522
    The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence statewide.  Their website has referrals to local resources and service providers for victims, such as shelter programs.





  • Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission

    (800) 541-9388 
    This program provides financial assistance to victims of crime for expenses such as medical and counseling costs, loss of wages, loss of support, and funeral costs.
  • Alaska Institute for Justice

    The Alaska Institute for Justice (formerly Alaska Immigration Justice Project) is a non-profit agency that provides low-cost immigration legal assistance to immigrants and refugees in all immigration applications including citizenship, permanent resident status, work permits, asylum, family-based petitions and immigration petitions for immigrant victims of  domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. 

  • Alaska Office of Victims’ Rights

    Phone: 907-754-3460 
    Toll-free Nationwide: 844-754-3460
    The Office Of Victims’ Rights is an agency of the Alaska Legislature that provides free legal services to victims of crime to help them obtain the rights they are guaranteed under the Alaska constitution and statutes with regard to their contacts with police, prosecutors, judges, and other criminal justice agencies in this state, as well as to advance and protect those victim rights in court when necessary and authorized by law. 
  • Alaska United States Attorney’s Office

    Phone: 907-271-3041
    The role of the United States Attorney is to prosecute cases fairly and justly. If you are identified as a victim under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act, we will make our best effort to ensure you are provided the rights and services you are entitled to.
  • Alaska Victim-Witness Assistance Program

    Alaska’s Department of Law provides a Victim-Witness Assistance Program for victims whose cases are being prosecuted.  A coordinator can provide services such as help with employers and travel arrangements, advocacy and information about the criminal justice process, and work with police and other services to stop abuse and harassment.

Domestic Violence

  • 1 in 6

    1 in 6 provides support for male victims of childhood sexual violence with general information, a national 24/7 online support line, and online therapy for residents of California.

  • 2009 OVC Report to the Nation: Putting Victims First

    The Report outlines OVC’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal years 2007 and 2008. Click here to view the full report.
  • 2012 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Has Record Attendance

    Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Crime Victims’ Rights Reception at the 2012 Crime Victim Law Conference a success, especially our generous raffle & silent auction prize donors, wonderful local band SloeGinFizz who donated the musical performance, the amazing volunteers who helped make it happen, and the many Conference faculty and attendees who came and joined in the fun!  For more on the Reception, including photos, click the story title above.
  • 2012 NCVLI/NAVRA Training Series: Enhancing Justice for Crime Victims

    The NCVLI/NAVRA 2012 Training Series is designed to bring access to justice to crime victims nationwide by helping attorneys, advocates, allied professionals, and law students learn the skills necessary to represent and advocate for crime victims. 
  • 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Chanpone Sinlapasai

    Chanpone Sinlapasai-Okamura is a partner at Marandas & McClellan.  Chanpone focuses on immigration law and specializes in assisting survivors of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Chanpone with the 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2013 Pro Bono of the Year: Perkins Coie

    With more than 60 attorneys, Perkins Coie is one of the largest firms in Portland, Oregon.  This year Perkins Coie assisted with two significant cases in Oregon on behalf of victims.  NCVLI is proud to present Perkins Coie with the 2013 Pro Bono of the Year Award.
  • 2013 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: CAST

    The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual human rights organization that has been nationally and internationally recognized for its dedication to the identification of victims, mobilization of all sectors of the community to identify and advocate against trafficking, and provision of direct services for victims.  NCVLI is proud to honor CAST with the 2013 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2014 Conference A Huge Success

    Thank you to everyone who attended last month’s Crime Victim Law Conference in Portland, OR.  We are particularly grateful to our sponsors and Reception donors.  This year we had record attendance, with nearly 250 attendees from 33 states, the District of Columbia, Australia, and Canada.  Click here to see photos from the Conference.
  • 2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos

    2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos
  • 2014 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Photos

    2014 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Photos
  • 2014 Legal Advocacy Award: Amy Terrible

    A former prosecutor, Amy’s true passion is to achieve justice for victims by directly representing them in criminal cases against their offenders. NCVLI s proud to present Amy with the 2014 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2014 Victims’ Rights Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2014 Volunteer of the Year: Elizabeth Morrison

    Elizabeth Morrison came to NCVLI in November 2013 after graduating from Washington State University with her Bachelors of Arts and has since donated over 250 hours in six months.  NCVLI is honored to present Elizabeth with the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award for her service to NCVLI.
  • 2014 Writing Contest Spotlight: Susan Nelson

    Susan East Nelson is a writing contest winner for NCVLI’s 2014 Conference. She iis a third-year law student at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • 2015 Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

    We are thrilled to announce that Attorney Laura Dunn, Executive Director of SurvJustice, will be a keynote speaker at our 2015 Conference.  Ms. Dunn is a nationally recognized activist fighting to prevent campus sexual violence and improve campus response to survivors. Click here to learn more about Laura.
  • 2015 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Johanna Costa

    Johanna Costa is the Director of Victim Services at the Washington County District Attorney’s Office in Hillsboro, Oregon, where she leads a team of 20 staff and volunteer advocates in supporting victims of all types of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Johanna with the 2015 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2015 Victims’ Rights Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2015 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thank you to the sponsors of our inaugural Voices for Justice Reception. Click here to learn more and see photos from the event.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    The 15th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference is just three months away!  We have an exciting line-up of experts. Click here to read about two.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    This year’s Crime Victim Law Conference has sessions that touch on each element of justice so that attendees will leave with the knowledge needed to effectively advocate for victims. Click here to read about the sessions.
  • 2016 Legal Advocacy Awardee: Mariam El-menshawi

    Mariam El-menshawi is the Director and Principal Attorney at McGeorge School of Law, Victims of Crime Resource Center in Sacramento, California. Mariam received her JD/MBA degrees from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  Mariam has dedicated her career to helping victims of crime understand their rights and assisting them in navigating and enforcing their rights in the criminal justice system. NCVLI is proud to present Mariam with the 2016 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2016 Voice for Justice Award

    The Voice for Justice Award recognizes individuals and organizations making outstanding contributions to ensuring our justice system honors victims’ voices. Click here to learn about this year’s recipient.
  • 2016-17 Professional Development Scholarship Application

    Thanks to funding from individuals and businesses, NCVLI is pleased to be able to offer Crime Victim/Survivor scholarships to eligible individuals. Click here to learn more.
  • 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Click here to read the latest updates for the 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference.
  • 2017 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award

    NCVLI is pleased to present the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, Cyrus ‘Rus’ Rilee and Claudia J. Bayliff with the 2017 Crime Victim Partnership Award.
  • 2017 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thanks to our generous sponsors and community for supporting the event. Click here to read more and see photos.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest conference news.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference news.
  • 2018 Outstanding Achievement Honoree

    Announcing the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Honorees!
  • 2019 Conference Update

    Join us in Portland, Oregon this June 6-7th for our Crime Victim Law Conference.  This year’s Conference, themed Show Up for Justice, features plenaries, breakout sessions, and roundtable discussions addressing a wide range of topics.
  • 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference

    Registration is open: 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference
  • 2019 Voice for Justice Award Honoree: Chanpone P. Sinlapasai

  • 3rd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception

    On Tuesday, June 14, NCVLI hosted its 3rd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. More than 130 Crime Victim Law Conference attendees and friends of NCVLI from the community gathered to enjoy each other’s company and celebrate the successes of the past 10 years of victims’ rights enforcement.
  • A Response to Alan Dershowitz; Securing Victim Voice

    We have not yet fully closed the books on 2014 – dubbed “the year everyone started talking about sexual assault” – and we are starting 2015 with threats of ethics complaints and defamation suits that may end the conversation.  Click here to read NCVLI’s full response to prominent criminal defense attorney and law professor Alan Dershowitz.
  • A Victim’s Right to Counsel During an Interview

    NCVLI releases position papers on cutting edge victims’ rights issues to help ensure vigorous assertion and enforcement of victims’ rights. We have recently released a Victim Law Position Paper detailing the right of victims to have retained counsel present during investigative interviews.  Click here to read the position paper.
  • Access In-Person & Online Trainings

    In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, NAVRA - NCVLI’s membership alliance - is proud to offer two trainings in October. Click here to learn more

  • Accused Rapist Cross-Examines Alleged Victim During Trial

    An accused rapist, appearing pro se, is allowed to cross-examine the rape victim for several hours in a Florida trial.
  • ACTION OHIO Coalition For Battered Women

    The Action Ohio Coalition for Battered Women is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence and stalking statewide.  Their website has referrals to resources and local service providers for victims, including shelter programs.
  • ADA.gov-Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

    USA
    The ADA Home Page provides access to ADA regulations and technical assistance materials in English and Spanish, including information about U.S. Department of Justice ADA settlement agreements and enforcement activities. ADA.gov centralizes key ADA information and links to Federal resources, including: Access to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ADA material; ADA Standards for Accessible Design; Updates on new ADA requirements.
  • Advisory Council Profile: Jennifer Brobst

    Advisory Council Profile: Jennifer Brobst
  • Agenda for March 2, 2012 Training

    Agenda for March 2, 2012 Training
  • Air Force to assign counsel for victims of sex assault

    Air Force to assign counsel for victims of sex assault
  • Airman First Class (E-3) LRM v. Lieutenant Colonel Kastenberg, No. 2013-05, 2013 WL 1874790 (A.F. Ct. Crim. App. Apr. 2, 2013) (order).

    Defendant—real party in interest in the proceeding and a male Airman—was charged with raping a female Airman.  As part of a larger Air Force program to combat sexual assault, the Air Force JAG Corps had implemented a special victims’ counsel (SVC) program that requires the appointment of counsel for victims of sexual assault.  The victim was appointed SVC, who entered a formal appearance and asked the military judge to direct the parties to provide him with copies of motions filed under Military Rules of Evidence 412 (the military’s rape shield law), 513 (psychotherapist-patient privilege), and 514 (victim advocate-victim privilege).
  • Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    1-800-650-6522
    The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence statewide.  Their website has referrals to local resources and service providers for victims, such as shelter programs.





  • Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission

    (800) 541-9388 
    This program provides financial assistance to victims of crime for expenses such as medical and counseling costs, loss of wages, loss of support, and funeral costs.
  • Alaska Institute for Justice

    The Alaska Institute for Justice (formerly Alaska Immigration Justice Project) is a non-profit agency that provides low-cost immigration legal assistance to immigrants and refugees in all immigration applications including citizenship, permanent resident status, work permits, asylum, family-based petitions and immigration petitions for immigrant victims of  domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. 

  • Alaska Office of Victims’ Rights

    Phone: 907-754-3460 
    Toll-free Nationwide: 844-754-3460
    The Office Of Victims’ Rights is an agency of the Alaska Legislature that provides free legal services to victims of crime to help them obtain the rights they are guaranteed under the Alaska constitution and statutes with regard to their contacts with police, prosecutors, judges, and other criminal justice agencies in this state, as well as to advance and protect those victim rights in court when necessary and authorized by law. 
  • Alaska United States Attorney’s Office

    Phone: 907-271-3041
    The role of the United States Attorney is to prosecute cases fairly and justly. If you are identified as a victim under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act, we will make our best effort to ensure you are provided the rights and services you are entitled to.
  • Alaska Victim-Witness Assistance Program

    Alaska’s Department of Law provides a Victim-Witness Assistance Program for victims whose cases are being prosecuted.  A coordinator can provide services such as help with employers and travel arrangements, advocacy and information about the criminal justice process, and work with police and other services to stop abuse and harassment.

Drunk Driving

  • 1 in 6

    1 in 6 provides support for male victims of childhood sexual violence with general information, a national 24/7 online support line, and online therapy for residents of California.

