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Attorneys for Victims in Civil Cases

  • 12 Common Rights for Victims

    Tens of thousands of laws afford rights to victims.  Together these rights secure for victims the “4 P’s”:  privacy, protection, participation, and property recovery.
  • 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients

    Congratulations to the recipients of NCVLI’s 2011 Outstanding Achievement Awards!  The awards were presented at the 2011 Crime Victim Law Conference in June.
  • 2012 National Day of Remembrance

    September 25 is the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. On the National Day of Remembrance we as a nation, state, and community recognize the devastating impact of homicide on our families, friends and nation as a whole. We also recognize and respect the rights of the loved ones of murder victims and renew our commitment to fighting for these rights.
  • 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award Winners Announced

    Congratulations to the recipients of NCVLI’s 2012 Outstanding Achievement Awards!  Each year, NCVLI accepts nominations from around the country for each of these three awards - the Legal Advocacy Award, Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award, and Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.  Recipients were honored at NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference. 
  • 2013 Legal Advocacy Award: Russell Butler

    Russell P. Butler, J.D., serves as Executive Director of the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc. (MCVRC). Russell has litigated for victims in trial and appellate courts in Maryland, and beyond.  NCVLI is proud to present Russell with the 2013 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2013 Victims’ Rights Award Winners 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.
  • 2013 Volunteer of the Year: Caroline Park

    Caroline Park came to NCVLI in September 2012 with a background in private sector marketing as well as public and non-profit administration related to environmental issues.  Caroline volunteers at NCVLI’s offices regularly as a “Jill of all trades.”  NCVLI is honored to present Caroline with the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award for her service to NCVLI.
  • 2014 Conference Livestreaming Now Available

    2014 Conference Livestreaming Online available at a discounted rate. Don’t miss our 2014 Conference June 20-21st.
  • 2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos

    2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos 
  • 2014 Gail-Burns Smith Excellence in Victims’ Services Award - Catherine Harper Lee

    Catherine Harper Lee, founder and executive director of The Justice League of Ohio, has spent the last 20 years pursuing her passion: restoring faith and balance in the criminal justice system. She provides free legal representation to victims of violent crime throughout Ohio to ensure their constitutional and statutory rights are enforced and protected. NCVLI is proud to present Cathy with the 2014 Gail-Burns Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2014 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year: Shelbi Day

    Shelbi Day has devoted her career to civil rights work and has had the privilege of working on several precedent setting cases on a diverse range of issues. This year Shelbi has assisted with legal research and helped educate NCVLI about ways to better serve the community.  NCVLI is proud to present Shelbi Day with the 2014 Pro Bono of the Year Award.
  • 2014 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: Courthouse Dogs Foundation

    The Courthouse Dogs Foundation is a non-profit staffed by a veterinarian, a retired senior deputy prosecuting attorney, and the lovely courthouse facility dog Molly B.  Together they promote justice with compassion and provide a sense of well-being and security to vulnerable victims and witnesses during stressful legal proceedings.  NCVLI is proud to honor Courthouse Dogs Foundation with the 2014 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2014 Writing Contest Spotlight: Alexandra Kinsella

    Alexandra Kinsella is a writing contest winner for NCVLI’s 2014 Conference. She just completed her second year at the University of Colorado School of Law.
  • 2015 Conference Closing Plenary

    The closing plenary of the 14th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference, themed Victims. Rights. Now., features two campus sexual assault survivors turned advocates, Laura Dunn and Brenda Tracy, discussing their experiences and their advocacy to change the law. Click here to register.
  • 2015 Conference Livestreaming Now Available

    2015 Conference Livestreaming Online available at a newly discounted rate. Don’t miss our 2015 Conference May 28-29, 2015.
  • 2015 Legal Advocacy Award: Network for Victim Recovery of DC

    The Network for Victim Recovery of DC’s legal program started in 2012 with just one full time and one half time attorney and in three years has expanded to a total of seven attorneys who have served over 500 legal clients in cases ranging from identify theft and elder abuse to assault, sexual violence, and homicide.  NCVLI is proud to present NVRDC with the 2015 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2015 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: Carrie Hull

    Carrie Hull, a Detective with the Ashland Police Department and Director of the You Have Options Program, has facilitated a victim-centered and offender-focused approach to sexual violence at the Department that has resulted in a significant increase in both the number of reported sexual assaults and victim satisfaction with law enforcement. NCVLI is proud to present Carrie with the 2015 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Click here to read the latest 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference updates.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    The 15th Crime Victim Law Conference is just over two months away!  We have an amazing program of experts from around the country lined up. Click here to read more.
  • 2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Valenda Applegarth

    Valenda is a Senior Staff Attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services in Boston, Massachusetts, and founder of the nation’s first Relocation Counseling Project. Ms. Applegarth has represented victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking for more than 20 years. She has trained extensively on victim relocation, privacy, child custody jurisdiction and other related legal issues throughout the U.S. for the past 10 years. NCVLI is pleased to present Valenda with the 2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellent in Victim Services Award.
  • 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award Nominations Due Soon

    The deadline for nominations for the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards has been extended to April 1, 2016. Click to submit a nomination.
  • 2016 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award - Dr. Jerry Yager

    Dr. Jerry Yager is a Clinical Psychologist, currently in private practice, with more than 30 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of traumatized children and adolescents. He specializes in working with children and adolescents who exhibit self-destructive behavior and have severe mental illness such as clinical depression, bipolar mood disorder, post-traumatic distress disorder and psychosis. NCVLI is pleased to present Dr. Yager with the 2016 Crime Victim Partnership Award.
  • 2016 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thank you to everyone who joined us last month for the Voices for Justice Reception. Click here to read more.
  • 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Register now for early bird rates for the 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference.
  • 2017 Training Calendar

    Click here to view our training calendar.
  • 2017 Voice For Justice Honorees

    Join Us January 25, 2017 as we honor this year’s Voice For Justice Awardees. Click here to learn more.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    The 2018 Conference is SOLD OUT!
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference updates including our extended Early Bird pricing!
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference news.
  • 2019 Conference Update

  • 2019 Conference Update

  • 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award Honorees

  • 2019 Voices for Justice Reception Keynote Speaker: Carol L. Hepburn

    2019 Voices for Justice Reception Keynote Speaker: Carol L. Hepburn
  • 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

  • 12 Common Rights for Victims

    Tens of thousands of laws afford rights to victims.  Together these rights secure for victims the “4 P’s”:  privacy, protection, participation, and property recovery.
  • 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients

    Congratulations to the recipients of NCVLI’s 2011 Outstanding Achievement Awards!  The awards were presented at the 2011 Crime Victim Law Conference in June.
  • 2012 National Day of Remembrance

    September 25 is the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. On the National Day of Remembrance we as a nation, state, and community recognize the devastating impact of homicide on our families, friends and nation as a whole. We also recognize and respect the rights of the loved ones of murder victims and renew our commitment to fighting for these rights.
  • 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award Winners Announced

    Congratulations to the recipients of NCVLI’s 2012 Outstanding Achievement Awards!  Each year, NCVLI accepts nominations from around the country for each of these three awards - the Legal Advocacy Award, Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award, and Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.  Recipients were honored at NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference. 
  • 2013 Legal Advocacy Award: Russell Butler

    Russell P. Butler, J.D., serves as Executive Director of the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc. (MCVRC). Russell has litigated for victims in trial and appellate courts in Maryland, and beyond.  NCVLI is proud to present Russell with the 2013 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2013 Victims’ Rights Award Winners 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.
  • 2013 Volunteer of the Year: Caroline Park

    Caroline Park came to NCVLI in September 2012 with a background in private sector marketing as well as public and non-profit administration related to environmental issues.  Caroline volunteers at NCVLI’s offices regularly as a “Jill of all trades.”  NCVLI is honored to present Caroline with the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award for her service to NCVLI.
  • 2014 Conference Livestreaming Now Available

    2014 Conference Livestreaming Online available at a discounted rate. Don’t miss our 2014 Conference June 20-21st.
  • 2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos

    2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos 
  • 2014 Gail-Burns Smith Excellence in Victims’ Services Award - Catherine Harper Lee

    Catherine Harper Lee, founder and executive director of The Justice League of Ohio, has spent the last 20 years pursuing her passion: restoring faith and balance in the criminal justice system. She provides free legal representation to victims of violent crime throughout Ohio to ensure their constitutional and statutory rights are enforced and protected. NCVLI is proud to present Cathy with the 2014 Gail-Burns Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2014 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year: Shelbi Day

    Shelbi Day has devoted her career to civil rights work and has had the privilege of working on several precedent setting cases on a diverse range of issues. This year Shelbi has assisted with legal research and helped educate NCVLI about ways to better serve the community.  NCVLI is proud to present Shelbi Day with the 2014 Pro Bono of the Year Award.
  • 2014 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: Courthouse Dogs Foundation

    The Courthouse Dogs Foundation is a non-profit staffed by a veterinarian, a retired senior deputy prosecuting attorney, and the lovely courthouse facility dog Molly B.  Together they promote justice with compassion and provide a sense of well-being and security to vulnerable victims and witnesses during stressful legal proceedings.  NCVLI is proud to honor Courthouse Dogs Foundation with the 2014 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2014 Writing Contest Spotlight: Alexandra Kinsella

    Alexandra Kinsella is a writing contest winner for NCVLI’s 2014 Conference. She just completed her second year at the University of Colorado School of Law.
  • 2015 Conference Closing Plenary

    The closing plenary of the 14th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference, themed Victims. Rights. Now., features two campus sexual assault survivors turned advocates, Laura Dunn and Brenda Tracy, discussing their experiences and their advocacy to change the law. Click here to register.
  • 2015 Conference Livestreaming Now Available

    2015 Conference Livestreaming Online available at a newly discounted rate. Don’t miss our 2015 Conference May 28-29, 2015.
  • 2015 Legal Advocacy Award: Network for Victim Recovery of DC

    The Network for Victim Recovery of DC’s legal program started in 2012 with just one full time and one half time attorney and in three years has expanded to a total of seven attorneys who have served over 500 legal clients in cases ranging from identify theft and elder abuse to assault, sexual violence, and homicide.  NCVLI is proud to present NVRDC with the 2015 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2015 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: Carrie Hull

    Carrie Hull, a Detective with the Ashland Police Department and Director of the You Have Options Program, has facilitated a victim-centered and offender-focused approach to sexual violence at the Department that has resulted in a significant increase in both the number of reported sexual assaults and victim satisfaction with law enforcement. NCVLI is proud to present Carrie with the 2015 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Click here to read the latest 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference updates.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    The 15th Crime Victim Law Conference is just over two months away!  We have an amazing program of experts from around the country lined up. Click here to read more.
  • 2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Valenda Applegarth

