2015 Crime Victim Law Conference

NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference, now in its 14th year, continues to be the only national conference 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 May 28-29, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.


We are thrilled to announce three keynote speakers for this year’s Conference.

The opening plenary features Chief Judge James E. Baker, who was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces on September 19, 2000 and has presided over numerous cases arising under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, authored the Kastenberg decision, a landmark ruling on victim attorney standing that marked a sea change for victims’ rights in the military. Click here to learn more about Judge Baker.  

This year’s closing plenary features two national recognized campus sexual assault survivors turned advocates.  Entitled Surviving Campus Sexual Violence: Two Survivors’ Paths to Advocacy, Laura Dunn, JD and Executive Director of SurvJustice, and Brenda Tracy, Nurse, Activist, and Sexual Assault Survivor, discuss their experiences and their advocacy to change the law. This plenary is free and open to the public but requires registration. Click here to register.

Click here to learn about past Conferences.

More information coming soon.


Victims. Rights. Now.

May 28-29, 2015, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, OR