  • 2009 OVC Report to the Nation: Putting Victims First

    The Report outlines OVC’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal years 2007 and 2008. Click here to view the full report.
  • 2012 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Has Record Attendance

    Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Crime Victims’ Rights Reception at the 2012 Crime Victim Law Conference a success, especially our generous raffle & silent auction prize donors, wonderful local band SloeGinFizz who donated the musical performance, the amazing volunteers who helped make it happen, and the many Conference faculty and attendees who came and joined in the fun!  For more on the Reception, including photos, click the story title above.
  • 2012 NCVLI/NAVRA Training Series: Enhancing Justice for Crime Victims

    The NCVLI/NAVRA 2012 Training Series is designed to bring access to justice to crime victims nationwide by helping attorneys, advocates, allied professionals, and law students learn the skills necessary to represent and advocate for crime victims. 
  • 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Chanpone Sinlapasai

    Chanpone Sinlapasai-Okamura is a partner at Marandas & McClellan.  Chanpone focuses on immigration law and specializes in assisting survivors of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Chanpone with the 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2013 Pro Bono of the Year: Perkins Coie

    With more than 60 attorneys, Perkins Coie is one of the largest firms in Portland, Oregon.  This year Perkins Coie assisted with two significant cases in Oregon on behalf of victims.  NCVLI is proud to present Perkins Coie with the 2013 Pro Bono of the Year Award.
  • 2013 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: CAST

    The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual human rights organization that has been nationally and internationally recognized for its dedication to the identification of victims, mobilization of all sectors of the community to identify and advocate against trafficking, and provision of direct services for victims.  NCVLI is proud to honor CAST with the 2013 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2014 Conference A Huge Success

    Thank you to everyone who attended last month’s Crime Victim Law Conference in Portland, OR.  We are particularly grateful to our sponsors and Reception donors.  This year we had record attendance, with nearly 250 attendees from 33 states, the District of Columbia, Australia, and Canada.  Click here to see photos from the Conference.
  • 2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos

    2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos
  • 2014 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Photos

    2014 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Photos
  • 2014 Legal Advocacy Award: Amy Terrible

    A former prosecutor, Amy’s true passion is to achieve justice for victims by directly representing them in criminal cases against their offenders. NCVLI s proud to present Amy with the 2014 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2014 Victims’ Rights Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2014 Volunteer of the Year: Elizabeth Morrison

    Elizabeth Morrison came to NCVLI in November 2013 after graduating from Washington State University with her Bachelors of Arts and has since donated over 250 hours in six months.  NCVLI is honored to present Elizabeth with the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award for her service to NCVLI.
  • 2014 Writing Contest Spotlight: Susan Nelson

    Susan East Nelson is a writing contest winner for NCVLI’s 2014 Conference. She iis a third-year law student at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • 2015 Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

    We are thrilled to announce that Attorney Laura Dunn, Executive Director of SurvJustice, will be a keynote speaker at our 2015 Conference.  Ms. Dunn is a nationally recognized activist fighting to prevent campus sexual violence and improve campus response to survivors. Click here to learn more about Laura.
  • 2015 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Johanna Costa

    Johanna Costa is the Director of Victim Services at the Washington County District Attorney’s Office in Hillsboro, Oregon, where she leads a team of 20 staff and volunteer advocates in supporting victims of all types of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Johanna with the 2015 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2015 Victims’ Rights Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2015 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thank you to the sponsors of our inaugural Voices for Justice Reception. Click here to learn more and see photos from the event.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    The 15th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference is just three months away!  We have an exciting line-up of experts. Click here to read about two.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    This year’s Crime Victim Law Conference has sessions that touch on each element of justice so that attendees will leave with the knowledge needed to effectively advocate for victims. Click here to read about the sessions.
  • 2016 Legal Advocacy Awardee: Mariam El-menshawi

    Mariam El-menshawi is the Director and Principal Attorney at McGeorge School of Law, Victims of Crime Resource Center in Sacramento, California. Mariam received her JD/MBA degrees from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  Mariam has dedicated her career to helping victims of crime understand their rights and assisting them in navigating and enforcing their rights in the criminal justice system. NCVLI is proud to present Mariam with the 2016 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2016 Voice for Justice Award

    The Voice for Justice Award recognizes individuals and organizations making outstanding contributions to ensuring our justice system honors victims’ voices. Click here to learn about this year’s recipient.
  • 2016-17 Professional Development Scholarship Application

    Thanks to funding from individuals and businesses, NCVLI is pleased to be able to offer Crime Victim/Survivor scholarships to eligible individuals. Click here to learn more.
  • 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Click here to read the latest updates for the 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference.
  • 2017 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award

    NCVLI is pleased to present the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, Cyrus ‘Rus’ Rilee and Claudia J. Bayliff with the 2017 Crime Victim Partnership Award.
  • 2017 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thanks to our generous sponsors and community for supporting the event. Click here to read more and see photos.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest conference news.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference news.
  • 2018 Outstanding Achievement Honoree

    Announcing the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Honorees!
  • 2019 Conference Update

    Join us in Portland, Oregon this June 6-7th for our Crime Victim Law Conference.  This year’s Conference, themed Show Up for Justice, features plenaries, breakout sessions, and roundtable discussions addressing a wide range of topics.
  • 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference

    Registration is open: 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference
  • 2019 Voice for Justice Award Honoree: Chanpone P. Sinlapasai

  • 3rd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception

    On Tuesday, June 14, NCVLI hosted its 3rd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. More than 130 Crime Victim Law Conference attendees and friends of NCVLI from the community gathered to enjoy each other’s company and celebrate the successes of the past 10 years of victims’ rights enforcement.
  • A Response to Alan Dershowitz; Securing Victim Voice

    We have not yet fully closed the books on 2014 – dubbed “the year everyone started talking about sexual assault” – and we are starting 2015 with threats of ethics complaints and defamation suits that may end the conversation.  Click here to read NCVLI’s full response to prominent criminal defense attorney and law professor Alan Dershowitz.
  • A Victim’s Right to Counsel During an Interview

    NCVLI releases position papers on cutting edge victims’ rights issues to help ensure vigorous assertion and enforcement of victims’ rights. We have recently released a Victim Law Position Paper detailing the right of victims to have retained counsel present during investigative interviews.  Click here to read the position paper.
  • Access In-Person & Online Trainings

    In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, NAVRA - NCVLI’s membership alliance - is proud to offer two trainings in October. Click here to learn more

  • Accused Rapist Cross-Examines Alleged Victim During Trial

    An accused rapist, appearing pro se, is allowed to cross-examine the rape victim for several hours in a Florida trial.
  • ACTION OHIO Coalition For Battered Women

    The Action Ohio Coalition for Battered Women is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence and stalking statewide.  Their website has referrals to resources and local service providers for victims, including shelter programs.
  • ADA.gov-Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

    USA
    The ADA Home Page provides access to ADA regulations and technical assistance materials in English and Spanish, including information about U.S. Department of Justice ADA settlement agreements and enforcement activities. ADA.gov centralizes key ADA information and links to Federal resources, including: Access to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ADA material; ADA Standards for Accessible Design; Updates on new ADA requirements.
  • Advisory Council Profile: Jennifer Brobst

    Advisory Council Profile: Jennifer Brobst
  • Agenda for March 2, 2012 Training

    Agenda for March 2, 2012 Training
  • Air Force to assign counsel for victims of sex assault

    Air Force to assign counsel for victims of sex assault
  • Airman First Class (E-3) LRM v. Lieutenant Colonel Kastenberg, No. 2013-05, 2013 WL 1874790 (A.F. Ct. Crim. App. Apr. 2, 2013) (order).

    Defendant—real party in interest in the proceeding and a male Airman—was charged with raping a female Airman.  As part of a larger Air Force program to combat sexual assault, the Air Force JAG Corps had implemented a special victims’ counsel (SVC) program that requires the appointment of counsel for victims of sexual assault.  The victim was appointed SVC, who entered a formal appearance and asked the military judge to direct the parties to provide him with copies of motions filed under Military Rules of Evidence 412 (the military’s rape shield law), 513 (psychotherapist-patient privilege), and 514 (victim advocate-victim privilege).
  • Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    1-800-650-6522
    The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence statewide.  Their website has referrals to local resources and service providers for victims, such as shelter programs.





  • Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission

    (800) 541-9388 
    This program provides financial assistance to victims of crime for expenses such as medical and counseling costs, loss of wages, loss of support, and funeral costs.
  • Alaska Institute for Justice

    The Alaska Institute for Justice (formerly Alaska Immigration Justice Project) is a non-profit agency that provides low-cost immigration legal assistance to immigrants and refugees in all immigration applications including citizenship, permanent resident status, work permits, asylum, family-based petitions and immigration petitions for immigrant victims of  domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. 

  • Alaska Office of Victims’ Rights

    Phone: 907-754-3460 
    Toll-free Nationwide: 844-754-3460
    The Office Of Victims’ Rights is an agency of the Alaska Legislature that provides free legal services to victims of crime to help them obtain the rights they are guaranteed under the Alaska constitution and statutes with regard to their contacts with police, prosecutors, judges, and other criminal justice agencies in this state, as well as to advance and protect those victim rights in court when necessary and authorized by law. 
  • Alaska United States Attorney’s Office

    Phone: 907-271-3041
    The role of the United States Attorney is to prosecute cases fairly and justly. If you are identified as a victim under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act, we will make our best effort to ensure you are provided the rights and services you are entitled to.
  • Alaska Victim-Witness Assistance Program

    Alaska’s Department of Law provides a Victim-Witness Assistance Program for victims whose cases are being prosecuted.  A coordinator can provide services such as help with employers and travel arrangements, advocacy and information about the criminal justice process, and work with police and other services to stop abuse and harassment.

Elder Abuse

  • 1 in 6

    1 in 6 provides support for male victims of childhood sexual violence with general information, a national 24/7 online support line, and online therapy for residents of California.

  • 2009 OVC Report to the Nation: Putting Victims First

    The Report outlines OVC’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal years 2007 and 2008. Click here to view the full report.
  • 2012 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Has Record Attendance

    Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Crime Victims’ Rights Reception at the 2012 Crime Victim Law Conference a success, especially our generous raffle & silent auction prize donors, wonderful local band SloeGinFizz who donated the musical performance, the amazing volunteers who helped make it happen, and the many Conference faculty and attendees who came and joined in the fun!  For more on the Reception, including photos, click the story title above.
  • 2012 NCVLI/NAVRA Training Series: Enhancing Justice for Crime Victims

    The NCVLI/NAVRA 2012 Training Series is designed to bring access to justice to crime victims nationwide by helping attorneys, advocates, allied professionals, and law students learn the skills necessary to represent and advocate for crime victims. 
  • 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Chanpone Sinlapasai

    Chanpone Sinlapasai-Okamura is a partner at Marandas & McClellan.  Chanpone focuses on immigration law and specializes in assisting survivors of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Chanpone with the 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2013 Pro Bono of the Year: Perkins Coie

    With more than 60 attorneys, Perkins Coie is one of the largest firms in Portland, Oregon.  This year Perkins Coie assisted with two significant cases in Oregon on behalf of victims.  NCVLI is proud to present Perkins Coie with the 2013 Pro Bono of the Year Award.
  • 2013 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: CAST

    The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual human rights organization that has been nationally and internationally recognized for its dedication to the identification of victims, mobilization of all sectors of the community to identify and advocate against trafficking, and provision of direct services for victims.  NCVLI is proud to honor CAST with the 2013 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2014 Conference A Huge Success

    Thank you to everyone who attended last month’s Crime Victim Law Conference in Portland, OR.  We are particularly grateful to our sponsors and Reception donors.  This year we had record attendance, with nearly 250 attendees from 33 states, the District of Columbia, Australia, and Canada.  Click here to see photos from the Conference.
  • 2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos

    2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos
  • 2014 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Photos

    2014 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Photos
  • 2014 Legal Advocacy Award: Amy Terrible

    A former prosecutor, Amy’s true passion is to achieve justice for victims by directly representing them in criminal cases against their offenders. NCVLI s proud to present Amy with the 2014 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2014 Victims’ Rights Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2014 Volunteer of the Year: Elizabeth Morrison

    Elizabeth Morrison came to NCVLI in November 2013 after graduating from Washington State University with her Bachelors of Arts and has since donated over 250 hours in six months.  NCVLI is honored to present Elizabeth with the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award for her service to NCVLI.
  • 2014 Writing Contest Spotlight: Susan Nelson

    Susan East Nelson is a writing contest winner for NCVLI’s 2014 Conference. She iis a third-year law student at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • 2015 Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

    We are thrilled to announce that Attorney Laura Dunn, Executive Director of SurvJustice, will be a keynote speaker at our 2015 Conference.  Ms. Dunn is a nationally recognized activist fighting to prevent campus sexual violence and improve campus response to survivors. Click here to learn more about Laura.
  • 2015 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Johanna Costa

    Johanna Costa is the Director of Victim Services at the Washington County District Attorney’s Office in Hillsboro, Oregon, where she leads a team of 20 staff and volunteer advocates in supporting victims of all types of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Johanna with the 2015 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2015 Victims’ Rights Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2015 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thank you to the sponsors of our inaugural Voices for Justice Reception. Click here to learn more and see photos from the event.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    The 15th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference is just three months away!  We have an exciting line-up of experts. Click here to read about two.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    This year’s Crime Victim Law Conference has sessions that touch on each element of justice so that attendees will leave with the knowledge needed to effectively advocate for victims. Click here to read about the sessions.
  • 2016 Legal Advocacy Awardee: Mariam El-menshawi