    Valenda is a Senior Staff Attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services in Boston, Massachusetts, and founder of the nation’s first Relocation Counseling Project. Ms. Applegarth has represented victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking for more than 20 years. She has trained extensively on victim relocation, privacy, child custody jurisdiction and other related legal issues throughout the U.S. for the past 10 years. NCVLI is pleased to present Valenda with the 2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellent in Victim Services Award.
  • 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award Nominations Due Soon

    The deadline for nominations for the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards has been extended to April 1, 2016. Click to submit a nomination.
  • 2016 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award - Dr. Jerry Yager

    Dr. Jerry Yager is a Clinical Psychologist, currently in private practice, with more than 30 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of traumatized children and adolescents. He specializes in working with children and adolescents who exhibit self-destructive behavior and have severe mental illness such as clinical depression, bipolar mood disorder, post-traumatic distress disorder and psychosis. NCVLI is pleased to present Dr. Yager with the 2016 Crime Victim Partnership Award.
  • 2016 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thank you to everyone who joined us last month for the Voices for Justice Reception. Click here to read more.
  • 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Register now for early bird rates for the 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference.
  • 2017 Training Calendar

    Click here to view our training calendar.
  • 2017 Voice For Justice Honorees

    Join Us January 25, 2017 as we honor this year’s Voice For Justice Awardees. Click here to learn more.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    The 2018 Conference is SOLD OUT!
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference updates including our extended Early Bird pricing!
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference news.
  • 2019 Conference Update

  • 2019 Conference Update

  • 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award Honorees

  • 2019 Voices for Justice Reception Keynote Speaker: Carol L. Hepburn

    2019 Voices for Justice Reception Keynote Speaker: Carol L. Hepburn
  • 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

  • 12 Common Rights for Victims

    Tens of thousands of laws afford rights to victims.  Together these rights secure for victims the “4 P’s”:  privacy, protection, participation, and property recovery.
  • 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients

    Congratulations to the recipients of NCVLI’s 2011 Outstanding Achievement Awards!  The awards were presented at the 2011 Crime Victim Law Conference in June.
  • 2012 National Day of Remembrance

    September 25 is the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. On the National Day of Remembrance we as a nation, state, and community recognize the devastating impact of homicide on our families, friends and nation as a whole. We also recognize and respect the rights of the loved ones of murder victims and renew our commitment to fighting for these rights.
  • 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award Winners Announced

    Congratulations to the recipients of NCVLI’s 2012 Outstanding Achievement Awards!  Each year, NCVLI accepts nominations from around the country for each of these three awards - the Legal Advocacy Award, Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award, and Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.  Recipients were honored at NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference. 
  • 2013 Legal Advocacy Award: Russell Butler

    Russell P. Butler, J.D., serves as Executive Director of the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc. (MCVRC). Russell has litigated for victims in trial and appellate courts in Maryland, and beyond.  NCVLI is proud to present Russell with the 2013 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2013 Victims’ Rights Award Winners 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.
  • 2013 Volunteer of the Year: Caroline Park

    Caroline Park came to NCVLI in September 2012 with a background in private sector marketing as well as public and non-profit administration related to environmental issues.  Caroline volunteers at NCVLI’s offices regularly as a “Jill of all trades.”  NCVLI is honored to present Caroline with the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award for her service to NCVLI.
  • 2014 Conference Livestreaming Now Available

    2014 Conference Livestreaming Online available at a discounted rate. Don’t miss our 2014 Conference June 20-21st.
  • 2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos

    2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos 
  • 2014 Gail-Burns Smith Excellence in Victims’ Services Award - Catherine Harper Lee

    Catherine Harper Lee, founder and executive director of The Justice League of Ohio, has spent the last 20 years pursuing her passion: restoring faith and balance in the criminal justice system. She provides free legal representation to victims of violent crime throughout Ohio to ensure their constitutional and statutory rights are enforced and protected. NCVLI is proud to present Cathy with the 2014 Gail-Burns Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2014 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year: Shelbi Day

    Shelbi Day has devoted her career to civil rights work and has had the privilege of working on several precedent setting cases on a diverse range of issues. This year Shelbi has assisted with legal research and helped educate NCVLI about ways to better serve the community.  NCVLI is proud to present Shelbi Day with the 2014 Pro Bono of the Year Award.
  • 2014 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: Courthouse Dogs Foundation

    The Courthouse Dogs Foundation is a non-profit staffed by a veterinarian, a retired senior deputy prosecuting attorney, and the lovely courthouse facility dog Molly B.  Together they promote justice with compassion and provide a sense of well-being and security to vulnerable victims and witnesses during stressful legal proceedings.  NCVLI is proud to honor Courthouse Dogs Foundation with the 2014 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2014 Writing Contest Spotlight: Alexandra Kinsella

    Alexandra Kinsella is a writing contest winner for NCVLI’s 2014 Conference. She just completed her second year at the University of Colorado School of Law.
  • 2015 Conference Closing Plenary

    The closing plenary of the 14th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference, themed Victims. Rights. Now., features two campus sexual assault survivors turned advocates, Laura Dunn and Brenda Tracy, discussing their experiences and their advocacy to change the law. Click here to register.
  • 2015 Conference Livestreaming Now Available

    2015 Conference Livestreaming Online available at a newly discounted rate. Don’t miss our 2015 Conference May 28-29, 2015.
  • 2015 Legal Advocacy Award: Network for Victim Recovery of DC

    The Network for Victim Recovery of DC’s legal program started in 2012 with just one full time and one half time attorney and in three years has expanded to a total of seven attorneys who have served over 500 legal clients in cases ranging from identify theft and elder abuse to assault, sexual violence, and homicide.  NCVLI is proud to present NVRDC with the 2015 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2015 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: Carrie Hull

    Carrie Hull, a Detective with the Ashland Police Department and Director of the You Have Options Program, has facilitated a victim-centered and offender-focused approach to sexual violence at the Department that has resulted in a significant increase in both the number of reported sexual assaults and victim satisfaction with law enforcement. NCVLI is proud to present Carrie with the 2015 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Click here to read the latest 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference updates.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    The 15th Crime Victim Law Conference is just over two months away!  We have an amazing program of experts from around the country lined up. Click here to read more.
  • 2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Valenda Applegarth

    Valenda is a Senior Staff Attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services in Boston, Massachusetts, and founder of the nation’s first Relocation Counseling Project. Ms. Applegarth has represented victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking for more than 20 years. She has trained extensively on victim relocation, privacy, child custody jurisdiction and other related legal issues throughout the U.S. for the past 10 years. NCVLI is pleased to present Valenda with the 2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellent in Victim Services Award.
  • 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award Nominations Due Soon

    The deadline for nominations for the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards has been extended to April 1, 2016. Click to submit a nomination.
  • 2016 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award - Dr. Jerry Yager

    Dr. Jerry Yager is a Clinical Psychologist, currently in private practice, with more than 30 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of traumatized children and adolescents. He specializes in working with children and adolescents who exhibit self-destructive behavior and have severe mental illness such as clinical depression, bipolar mood disorder, post-traumatic distress disorder and psychosis. NCVLI is pleased to present Dr. Yager with the 2016 Crime Victim Partnership Award.
  • 2016 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thank you to everyone who joined us last month for the Voices for Justice Reception. Click here to read more.
  • 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Register now for early bird rates for the 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference.
  • 2017 Training Calendar

    Click here to view our training calendar.
  • 2017 Voice For Justice Honorees

    Join Us January 25, 2017 as we honor this year’s Voice For Justice Awardees. Click here to learn more.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    The 2018 Conference is SOLD OUT!
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference updates including our extended Early Bird pricing!
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference news.
  • 2019 Conference Update

  • 2019 Conference Update

  • 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award Honorees

  • 2019 Voices for Justice Reception Keynote Speaker: Carol L. Hepburn

    2019 Voices for Justice Reception Keynote Speaker: Carol L. Hepburn
  • 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

  • 12 Common Rights for Victims

    Tens of thousands of laws afford rights to victims.  Together these rights secure for victims the “4 P’s”:  privacy, protection, participation, and property recovery.
  • 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients

    Congratulations to the recipients of NCVLI’s 2011 Outstanding Achievement Awards!  The awards were presented at the 2011 Crime Victim Law Conference in June.
  • 2012 National Day of Remembrance

    September 25 is the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. On the National Day of Remembrance we as a nation, state, and community recognize the devastating impact of homicide on our families, friends and nation as a whole. We also recognize and respect the rights of the loved ones of murder victims and renew our commitment to fighting for these rights.
  • 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award Winners Announced

    Congratulations to the recipients of NCVLI’s 2012 Outstanding Achievement Awards!  Each year, NCVLI accepts nominations from around the country for each of these three awards - the Legal Advocacy Award, Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award, and Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.  Recipients were honored at NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference. 
  • 2013 Legal Advocacy Award: Russell Butler

    Russell P. Butler, J.D., serves as Executive Director of the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc. (MCVRC). Russell has litigated for victims in trial and appellate courts in Maryland, and beyond.  NCVLI is proud to present Russell with the 2013 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2013 Victims’ Rights Award Winners 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.
  • 2013 Volunteer of the Year: Caroline Park

    Caroline Park came to NCVLI in September 2012 with a background in private sector marketing as well as public and non-profit administration related to environmental issues.  Caroline volunteers at NCVLI’s offices regularly as a “Jill of all trades.”  NCVLI is honored to present Caroline with the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award for her service to NCVLI.
  • 2014 Conference Livestreaming Now Available

    2014 Conference Livestreaming Online available at a discounted rate. Don’t miss our 2014 Conference June 20-21st.
  • 2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos

    2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos 
  • 2014 Gail-Burns Smith Excellence in Victims’ Services Award - Catherine Harper Lee

    Catherine Harper Lee, founder and executive director of The Justice League of Ohio, has spent the last 20 years pursuing her passion: restoring faith and balance in the criminal justice system. She provides free legal representation to victims of violent crime throughout Ohio to ensure their constitutional and statutory rights are enforced and protected. NCVLI is proud to present Cathy with the 2014 Gail-Burns Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2014 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year: Shelbi Day

    Shelbi Day has devoted her career to civil rights work and has had the privilege of working on several precedent setting cases on a diverse range of issues. This year Shelbi has assisted with legal research and helped educate NCVLI about ways to better serve the community.  NCVLI is proud to present Shelbi Day with the 2014 Pro Bono of the Year Award.
  • 2014 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: Courthouse Dogs Foundation

    The Courthouse Dogs Foundation is a non-profit staffed by a veterinarian, a retired senior deputy prosecuting attorney, and the lovely courthouse facility dog Molly B.  Together they promote justice with compassion and provide a sense of well-being and security to vulnerable victims and witnesses during stressful legal proceedings.  NCVLI is proud to honor Courthouse Dogs Foundation with the 2014 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2014 Writing Contest Spotlight: Alexandra Kinsella

    Alexandra Kinsella is a writing contest winner for NCVLI’s 2014 Conference. She just completed her second year at the University of Colorado School of Law.
  • 2015 Conference Closing Plenary

