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National Crime Victim Law Institute

2012 Crime Victim Law Conference

This will be the 11th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference, marking the start of the second decade of dedicated rights enforcement in this country.  This Conference continues to be the only national conference in the country focusing on rights enforcement in criminal cases, which is a critical but often overlooked component of holistic victim services.  The Conference provides participants with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to provide effective legal services to victims of crime. The Conference will take place June 8-9, 2012 in Portland, Oregon.

The purpose of the 2012 Conference, themed Enhancing Justice: Empowerment Through Victims’ Rights, is to recognize that each victim has unique needs, and that we must respond to those needs to empower each victim and enhance justice.  The audience of the Conference is a growing community of attorneys, advocates, allied professionals, law students, professors, and victims/survivors that understands rights enforcement and will engage in a multi-disciplinary national conversation on how victims’ rights can empower victims and broaden the horizons of our justice system.  To achieve this purpose, the Conference will feature plenary sessions and breakout sessions addressing topics of critical importance to the victims’ rights community, taught by leading experts from across the country.

  View the Conference brochure below or download the PDF version by clicking here.

Who Should Attend

This year’s Conference will have an interdisciplinary approach, bringing together experts from a variety of backgrounds including attorneys (e.g., victims’ rights attorneys, prosecutors, civil victim attorneys, judges, defense attorneys), system-based and community-based advocates, other criminal justice professionals, law students, professors, mental health professionals, and victims/survivors.

Frequently Asked Questions

For a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ’s), click here

Crime Victims’ Rights Reception

Join NCVLI on the evening of the first day of the Conference, June 8, 2011, to celebrate another year of hard work on behalf of victims.  Whether you are attending the Conference or can only come out for the evening, join NCVLI to relax, have fun, and network with colleagues from across the nation while enjoying live music, food, and drinks.  More information will be available soon. 

Questions about the Conference? Please contact NCVLI at or 503-768-6819.

This event is supported in part through funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice. Points of view expressed in this event are those of the organizers and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.