    Mariam El-menshawi is the Director and Principal Attorney at McGeorge School of Law, Victims of Crime Resource Center in Sacramento, California. Mariam received her JD/MBA degrees from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  Mariam has dedicated her career to helping victims of crime understand their rights and assisting them in navigating and enforcing their rights in the criminal justice system. NCVLI is proud to present Mariam with the 2016 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2016 Voice for Justice Award

    The Voice for Justice Award recognizes individuals and organizations making outstanding contributions to ensuring our justice system honors victims’ voices. Click here to learn about this year’s recipient.
  • 2016-17 Professional Development Scholarship Application

    Thanks to funding from individuals and businesses, NCVLI is pleased to be able to offer Crime Victim/Survivor scholarships to eligible individuals. Click here to learn more.
  • 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Click here to read the latest updates for the 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference.
  • 2017 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award

    NCVLI is pleased to present the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, Cyrus ‘Rus’ Rilee and Claudia J. Bayliff with the 2017 Crime Victim Partnership Award.
  • 2017 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thanks to our generous sponsors and community for supporting the event. Click here to read more and see photos.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest conference news.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference news.
  • 2018 Outstanding Achievement Honoree

    Announcing the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Honorees!
  • 2019 Conference Update

    Join us in Portland, Oregon this June 6-7th for our Crime Victim Law Conference.  This year’s Conference, themed Show Up for Justice, features plenaries, breakout sessions, and roundtable discussions addressing a wide range of topics.
  • 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference

    Registration is open: 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference
  • 2019 Voice for Justice Award Honoree: Chanpone P. Sinlapasai

  • 3rd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception

    On Tuesday, June 14, NCVLI hosted its 3rd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. More than 130 Crime Victim Law Conference attendees and friends of NCVLI from the community gathered to enjoy each other’s company and celebrate the successes of the past 10 years of victims’ rights enforcement.
  • A Response to Alan Dershowitz; Securing Victim Voice

    We have not yet fully closed the books on 2014 – dubbed “the year everyone started talking about sexual assault” – and we are starting 2015 with threats of ethics complaints and defamation suits that may end the conversation.  Click here to read NCVLI’s full response to prominent criminal defense attorney and law professor Alan Dershowitz.
  • A Victim’s Right to Counsel During an Interview

    NCVLI releases position papers on cutting edge victims’ rights issues to help ensure vigorous assertion and enforcement of victims’ rights. We have recently released a Victim Law Position Paper detailing the right of victims to have retained counsel present during investigative interviews.  Click here to read the position paper.
  • Access In-Person & Online Trainings

    In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, NAVRA - NCVLI’s membership alliance - is proud to offer two trainings in October. Click here to learn more

  • Accused Rapist Cross-Examines Alleged Victim During Trial

    An accused rapist, appearing pro se, is allowed to cross-examine the rape victim for several hours in a Florida trial.
  • ACTION OHIO Coalition For Battered Women

    The Action Ohio Coalition for Battered Women is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence and stalking statewide.  Their website has referrals to resources and local service providers for victims, including shelter programs.
  • ADA.gov-Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

    USA
    The ADA Home Page provides access to ADA regulations and technical assistance materials in English and Spanish, including information about U.S. Department of Justice ADA settlement agreements and enforcement activities. ADA.gov centralizes key ADA information and links to Federal resources, including: Access to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ADA material; ADA Standards for Accessible Design; Updates on new ADA requirements.
  • Advisory Council Profile: Jennifer Brobst

    Advisory Council Profile: Jennifer Brobst
  • Agenda for March 2, 2012 Training

    Agenda for March 2, 2012 Training
  • Air Force to assign counsel for victims of sex assault

    Air Force to assign counsel for victims of sex assault
  • Airman First Class (E-3) LRM v. Lieutenant Colonel Kastenberg, No. 2013-05, 2013 WL 1874790 (A.F. Ct. Crim. App. Apr. 2, 2013) (order).

    Defendant—real party in interest in the proceeding and a male Airman—was charged with raping a female Airman.  As part of a larger Air Force program to combat sexual assault, the Air Force JAG Corps had implemented a special victims’ counsel (SVC) program that requires the appointment of counsel for victims of sexual assault.  The victim was appointed SVC, who entered a formal appearance and asked the military judge to direct the parties to provide him with copies of motions filed under Military Rules of Evidence 412 (the military’s rape shield law), 513 (psychotherapist-patient privilege), and 514 (victim advocate-victim privilege).
  • Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    1-800-650-6522
    The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence statewide.  Their website has referrals to local resources and service providers for victims, such as shelter programs.





  • Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission

    (800) 541-9388 
    This program provides financial assistance to victims of crime for expenses such as medical and counseling costs, loss of wages, loss of support, and funeral costs.
  • Alaska Institute for Justice

    The Alaska Institute for Justice (formerly Alaska Immigration Justice Project) is a non-profit agency that provides low-cost immigration legal assistance to immigrants and refugees in all immigration applications including citizenship, permanent resident status, work permits, asylum, family-based petitions and immigration petitions for immigrant victims of  domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. 

  • Alaska Office of Victims’ Rights

    Phone: 907-754-3460 
    Toll-free Nationwide: 844-754-3460
    The Office Of Victims’ Rights is an agency of the Alaska Legislature that provides free legal services to victims of crime to help them obtain the rights they are guaranteed under the Alaska constitution and statutes with regard to their contacts with police, prosecutors, judges, and other criminal justice agencies in this state, as well as to advance and protect those victim rights in court when necessary and authorized by law. 
  • Alaska United States Attorney’s Office

    Phone: 907-271-3041
    The role of the United States Attorney is to prosecute cases fairly and justly. If you are identified as a victim under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act, we will make our best effort to ensure you are provided the rights and services you are entitled to.
  • Alaska Victim-Witness Assistance Program

    Alaska’s Department of Law provides a Victim-Witness Assistance Program for victims whose cases are being prosecuted.  A coordinator can provide services such as help with employers and travel arrangements, advocacy and information about the criminal justice process, and work with police and other services to stop abuse and harassment.

Fraud

  • 1 in 6

    1 in 6 provides support for male victims of childhood sexual violence with general information, a national 24/7 online support line, and online therapy for residents of California.

  • 2009 OVC Report to the Nation: Putting Victims First

    The Report outlines OVC’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal years 2007 and 2008. Click here to view the full report.
  • 2012 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Has Record Attendance

    Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Crime Victims’ Rights Reception at the 2012 Crime Victim Law Conference a success, especially our generous raffle & silent auction prize donors, wonderful local band SloeGinFizz who donated the musical performance, the amazing volunteers who helped make it happen, and the many Conference faculty and attendees who came and joined in the fun!  For more on the Reception, including photos, click the story title above.
  • 2012 NCVLI/NAVRA Training Series: Enhancing Justice for Crime Victims

    The NCVLI/NAVRA 2012 Training Series is designed to bring access to justice to crime victims nationwide by helping attorneys, advocates, allied professionals, and law students learn the skills necessary to represent and advocate for crime victims. 
  • 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Chanpone Sinlapasai

    Chanpone Sinlapasai-Okamura is a partner at Marandas & McClellan.  Chanpone focuses on immigration law and specializes in assisting survivors of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Chanpone with the 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2013 Pro Bono of the Year: Perkins Coie

    With more than 60 attorneys, Perkins Coie is one of the largest firms in Portland, Oregon.  This year Perkins Coie assisted with two significant cases in Oregon on behalf of victims.  NCVLI is proud to present Perkins Coie with the 2013 Pro Bono of the Year Award.
  • 2013 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: CAST

    The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual human rights organization that has been nationally and internationally recognized for its dedication to the identification of victims, mobilization of all sectors of the community to identify and advocate against trafficking, and provision of direct services for victims.  NCVLI is proud to honor CAST with the 2013 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2014 Conference A Huge Success

    Thank you to everyone who attended last month’s Crime Victim Law Conference in Portland, OR.  We are particularly grateful to our sponsors and Reception donors.  This year we had record attendance, with nearly 250 attendees from 33 states, the District of Columbia, Australia, and Canada.  Click here to see photos from the Conference.
  • 2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos

    2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos
  • 2014 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Photos

    2014 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Photos
  • 2014 Legal Advocacy Award: Amy Terrible

    A former prosecutor, Amy’s true passion is to achieve justice for victims by directly representing them in criminal cases against their offenders. NCVLI s proud to present Amy with the 2014 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2014 Victims’ Rights Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2014 Volunteer of the Year: Elizabeth Morrison

    Elizabeth Morrison came to NCVLI in November 2013 after graduating from Washington State University with her Bachelors of Arts and has since donated over 250 hours in six months.  NCVLI is honored to present Elizabeth with the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award for her service to NCVLI.
  • 2014 Writing Contest Spotlight: Susan Nelson

    Susan East Nelson is a writing contest winner for NCVLI’s 2014 Conference. She iis a third-year law student at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • 2015 Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

    We are thrilled to announce that Attorney Laura Dunn, Executive Director of SurvJustice, will be a keynote speaker at our 2015 Conference.  Ms. Dunn is a nationally recognized activist fighting to prevent campus sexual violence and improve campus response to survivors. Click here to learn more about Laura.
  • 2015 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Johanna Costa

    Johanna Costa is the Director of Victim Services at the Washington County District Attorney’s Office in Hillsboro, Oregon, where she leads a team of 20 staff and volunteer advocates in supporting victims of all types of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Johanna with the 2015 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2015 Victims’ Rights Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2015 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thank you to the sponsors of our inaugural Voices for Justice Reception. Click here to learn more and see photos from the event.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    The 15th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference is just three months away!  We have an exciting line-up of experts. Click here to read about two.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    This year’s Crime Victim Law Conference has sessions that touch on each element of justice so that attendees will leave with the knowledge needed to effectively advocate for victims. Click here to read about the sessions.
  • 2016 Legal Advocacy Awardee: Mariam El-menshawi

    Mariam El-menshawi is the Director and Principal Attorney at McGeorge School of Law, Victims of Crime Resource Center in Sacramento, California. Mariam received her JD/MBA degrees from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  Mariam has dedicated her career to helping victims of crime understand their rights and assisting them in navigating and enforcing their rights in the criminal justice system. NCVLI is proud to present Mariam with the 2016 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2016 Voice for Justice Award

    The Voice for Justice Award recognizes individuals and organizations making outstanding contributions to ensuring our justice system honors victims’ voices. Click here to learn about this year’s recipient.
  • 2016-17 Professional Development Scholarship Application

    Thanks to funding from individuals and businesses, NCVLI is pleased to be able to offer Crime Victim/Survivor scholarships to eligible individuals. Click here to learn more.
  • 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Click here to read the latest updates for the 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference.
  • 2017 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award

    NCVLI is pleased to present the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, Cyrus ‘Rus’ Rilee and Claudia J. Bayliff with the 2017 Crime Victim Partnership Award.
  • 2017 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thanks to our generous sponsors and community for supporting the event. Click here to read more and see photos.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest conference news.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference news.
  • 2018 Outstanding Achievement Honoree

    Announcing the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Honorees!
  • 2019 Conference Update

    Join us in Portland, Oregon this June 6-7th for our Crime Victim Law Conference.  This year’s Conference, themed Show Up for Justice, features plenaries, breakout sessions, and roundtable discussions addressing a wide range of topics.
  • 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference

    Registration is open: 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference
  • 2019 Voice for Justice Award Honoree: Chanpone P. Sinlapasai

  • 3rd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception

    On Tuesday, June 14, NCVLI hosted its 3rd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. More than 130 Crime Victim Law Conference attendees and friends of NCVLI from the community gathered to enjoy each other’s company and celebrate the successes of the past 10 years of victims’ rights enforcement.
  • A Response to Alan Dershowitz; Securing Victim Voice

    We have not yet fully closed the books on 2014 – dubbed “the year everyone started talking about sexual assault” – and we are starting 2015 with threats of ethics complaints and defamation suits that may end the conversation.  Click here to read NCVLI’s full response to prominent criminal defense attorney and law professor Alan Dershowitz.
  • A Victim’s Right to Counsel During an Interview

    NCVLI releases position papers on cutting edge victims’ rights issues to help ensure vigorous assertion and enforcement of victims’ rights. We have recently released a Victim Law Position Paper detailing the right of victims to have retained counsel present during investigative interviews.  Click here to read the position paper.
  • Access In-Person & Online Trainings

    In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, NAVRA - NCVLI’s membership alliance - is proud to offer two trainings in October. Click here to learn more

  • Accused Rapist Cross-Examines Alleged Victim During Trial

    An accused rapist, appearing pro se, is allowed to cross-examine the rape victim for several hours in a Florida trial.
  • ACTION OHIO Coalition For Battered Women

    The Action Ohio Coalition for Battered Women is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence and stalking statewide.  Their website has referrals to resources and local service providers for victims, including shelter programs.
  • ADA.gov-Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

    USA
    The ADA Home Page provides access to ADA regulations and technical assistance materials in English and Spanish, including information about U.S. Department of Justice ADA settlement agreements and enforcement activities. ADA.gov centralizes key ADA information and links to Federal resources, including: Access to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ADA material; ADA Standards for Accessible Design; Updates on new ADA requirements.
  • Advisory Council Profile: Jennifer Brobst

    Advisory Council Profile: Jennifer Brobst
  • Agenda for March 2, 2012 Training

    Agenda for March 2, 2012 Training
  • Air Force to assign counsel for victims of sex assault

    Air Force to assign counsel for victims of sex assault
  • Airman First Class (E-3) LRM v. Lieutenant Colonel Kastenberg, No. 2013-05, 2013 WL 1874790 (A.F. Ct. Crim. App. Apr. 2, 2013) (order).