    The closing plenary of the 14th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference, themed Victims. Rights. Now., features two campus sexual assault survivors turned advocates, Laura Dunn and Brenda Tracy, discussing their experiences and their advocacy to change the law. Click here to register.
  • 2015 Conference Livestreaming Now Available

    2015 Conference Livestreaming Online available at a newly discounted rate. Don’t miss our 2015 Conference May 28-29, 2015.
  • 2015 Legal Advocacy Award: Network for Victim Recovery of DC

    The Network for Victim Recovery of DC’s legal program started in 2012 with just one full time and one half time attorney and in three years has expanded to a total of seven attorneys who have served over 500 legal clients in cases ranging from identify theft and elder abuse to assault, sexual violence, and homicide.  NCVLI is proud to present NVRDC with the 2015 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2015 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: Carrie Hull

    Carrie Hull, a Detective with the Ashland Police Department and Director of the You Have Options Program, has facilitated a victim-centered and offender-focused approach to sexual violence at the Department that has resulted in a significant increase in both the number of reported sexual assaults and victim satisfaction with law enforcement. NCVLI is proud to present Carrie with the 2015 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Click here to read the latest 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference updates.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    The 15th Crime Victim Law Conference is just over two months away!  We have an amazing program of experts from around the country lined up. Click here to read more.
  • 2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Valenda Applegarth

    Valenda is a Senior Staff Attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services in Boston, Massachusetts, and founder of the nation’s first Relocation Counseling Project. Ms. Applegarth has represented victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking for more than 20 years. She has trained extensively on victim relocation, privacy, child custody jurisdiction and other related legal issues throughout the U.S. for the past 10 years. NCVLI is pleased to present Valenda with the 2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellent in Victim Services Award.
  • 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award Nominations Due Soon

    The deadline for nominations for the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards has been extended to April 1, 2016. Click to submit a nomination.
  • 2016 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award - Dr. Jerry Yager

    Dr. Jerry Yager is a Clinical Psychologist, currently in private practice, with more than 30 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of traumatized children and adolescents. He specializes in working with children and adolescents who exhibit self-destructive behavior and have severe mental illness such as clinical depression, bipolar mood disorder, post-traumatic distress disorder and psychosis. NCVLI is pleased to present Dr. Yager with the 2016 Crime Victim Partnership Award.
  • 2016 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thank you to everyone who joined us last month for the Voices for Justice Reception. Click here to read more.
  • 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Register now for early bird rates for the 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference.
  • 2017 Training Calendar

    Click here to view our training calendar.
  • 2017 Voice For Justice Honorees

    Join Us January 25, 2017 as we honor this year’s Voice For Justice Awardees. Click here to learn more.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    The 2018 Conference is SOLD OUT!
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference updates including our extended Early Bird pricing!
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference news.
  • 2019 Conference Update

  • 2019 Conference Update

  • 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award Honorees

  • 2019 Voices for Justice Reception Keynote Speaker: Carol L. Hepburn

    2019 Voices for Justice Reception Keynote Speaker: Carol L. Hepburn
  • 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

  • 12 Common Rights for Victims

    Tens of thousands of laws afford rights to victims.  Together these rights secure for victims the “4 P’s”:  privacy, protection, participation, and property recovery.
  • 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients

    Congratulations to the recipients of NCVLI’s 2011 Outstanding Achievement Awards!  The awards were presented at the 2011 Crime Victim Law Conference in June.
  • 2012 National Day of Remembrance

    September 25 is the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. On the National Day of Remembrance we as a nation, state, and community recognize the devastating impact of homicide on our families, friends and nation as a whole. We also recognize and respect the rights of the loved ones of murder victims and renew our commitment to fighting for these rights.
  • 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award Winners Announced

    Congratulations to the recipients of NCVLI’s 2012 Outstanding Achievement Awards!  Each year, NCVLI accepts nominations from around the country for each of these three awards - the Legal Advocacy Award, Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award, and Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.  Recipients were honored at NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference. 
  • 2013 Legal Advocacy Award: Russell Butler

    Russell P. Butler, J.D., serves as Executive Director of the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc. (MCVRC). Russell has litigated for victims in trial and appellate courts in Maryland, and beyond.  NCVLI is proud to present Russell with the 2013 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2013 Victims’ Rights Award Winners 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.
  • 2013 Volunteer of the Year: Caroline Park

    Caroline Park came to NCVLI in September 2012 with a background in private sector marketing as well as public and non-profit administration related to environmental issues.  Caroline volunteers at NCVLI’s offices regularly as a “Jill of all trades.”  NCVLI is honored to present Caroline with the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award for her service to NCVLI.
  • 2014 Conference Livestreaming Now Available

    2014 Conference Livestreaming Online available at a discounted rate. Don’t miss our 2014 Conference June 20-21st.
  • 2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos

    2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos 
  • 2014 Gail-Burns Smith Excellence in Victims’ Services Award - Catherine Harper Lee

    Catherine Harper Lee, founder and executive director of The Justice League of Ohio, has spent the last 20 years pursuing her passion: restoring faith and balance in the criminal justice system. She provides free legal representation to victims of violent crime throughout Ohio to ensure their constitutional and statutory rights are enforced and protected. NCVLI is proud to present Cathy with the 2014 Gail-Burns Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2014 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year: Shelbi Day

    Shelbi Day has devoted her career to civil rights work and has had the privilege of working on several precedent setting cases on a diverse range of issues. This year Shelbi has assisted with legal research and helped educate NCVLI about ways to better serve the community.  NCVLI is proud to present Shelbi Day with the 2014 Pro Bono of the Year Award.
  • 2014 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: Courthouse Dogs Foundation

    The Courthouse Dogs Foundation is a non-profit staffed by a veterinarian, a retired senior deputy prosecuting attorney, and the lovely courthouse facility dog Molly B.  Together they promote justice with compassion and provide a sense of well-being and security to vulnerable victims and witnesses during stressful legal proceedings.  NCVLI is proud to honor Courthouse Dogs Foundation with the 2014 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2014 Writing Contest Spotlight: Alexandra Kinsella

    Alexandra Kinsella is a writing contest winner for NCVLI’s 2014 Conference. She just completed her second year at the University of Colorado School of Law.
  • 2015 Conference Closing Plenary

    The closing plenary of the 14th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference, themed Victims. Rights. Now., features two campus sexual assault survivors turned advocates, Laura Dunn and Brenda Tracy, discussing their experiences and their advocacy to change the law. Click here to register.
  • 2015 Conference Livestreaming Now Available

    2015 Conference Livestreaming Online available at a newly discounted rate. Don’t miss our 2015 Conference May 28-29, 2015.
  • 2015 Legal Advocacy Award: Network for Victim Recovery of DC

    The Network for Victim Recovery of DC’s legal program started in 2012 with just one full time and one half time attorney and in three years has expanded to a total of seven attorneys who have served over 500 legal clients in cases ranging from identify theft and elder abuse to assault, sexual violence, and homicide.  NCVLI is proud to present NVRDC with the 2015 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2015 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: Carrie Hull

    Carrie Hull, a Detective with the Ashland Police Department and Director of the You Have Options Program, has facilitated a victim-centered and offender-focused approach to sexual violence at the Department that has resulted in a significant increase in both the number of reported sexual assaults and victim satisfaction with law enforcement. NCVLI is proud to present Carrie with the 2015 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Click here to read the latest 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference updates.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    The 15th Crime Victim Law Conference is just over two months away!  We have an amazing program of experts from around the country lined up. Click here to read more.
  • 2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Valenda Applegarth

    Valenda is a Senior Staff Attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services in Boston, Massachusetts, and founder of the nation’s first Relocation Counseling Project. Ms. Applegarth has represented victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking for more than 20 years. She has trained extensively on victim relocation, privacy, child custody jurisdiction and other related legal issues throughout the U.S. for the past 10 years. NCVLI is pleased to present Valenda with the 2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellent in Victim Services Award.
  • 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award Nominations Due Soon

    The deadline for nominations for the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards has been extended to April 1, 2016. Click to submit a nomination.
  • 2016 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award - Dr. Jerry Yager

    Dr. Jerry Yager is a Clinical Psychologist, currently in private practice, with more than 30 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of traumatized children and adolescents. He specializes in working with children and adolescents who exhibit self-destructive behavior and have severe mental illness such as clinical depression, bipolar mood disorder, post-traumatic distress disorder and psychosis. NCVLI is pleased to present Dr. Yager with the 2016 Crime Victim Partnership Award.
  • 2016 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thank you to everyone who joined us last month for the Voices for Justice Reception. Click here to read more.
  • 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Register now for early bird rates for the 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference.
  • 2017 Training Calendar

    Click here to view our training calendar.
  • 2017 Voice For Justice Honorees

    Join Us January 25, 2017 as we honor this year’s Voice For Justice Awardees. Click here to learn more.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    The 2018 Conference is SOLD OUT!
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference updates including our extended Early Bird pricing!
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference news.
  • 2019 Conference Update

  • 2019 Conference Update

  • 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award Honorees

  • 2019 Voices for Justice Reception Keynote Speaker: Carol L. Hepburn

    2019 Voices for Justice Reception Keynote Speaker: Carol L. Hepburn
  • 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

  • 12 Common Rights for Victims

    Tens of thousands of laws afford rights to victims.  Together these rights secure for victims the “4 P’s”:  privacy, protection, participation, and property recovery.
  • 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients

    Congratulations to the recipients of NCVLI’s 2011 Outstanding Achievement Awards!  The awards were presented at the 2011 Crime Victim Law Conference in June.
  • 2012 National Day of Remembrance

    September 25 is the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. On the National Day of Remembrance we as a nation, state, and community recognize the devastating impact of homicide on our families, friends and nation as a whole. We also recognize and respect the rights of the loved ones of murder victims and renew our commitment to fighting for these rights.
  • 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award Winners Announced

    Congratulations to the recipients of NCVLI’s 2012 Outstanding Achievement Awards!  Each year, NCVLI accepts nominations from around the country for each of these three awards - the Legal Advocacy Award, Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award, and Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.  Recipients were honored at NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference. 
  • 2013 Legal Advocacy Award: Russell Butler

    Russell P. Butler, J.D., serves as Executive Director of the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc. (MCVRC). Russell has litigated for victims in trial and appellate courts in Maryland, and beyond.  NCVLI is proud to present Russell with the 2013 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2013 Victims’ Rights Award Winners 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.
  • 2013 Volunteer of the Year: Caroline Park

    Caroline Park came to NCVLI in September 2012 with a background in private sector marketing as well as public and non-profit administration related to environmental issues.  Caroline volunteers at NCVLI’s offices regularly as a “Jill of all trades.”  NCVLI is honored to present Caroline with the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award for her service to NCVLI.
  • 2014 Conference Livestreaming Now Available

