Q: What is the anticipated duration of the Clinics to be funded under the RISE Project?
A: The selected Clinics were funded in 2019 and are anticipated to continue through August 31, 2021.
Q: Who provides technical assistance and training on rights enforcement?
A: NCVLI is the dedicated technical assistance and training provider for the life of the RISE Project.
Q: What types of technical assistance and training will be made available?
A: Programmatic development and management, legal, training and other technical assistance will be provided.
Q: I am not part of a clinic, am I eligible to receive training and technical assistance?
A: Yes. While the focus of NCVLI’s efforts under RISE will be working directly with each Clinic, the vision of RISE is to grow the capacity of the nation. If you would like to request training or technical assistance on rights enforcement please submit an online request.
Q: Do the Clinics provide civil legal assistance regarding issues affecting victims of crime, such as divorce, custody and immigration?
A: The primary purpose of the RISE Project is provision of legal assistance to assert and seek enforcement of rights in a criminal case. If a client has collateral civil legal needs related to their victimization and provision of legal services on those issues is necessary to aid their asserting or seeking enforcement of their rights in a criminal case such services may be provided.
Q: Is there an income threshold for assistance?
A: No. There is no income threshold and no income eligibility requirements are used.
Q: Do the Clinics charge clients for legal services?
Q: Is the RISE Project being evaluated?
A: Yes. Clinics will collect and provide data that will be used to evaluate the efficacy and impact of legal services provided.
This Project is supported by Grant No. 2018-V3-GX-K018, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this Project are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.