    Defendant—real party in interest in the proceeding and a male Airman—was charged with raping a female Airman.  As part of a larger Air Force program to combat sexual assault, the Air Force JAG Corps had implemented a special victims’ counsel (SVC) program that requires the appointment of counsel for victims of sexual assault.  The victim was appointed SVC, who entered a formal appearance and asked the military judge to direct the parties to provide him with copies of motions filed under Military Rules of Evidence 412 (the military’s rape shield law), 513 (psychotherapist-patient privilege), and 514 (victim advocate-victim privilege).
  • Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    1-800-650-6522
    The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence statewide.  Their website has referrals to local resources and service providers for victims, such as shelter programs.





  • Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission

    (800) 541-9388 
    This program provides financial assistance to victims of crime for expenses such as medical and counseling costs, loss of wages, loss of support, and funeral costs.
  • Alaska Institute for Justice

    The Alaska Institute for Justice (formerly Alaska Immigration Justice Project) is a non-profit agency that provides low-cost immigration legal assistance to immigrants and refugees in all immigration applications including citizenship, permanent resident status, work permits, asylum, family-based petitions and immigration petitions for immigrant victims of  domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. 

  • Alaska Office of Victims’ Rights

    Phone: 907-754-3460 
    Toll-free Nationwide: 844-754-3460
    The Office Of Victims’ Rights is an agency of the Alaska Legislature that provides free legal services to victims of crime to help them obtain the rights they are guaranteed under the Alaska constitution and statutes with regard to their contacts with police, prosecutors, judges, and other criminal justice agencies in this state, as well as to advance and protect those victim rights in court when necessary and authorized by law. 
  • Alaska United States Attorney’s Office

    Phone: 907-271-3041
    The role of the United States Attorney is to prosecute cases fairly and justly. If you are identified as a victim under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act, we will make our best effort to ensure you are provided the rights and services you are entitled to.
  • Alaska Victim-Witness Assistance Program

    Alaska’s Department of Law provides a Victim-Witness Assistance Program for victims whose cases are being prosecuted.  A coordinator can provide services such as help with employers and travel arrangements, advocacy and information about the criminal justice process, and work with police and other services to stop abuse and harassment.

General Victims' Services and Information

  • 1 in 6

    1 in 6 provides support for male victims of childhood sexual violence with general information, a national 24/7 online support line, and online therapy for residents of California.

  • 2009 OVC Report to the Nation: Putting Victims First

    The Report outlines OVC’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal years 2007 and 2008. Click here to view the full report.
  • 2012 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Has Record Attendance

    Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Crime Victims’ Rights Reception at the 2012 Crime Victim Law Conference a success, especially our generous raffle & silent auction prize donors, wonderful local band SloeGinFizz who donated the musical performance, the amazing volunteers who helped make it happen, and the many Conference faculty and attendees who came and joined in the fun!  For more on the Reception, including photos, click the story title above.
  • 2012 NCVLI/NAVRA Training Series: Enhancing Justice for Crime Victims

    The NCVLI/NAVRA 2012 Training Series is designed to bring access to justice to crime victims nationwide by helping attorneys, advocates, allied professionals, and law students learn the skills necessary to represent and advocate for crime victims. 
  • 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Chanpone Sinlapasai

    Chanpone Sinlapasai-Okamura is a partner at Marandas & McClellan.  Chanpone focuses on immigration law and specializes in assisting survivors of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Chanpone with the 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2013 Pro Bono of the Year: Perkins Coie

    With more than 60 attorneys, Perkins Coie is one of the largest firms in Portland, Oregon.  This year Perkins Coie assisted with two significant cases in Oregon on behalf of victims.  NCVLI is proud to present Perkins Coie with the 2013 Pro Bono of the Year Award.
  • 2013 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: CAST

    The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual human rights organization that has been nationally and internationally recognized for its dedication to the identification of victims, mobilization of all sectors of the community to identify and advocate against trafficking, and provision of direct services for victims.  NCVLI is proud to honor CAST with the 2013 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2014 Conference A Huge Success

    Thank you to everyone who attended last month’s Crime Victim Law Conference in Portland, OR.  We are particularly grateful to our sponsors and Reception donors.  This year we had record attendance, with nearly 250 attendees from 33 states, the District of Columbia, Australia, and Canada.  Click here to see photos from the Conference.
  • 2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos

    2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos
  • 2014 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Photos

    2014 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Photos
  • 2014 Legal Advocacy Award: Amy Terrible

    A former prosecutor, Amy’s true passion is to achieve justice for victims by directly representing them in criminal cases against their offenders. NCVLI s proud to present Amy with the 2014 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2014 Victims’ Rights Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2014 Volunteer of the Year: Elizabeth Morrison

    Elizabeth Morrison came to NCVLI in November 2013 after graduating from Washington State University with her Bachelors of Arts and has since donated over 250 hours in six months.  NCVLI is honored to present Elizabeth with the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award for her service to NCVLI.
  • 2014 Writing Contest Spotlight: Susan Nelson

    Susan East Nelson is a writing contest winner for NCVLI’s 2014 Conference. She iis a third-year law student at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • 2015 Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

    We are thrilled to announce that Attorney Laura Dunn, Executive Director of SurvJustice, will be a keynote speaker at our 2015 Conference.  Ms. Dunn is a nationally recognized activist fighting to prevent campus sexual violence and improve campus response to survivors. Click here to learn more about Laura.
  • 2015 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Johanna Costa

    Johanna Costa is the Director of Victim Services at the Washington County District Attorney’s Office in Hillsboro, Oregon, where she leads a team of 20 staff and volunteer advocates in supporting victims of all types of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Johanna with the 2015 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2015 Victims’ Rights Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2015 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thank you to the sponsors of our inaugural Voices for Justice Reception. Click here to learn more and see photos from the event.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    The 15th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference is just three months away!  We have an exciting line-up of experts. Click here to read about two.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    This year’s Crime Victim Law Conference has sessions that touch on each element of justice so that attendees will leave with the knowledge needed to effectively advocate for victims. Click here to read about the sessions.
  • 2016 Legal Advocacy Awardee: Mariam El-menshawi

    Mariam El-menshawi is the Director and Principal Attorney at McGeorge School of Law, Victims of Crime Resource Center in Sacramento, California. Mariam received her JD/MBA degrees from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  Mariam has dedicated her career to helping victims of crime understand their rights and assisting them in navigating and enforcing their rights in the criminal justice system. NCVLI is proud to present Mariam with the 2016 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2016 Voice for Justice Award

    The Voice for Justice Award recognizes individuals and organizations making outstanding contributions to ensuring our justice system honors victims’ voices. Click here to learn about this year’s recipient.
  • 2016-17 Professional Development Scholarship Application

    Thanks to funding from individuals and businesses, NCVLI is pleased to be able to offer Crime Victim/Survivor scholarships to eligible individuals. Click here to learn more.
  • 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Click here to read the latest updates for the 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference.
  • 2017 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award

    NCVLI is pleased to present the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, Cyrus ‘Rus’ Rilee and Claudia J. Bayliff with the 2017 Crime Victim Partnership Award.
  • 2017 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thanks to our generous sponsors and community for supporting the event. Click here to read more and see photos.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest conference news.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference news.
  • 2018 Outstanding Achievement Honoree

    Announcing the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Honorees!
  • 2019 Conference Update

    Join us in Portland, Oregon this June 6-7th for our Crime Victim Law Conference.  This year’s Conference, themed Show Up for Justice, features plenaries, breakout sessions, and roundtable discussions addressing a wide range of topics.
  • 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference

    Registration is open: 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference
  • 2019 Voice for Justice Award Honoree: Chanpone P. Sinlapasai

  • 3rd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception

    On Tuesday, June 14, NCVLI hosted its 3rd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. More than 130 Crime Victim Law Conference attendees and friends of NCVLI from the community gathered to enjoy each other’s company and celebrate the successes of the past 10 years of victims’ rights enforcement.
  • A Response to Alan Dershowitz; Securing Victim Voice

    We have not yet fully closed the books on 2014 – dubbed “the year everyone started talking about sexual assault” – and we are starting 2015 with threats of ethics complaints and defamation suits that may end the conversation.  Click here to read NCVLI’s full response to prominent criminal defense attorney and law professor Alan Dershowitz.
  • A Victim’s Right to Counsel During an Interview

    NCVLI releases position papers on cutting edge victims’ rights issues to help ensure vigorous assertion and enforcement of victims’ rights. We have recently released a Victim Law Position Paper detailing the right of victims to have retained counsel present during investigative interviews.  Click here to read the position paper.
  • Access In-Person & Online Trainings

    In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, NAVRA - NCVLI’s membership alliance - is proud to offer two trainings in October. Click here to learn more

  • Accused Rapist Cross-Examines Alleged Victim During Trial

    An accused rapist, appearing pro se, is allowed to cross-examine the rape victim for several hours in a Florida trial.
  • ACTION OHIO Coalition For Battered Women

    The Action Ohio Coalition for Battered Women is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence and stalking statewide.  Their website has referrals to resources and local service providers for victims, including shelter programs.
  • ADA.gov-Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

    USA
    The ADA Home Page provides access to ADA regulations and technical assistance materials in English and Spanish, including information about U.S. Department of Justice ADA settlement agreements and enforcement activities. ADA.gov centralizes key ADA information and links to Federal resources, including: Access to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ADA material; ADA Standards for Accessible Design; Updates on new ADA requirements.
  • Advisory Council Profile: Jennifer Brobst

    Advisory Council Profile: Jennifer Brobst
  • Agenda for March 2, 2012 Training

    Agenda for March 2, 2012 Training
  • Air Force to assign counsel for victims of sex assault

    Air Force to assign counsel for victims of sex assault
  • Airman First Class (E-3) LRM v. Lieutenant Colonel Kastenberg, No. 2013-05, 2013 WL 1874790 (A.F. Ct. Crim. App. Apr. 2, 2013) (order).

    Defendant—real party in interest in the proceeding and a male Airman—was charged with raping a female Airman.  As part of a larger Air Force program to combat sexual assault, the Air Force JAG Corps had implemented a special victims’ counsel (SVC) program that requires the appointment of counsel for victims of sexual assault.  The victim was appointed SVC, who entered a formal appearance and asked the military judge to direct the parties to provide him with copies of motions filed under Military Rules of Evidence 412 (the military’s rape shield law), 513 (psychotherapist-patient privilege), and 514 (victim advocate-victim privilege).
  • Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    1-800-650-6522
    The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence statewide.  Their website has referrals to local resources and service providers for victims, such as shelter programs.





  • Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission

    (800) 541-9388 
    This program provides financial assistance to victims of crime for expenses such as medical and counseling costs, loss of wages, loss of support, and funeral costs.
  • Alaska Institute for Justice

    The Alaska Institute for Justice (formerly Alaska Immigration Justice Project) is a non-profit agency that provides low-cost immigration legal assistance to immigrants and refugees in all immigration applications including citizenship, permanent resident status, work permits, asylum, family-based petitions and immigration petitions for immigrant victims of  domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. 