    2014 Conference Livestreaming Online available at a discounted rate. Don’t miss our 2014 Conference June 20-21st.
  • 2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos

    2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos 
  • 2014 Gail-Burns Smith Excellence in Victims’ Services Award - Catherine Harper Lee

    Catherine Harper Lee, founder and executive director of The Justice League of Ohio, has spent the last 20 years pursuing her passion: restoring faith and balance in the criminal justice system. She provides free legal representation to victims of violent crime throughout Ohio to ensure their constitutional and statutory rights are enforced and protected. NCVLI is proud to present Cathy with the 2014 Gail-Burns Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2014 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year: Shelbi Day

    Shelbi Day has devoted her career to civil rights work and has had the privilege of working on several precedent setting cases on a diverse range of issues. This year Shelbi has assisted with legal research and helped educate NCVLI about ways to better serve the community.  NCVLI is proud to present Shelbi Day with the 2014 Pro Bono of the Year Award.
  • 2014 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: Courthouse Dogs Foundation

    The Courthouse Dogs Foundation is a non-profit staffed by a veterinarian, a retired senior deputy prosecuting attorney, and the lovely courthouse facility dog Molly B.  Together they promote justice with compassion and provide a sense of well-being and security to vulnerable victims and witnesses during stressful legal proceedings.  NCVLI is proud to honor Courthouse Dogs Foundation with the 2014 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2014 Writing Contest Spotlight: Alexandra Kinsella

    Alexandra Kinsella is a writing contest winner for NCVLI’s 2014 Conference. She just completed her second year at the University of Colorado School of Law.
  • 2015 Conference Closing Plenary

    The closing plenary of the 14th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference, themed Victims. Rights. Now., features two campus sexual assault survivors turned advocates, Laura Dunn and Brenda Tracy, discussing their experiences and their advocacy to change the law. Click here to register.
  • 2015 Conference Livestreaming Now Available

    2015 Conference Livestreaming Online available at a newly discounted rate. Don’t miss our 2015 Conference May 28-29, 2015.
  • 2015 Legal Advocacy Award: Network for Victim Recovery of DC

    The Network for Victim Recovery of DC’s legal program started in 2012 with just one full time and one half time attorney and in three years has expanded to a total of seven attorneys who have served over 500 legal clients in cases ranging from identify theft and elder abuse to assault, sexual violence, and homicide.  NCVLI is proud to present NVRDC with the 2015 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2015 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: Carrie Hull

    Carrie Hull, a Detective with the Ashland Police Department and Director of the You Have Options Program, has facilitated a victim-centered and offender-focused approach to sexual violence at the Department that has resulted in a significant increase in both the number of reported sexual assaults and victim satisfaction with law enforcement. NCVLI is proud to present Carrie with the 2015 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Click here to read the latest 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference updates.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    The 15th Crime Victim Law Conference is just over two months away!  We have an amazing program of experts from around the country lined up. Click here to read more.
  • 2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Valenda Applegarth

    Valenda is a Senior Staff Attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services in Boston, Massachusetts, and founder of the nation’s first Relocation Counseling Project. Ms. Applegarth has represented victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking for more than 20 years. She has trained extensively on victim relocation, privacy, child custody jurisdiction and other related legal issues throughout the U.S. for the past 10 years. NCVLI is pleased to present Valenda with the 2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellent in Victim Services Award.
  • 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award Nominations Due Soon

    The deadline for nominations for the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards has been extended to April 1, 2016. Click to submit a nomination.
  • 2016 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award - Dr. Jerry Yager

    Dr. Jerry Yager is a Clinical Psychologist, currently in private practice, with more than 30 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of traumatized children and adolescents. He specializes in working with children and adolescents who exhibit self-destructive behavior and have severe mental illness such as clinical depression, bipolar mood disorder, post-traumatic distress disorder and psychosis. NCVLI is pleased to present Dr. Yager with the 2016 Crime Victim Partnership Award.
  • 2016 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thank you to everyone who joined us last month for the Voices for Justice Reception. Click here to read more.
  • 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Register now for early bird rates for the 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference.
  • 2017 Training Calendar

    Click here to view our training calendar.
  • 2017 Voice For Justice Honorees

    Join Us January 25, 2017 as we honor this year’s Voice For Justice Awardees. Click here to learn more.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    The 2018 Conference is SOLD OUT!
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference updates including our extended Early Bird pricing!
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference news.
  • 2019 Conference Update

  • 2019 Conference Update

  • 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award Honorees

  • 2019 Voices for Justice Reception Keynote Speaker: Carol L. Hepburn

    2019 Voices for Justice Reception Keynote Speaker: Carol L. Hepburn
  • 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

  • 12 Common Rights for Victims

    Tens of thousands of laws afford rights to victims.  Together these rights secure for victims the “4 P’s”:  privacy, protection, participation, and property recovery.
  • 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients

    Congratulations to the recipients of NCVLI’s 2011 Outstanding Achievement Awards!  The awards were presented at the 2011 Crime Victim Law Conference in June.
  • 2012 National Day of Remembrance

    September 25 is the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. On the National Day of Remembrance we as a nation, state, and community recognize the devastating impact of homicide on our families, friends and nation as a whole. We also recognize and respect the rights of the loved ones of murder victims and renew our commitment to fighting for these rights.
  • 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award Winners Announced

    Congratulations to the recipients of NCVLI’s 2012 Outstanding Achievement Awards!  Each year, NCVLI accepts nominations from around the country for each of these three awards - the Legal Advocacy Award, Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award, and Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.  Recipients were honored at NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference. 
  • 2013 Legal Advocacy Award: Russell Butler

    Russell P. Butler, J.D., serves as Executive Director of the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc. (MCVRC). Russell has litigated for victims in trial and appellate courts in Maryland, and beyond.  NCVLI is proud to present Russell with the 2013 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2013 Victims’ Rights Award Winners 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.
  • 2013 Volunteer of the Year: Caroline Park

    Caroline Park came to NCVLI in September 2012 with a background in private sector marketing as well as public and non-profit administration related to environmental issues.  Caroline volunteers at NCVLI’s offices regularly as a “Jill of all trades.”  NCVLI is honored to present Caroline with the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award for her service to NCVLI.
  • 2014 Conference Livestreaming Now Available

    2014 Conference Livestreaming Online available at a discounted rate. Don’t miss our 2014 Conference June 20-21st.
  • 2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos

    2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos 
  • 2014 Gail-Burns Smith Excellence in Victims’ Services Award - Catherine Harper Lee

    Catherine Harper Lee, founder and executive director of The Justice League of Ohio, has spent the last 20 years pursuing her passion: restoring faith and balance in the criminal justice system. She provides free legal representation to victims of violent crime throughout Ohio to ensure their constitutional and statutory rights are enforced and protected. NCVLI is proud to present Cathy with the 2014 Gail-Burns Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2014 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year: Shelbi Day

    Shelbi Day has devoted her career to civil rights work and has had the privilege of working on several precedent setting cases on a diverse range of issues. This year Shelbi has assisted with legal research and helped educate NCVLI about ways to better serve the community.  NCVLI is proud to present Shelbi Day with the 2014 Pro Bono of the Year Award.
  • 2014 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: Courthouse Dogs Foundation

    The Courthouse Dogs Foundation is a non-profit staffed by a veterinarian, a retired senior deputy prosecuting attorney, and the lovely courthouse facility dog Molly B.  Together they promote justice with compassion and provide a sense of well-being and security to vulnerable victims and witnesses during stressful legal proceedings.  NCVLI is proud to honor Courthouse Dogs Foundation with the 2014 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2014 Writing Contest Spotlight: Alexandra Kinsella

    Alexandra Kinsella is a writing contest winner for NCVLI’s 2014 Conference. She just completed her second year at the University of Colorado School of Law.
  • 2015 Conference Closing Plenary

    The closing plenary of the 14th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference, themed Victims. Rights. Now., features two campus sexual assault survivors turned advocates, Laura Dunn and Brenda Tracy, discussing their experiences and their advocacy to change the law. Click here to register.
  • 2015 Conference Livestreaming Now Available

    2015 Conference Livestreaming Online available at a newly discounted rate. Don’t miss our 2015 Conference May 28-29, 2015.
  • 2015 Legal Advocacy Award: Network for Victim Recovery of DC

    The Network for Victim Recovery of DC’s legal program started in 2012 with just one full time and one half time attorney and in three years has expanded to a total of seven attorneys who have served over 500 legal clients in cases ranging from identify theft and elder abuse to assault, sexual violence, and homicide.  NCVLI is proud to present NVRDC with the 2015 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2015 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: Carrie Hull

    Carrie Hull, a Detective with the Ashland Police Department and Director of the You Have Options Program, has facilitated a victim-centered and offender-focused approach to sexual violence at the Department that has resulted in a significant increase in both the number of reported sexual assaults and victim satisfaction with law enforcement. NCVLI is proud to present Carrie with the 2015 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Click here to read the latest 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference updates.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    The 15th Crime Victim Law Conference is just over two months away!  We have an amazing program of experts from around the country lined up. Click here to read more.
  • 2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Valenda Applegarth

    Valenda is a Senior Staff Attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services in Boston, Massachusetts, and founder of the nation’s first Relocation Counseling Project. Ms. Applegarth has represented victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking for more than 20 years. She has trained extensively on victim relocation, privacy, child custody jurisdiction and other related legal issues throughout the U.S. for the past 10 years. NCVLI is pleased to present Valenda with the 2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellent in Victim Services Award.
  • 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award Nominations Due Soon

    The deadline for nominations for the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards has been extended to April 1, 2016. Click to submit a nomination.
  • 2016 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award - Dr. Jerry Yager

    Dr. Jerry Yager is a Clinical Psychologist, currently in private practice, with more than 30 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of traumatized children and adolescents. He specializes in working with children and adolescents who exhibit self-destructive behavior and have severe mental illness such as clinical depression, bipolar mood disorder, post-traumatic distress disorder and psychosis. NCVLI is pleased to present Dr. Yager with the 2016 Crime Victim Partnership Award.
  • 2016 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thank you to everyone who joined us last month for the Voices for Justice Reception. Click here to read more.
  • 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Register now for early bird rates for the 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference.
  • 2017 Training Calendar

    Click here to view our training calendar.
  • 2017 Voice For Justice Honorees

    Join Us January 25, 2017 as we honor this year’s Voice For Justice Awardees. Click here to learn more.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    The 2018 Conference is SOLD OUT!
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference updates including our extended Early Bird pricing!
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference news.
  • 2019 Conference Update

  • 2019 Conference Update

  • 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award Honorees

  • 2019 Voices for Justice Reception Keynote Speaker: Carol L. Hepburn

    2019 Voices for Justice Reception Keynote Speaker: Carol L. Hepburn
  • 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

  • 12 Common Rights for Victims

    Tens of thousands of laws afford rights to victims.  Together these rights secure for victims the “4 P’s”:  privacy, protection, participation, and property recovery.
  • 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients

