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National Crime Victim Law Institute

NCVLI’s Victim Law Library

This library contains crime victim law publications.  

Materials are organized by topic and may be accessed by selecting the relevant right, victim type, or procedural posture.  For a collection of case summaries impacting victims’ rights, visit our New & Noteworthy Court Opinions.  All information is educational and intended for informational purposes only; it does not constitute legal advice, nor does it substitute for legal advice. For more information about NCVLI publications, click here. 

For additional resources relating to victims’ rights that are designed to assist practitioners with effectively asserting and seeking enforcement of victims’ rights, please visit NCVLI’s Rights Enforcement Toolkit. NCVLI’s Know Your Rights Quicktool videos provide a general overview of victims’ rights. To access the Know Your Rights Quicktools, click here.

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Protecting Victims’ Rights and Interests in the Context of Open Records Laws

Download a PDF version of this Law Bulletin here. 


To view a full list of victims’ rights by state click here

Civil Justice System
Definition of “Victim”
Fraud/Identity Theft
History/Theory of Victims’ Rights
Law Enforcement-Based Victim Services: Victims’ Rights Jurisdiction Profiles
Secondary Trauma/Secondary Victimization
Violence Against Women


Don’t see what you’re looking for? Please contact NCVLI at for additional victim law materials and resources.

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