  • Alaska Office of Victims’ Rights

    Phone: 907-754-3460 
    Toll-free Nationwide: 844-754-3460
    The Office Of Victims’ Rights is an agency of the Alaska Legislature that provides free legal services to victims of crime to help them obtain the rights they are guaranteed under the Alaska constitution and statutes with regard to their contacts with police, prosecutors, judges, and other criminal justice agencies in this state, as well as to advance and protect those victim rights in court when necessary and authorized by law. 
  • Alaska United States Attorney’s Office

    Phone: 907-271-3041
    The role of the United States Attorney is to prosecute cases fairly and justly. If you are identified as a victim under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act, we will make our best effort to ensure you are provided the rights and services you are entitled to.
  • Alaska Victim-Witness Assistance Program

    Alaska’s Department of Law provides a Victim-Witness Assistance Program for victims whose cases are being prosecuted.  A coordinator can provide services such as help with employers and travel arrangements, advocacy and information about the criminal justice process, and work with police and other services to stop abuse and harassment.

Hate Crimes

  • 1 in 6

    1 in 6 provides support for male victims of childhood sexual violence with general information, a national 24/7 online support line, and online therapy for residents of California.

  • 2009 OVC Report to the Nation: Putting Victims First

    The Report outlines OVC’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal years 2007 and 2008. Click here to view the full report.
  • 2012 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Has Record Attendance

    Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Crime Victims’ Rights Reception at the 2012 Crime Victim Law Conference a success, especially our generous raffle & silent auction prize donors, wonderful local band SloeGinFizz who donated the musical performance, the amazing volunteers who helped make it happen, and the many Conference faculty and attendees who came and joined in the fun!  For more on the Reception, including photos, click the story title above.
  • 2012 NCVLI/NAVRA Training Series: Enhancing Justice for Crime Victims

    The NCVLI/NAVRA 2012 Training Series is designed to bring access to justice to crime victims nationwide by helping attorneys, advocates, allied professionals, and law students learn the skills necessary to represent and advocate for crime victims. 
  • 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Chanpone Sinlapasai

    Chanpone Sinlapasai-Okamura is a partner at Marandas & McClellan.  Chanpone focuses on immigration law and specializes in assisting survivors of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Chanpone with the 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2013 Pro Bono of the Year: Perkins Coie

    With more than 60 attorneys, Perkins Coie is one of the largest firms in Portland, Oregon.  This year Perkins Coie assisted with two significant cases in Oregon on behalf of victims.  NCVLI is proud to present Perkins Coie with the 2013 Pro Bono of the Year Award.
  • 2013 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: CAST

    The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual human rights organization that has been nationally and internationally recognized for its dedication to the identification of victims, mobilization of all sectors of the community to identify and advocate against trafficking, and provision of direct services for victims.  NCVLI is proud to honor CAST with the 2013 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2014 Conference A Huge Success

    Thank you to everyone who attended last month’s Crime Victim Law Conference in Portland, OR.  We are particularly grateful to our sponsors and Reception donors.  This year we had record attendance, with nearly 250 attendees from 33 states, the District of Columbia, Australia, and Canada.  Click here to see photos from the Conference.
  • 2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos

    2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos
  • 2014 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Photos

    2014 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Photos
  • 2014 Legal Advocacy Award: Amy Terrible

    A former prosecutor, Amy’s true passion is to achieve justice for victims by directly representing them in criminal cases against their offenders. NCVLI s proud to present Amy with the 2014 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2014 Victims’ Rights Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2014 Volunteer of the Year: Elizabeth Morrison

    Elizabeth Morrison came to NCVLI in November 2013 after graduating from Washington State University with her Bachelors of Arts and has since donated over 250 hours in six months.  NCVLI is honored to present Elizabeth with the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award for her service to NCVLI.
  • 2014 Writing Contest Spotlight: Susan Nelson

    Susan East Nelson is a writing contest winner for NCVLI’s 2014 Conference. She iis a third-year law student at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • 2015 Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

    We are thrilled to announce that Attorney Laura Dunn, Executive Director of SurvJustice, will be a keynote speaker at our 2015 Conference.  Ms. Dunn is a nationally recognized activist fighting to prevent campus sexual violence and improve campus response to survivors. Click here to learn more about Laura.
  • 2015 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Johanna Costa

    Johanna Costa is the Director of Victim Services at the Washington County District Attorney’s Office in Hillsboro, Oregon, where she leads a team of 20 staff and volunteer advocates in supporting victims of all types of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Johanna with the 2015 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2015 Victims’ Rights Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2015 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thank you to the sponsors of our inaugural Voices for Justice Reception. Click here to learn more and see photos from the event.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    The 15th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference is just three months away!  We have an exciting line-up of experts. Click here to read about two.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    This year’s Crime Victim Law Conference has sessions that touch on each element of justice so that attendees will leave with the knowledge needed to effectively advocate for victims. Click here to read about the sessions.
  • 2016 Legal Advocacy Awardee: Mariam El-menshawi

    Mariam El-menshawi is the Director and Principal Attorney at McGeorge School of Law, Victims of Crime Resource Center in Sacramento, California. Mariam received her JD/MBA degrees from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  Mariam has dedicated her career to helping victims of crime understand their rights and assisting them in navigating and enforcing their rights in the criminal justice system. NCVLI is proud to present Mariam with the 2016 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2016 Voice for Justice Award

    The Voice for Justice Award recognizes individuals and organizations making outstanding contributions to ensuring our justice system honors victims’ voices. Click here to learn about this year’s recipient.
  • 2016-17 Professional Development Scholarship Application

    Thanks to funding from individuals and businesses, NCVLI is pleased to be able to offer Crime Victim/Survivor scholarships to eligible individuals. Click here to learn more.
  • 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Click here to read the latest updates for the 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference.
  • 2017 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award

    NCVLI is pleased to present the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, Cyrus ‘Rus’ Rilee and Claudia J. Bayliff with the 2017 Crime Victim Partnership Award.
  • 2017 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thanks to our generous sponsors and community for supporting the event. Click here to read more and see photos.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest conference news.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference news.
  • 2018 Outstanding Achievement Honoree

    Announcing the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Honorees!
  • 2019 Conference Update

    Join us in Portland, Oregon this June 6-7th for our Crime Victim Law Conference.  This year’s Conference, themed Show Up for Justice, features plenaries, breakout sessions, and roundtable discussions addressing a wide range of topics.
  • 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference

    Registration is open: 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference
  • 2019 Voice for Justice Award Honoree: Chanpone P. Sinlapasai

  • 3rd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception

    On Tuesday, June 14, NCVLI hosted its 3rd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. More than 130 Crime Victim Law Conference attendees and friends of NCVLI from the community gathered to enjoy each other’s company and celebrate the successes of the past 10 years of victims’ rights enforcement.
  • A Response to Alan Dershowitz; Securing Victim Voice

    We have not yet fully closed the books on 2014 – dubbed “the year everyone started talking about sexual assault” – and we are starting 2015 with threats of ethics complaints and defamation suits that may end the conversation.  Click here to read NCVLI’s full response to prominent criminal defense attorney and law professor Alan Dershowitz.
  • A Victim’s Right to Counsel During an Interview

    NCVLI releases position papers on cutting edge victims’ rights issues to help ensure vigorous assertion and enforcement of victims’ rights. We have recently released a Victim Law Position Paper detailing the right of victims to have retained counsel present during investigative interviews.  Click here to read the position paper.
  • Access In-Person & Online Trainings

    In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, NAVRA - NCVLI’s membership alliance - is proud to offer two trainings in October. Click here to learn more

  • Accused Rapist Cross-Examines Alleged Victim During Trial

    An accused rapist, appearing pro se, is allowed to cross-examine the rape victim for several hours in a Florida trial.
  • ACTION OHIO Coalition For Battered Women

    The Action Ohio Coalition for Battered Women is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence and stalking statewide.  Their website has referrals to resources and local service providers for victims, including shelter programs.
  • ADA.gov-Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

    USA
    The ADA Home Page provides access to ADA regulations and technical assistance materials in English and Spanish, including information about U.S. Department of Justice ADA settlement agreements and enforcement activities. ADA.gov centralizes key ADA information and links to Federal resources, including: Access to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ADA material; ADA Standards for Accessible Design; Updates on new ADA requirements.
  • Advisory Council Profile: Jennifer Brobst

    Advisory Council Profile: Jennifer Brobst
  • Agenda for March 2, 2012 Training

    Agenda for March 2, 2012 Training
  • Air Force to assign counsel for victims of sex assault

    Air Force to assign counsel for victims of sex assault
  • Airman First Class (E-3) LRM v. Lieutenant Colonel Kastenberg, No. 2013-05, 2013 WL 1874790 (A.F. Ct. Crim. App. Apr. 2, 2013) (order).

    Defendant—real party in interest in the proceeding and a male Airman—was charged with raping a female Airman.  As part of a larger Air Force program to combat sexual assault, the Air Force JAG Corps had implemented a special victims’ counsel (SVC) program that requires the appointment of counsel for victims of sexual assault.  The victim was appointed SVC, who entered a formal appearance and asked the military judge to direct the parties to provide him with copies of motions filed under Military Rules of Evidence 412 (the military’s rape shield law), 513 (psychotherapist-patient privilege), and 514 (victim advocate-victim privilege).
  • Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    1-800-650-6522
    The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence statewide.  Their website has referrals to local resources and service providers for victims, such as shelter programs.





  • Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission

    (800) 541-9388 
    This program provides financial assistance to victims of crime for expenses such as medical and counseling costs, loss of wages, loss of support, and funeral costs.
  • Alaska Institute for Justice

    The Alaska Institute for Justice (formerly Alaska Immigration Justice Project) is a non-profit agency that provides low-cost immigration legal assistance to immigrants and refugees in all immigration applications including citizenship, permanent resident status, work permits, asylum, family-based petitions and immigration petitions for immigrant victims of  domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. 

  • Alaska Office of Victims’ Rights

    Phone: 907-754-3460 
    Toll-free Nationwide: 844-754-3460
    The Office Of Victims’ Rights is an agency of the Alaska Legislature that provides free legal services to victims of crime to help them obtain the rights they are guaranteed under the Alaska constitution and statutes with regard to their contacts with police, prosecutors, judges, and other criminal justice agencies in this state, as well as to advance and protect those victim rights in court when necessary and authorized by law. 
  • Alaska United States Attorney’s Office

    Phone: 907-271-3041
    The role of the United States Attorney is to prosecute cases fairly and justly. If you are identified as a victim under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act, we will make our best effort to ensure you are provided the rights and services you are entitled to.
  • Alaska Victim-Witness Assistance Program

    Alaska’s Department of Law provides a Victim-Witness Assistance Program for victims whose cases are being prosecuted.  A coordinator can provide services such as help with employers and travel arrangements, advocacy and information about the criminal justice process, and work with police and other services to stop abuse and harassment.

Identity Theft

  • 1 in 6

    1 in 6 provides support for male victims of childhood sexual violence with general information, a national 24/7 online support line, and online therapy for residents of California.