    Congratulations to the recipients of NCVLI’s 2011 Outstanding Achievement Awards!  The awards were presented at the 2011 Crime Victim Law Conference in June.
  • 2012 National Day of Remembrance

    September 25 is the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. On the National Day of Remembrance we as a nation, state, and community recognize the devastating impact of homicide on our families, friends and nation as a whole. We also recognize and respect the rights of the loved ones of murder victims and renew our commitment to fighting for these rights.
  • 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award Winners Announced

    Congratulations to the recipients of NCVLI’s 2012 Outstanding Achievement Awards!  Each year, NCVLI accepts nominations from around the country for each of these three awards - the Legal Advocacy Award, Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award, and Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.  Recipients were honored at NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference. 
  • 2013 Legal Advocacy Award: Russell Butler

    Russell P. Butler, J.D., serves as Executive Director of the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc. (MCVRC). Russell has litigated for victims in trial and appellate courts in Maryland, and beyond.  NCVLI is proud to present Russell with the 2013 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2013 Victims’ Rights Award Winners 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.
  • 2013 Volunteer of the Year: Caroline Park

    Caroline Park came to NCVLI in September 2012 with a background in private sector marketing as well as public and non-profit administration related to environmental issues.  Caroline volunteers at NCVLI’s offices regularly as a “Jill of all trades.”  NCVLI is honored to present Caroline with the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award for her service to NCVLI.
  • 2014 Conference Livestreaming Now Available

    2014 Conference Livestreaming Online available at a discounted rate. Don’t miss our 2014 Conference June 20-21st.
  • 2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos

    2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos 
  • 2014 Gail-Burns Smith Excellence in Victims’ Services Award - Catherine Harper Lee

    Catherine Harper Lee, founder and executive director of The Justice League of Ohio, has spent the last 20 years pursuing her passion: restoring faith and balance in the criminal justice system. She provides free legal representation to victims of violent crime throughout Ohio to ensure their constitutional and statutory rights are enforced and protected. NCVLI is proud to present Cathy with the 2014 Gail-Burns Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2014 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year: Shelbi Day

    Shelbi Day has devoted her career to civil rights work and has had the privilege of working on several precedent setting cases on a diverse range of issues. This year Shelbi has assisted with legal research and helped educate NCVLI about ways to better serve the community.  NCVLI is proud to present Shelbi Day with the 2014 Pro Bono of the Year Award.
  • 2014 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: Courthouse Dogs Foundation

    The Courthouse Dogs Foundation is a non-profit staffed by a veterinarian, a retired senior deputy prosecuting attorney, and the lovely courthouse facility dog Molly B.  Together they promote justice with compassion and provide a sense of well-being and security to vulnerable victims and witnesses during stressful legal proceedings.  NCVLI is proud to honor Courthouse Dogs Foundation with the 2014 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2014 Writing Contest Spotlight: Alexandra Kinsella

    Alexandra Kinsella is a writing contest winner for NCVLI’s 2014 Conference. She just completed her second year at the University of Colorado School of Law.
  • 2015 Conference Closing Plenary

    The closing plenary of the 14th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference, themed Victims. Rights. Now., features two campus sexual assault survivors turned advocates, Laura Dunn and Brenda Tracy, discussing their experiences and their advocacy to change the law. Click here to register.
  • 2015 Conference Livestreaming Now Available

    2015 Conference Livestreaming Online available at a newly discounted rate. Don’t miss our 2015 Conference May 28-29, 2015.
  • 2015 Legal Advocacy Award: Network for Victim Recovery of DC

    The Network for Victim Recovery of DC’s legal program started in 2012 with just one full time and one half time attorney and in three years has expanded to a total of seven attorneys who have served over 500 legal clients in cases ranging from identify theft and elder abuse to assault, sexual violence, and homicide.  NCVLI is proud to present NVRDC with the 2015 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2015 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: Carrie Hull

    Carrie Hull, a Detective with the Ashland Police Department and Director of the You Have Options Program, has facilitated a victim-centered and offender-focused approach to sexual violence at the Department that has resulted in a significant increase in both the number of reported sexual assaults and victim satisfaction with law enforcement. NCVLI is proud to present Carrie with the 2015 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Click here to read the latest 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference updates.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    The 15th Crime Victim Law Conference is just over two months away!  We have an amazing program of experts from around the country lined up. Click here to read more.
  • 2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Valenda Applegarth

    Valenda is a Senior Staff Attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services in Boston, Massachusetts, and founder of the nation’s first Relocation Counseling Project. Ms. Applegarth has represented victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking for more than 20 years. She has trained extensively on victim relocation, privacy, child custody jurisdiction and other related legal issues throughout the U.S. for the past 10 years. NCVLI is pleased to present Valenda with the 2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellent in Victim Services Award.
  • 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award Nominations Due Soon

    The deadline for nominations for the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards has been extended to April 1, 2016. Click to submit a nomination.
  • 2016 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award - Dr. Jerry Yager

    Dr. Jerry Yager is a Clinical Psychologist, currently in private practice, with more than 30 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of traumatized children and adolescents. He specializes in working with children and adolescents who exhibit self-destructive behavior and have severe mental illness such as clinical depression, bipolar mood disorder, post-traumatic distress disorder and psychosis. NCVLI is pleased to present Dr. Yager with the 2016 Crime Victim Partnership Award.
  • 2016 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thank you to everyone who joined us last month for the Voices for Justice Reception. Click here to read more.
  • 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Register now for early bird rates for the 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference.
  • 2017 Training Calendar

    Click here to view our training calendar.
  • 2017 Voice For Justice Honorees

    Join Us January 25, 2017 as we honor this year’s Voice For Justice Awardees. Click here to learn more.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    The 2018 Conference is SOLD OUT!
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference updates including our extended Early Bird pricing!
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference news.
  • 2019 Conference Update

  • 2019 Conference Update

  • 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award Honorees

  • 2019 Voices for Justice Reception Keynote Speaker: Carol L. Hepburn

    2019 Voices for Justice Reception Keynote Speaker: Carol L. Hepburn
  • 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

  • 12 Common Rights for Victims

    Tens of thousands of laws afford rights to victims.  Together these rights secure for victims the “4 P’s”:  privacy, protection, participation, and property recovery.
  • 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients

    Congratulations to the recipients of NCVLI’s 2011 Outstanding Achievement Awards!  The awards were presented at the 2011 Crime Victim Law Conference in June.
  • 2012 National Day of Remembrance

    September 25 is the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. On the National Day of Remembrance we as a nation, state, and community recognize the devastating impact of homicide on our families, friends and nation as a whole. We also recognize and respect the rights of the loved ones of murder victims and renew our commitment to fighting for these rights.
  • 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award Winners Announced

    Congratulations to the recipients of NCVLI’s 2012 Outstanding Achievement Awards!  Each year, NCVLI accepts nominations from around the country for each of these three awards - the Legal Advocacy Award, Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award, and Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.  Recipients were honored at NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference. 
  • 2013 Legal Advocacy Award: Russell Butler

    Russell P. Butler, J.D., serves as Executive Director of the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc. (MCVRC). Russell has litigated for victims in trial and appellate courts in Maryland, and beyond.  NCVLI is proud to present Russell with the 2013 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2013 Victims’ Rights Award Winners 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.
  • 2013 Volunteer of the Year: Caroline Park

    Caroline Park came to NCVLI in September 2012 with a background in private sector marketing as well as public and non-profit administration related to environmental issues.  Caroline volunteers at NCVLI’s offices regularly as a “Jill of all trades.”  NCVLI is honored to present Caroline with the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award for her service to NCVLI.
  • 2014 Conference Livestreaming Now Available

    2014 Conference Livestreaming Online available at a discounted rate. Don’t miss our 2014 Conference June 20-21st.
  • 2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos

    2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos 
  • 2014 Gail-Burns Smith Excellence in Victims’ Services Award - Catherine Harper Lee

    Catherine Harper Lee, founder and executive director of The Justice League of Ohio, has spent the last 20 years pursuing her passion: restoring faith and balance in the criminal justice system. She provides free legal representation to victims of violent crime throughout Ohio to ensure their constitutional and statutory rights are enforced and protected. NCVLI is proud to present Cathy with the 2014 Gail-Burns Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2014 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year: Shelbi Day

    Shelbi Day has devoted her career to civil rights work and has had the privilege of working on several precedent setting cases on a diverse range of issues. This year Shelbi has assisted with legal research and helped educate NCVLI about ways to better serve the community.  NCVLI is proud to present Shelbi Day with the 2014 Pro Bono of the Year Award.
  • 2014 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: Courthouse Dogs Foundation

    The Courthouse Dogs Foundation is a non-profit staffed by a veterinarian, a retired senior deputy prosecuting attorney, and the lovely courthouse facility dog Molly B.  Together they promote justice with compassion and provide a sense of well-being and security to vulnerable victims and witnesses during stressful legal proceedings.  NCVLI is proud to honor Courthouse Dogs Foundation with the 2014 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2014 Writing Contest Spotlight: Alexandra Kinsella

    Alexandra Kinsella is a writing contest winner for NCVLI’s 2014 Conference. She just completed her second year at the University of Colorado School of Law.
  • 2015 Conference Closing Plenary

    The closing plenary of the 14th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference, themed Victims. Rights. Now., features two campus sexual assault survivors turned advocates, Laura Dunn and Brenda Tracy, discussing their experiences and their advocacy to change the law. Click here to register.
  • 2015 Conference Livestreaming Now Available

    2015 Conference Livestreaming Online available at a newly discounted rate. Don’t miss our 2015 Conference May 28-29, 2015.
  • 2015 Legal Advocacy Award: Network for Victim Recovery of DC

    The Network for Victim Recovery of DC’s legal program started in 2012 with just one full time and one half time attorney and in three years has expanded to a total of seven attorneys who have served over 500 legal clients in cases ranging from identify theft and elder abuse to assault, sexual violence, and homicide.  NCVLI is proud to present NVRDC with the 2015 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2015 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: Carrie Hull

    Carrie Hull, a Detective with the Ashland Police Department and Director of the You Have Options Program, has facilitated a victim-centered and offender-focused approach to sexual violence at the Department that has resulted in a significant increase in both the number of reported sexual assaults and victim satisfaction with law enforcement. NCVLI is proud to present Carrie with the 2015 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Click here to read the latest 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference updates.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    The 15th Crime Victim Law Conference is just over two months away!  We have an amazing program of experts from around the country lined up. Click here to read more.
  • 2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Valenda Applegarth

    Valenda is a Senior Staff Attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services in Boston, Massachusetts, and founder of the nation’s first Relocation Counseling Project. Ms. Applegarth has represented victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking for more than 20 years. She has trained extensively on victim relocation, privacy, child custody jurisdiction and other related legal issues throughout the U.S. for the past 10 years. NCVLI is pleased to present Valenda with the 2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellent in Victim Services Award.
  • 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award Nominations Due Soon

