NCVLI’s Victim Law Library

The Victim Law Library contains victims’ rights laws, organized by jurisdiction, and legal publications about crime victims’ rights. The primary intended audience of the materials in the Law Library legal are attorneys, as the writing is law and citation-heavy. The resources in the Law Library include Bulletins, which provide in-depth analysis of topics victims’ rights topics and offer practice tips, as well as Surveys, which focus on one topic and collect the law from across the country into one document.  

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. To access the Rights Enforcement Toolkit, please click here. 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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Law Enforcement-Associated Victim Advocates and Brady Disclosures (2021)

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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