  • 2009 OVC Report to the Nation: Putting Victims First

    The Report outlines OVC’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal years 2007 and 2008. Click here to view the full report.
  • 2012 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Has Record Attendance

    Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Crime Victims’ Rights Reception at the 2012 Crime Victim Law Conference a success, especially our generous raffle & silent auction prize donors, wonderful local band SloeGinFizz who donated the musical performance, the amazing volunteers who helped make it happen, and the many Conference faculty and attendees who came and joined in the fun!  For more on the Reception, including photos, click the story title above.
  • 2012 NCVLI/NAVRA Training Series: Enhancing Justice for Crime Victims

    The NCVLI/NAVRA 2012 Training Series is designed to bring access to justice to crime victims nationwide by helping attorneys, advocates, allied professionals, and law students learn the skills necessary to represent and advocate for crime victims. 
  • 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Chanpone Sinlapasai

    Chanpone Sinlapasai-Okamura is a partner at Marandas & McClellan.  Chanpone focuses on immigration law and specializes in assisting survivors of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Chanpone with the 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2013 Pro Bono of the Year: Perkins Coie

    With more than 60 attorneys, Perkins Coie is one of the largest firms in Portland, Oregon.  This year Perkins Coie assisted with two significant cases in Oregon on behalf of victims.  NCVLI is proud to present Perkins Coie with the 2013 Pro Bono of the Year Award.
  • 2013 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: CAST

    The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual human rights organization that has been nationally and internationally recognized for its dedication to the identification of victims, mobilization of all sectors of the community to identify and advocate against trafficking, and provision of direct services for victims.  NCVLI is proud to honor CAST with the 2013 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2014 Conference A Huge Success

    Thank you to everyone who attended last month’s Crime Victim Law Conference in Portland, OR.  We are particularly grateful to our sponsors and Reception donors.  This year we had record attendance, with nearly 250 attendees from 33 states, the District of Columbia, Australia, and Canada.  Click here to see photos from the Conference.
  • 2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos

    2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos
  • 2014 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Photos

    2014 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Photos
  • 2014 Legal Advocacy Award: Amy Terrible

    A former prosecutor, Amy’s true passion is to achieve justice for victims by directly representing them in criminal cases against their offenders. NCVLI s proud to present Amy with the 2014 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2014 Victims’ Rights Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2014 Volunteer of the Year: Elizabeth Morrison

    Elizabeth Morrison came to NCVLI in November 2013 after graduating from Washington State University with her Bachelors of Arts and has since donated over 250 hours in six months.  NCVLI is honored to present Elizabeth with the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award for her service to NCVLI.
  • 2014 Writing Contest Spotlight: Susan Nelson

    Susan East Nelson is a writing contest winner for NCVLI’s 2014 Conference. She iis a third-year law student at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • 2015 Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

    We are thrilled to announce that Attorney Laura Dunn, Executive Director of SurvJustice, will be a keynote speaker at our 2015 Conference.  Ms. Dunn is a nationally recognized activist fighting to prevent campus sexual violence and improve campus response to survivors. Click here to learn more about Laura.
  • 2015 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Johanna Costa

    Johanna Costa is the Director of Victim Services at the Washington County District Attorney’s Office in Hillsboro, Oregon, where she leads a team of 20 staff and volunteer advocates in supporting victims of all types of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Johanna with the 2015 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2015 Victims’ Rights Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2015 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thank you to the sponsors of our inaugural Voices for Justice Reception. Click here to learn more and see photos from the event.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    The 15th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference is just three months away!  We have an exciting line-up of experts. Click here to read about two.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    This year’s Crime Victim Law Conference has sessions that touch on each element of justice so that attendees will leave with the knowledge needed to effectively advocate for victims. Click here to read about the sessions.
  • 2016 Legal Advocacy Awardee: Mariam El-menshawi

    Mariam El-menshawi is the Director and Principal Attorney at McGeorge School of Law, Victims of Crime Resource Center in Sacramento, California. Mariam received her JD/MBA degrees from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  Mariam has dedicated her career to helping victims of crime understand their rights and assisting them in navigating and enforcing their rights in the criminal justice system. NCVLI is proud to present Mariam with the 2016 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2016 Voice for Justice Award

    The Voice for Justice Award recognizes individuals and organizations making outstanding contributions to ensuring our justice system honors victims’ voices. Click here to learn about this year’s recipient.
  • 2016-17 Professional Development Scholarship Application

    Thanks to funding from individuals and businesses, NCVLI is pleased to be able to offer Crime Victim/Survivor scholarships to eligible individuals. Click here to learn more.
  • 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Click here to read the latest updates for the 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference.
  • 2017 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award

    NCVLI is pleased to present the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, Cyrus ‘Rus’ Rilee and Claudia J. Bayliff with the 2017 Crime Victim Partnership Award.
  • 2017 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thanks to our generous sponsors and community for supporting the event. Click here to read more and see photos.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest conference news.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference news.
  • 2018 Outstanding Achievement Honoree

    Announcing the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Honorees!
  • 2019 Conference Update

    Join us in Portland, Oregon this June 6-7th for our Crime Victim Law Conference.  This year’s Conference, themed Show Up for Justice, features plenaries, breakout sessions, and roundtable discussions addressing a wide range of topics.
  • 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference

    Registration is open: 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference
  • 2019 Voice for Justice Award Honoree: Chanpone P. Sinlapasai

  • 3rd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception

    On Tuesday, June 14, NCVLI hosted its 3rd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. More than 130 Crime Victim Law Conference attendees and friends of NCVLI from the community gathered to enjoy each other’s company and celebrate the successes of the past 10 years of victims’ rights enforcement.
  • A Response to Alan Dershowitz; Securing Victim Voice

    We have not yet fully closed the books on 2014 – dubbed “the year everyone started talking about sexual assault” – and we are starting 2015 with threats of ethics complaints and defamation suits that may end the conversation.  Click here to read NCVLI’s full response to prominent criminal defense attorney and law professor Alan Dershowitz.
  • A Victim’s Right to Counsel During an Interview

    NCVLI releases position papers on cutting edge victims’ rights issues to help ensure vigorous assertion and enforcement of victims’ rights. We have recently released a Victim Law Position Paper detailing the right of victims to have retained counsel present during investigative interviews.  Click here to read the position paper.
  • Access In-Person & Online Trainings

    In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, NAVRA - NCVLI’s membership alliance - is proud to offer two trainings in October. Click here to learn more

  • Accused Rapist Cross-Examines Alleged Victim During Trial

    An accused rapist, appearing pro se, is allowed to cross-examine the rape victim for several hours in a Florida trial.
  • ACTION OHIO Coalition For Battered Women

    The Action Ohio Coalition for Battered Women is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence and stalking statewide.  Their website has referrals to resources and local service providers for victims, including shelter programs.
  • ADA.gov-Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

    USA
    The ADA Home Page provides access to ADA regulations and technical assistance materials in English and Spanish, including information about U.S. Department of Justice ADA settlement agreements and enforcement activities. ADA.gov centralizes key ADA information and links to Federal resources, including: Access to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ADA material; ADA Standards for Accessible Design; Updates on new ADA requirements.
  • Advisory Council Profile: Jennifer Brobst

    Advisory Council Profile: Jennifer Brobst
  • Agenda for March 2, 2012 Training

    Agenda for March 2, 2012 Training
  • Air Force to assign counsel for victims of sex assault

    Air Force to assign counsel for victims of sex assault
  • Airman First Class (E-3) LRM v. Lieutenant Colonel Kastenberg, No. 2013-05, 2013 WL 1874790 (A.F. Ct. Crim. App. Apr. 2, 2013) (order).

    Defendant—real party in interest in the proceeding and a male Airman—was charged with raping a female Airman.  As part of a larger Air Force program to combat sexual assault, the Air Force JAG Corps had implemented a special victims’ counsel (SVC) program that requires the appointment of counsel for victims of sexual assault.  The victim was appointed SVC, who entered a formal appearance and asked the military judge to direct the parties to provide him with copies of motions filed under Military Rules of Evidence 412 (the military’s rape shield law), 513 (psychotherapist-patient privilege), and 514 (victim advocate-victim privilege).
  • Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    1-800-650-6522
    The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence statewide.  Their website has referrals to local resources and service providers for victims, such as shelter programs.





  • Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission

    (800) 541-9388 
    This program provides financial assistance to victims of crime for expenses such as medical and counseling costs, loss of wages, loss of support, and funeral costs.
  • Alaska Institute for Justice

    The Alaska Institute for Justice (formerly Alaska Immigration Justice Project) is a non-profit agency that provides low-cost immigration legal assistance to immigrants and refugees in all immigration applications including citizenship, permanent resident status, work permits, asylum, family-based petitions and immigration petitions for immigrant victims of  domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. 

  • Alaska Office of Victims’ Rights

    Phone: 907-754-3460 
    Toll-free Nationwide: 844-754-3460
    The Office Of Victims’ Rights is an agency of the Alaska Legislature that provides free legal services to victims of crime to help them obtain the rights they are guaranteed under the Alaska constitution and statutes with regard to their contacts with police, prosecutors, judges, and other criminal justice agencies in this state, as well as to advance and protect those victim rights in court when necessary and authorized by law. 
  • Alaska United States Attorney’s Office

    Phone: 907-271-3041
    The role of the United States Attorney is to prosecute cases fairly and justly. If you are identified as a victim under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act, we will make our best effort to ensure you are provided the rights and services you are entitled to.
  • Alaska Victim-Witness Assistance Program

    Alaska’s Department of Law provides a Victim-Witness Assistance Program for victims whose cases are being prosecuted.  A coordinator can provide services such as help with employers and travel arrangements, advocacy and information about the criminal justice process, and work with police and other services to stop abuse and harassment.

Murder/Homicide

  • 1 in 6

    1 in 6 provides support for male victims of childhood sexual violence with general information, a national 24/7 online support line, and online therapy for residents of California.

  • 2009 OVC Report to the Nation: Putting Victims First

    The Report outlines OVC’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal years 2007 and 2008. Click here to view the full report.
  • 2012 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Has Record Attendance

    Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Crime Victims’ Rights Reception at the 2012 Crime Victim Law Conference a success, especially our generous raffle & silent auction prize donors, wonderful local band SloeGinFizz who donated the musical performance, the amazing volunteers who helped make it happen, and the many Conference faculty and attendees who came and joined in the fun!  For more on the Reception, including photos, click the story title above.
  • 2012 NCVLI/NAVRA Training Series: Enhancing Justice for Crime Victims

    The NCVLI/NAVRA 2012 Training Series is designed to bring access to justice to crime victims nationwide by helping attorneys, advocates, allied professionals, and law students learn the skills necessary to represent and advocate for crime victims. 
  • 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Chanpone Sinlapasai

    Chanpone Sinlapasai-Okamura is a partner at Marandas & McClellan.  Chanpone focuses on immigration law and specializes in assisting survivors of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Chanpone with the 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2013 Pro Bono of the Year: Perkins Coie

    With more than 60 attorneys, Perkins Coie is one of the largest firms in Portland, Oregon.  This year Perkins Coie assisted with two significant cases in Oregon on behalf of victims.  NCVLI is proud to present Perkins Coie with the 2013 Pro Bono of the Year Award.
  • 2013 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: CAST

    The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual human rights organization that has been nationally and internationally recognized for its dedication to the identification of victims, mobilization of all sectors of the community to identify and advocate against trafficking, and provision of direct services for victims.  NCVLI is proud to honor CAST with the 2013 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2014 Conference A Huge Success

    Thank you to everyone who attended last month’s Crime Victim Law Conference in Portland, OR.  We are particularly grateful to our sponsors and Reception donors.  This year we had record attendance, with nearly 250 attendees from 33 states, the District of Columbia, Australia, and Canada.  Click here to see photos from the Conference.
  • 2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos

    2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos
  • 2014 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Photos

    2014 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Photos
  • 2014 Legal Advocacy Award: Amy Terrible

    A former prosecutor, Amy’s true passion is to achieve justice for victims by directly representing them in criminal cases against their offenders. NCVLI s proud to present Amy with the 2014 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2014 Victims’ Rights Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2014 Volunteer of the Year: Elizabeth Morrison

    Elizabeth Morrison came to NCVLI in November 2013 after graduating from Washington State University with her Bachelors of Arts and has since donated over 250 hours in six months.  NCVLI is honored to present Elizabeth with the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award for her service to NCVLI.
  • 2014 Writing Contest Spotlight: Susan Nelson

    Susan East Nelson is a writing contest winner for NCVLI’s 2014 Conference. She iis a third-year law student at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • 2015 Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

    We are thrilled to announce that Attorney Laura Dunn, Executive Director of SurvJustice, will be a keynote speaker at our 2015 Conference.  Ms. Dunn is a nationally recognized activist fighting to prevent campus sexual violence and improve campus response to survivors. Click here to learn more about Laura.
  • 2015 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Johanna Costa

    Johanna Costa is the Director of Victim Services at the Washington County District Attorney’s Office in Hillsboro, Oregon, where she leads a team of 20 staff and volunteer advocates in supporting victims of all types of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Johanna with the 2015 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2015 Victims’ Rights Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2015 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thank you to the sponsors of our inaugural Voices for Justice Reception. Click here to learn more and see photos from the event.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    The 15th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference is just three months away!  We have an exciting line-up of experts. Click here to read about two.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    This year’s Crime Victim Law Conference has sessions that touch on each element of justice so that attendees will leave with the knowledge needed to effectively advocate for victims. Click here to read about the sessions.
  • 2016 Legal Advocacy Awardee: Mariam El-menshawi

    Mariam El-menshawi is the Director and Principal Attorney at McGeorge School of Law, Victims of Crime Resource Center in Sacramento, California. Mariam received her JD/MBA degrees from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  Mariam has dedicated her career to helping victims of crime understand their rights and assisting them in navigating and enforcing their rights in the criminal justice system. NCVLI is proud to present Mariam with the 2016 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2016 Voice for Justice Award

    The Voice for Justice Award recognizes individuals and organizations making outstanding contributions to ensuring our justice system honors victims’ voices. Click here to learn about this year’s recipient.
  • 2016-17 Professional Development Scholarship Application

    Thanks to funding from individuals and businesses, NCVLI is pleased to be able to offer Crime Victim/Survivor scholarships to eligible individuals. Click here to learn more.
  • 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Click here to read the latest updates for the 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference.
  • 2017 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award