    The deadline for nominations for the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards has been extended to April 1, 2016. Click to submit a nomination.
  • 2016 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award - Dr. Jerry Yager

    Dr. Jerry Yager is a Clinical Psychologist, currently in private practice, with more than 30 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of traumatized children and adolescents. He specializes in working with children and adolescents who exhibit self-destructive behavior and have severe mental illness such as clinical depression, bipolar mood disorder, post-traumatic distress disorder and psychosis. NCVLI is pleased to present Dr. Yager with the 2016 Crime Victim Partnership Award.
  • 2016 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thank you to everyone who joined us last month for the Voices for Justice Reception. Click here to read more.
  • 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Register now for early bird rates for the 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference.
  • 2017 Training Calendar

    Click here to view our training calendar.
  • 2017 Voice For Justice Honorees

    Join Us January 25, 2017 as we honor this year’s Voice For Justice Awardees. Click here to learn more.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    The 2018 Conference is SOLD OUT!
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference updates including our extended Early Bird pricing!
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference news.
  • 2019 Conference Update

  • 2019 Conference Update

  • 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award Honorees

  • 2019 Voices for Justice Reception Keynote Speaker: Carol L. Hepburn

    2019 Voices for Justice Reception Keynote Speaker: Carol L. Hepburn
  • 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

  • 12 Common Rights for Victims

    Tens of thousands of laws afford rights to victims.  Together these rights secure for victims the “4 P’s”:  privacy, protection, participation, and property recovery.
  • 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients

    Congratulations to the recipients of NCVLI’s 2011 Outstanding Achievement Awards!  The awards were presented at the 2011 Crime Victim Law Conference in June.
  • 2012 National Day of Remembrance

    September 25 is the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. On the National Day of Remembrance we as a nation, state, and community recognize the devastating impact of homicide on our families, friends and nation as a whole. We also recognize and respect the rights of the loved ones of murder victims and renew our commitment to fighting for these rights.
  • 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award Winners Announced

    Congratulations to the recipients of NCVLI’s 2012 Outstanding Achievement Awards!  Each year, NCVLI accepts nominations from around the country for each of these three awards - the Legal Advocacy Award, Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award, and Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.  Recipients were honored at NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference. 
  • 2013 Legal Advocacy Award: Russell Butler

    Russell P. Butler, J.D., serves as Executive Director of the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc. (MCVRC). Russell has litigated for victims in trial and appellate courts in Maryland, and beyond.  NCVLI is proud to present Russell with the 2013 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2013 Victims’ Rights Award Winners 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.
  • 2013 Volunteer of the Year: Caroline Park

    Caroline Park came to NCVLI in September 2012 with a background in private sector marketing as well as public and non-profit administration related to environmental issues.  Caroline volunteers at NCVLI’s offices regularly as a “Jill of all trades.”  NCVLI is honored to present Caroline with the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award for her service to NCVLI.
  • 2014 Conference Livestreaming Now Available

    2014 Conference Livestreaming Online available at a discounted rate. Don’t miss our 2014 Conference June 20-21st.
  • 2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos

    2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos 
  • 2014 Gail-Burns Smith Excellence in Victims’ Services Award - Catherine Harper Lee

    Catherine Harper Lee, founder and executive director of The Justice League of Ohio, has spent the last 20 years pursuing her passion: restoring faith and balance in the criminal justice system. She provides free legal representation to victims of violent crime throughout Ohio to ensure their constitutional and statutory rights are enforced and protected. NCVLI is proud to present Cathy with the 2014 Gail-Burns Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2014 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year: Shelbi Day

    Shelbi Day has devoted her career to civil rights work and has had the privilege of working on several precedent setting cases on a diverse range of issues. This year Shelbi has assisted with legal research and helped educate NCVLI about ways to better serve the community.  NCVLI is proud to present Shelbi Day with the 2014 Pro Bono of the Year Award.
  • 2014 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: Courthouse Dogs Foundation

    The Courthouse Dogs Foundation is a non-profit staffed by a veterinarian, a retired senior deputy prosecuting attorney, and the lovely courthouse facility dog Molly B.  Together they promote justice with compassion and provide a sense of well-being and security to vulnerable victims and witnesses during stressful legal proceedings.  NCVLI is proud to honor Courthouse Dogs Foundation with the 2014 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2014 Writing Contest Spotlight: Alexandra Kinsella

    Alexandra Kinsella is a writing contest winner for NCVLI’s 2014 Conference. She just completed her second year at the University of Colorado School of Law.
  • 2015 Conference Closing Plenary

    The closing plenary of the 14th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference, themed Victims. Rights. Now., features two campus sexual assault survivors turned advocates, Laura Dunn and Brenda Tracy, discussing their experiences and their advocacy to change the law. Click here to register.
  • 2015 Conference Livestreaming Now Available

    2015 Conference Livestreaming Online available at a newly discounted rate. Don’t miss our 2015 Conference May 28-29, 2015.
  • 2015 Legal Advocacy Award: Network for Victim Recovery of DC

    The Network for Victim Recovery of DC’s legal program started in 2012 with just one full time and one half time attorney and in three years has expanded to a total of seven attorneys who have served over 500 legal clients in cases ranging from identify theft and elder abuse to assault, sexual violence, and homicide.  NCVLI is proud to present NVRDC with the 2015 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2015 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: Carrie Hull

    Carrie Hull, a Detective with the Ashland Police Department and Director of the You Have Options Program, has facilitated a victim-centered and offender-focused approach to sexual violence at the Department that has resulted in a significant increase in both the number of reported sexual assaults and victim satisfaction with law enforcement. NCVLI is proud to present Carrie with the 2015 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Click here to read the latest 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference updates.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    The 15th Crime Victim Law Conference is just over two months away!  We have an amazing program of experts from around the country lined up. Click here to read more.
  • 2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Valenda Applegarth

    Valenda is a Senior Staff Attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services in Boston, Massachusetts, and founder of the nation’s first Relocation Counseling Project. Ms. Applegarth has represented victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking for more than 20 years. She has trained extensively on victim relocation, privacy, child custody jurisdiction and other related legal issues throughout the U.S. for the past 10 years. NCVLI is pleased to present Valenda with the 2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellent in Victim Services Award.
  • 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award Nominations Due Soon

    The deadline for nominations for the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards has been extended to April 1, 2016. Click to submit a nomination.
  • 2016 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award - Dr. Jerry Yager

    Dr. Jerry Yager is a Clinical Psychologist, currently in private practice, with more than 30 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of traumatized children and adolescents. He specializes in working with children and adolescents who exhibit self-destructive behavior and have severe mental illness such as clinical depression, bipolar mood disorder, post-traumatic distress disorder and psychosis. NCVLI is pleased to present Dr. Yager with the 2016 Crime Victim Partnership Award.
  • 2016 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thank you to everyone who joined us last month for the Voices for Justice Reception. Click here to read more.
  • 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Register now for early bird rates for the 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference.
  • 2017 Training Calendar

    Click here to view our training calendar.
  • 2017 Voice For Justice Honorees

    Join Us January 25, 2017 as we honor this year’s Voice For Justice Awardees. Click here to learn more.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    The 2018 Conference is SOLD OUT!
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference updates including our extended Early Bird pricing!
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference news.
  • 2019 Conference Update

  • 2019 Conference Update

  • 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award Honorees

  • 2019 Voices for Justice Reception Keynote Speaker: Carol L. Hepburn

    2019 Voices for Justice Reception Keynote Speaker: Carol L. Hepburn
  • 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

  • 12 Common Rights for Victims

    Tens of thousands of laws afford rights to victims.  Together these rights secure for victims the “4 P’s”:  privacy, protection, participation, and property recovery.
  • 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients

    Congratulations to the recipients of NCVLI’s 2011 Outstanding Achievement Awards!  The awards were presented at the 2011 Crime Victim Law Conference in June.
  • 2012 National Day of Remembrance

    September 25 is the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. On the National Day of Remembrance we as a nation, state, and community recognize the devastating impact of homicide on our families, friends and nation as a whole. We also recognize and respect the rights of the loved ones of murder victims and renew our commitment to fighting for these rights.
  • 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award Winners Announced

    Congratulations to the recipients of NCVLI’s 2012 Outstanding Achievement Awards!  Each year, NCVLI accepts nominations from around the country for each of these three awards - the Legal Advocacy Award, Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award, and Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.  Recipients were honored at NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference. 
  • 2013 Legal Advocacy Award: Russell Butler

    Russell P. Butler, J.D., serves as Executive Director of the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc. (MCVRC). Russell has litigated for victims in trial and appellate courts in Maryland, and beyond.  NCVLI is proud to present Russell with the 2013 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2013 Victims’ Rights Award Winners 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.
  • 2013 Volunteer of the Year: Caroline Park

    Caroline Park came to NCVLI in September 2012 with a background in private sector marketing as well as public and non-profit administration related to environmental issues.  Caroline volunteers at NCVLI’s offices regularly as a “Jill of all trades.”  NCVLI is honored to present Caroline with the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award for her service to NCVLI.
  • 2014 Conference Livestreaming Now Available

    2014 Conference Livestreaming Online available at a discounted rate. Don’t miss our 2014 Conference June 20-21st.
  • 2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos

    2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos 
  • 2014 Gail-Burns Smith Excellence in Victims’ Services Award - Catherine Harper Lee

    Catherine Harper Lee, founder and executive director of The Justice League of Ohio, has spent the last 20 years pursuing her passion: restoring faith and balance in the criminal justice system. She provides free legal representation to victims of violent crime throughout Ohio to ensure their constitutional and statutory rights are enforced and protected. NCVLI is proud to present Cathy with the 2014 Gail-Burns Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2014 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year: Shelbi Day

    Shelbi Day has devoted her career to civil rights work and has had the privilege of working on several precedent setting cases on a diverse range of issues. This year Shelbi has assisted with legal research and helped educate NCVLI about ways to better serve the community.  NCVLI is proud to present Shelbi Day with the 2014 Pro Bono of the Year Award.
  • 2014 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: Courthouse Dogs Foundation

    The Courthouse Dogs Foundation is a non-profit staffed by a veterinarian, a retired senior deputy prosecuting attorney, and the lovely courthouse facility dog Molly B.  Together they promote justice with compassion and provide a sense of well-being and security to vulnerable victims and witnesses during stressful legal proceedings.  NCVLI is proud to honor Courthouse Dogs Foundation with the 2014 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2014 Writing Contest Spotlight: Alexandra Kinsella

    Alexandra Kinsella is a writing contest winner for NCVLI’s 2014 Conference. She just completed her second year at the University of Colorado School of Law.
  • 2015 Conference Closing Plenary

    The closing plenary of the 14th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference, themed Victims. Rights. Now., features two campus sexual assault survivors turned advocates, Laura Dunn and Brenda Tracy, discussing their experiences and their advocacy to change the law. Click here to register.
  • 2015 Conference Livestreaming Now Available

    2015 Conference Livestreaming Online available at a newly discounted rate. Don’t miss our 2015 Conference May 28-29, 2015.
  • 2015 Legal Advocacy Award: Network for Victim Recovery of DC

    The Network for Victim Recovery of DC’s legal program started in 2012 with just one full time and one half time attorney and in three years has expanded to a total of seven attorneys who have served over 500 legal clients in cases ranging from identify theft and elder abuse to assault, sexual violence, and homicide.  NCVLI is proud to present NVRDC with the 2015 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2015 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: Carrie Hull

    Carrie Hull, a Detective with the Ashland Police Department and Director of the You Have Options Program, has facilitated a victim-centered and offender-focused approach to sexual violence at the Department that has resulted in a significant increase in both the number of reported sexual assaults and victim satisfaction with law enforcement. NCVLI is proud to present Carrie with the 2015 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Click here to read the latest 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference updates.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    The 15th Crime Victim Law Conference is just over two months away!  We have an amazing program of experts from around the country lined up. Click here to read more.
  • 2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Valenda Applegarth

    Valenda is a Senior Staff Attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services in Boston, Massachusetts, and founder of the nation’s first Relocation Counseling Project. Ms. Applegarth has represented victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking for more than 20 years. She has trained extensively on victim relocation, privacy, child custody jurisdiction and other related legal issues throughout the U.S. for the past 10 years. NCVLI is pleased to present Valenda with the 2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellent in Victim Services Award.
  • 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award Nominations Due Soon

    The deadline for nominations for the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards has been extended to April 1, 2016. Click to submit a nomination.
  • 2016 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award - Dr. Jerry Yager

    Dr. Jerry Yager is a Clinical Psychologist, currently in private practice, with more than 30 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of traumatized children and adolescents. He specializes in working with children and adolescents who exhibit self-destructive behavior and have severe mental illness such as clinical depression, bipolar mood disorder, post-traumatic distress disorder and psychosis. NCVLI is pleased to present Dr. Yager with the 2016 Crime Victim Partnership Award.
  • 2016 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thank you to everyone who joined us last month for the Voices for Justice Reception. Click here to read more.
  • 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Register now for early bird rates for the 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference.
  • 2017 Training Calendar

    Click here to view our training calendar.
  • 2017 Voice For Justice Honorees

    Join Us January 25, 2017 as we honor this year’s Voice For Justice Awardees. Click here to learn more.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    The 2018 Conference is SOLD OUT!
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference updates including our extended Early Bird pricing!
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference news.
  • 2019 Conference Update

  • 2019 Conference Update

  • 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award Honorees

  • 2019 Voices for Justice Reception Keynote Speaker: Carol L. Hepburn

    2019 Voices for Justice Reception Keynote Speaker: Carol L. Hepburn
  • 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

  • 12 Common Rights for Victims

    Tens of thousands of laws afford rights to victims.  Together these rights secure for victims the “4 P’s”:  privacy, protection, participation, and property recovery.
  • 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients

    Congratulations to the recipients of NCVLI’s 2011 Outstanding Achievement Awards!  The awards were presented at the 2011 Crime Victim Law Conference in June.
  • 2012 National Day of Remembrance

    September 25 is the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. On the National Day of Remembrance we as a nation, state, and community recognize the devastating impact of homicide on our families, friends and nation as a whole. We also recognize and respect the rights of the loved ones of murder victims and renew our commitment to fighting for these rights.
  • 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award Winners Announced

    Congratulations to the recipients of NCVLI’s 2012 Outstanding Achievement Awards!  Each year, NCVLI accepts nominations from around the country for each of these three awards - the Legal Advocacy Award, Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award, and Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.  Recipients were honored at NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference. 
  • 2013 Legal Advocacy Award: Russell Butler

    Russell P. Butler, J.D., serves as Executive Director of the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc. (MCVRC). Russell has litigated for victims in trial and appellate courts in Maryland, and beyond.  NCVLI is proud to present Russell with the 2013 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2013 Victims’ Rights Award Winners 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.
  • 2013 Volunteer of the Year: Caroline Park

    Caroline Park came to NCVLI in September 2012 with a background in private sector marketing as well as public and non-profit administration related to environmental issues.  Caroline volunteers at NCVLI’s offices regularly as a “Jill of all trades.”  NCVLI is honored to present Caroline with the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award for her service to NCVLI.
  • 2014 Conference Livestreaming Now Available

    2014 Conference Livestreaming Online available at a discounted rate. Don’t miss our 2014 Conference June 20-21st.
  • 2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos

    2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos 
  • 2014 Gail-Burns Smith Excellence in Victims’ Services Award - Catherine Harper Lee

    Catherine Harper Lee, founder and executive director of The Justice League of Ohio, has spent the last 20 years pursuing her passion: restoring faith and balance in the criminal justice system. She provides free legal representation to victims of violent crime throughout Ohio to ensure their constitutional and statutory rights are enforced and protected. NCVLI is proud to present Cathy with the 2014 Gail-Burns Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2014 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year: Shelbi Day

    Shelbi Day has devoted her career to civil rights work and has had the privilege of working on several precedent setting cases on a diverse range of issues. This year Shelbi has assisted with legal research and helped educate NCVLI about ways to better serve the community.  NCVLI is proud to present Shelbi Day with the 2014 Pro Bono of the Year Award.
  • 2014 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: Courthouse Dogs Foundation

    The Courthouse Dogs Foundation is a non-profit staffed by a veterinarian, a retired senior deputy prosecuting attorney, and the lovely courthouse facility dog Molly B.  Together they promote justice with compassion and provide a sense of well-being and security to vulnerable victims and witnesses during stressful legal proceedings.  NCVLI is proud to honor Courthouse Dogs Foundation with the 2014 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2014 Writing Contest Spotlight: Alexandra Kinsella

    Alexandra Kinsella is a writing contest winner for NCVLI’s 2014 Conference. She just completed her second year at the University of Colorado School of Law.
  • 2015 Conference Closing Plenary

    The closing plenary of the 14th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference, themed Victims. Rights. Now., features two campus sexual assault survivors turned advocates, Laura Dunn and Brenda Tracy, discussing their experiences and their advocacy to change the law. Click here to register.
  • 2015 Conference Livestreaming Now Available

    2015 Conference Livestreaming Online available at a newly discounted rate. Don’t miss our 2015 Conference May 28-29, 2015.
  • 2015 Legal Advocacy Award: Network for Victim Recovery of DC

    The Network for Victim Recovery of DC’s legal program started in 2012 with just one full time and one half time attorney and in three years has expanded to a total of seven attorneys who have served over 500 legal clients in cases ranging from identify theft and elder abuse to assault, sexual violence, and homicide.  NCVLI is proud to present NVRDC with the 2015 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2015 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: Carrie Hull

    Carrie Hull, a Detective with the Ashland Police Department and Director of the You Have Options Program, has facilitated a victim-centered and offender-focused approach to sexual violence at the Department that has resulted in a significant increase in both the number of reported sexual assaults and victim satisfaction with law enforcement. NCVLI is proud to present Carrie with the 2015 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Click here to read the latest 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference updates.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    The 15th Crime Victim Law Conference is just over two months away!  We have an amazing program of experts from around the country lined up. Click here to read more.
  • 2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Valenda Applegarth

    Valenda is a Senior Staff Attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services in Boston, Massachusetts, and founder of the nation’s first Relocation Counseling Project. Ms. Applegarth has represented victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking for more than 20 years. She has trained extensively on victim relocation, privacy, child custody jurisdiction and other related legal issues throughout the U.S. for the past 10 years. NCVLI is pleased to present Valenda with the 2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellent in Victim Services Award.
  • 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award Nominations Due Soon

    The deadline for nominations for the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards has been extended to April 1, 2016. Click to submit a nomination.
  • 2016 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award - Dr. Jerry Yager

    Dr. Jerry Yager is a Clinical Psychologist, currently in private practice, with more than 30 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of traumatized children and adolescents. He specializes in working with children and adolescents who exhibit self-destructive behavior and have severe mental illness such as clinical depression, bipolar mood disorder, post-traumatic distress disorder and psychosis. NCVLI is pleased to present Dr. Yager with the 2016 Crime Victim Partnership Award.
  • 2016 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thank you to everyone who joined us last month for the Voices for Justice Reception. Click here to read more.
  • 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Register now for early bird rates for the 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference.
  • 2017 Training Calendar

    Click here to view our training calendar.
  • 2017 Voice For Justice Honorees

    Join Us January 25, 2017 as we honor this year’s Voice For Justice Awardees. Click here to learn more.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    The 2018 Conference is SOLD OUT!
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference updates including our extended Early Bird pricing!
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference news.
  • 2019 Conference Update

  • 2019 Conference Update

  • 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award Honorees

  • 2019 Voices for Justice Reception Keynote Speaker: Carol L. Hepburn

    2019 Voices for Justice Reception Keynote Speaker: Carol L. Hepburn
  • 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

  • 12 Common Rights for Victims

    Tens of thousands of laws afford rights to victims.  Together these rights secure for victims the “4 P’s”:  privacy, protection, participation, and property recovery.
  • 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients

    Congratulations to the recipients of NCVLI’s 2011 Outstanding Achievement Awards!  The awards were presented at the 2011 Crime Victim Law Conference in June.
  • 2012 National Day of Remembrance

    September 25 is the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. On the National Day of Remembrance we as a nation, state, and community recognize the devastating impact of homicide on our families, friends and nation as a whole. We also recognize and respect the rights of the loved ones of murder victims and renew our commitment to fighting for these rights.
  • 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award Winners Announced

    Congratulations to the recipients of NCVLI’s 2012 Outstanding Achievement Awards!  Each year, NCVLI accepts nominations from around the country for each of these three awards - the Legal Advocacy Award, Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award, and Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.  Recipients were honored at NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference. 
  • 2013 Legal Advocacy Award: Russell Butler

    Russell P. Butler, J.D., serves as Executive Director of the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc. (MCVRC). Russell has litigated for victims in trial and appellate courts in Maryland, and beyond.  NCVLI is proud to present Russell with the 2013 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2013 Victims’ Rights Award Winners 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.
  • 2013 Volunteer of the Year: Caroline Park

    Caroline Park came to NCVLI in September 2012 with a background in private sector marketing as well as public and non-profit administration related to environmental issues.  Caroline volunteers at NCVLI’s offices regularly as a “Jill of all trades.”  NCVLI is honored to present Caroline with the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award for her service to NCVLI.
  • 2014 Conference Livestreaming Now Available

    2014 Conference Livestreaming Online available at a discounted rate. Don’t miss our 2014 Conference June 20-21st.
  • 2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos

    2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos 
  • 2014 Gail-Burns Smith Excellence in Victims’ Services Award - Catherine Harper Lee

    Catherine Harper Lee, founder and executive director of The Justice League of Ohio, has spent the last 20 years pursuing her passion: restoring faith and balance in the criminal justice system. She provides free legal representation to victims of violent crime throughout Ohio to ensure their constitutional and statutory rights are enforced and protected. NCVLI is proud to present Cathy with the 2014 Gail-Burns Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2014 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year: Shelbi Day

    Shelbi Day has devoted her career to civil rights work and has had the privilege of working on several precedent setting cases on a diverse range of issues. This year Shelbi has assisted with legal research and helped educate NCVLI about ways to better serve the community.  NCVLI is proud to present Shelbi Day with the 2014 Pro Bono of the Year Award.
  • 2014 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: Courthouse Dogs Foundation

    The Courthouse Dogs Foundation is a non-profit staffed by a veterinarian, a retired senior deputy prosecuting attorney, and the lovely courthouse facility dog Molly B.  Together they promote justice with compassion and provide a sense of well-being and security to vulnerable victims and witnesses during stressful legal proceedings.  NCVLI is proud to honor Courthouse Dogs Foundation with the 2014 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2014 Writing Contest Spotlight: Alexandra Kinsella

    Alexandra Kinsella is a writing contest winner for NCVLI’s 2014 Conference. She just completed her second year at the University of Colorado School of Law.
  • 2015 Conference Closing Plenary

    The closing plenary of the 14th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference, themed Victims. Rights. Now., features two campus sexual assault survivors turned advocates, Laura Dunn and Brenda Tracy, discussing their experiences and their advocacy to change the law. Click here to register.
  • 2015 Conference Livestreaming Now Available

    2015 Conference Livestreaming Online available at a newly discounted rate. Don’t miss our 2015 Conference May 28-29, 2015.
  • 2015 Legal Advocacy Award: Network for Victim Recovery of DC

    The Network for Victim Recovery of DC’s legal program started in 2012 with just one full time and one half time attorney and in three years has expanded to a total of seven attorneys who have served over 500 legal clients in cases ranging from identify theft and elder abuse to assault, sexual violence, and homicide.  NCVLI is proud to present NVRDC with the 2015 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2015 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: Carrie Hull

    Carrie Hull, a Detective with the Ashland Police Department and Director of the You Have Options Program, has facilitated a victim-centered and offender-focused approach to sexual violence at the Department that has resulted in a significant increase in both the number of reported sexual assaults and victim satisfaction with law enforcement. NCVLI is proud to present Carrie with the 2015 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Click here to read the latest 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference updates.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    The 15th Crime Victim Law Conference is just over two months away!  We have an amazing program of experts from around the country lined up. Click here to read more.
  • 2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Valenda Applegarth

    Valenda is a Senior Staff Attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services in Boston, Massachusetts, and founder of the nation’s first Relocation Counseling Project. Ms. Applegarth has represented victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking for more than 20 years. She has trained extensively on victim relocation, privacy, child custody jurisdiction and other related legal issues throughout the U.S. for the past 10 years. NCVLI is pleased to present Valenda with the 2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellent in Victim Services Award.
  • 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award Nominations Due Soon

    The deadline for nominations for the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards has been extended to April 1, 2016. Click to submit a nomination.
  • 2016 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award - Dr. Jerry Yager

    Dr. Jerry Yager is a Clinical Psychologist, currently in private practice, with more than 30 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of traumatized children and adolescents. He specializes in working with children and adolescents who exhibit self-destructive behavior and have severe mental illness such as clinical depression, bipolar mood disorder, post-traumatic distress disorder and psychosis. NCVLI is pleased to present Dr. Yager with the 2016 Crime Victim Partnership Award.
  • 2016 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thank you to everyone who joined us last month for the Voices for Justice Reception. Click here to read more.
  • 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Register now for early bird rates for the 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference.
  • 2017 Training Calendar

    Click here to view our training calendar.
  • 2017 Voice For Justice Honorees

    Join Us January 25, 2017 as we honor this year’s Voice For Justice Awardees. Click here to learn more.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    The 2018 Conference is SOLD OUT!
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference updates including our extended Early Bird pricing!
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference news.
  • 2019 Conference Update

  • 2019 Conference Update

  • 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award Honorees

  • 2019 Voices for Justice Reception Keynote Speaker: Carol L. Hepburn

    2019 Voices for Justice Reception Keynote Speaker: Carol L. Hepburn
  • 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

  • 12 Common Rights for Victims

    Tens of thousands of laws afford rights to victims.  Together these rights secure for victims the “4 P’s”:  privacy, protection, participation, and property recovery.
  • 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients

    Congratulations to the recipients of NCVLI’s 2011 Outstanding Achievement Awards!  The awards were presented at the 2011 Crime Victim Law Conference in June.
  • 2012 National Day of Remembrance

    September 25 is the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. On the National Day of Remembrance we as a nation, state, and community recognize the devastating impact of homicide on our families, friends and nation as a whole. We also recognize and respect the rights of the loved ones of murder victims and renew our commitment to fighting for these rights.
  • 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award Winners Announced

    Congratulations to the recipients of NCVLI’s 2012 Outstanding Achievement Awards!  Each year, NCVLI accepts nominations from around the country for each of these three awards - the Legal Advocacy Award, Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award, and Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.  Recipients were honored at NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference. 
  • 2013 Legal Advocacy Award: Russell Butler

    Russell P. Butler, J.D., serves as Executive Director of the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc. (MCVRC). Russell has litigated for victims in trial and appellate courts in Maryland, and beyond.  NCVLI is proud to present Russell with the 2013 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2013 Victims’ Rights Award Winners 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.
  • 2013 Volunteer of the Year: Caroline Park

    Caroline Park came to NCVLI in September 2012 with a background in private sector marketing as well as public and non-profit administration related to environmental issues.  Caroline volunteers at NCVLI’s offices regularly as a “Jill of all trades.”  NCVLI is honored to present Caroline with the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award for her service to NCVLI.
  • 2014 Conference Livestreaming Now Available

    2014 Conference Livestreaming Online available at a discounted rate. Don’t miss our 2014 Conference June 20-21st.
  • 2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos

    2014 Crime Victim Law Conference Photos 
  • 2014 Gail-Burns Smith Excellence in Victims’ Services Award - Catherine Harper Lee

    Catherine Harper Lee, founder and executive director of The Justice League of Ohio, has spent the last 20 years pursuing her passion: restoring faith and balance in the criminal justice system. She provides free legal representation to victims of violent crime throughout Ohio to ensure their constitutional and statutory rights are enforced and protected. NCVLI is proud to present Cathy with the 2014 Gail-Burns Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • 2014 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year: Shelbi Day

    Shelbi Day has devoted her career to civil rights work and has had the privilege of working on several precedent setting cases on a diverse range of issues. This year Shelbi has assisted with legal research and helped educate NCVLI about ways to better serve the community.  NCVLI is proud to present Shelbi Day with the 2014 Pro Bono of the Year Award.
  • 2014 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: Courthouse Dogs Foundation

    The Courthouse Dogs Foundation is a non-profit staffed by a veterinarian, a retired senior deputy prosecuting attorney, and the lovely courthouse facility dog Molly B.  Together they promote justice with compassion and provide a sense of well-being and security to vulnerable victims and witnesses during stressful legal proceedings.  NCVLI is proud to honor Courthouse Dogs Foundation with the 2014 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2014 Writing Contest Spotlight: Alexandra Kinsella

    Alexandra Kinsella is a writing contest winner for NCVLI’s 2014 Conference. She just completed her second year at the University of Colorado School of Law.
  • 2015 Conference Closing Plenary

    The closing plenary of the 14th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference, themed Victims. Rights. Now., features two campus sexual assault survivors turned advocates, Laura Dunn and Brenda Tracy, discussing their experiences and their advocacy to change the law. Click here to register.
  • 2015 Conference Livestreaming Now Available

    2015 Conference Livestreaming Online available at a newly discounted rate. Don’t miss our 2015 Conference May 28-29, 2015.
  • 2015 Legal Advocacy Award: Network for Victim Recovery of DC

    The Network for Victim Recovery of DC’s legal program started in 2012 with just one full time and one half time attorney and in three years has expanded to a total of seven attorneys who have served over 500 legal clients in cases ranging from identify theft and elder abuse to assault, sexual violence, and homicide.  NCVLI is proud to present NVRDC with the 2015 Legal Advocacy Award.
  • 2015 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award: Carrie Hull

    Carrie Hull, a Detective with the Ashland Police Department and Director of the You Have Options Program, has facilitated a victim-centered and offender-focused approach to sexual violence at the Department that has resulted in a significant increase in both the number of reported sexual assaults and victim satisfaction with law enforcement. NCVLI is proud to present Carrie with the 2015 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Click here to read the latest 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference updates.
  • 2016 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    The 15th Crime Victim Law Conference is just over two months away!  We have an amazing program of experts from around the country lined up. Click here to read more.
  • 2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award: Valenda Applegarth

    Valenda is a Senior Staff Attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services in Boston, Massachusetts, and founder of the nation’s first Relocation Counseling Project. Ms. Applegarth has represented victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking for more than 20 years. She has trained extensively on victim relocation, privacy, child custody jurisdiction and other related legal issues throughout the U.S. for the past 10 years. NCVLI is pleased to present Valenda with the 2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellent in Victim Services Award.
  • 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award Nominations Due Soon

    The deadline for nominations for the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards has been extended to April 1, 2016. Click to submit a nomination.
  • 2016 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award - Dr. Jerry Yager

    Dr. Jerry Yager is a Clinical Psychologist, currently in private practice, with more than 30 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of traumatized children and adolescents. He specializes in working with children and adolescents who exhibit self-destructive behavior and have severe mental illness such as clinical depression, bipolar mood disorder, post-traumatic distress disorder and psychosis. NCVLI is pleased to present Dr. Yager with the 2016 Crime Victim Partnership Award.
  • 2016 Voices for Justice Reception

    Thank you to everyone who joined us last month for the Voices for Justice Reception. Click here to read more.
  • 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference Update

    Register now for early bird rates for the 2017 Crime Victim Law Conference.
  • 2017 Training Calendar

    Click here to view our training calendar.
  • 2017 Voice For Justice Honorees

    Join Us January 25, 2017 as we honor this year’s Voice For Justice Awardees. Click here to learn more.
  • 2018 Conference Update

    The 2018 Conference is SOLD OUT!
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference updates including our extended Early Bird pricing!
  • 2018 Conference Update

    Check out the latest Conference news.
  • 2019 Conference Update

  • 2019 Conference Update

  • 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award Honorees

  • 2019 Voices for Justice Reception Keynote Speaker: Carol L. Hepburn

    2019 Voices for Justice Reception Keynote Speaker: Carol L. Hepburn
  • 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