    NCVLI is pleased to present the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, Cyrus ‘Rus’ Rilee and Claudia J. Bayliff with the 2017 Crime Victim Partnership Award.
  • 2017 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thanks to our generous sponsors and community for supporting the event. Click here to read more and see photos.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest conference news.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference news.
  • 2018 Outstanding Achievement Honoree

    Announcing the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Honorees!
  • 2019 Conference Update

    Join us in Portland, Oregon this June 6-7th for our Crime Victim Law Conference.  This year’s Conference, themed Show Up for Justice, features plenaries, breakout sessions, and roundtable discussions addressing a wide range of topics.
  • 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference

    Registration is open: 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference
  • 2019 Voice for Justice Award Honoree: Chanpone P. Sinlapasai

  • 3rd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception

    On Tuesday, June 14, NCVLI hosted its 3rd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. More than 130 Crime Victim Law Conference attendees and friends of NCVLI from the community gathered to enjoy each other’s company and celebrate the successes of the past 10 years of victims’ rights enforcement.
  • A Response to Alan Dershowitz; Securing Victim Voice

    We have not yet fully closed the books on 2014 – dubbed “the year everyone started talking about sexual assault” – and we are starting 2015 with threats of ethics complaints and defamation suits that may end the conversation.  Click here to read NCVLI’s full response to prominent criminal defense attorney and law professor Alan Dershowitz.
  • A Victim’s Right to Counsel During an Interview

    NCVLI releases position papers on cutting edge victims’ rights issues to help ensure vigorous assertion and enforcement of victims’ rights. We have recently released a Victim Law Position Paper detailing the right of victims to have retained counsel present during investigative interviews.  Click here to read the position paper.
  • Access In-Person & Online Trainings

    In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, NAVRA - NCVLI’s membership alliance - is proud to offer two trainings in October. Click here to learn more

  • Accused Rapist Cross-Examines Alleged Victim During Trial

    An accused rapist, appearing pro se, is allowed to cross-examine the rape victim for several hours in a Florida trial.
  • ACTION OHIO Coalition For Battered Women

    The Action Ohio Coalition for Battered Women is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence and stalking statewide.  Their website has referrals to resources and local service providers for victims, including shelter programs.
  • ADA.gov-Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

    USA
    The ADA Home Page provides access to ADA regulations and technical assistance materials in English and Spanish, including information about U.S. Department of Justice ADA settlement agreements and enforcement activities. ADA.gov centralizes key ADA information and links to Federal resources, including: Access to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ADA material; ADA Standards for Accessible Design; Updates on new ADA requirements.
  • Advisory Council Profile: Jennifer Brobst

    Advisory Council Profile: Jennifer Brobst
  • Agenda for March 2, 2012 Training

    Agenda for March 2, 2012 Training
  • Air Force to assign counsel for victims of sex assault

    Air Force to assign counsel for victims of sex assault
  • Airman First Class (E-3) LRM v. Lieutenant Colonel Kastenberg, No. 2013-05, 2013 WL 1874790 (A.F. Ct. Crim. App. Apr. 2, 2013) (order).

    Defendant—real party in interest in the proceeding and a male Airman—was charged with raping a female Airman.  As part of a larger Air Force program to combat sexual assault, the Air Force JAG Corps had implemented a special victims’ counsel (SVC) program that requires the appointment of counsel for victims of sexual assault.  The victim was appointed SVC, who entered a formal appearance and asked the military judge to direct the parties to provide him with copies of motions filed under Military Rules of Evidence 412 (the military’s rape shield law), 513 (psychotherapist-patient privilege), and 514 (victim advocate-victim privilege).
  • Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    1-800-650-6522
    The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence statewide.  Their website has referrals to local resources and service providers for victims, such as shelter programs.





  • Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission

    (800) 541-9388 
    This program provides financial assistance to victims of crime for expenses such as medical and counseling costs, loss of wages, loss of support, and funeral costs.
  • Alaska Institute for Justice

    The Alaska Institute for Justice (formerly Alaska Immigration Justice Project) is a non-profit agency that provides low-cost immigration legal assistance to immigrants and refugees in all immigration applications including citizenship, permanent resident status, work permits, asylum, family-based petitions and immigration petitions for immigrant victims of  domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. 

  • Alaska Office of Victims’ Rights

    Phone: 907-754-3460 
    Toll-free Nationwide: 844-754-3460
    The Office Of Victims’ Rights is an agency of the Alaska Legislature that provides free legal services to victims of crime to help them obtain the rights they are guaranteed under the Alaska constitution and statutes with regard to their contacts with police, prosecutors, judges, and other criminal justice agencies in this state, as well as to advance and protect those victim rights in court when necessary and authorized by law. 
  • Alaska United States Attorney’s Office

    Phone: 907-271-3041
    The role of the United States Attorney is to prosecute cases fairly and justly. If you are identified as a victim under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act, we will make our best effort to ensure you are provided the rights and services you are entitled to.
  • Alaska Victim-Witness Assistance Program

    Alaska’s Department of Law provides a Victim-Witness Assistance Program for victims whose cases are being prosecuted.  A coordinator can provide services such as help with employers and travel arrangements, advocacy and information about the criminal justice process, and work with police and other services to stop abuse and harassment.

Native American/Tribal

  • 1 in 6

    1 in 6 provides support for male victims of childhood sexual violence with general information, a national 24/7 online support line, and online therapy for residents of California.

  • 2009 OVC Report to the Nation: Putting Victims First

    The Report outlines OVC’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal years 2007 and 2008. Click here to view the full report.
  • 2012 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Has Record Attendance

    Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Crime Victims’ Rights Reception at the 2012 Crime Victim Law Conference a success, especially our generous raffle & silent auction prize donors, wonderful local band SloeGinFizz who donated the musical performance, the amazing volunteers who helped make it happen, and the many Conference faculty and attendees who came and joined in the fun!  For more on the Reception, including photos, click the story title above.
  • 2012 NCVLI/NAVRA Training Series: Enhancing Justice for Crime Victims

    The NCVLI/NAVRA 2012 Training Series is designed to bring access to justice to crime victims nationwide by helping attorneys, advocates, allied professionals, and law students learn the skills necessary to represent and advocate for crime victims. 
  • 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Chanpone Sinlapasai

    Chanpone Sinlapasai-Okamura is a partner at Marandas & McClellan.  Chanpone focuses on immigration law and specializes in assisting survivors of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Chanpone with the 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2013 Pro Bono of the Year: Perkins Coie

    With more than 60 attorneys, Perkins Coie is one of the largest firms in Portland, Oregon.  This year Perkins Coie assisted with two significant cases in Oregon on behalf of victims.  NCVLI is proud to present Perkins Coie with the 2013 Pro Bono of the Year Award.
  • 2013 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: CAST

    The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual human rights organization that has been nationally and internationally recognized for its dedication to the identification of victims, mobilization of all sectors of the community to identify and advocate against trafficking, and provision of direct services for victims.  NCVLI is proud to honor CAST with the 2013 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2014 Conference A Huge Success

    Thank you to everyone who attended last month’s Crime Victim Law Conference in Portland, OR.  We are particularly grateful to our sponsors and Reception donors.  This year we had record attendance, with nearly 250 attendees from 33 states, the District of Columbia, Australia, and Canada.  Click here to see photos from the Conference.
  • 2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos

    2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos
  • 2014 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Photos

    2014 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Photos
  • 2014 Legal Advocacy Award: Amy Terrible

    A former prosecutor, Amy’s true passion is to achieve justice for victims by directly representing them in criminal cases against their offenders. NCVLI s proud to present Amy with the 2014 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2014 Victims’ Rights Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2014 Volunteer of the Year: Elizabeth Morrison

    Elizabeth Morrison came to NCVLI in November 2013 after graduating from Washington State University with her Bachelors of Arts and has since donated over 250 hours in six months.  NCVLI is honored to present Elizabeth with the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award for her service to NCVLI.
  • 2014 Writing Contest Spotlight: Susan Nelson

    Susan East Nelson is a writing contest winner for NCVLI’s 2014 Conference. She iis a third-year law student at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • 2015 Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

    We are thrilled to announce that Attorney Laura Dunn, Executive Director of SurvJustice, will be a keynote speaker at our 2015 Conference.  Ms. Dunn is a nationally recognized activist fighting to prevent campus sexual violence and improve campus response to survivors. Click here to learn more about Laura.
  • 2015 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Johanna Costa

    Johanna Costa is the Director of Victim Services at the Washington County District Attorney’s Office in Hillsboro, Oregon, where she leads a team of 20 staff and volunteer advocates in supporting victims of all types of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Johanna with the 2015 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2015 Victims’ Rights Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2015 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thank you to the sponsors of our inaugural Voices for Justice Reception. Click here to learn more and see photos from the event.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    The 15th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference is just three months away!  We have an exciting line-up of experts. Click here to read about two.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    This year’s Crime Victim Law Conference has sessions that touch on each element of justice so that attendees will leave with the knowledge needed to effectively advocate for victims. Click here to read about the sessions.
  • 2016 Legal Advocacy Awardee: Mariam El-menshawi

    Mariam El-menshawi is the Director and Principal Attorney at McGeorge School of Law, Victims of Crime Resource Center in Sacramento, California. Mariam received her JD/MBA degrees from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  Mariam has dedicated her career to helping victims of crime understand their rights and assisting them in navigating and enforcing their rights in the criminal justice system. NCVLI is proud to present Mariam with the 2016 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2016 Voice for Justice Award

    The Voice for Justice Award recognizes individuals and organizations making outstanding contributions to ensuring our justice system honors victims’ voices. Click here to learn about this year’s recipient.
  • 2016-17 Professional Development Scholarship Application

    Thanks to funding from individuals and businesses, NCVLI is pleased to be able to offer Crime Victim/Survivor scholarships to eligible individuals. Click here to learn more.
  • 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Click here to read the latest updates for the 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference.
  • 2017 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award

    NCVLI is pleased to present the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, Cyrus ‘Rus’ Rilee and Claudia J. Bayliff with the 2017 Crime Victim Partnership Award.
  • 2017 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thanks to our generous sponsors and community for supporting the event. Click here to read more and see photos.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest conference news.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference news.
  • 2018 Outstanding Achievement Honoree

    Announcing the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Honorees!
  • 2019 Conference Update

    Join us in Portland, Oregon this June 6-7th for our Crime Victim Law Conference.  This year’s Conference, themed Show Up for Justice, features plenaries, breakout sessions, and roundtable discussions addressing a wide range of topics.
  • 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference

    Registration is open: 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference
  • 2019 Voice for Justice Award Honoree: Chanpone P. Sinlapasai

  • 3rd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception

    On Tuesday, June 14, NCVLI hosted its 3rd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. More than 130 Crime Victim Law Conference attendees and friends of NCVLI from the community gathered to enjoy each other’s company and celebrate the successes of the past 10 years of victims’ rights enforcement.
  • A Response to Alan Dershowitz; Securing Victim Voice

    We have not yet fully closed the books on 2014 – dubbed “the year everyone started talking about sexual assault” – and we are starting 2015 with threats of ethics complaints and defamation suits that may end the conversation.  Click here to read NCVLI’s full response to prominent criminal defense attorney and law professor Alan Dershowitz.
  • A Victim’s Right to Counsel During an Interview

    NCVLI releases position papers on cutting edge victims’ rights issues to help ensure vigorous assertion and enforcement of victims’ rights. We have recently released a Victim Law Position Paper detailing the right of victims to have retained counsel present during investigative interviews.  Click here to read the position paper.
  • Access In-Person & Online Trainings

    In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, NAVRA - NCVLI’s membership alliance - is proud to offer two trainings in October. Click here to learn more

  • Accused Rapist Cross-Examines Alleged Victim During Trial

    An accused rapist, appearing pro se, is allowed to cross-examine the rape victim for several hours in a Florida trial.
  • ACTION OHIO Coalition For Battered Women

    The Action Ohio Coalition for Battered Women is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence and stalking statewide.  Their website has referrals to resources and local service providers for victims, including shelter programs.
  • ADA.gov-Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

    USA
    The ADA Home Page provides access to ADA regulations and technical assistance materials in English and Spanish, including information about U.S. Department of Justice ADA settlement agreements and enforcement activities. ADA.gov centralizes key ADA information and links to Federal resources, including: Access to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ADA material; ADA Standards for Accessible Design; Updates on new ADA requirements.
  • Advisory Council Profile: Jennifer Brobst

    Advisory Council Profile: Jennifer Brobst
  • Agenda for March 2, 2012 Training

    Agenda for March 2, 2012 Training
  • Air Force to assign counsel for victims of sex assault

    Air Force to assign counsel for victims of sex assault
  • Airman First Class (E-3) LRM v. Lieutenant Colonel Kastenberg, No. 2013-05, 2013 WL 1874790 (A.F. Ct. Crim. App. Apr. 2, 2013) (order).

    Defendant—real party in interest in the proceeding and a male Airman—was charged with raping a female Airman.  As part of a larger Air Force program to combat sexual assault, the Air Force JAG Corps had implemented a special victims’ counsel (SVC) program that requires the appointment of counsel for victims of sexual assault.  The victim was appointed SVC, who entered a formal appearance and asked the military judge to direct the parties to provide him with copies of motions filed under Military Rules of Evidence 412 (the military’s rape shield law), 513 (psychotherapist-patient privilege), and 514 (victim advocate-victim privilege).
  • Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    1-800-650-6522
    The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence statewide.  Their website has referrals to local resources and service providers for victims, such as shelter programs.





  • Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission

    (800) 541-9388 
    This program provides financial assistance to victims of crime for expenses such as medical and counseling costs, loss of wages, loss of support, and funeral costs.
  • Alaska Institute for Justice

    The Alaska Institute for Justice (formerly Alaska Immigration Justice Project) is a non-profit agency that provides low-cost immigration legal assistance to immigrants and refugees in all immigration applications including citizenship, permanent resident status, work permits, asylum, family-based petitions and immigration petitions for immigrant victims of  domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. 

  • Alaska Office of Victims’ Rights

    Phone: 907-754-3460 
    Toll-free Nationwide: 844-754-3460
    The Office Of Victims’ Rights is an agency of the Alaska Legislature that provides free legal services to victims of crime to help them obtain the rights they are guaranteed under the Alaska constitution and statutes with regard to their contacts with police, prosecutors, judges, and other criminal justice agencies in this state, as well as to advance and protect those victim rights in court when necessary and authorized by law. 
  • Alaska United States Attorney’s Office

    Phone: 907-271-3041
    The role of the United States Attorney is to prosecute cases fairly and justly. If you are identified as a victim under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act, we will make our best effort to ensure you are provided the rights and services you are entitled to.
  • Alaska Victim-Witness Assistance Program

    Alaska’s Department of Law provides a Victim-Witness Assistance Program for victims whose cases are being prosecuted.  A coordinator can provide services such as help with employers and travel arrangements, advocacy and information about the criminal justice process, and work with police and other services to stop abuse and harassment.

Network of Victims' Rights Enforcement Clinics

  • 1 in 6

    1 in 6 provides support for male victims of childhood sexual violence with general information, a national 24/7 online support line, and online therapy for residents of California.

  • 2009 OVC Report to the Nation: Putting Victims First

    The Report outlines OVC’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal years 2007 and 2008. Click here to view the full report.
  • 2012 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Has Record Attendance

    Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Crime Victims’ Rights Reception at the 2012 Crime Victim Law Conference a success, especially our generous raffle & silent auction prize donors, wonderful local band SloeGinFizz who donated the musical performance, the amazing volunteers who helped make it happen, and the many Conference faculty and attendees who came and joined in the fun!  For more on the Reception, including photos, click the story title above.
  • 2012 NCVLI/NAVRA Training Series: Enhancing Justice for Crime Victims

    The NCVLI/NAVRA 2012 Training Series is designed to bring access to justice to crime victims nationwide by helping attorneys, advocates, allied professionals, and law students learn the skills necessary to represent and advocate for crime victims. 
  • 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Chanpone Sinlapasai

    Chanpone Sinlapasai-Okamura is a partner at Marandas & McClellan.  Chanpone focuses on immigration law and specializes in assisting survivors of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Chanpone with the 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2013 Pro Bono of the Year: Perkins Coie

    With more than 60 attorneys, Perkins Coie is one of the largest firms in Portland, Oregon.  This year Perkins Coie assisted with two significant cases in Oregon on behalf of victims.  NCVLI is proud to present Perkins Coie with the 2013 Pro Bono of the Year Award.
  • 2013 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: CAST

    The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual human rights organization that has been nationally and internationally recognized for its dedication to the identification of victims, mobilization of all sectors of the community to identify and advocate against trafficking, and provision of direct services for victims.  NCVLI is proud to honor CAST with the 2013 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2014 Conference A Huge Success

    Thank you to everyone who attended last month’s Crime Victim Law Conference in Portland, OR.  We are particularly grateful to our sponsors and Reception donors.  This year we had record attendance, with nearly 250 attendees from 33 states, the District of Columbia, Australia, and Canada.  Click here to see photos from the Conference.
  • 2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos

    2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos
  • 2014 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Photos

    2014 Crime Victims’ Rights Reception Photos
  • 2014 Legal Advocacy Award: Amy Terrible

    A former prosecutor, Amy’s true passion is to achieve justice for victims by directly representing them in criminal cases against their offenders. NCVLI s proud to present Amy with the 2014 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2014 Victims’ Rights Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2014 Volunteer of the Year: Elizabeth Morrison

    Elizabeth Morrison came to NCVLI in November 2013 after graduating from Washington State University with her Bachelors of Arts and has since donated over 250 hours in six months.  NCVLI is honored to present Elizabeth with the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award for her service to NCVLI.
  • 2014 Writing Contest Spotlight: Susan Nelson

    Susan East Nelson is a writing contest winner for NCVLI’s 2014 Conference. She iis a third-year law student at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • 2015 Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

    We are thrilled to announce that Attorney Laura Dunn, Executive Director of SurvJustice, will be a keynote speaker at our 2015 Conference.  Ms. Dunn is a nationally recognized activist fighting to prevent campus sexual violence and improve campus response to survivors. Click here to learn more about Laura.
  • 2015 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Johanna Costa

    Johanna Costa is the Director of Victim Services at the Washington County District Attorney’s Office in Hillsboro, Oregon, where she leads a team of 20 staff and volunteer advocates in supporting victims of all types of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Johanna with the 2015 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2015 Victims’ Rights Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2015 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thank you to the sponsors of our inaugural Voices for Justice Reception. Click here to learn more and see photos from the event.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    The 15th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference is just three months away!  We have an exciting line-up of experts. Click here to read about two.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    This year’s Crime Victim Law Conference has sessions that touch on each element of justice so that attendees will leave with the knowledge needed to effectively advocate for victims. Click here to read about the sessions.
  • 2016 Legal Advocacy Awardee: Mariam El-menshawi

    Mariam El-menshawi is the Director and Principal Attorney at McGeorge School of Law, Victims of Crime Resource Center in Sacramento, California. Mariam received her JD/MBA degrees from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  Mariam has dedicated her career to helping victims of crime understand their rights and assisting them in navigating and enforcing their rights in the criminal justice system. NCVLI is proud to present Mariam with the 2016 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards Announced

    NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement.  These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day.  Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
  • 2016 Voice for Justice Award

    The Voice for Justice Award recognizes individuals and organizations making outstanding contributions to ensuring our justice system honors victims’ voices. Click here to learn about this year’s recipient.
  • 2016-17 Professional Development Scholarship Application

    Thanks to funding from individuals and businesses, NCVLI is pleased to be able to offer Crime Victim/Survivor scholarships to eligible individuals. Click here to learn more.
  • 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Click here to read the latest updates for the 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference.
  • 2017 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award

    NCVLI is pleased to present the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, Cyrus ‘Rus’ Rilee and Claudia J. Bayliff with the 2017 Crime Victim Partnership Award.
  • 2017 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thanks to our generous sponsors and community for supporting the event. Click here to read more and see photos.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest conference news.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference news.
  • 2018 Outstanding Achievement Honoree

    Announcing the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Honorees!
  • 2019 Conference Update

    Join us in Portland, Oregon this June 6-7th for our Crime Victim Law Conference.  This year’s Conference, themed Show Up for Justice, features plenaries, breakout sessions, and roundtable discussions addressing a wide range of topics.
  • 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference

    Registration is open: 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference
  • 2019 Voice for Justice Award Honoree: Chanpone P. Sinlapasai

  • 3rd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception

    On Tuesday, June 14, NCVLI hosted its 3rd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. More than 130 Crime Victim Law Conference attendees and friends of NCVLI from the community gathered to enjoy each other’s company and celebrate the successes of the past 10 years of victims’ rights enforcement.
  • A Response to Alan Dershowitz; Securing Victim Voice

    We have not yet fully closed the books on 2014 – dubbed “the year everyone started talking about sexual assault” – and we are starting 2015 with threats of ethics complaints and defamation suits that may end the conversation.  Click here to read NCVLI’s full response to prominent criminal defense attorney and law professor Alan Dershowitz.
  • A Victim’s Right to Counsel During an Interview

    NCVLI releases position papers on cutting edge victims’ rights issues to help ensure vigorous assertion and enforcement of victims’ rights. We have recently released a Victim Law Position Paper detailing the right of victims to have retained counsel present during investigative interviews.  Click here to read the position paper.
  • Access In-Person & Online Trainings

    In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, NAVRA - NCVLI’s membership alliance - is proud to offer two trainings in October. Click here to learn more

  • Accused Rapist Cross-Examines Alleged Victim During Trial

    An accused rapist, appearing pro se, is allowed to cross-examine the rape victim for several hours in a Florida trial.
  • ACTION OHIO Coalition For Battered Women

    The Action Ohio Coalition for Battered Women is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence and stalking statewide.  Their website has referrals to resources and local service providers for victims, including shelter programs.
  • ADA.gov-Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

    USA
    The ADA Home Page provides access to ADA regulations and technical assistance materials in English and Spanish, including information about U.S. Department of Justice ADA settlement agreements and enforcement activities. ADA.gov centralizes key ADA information and links to Federal resources, including: Access to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ADA material; ADA Standards for Accessible Design; Updates on new ADA requirements.
  • Advisory Council Profile: Jennifer Brobst

    Advisory Council Profile: Jennifer Brobst
  • Agenda for March 2, 2012 Training

    Agenda for March 2, 2012 Training
  • Air Force to assign counsel for victims of sex assault

    Air Force to assign counsel for victims of sex assault
  • Airman First Class (E-3) LRM v. Lieutenant Colonel Kastenberg, No. 2013-05, 2013 WL 1874790 (A.F. Ct. Crim. App. Apr. 2, 2013) (order).

    Defendant—real party in interest in the proceeding and a male Airman—was charged with raping a female Airman.  As part of a larger Air Force program to combat sexual assault, the Air Force JAG Corps had implemented a special victims’ counsel (SVC) program that requires the appointment of counsel for victims of sexual assault.  The victim was appointed SVC, who entered a formal appearance and asked the military judge to direct the parties to provide him with copies of motions filed under Military Rules of Evidence 412 (the military’s rape shield law), 513 (psychotherapist-patient privilege), and 514 (victim advocate-victim privilege).
  • Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    1-800-650-6522
    The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence statewide.  Their website has referrals to local resources and service providers for victims, such as shelter programs.





  • Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission

    (800) 541-9388 
    This program provides financial assistance to victims of crime for expenses such as medical and counseling costs, loss of wages, loss of support, and funeral costs.
  • Alaska Institute for Justice

    The Alaska Institute for Justice (formerly Alaska Immigration Justice Project) is a non-profit agency that provides low-cost immigration legal assistance to immigrants and refugees in all immigration applications including citizenship, permanent resident status, work permits, asylum, family-based petitions and immigration petitions for immigrant victims of  domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. 

  • Alaska Office of Victims’ Rights

    Phone: 907-754-3460 
    Toll-free Nationwide: 844-754-3460
    The Office Of Victims’ Rights is an agency of the Alaska Legislature that provides free legal services to victims of crime to help them obtain the rights they are guaranteed under the Alaska constitution and statutes with regard to their contacts with police, prosecutors, judges, and other criminal justice agencies in this state, as well as to advance and protect those victim rights in court when necessary and authorized by law. 
  • Alaska United States Attorney’s Office

    Phone: 907-271-3041
    The role of the United States Attorney is to prosecute cases fairly and justly. If you are identified as a victim under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act, we will make our best effort to ensure you are provided the rights and services you are entitled to.
  • Alaska Victim-Witness Assistance Program

    Alaska’s Department of Law provides a Victim-Witness Assistance Program for victims whose cases are being prosecuted.  A coordinator can provide services such as help with employers and travel arrangements, advocacy and information about the criminal justice process, and work with police and other services to stop abuse and harassment.

Sexual Violence