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National Crime Victim Law Institute

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Date: April 20, 2012 Location: 1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room B, Portland, Oregon

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1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room B, Portland, Oregon

Update - Room change: The presentations are now in Room B

Access to justice requires competent advocacy, and yet too often victims of crime do not receive the legal representation that they need to protect their rights.  You can help!

In honor of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, NCVLI will be facilitating a FREE two-part presentation on Friday, April 20th in Portland, Oregon entitled Extending the Vision: Pro Bono and Self-Represented Protection of Victims’ Rights.

Whether you know nothing about victims’ rights or you already have some experience, these trainings will provide you the tools to become an effective advocate for crime victims.

Please join us for one or both of these FREE trainings!

Thank you to our co-sponsors: Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Services, Oregon Department of Justice Crime Victims’ Services Division, Oregon Crime Victims Law Center, and Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force, and Parents of Murdered Children - Greater Portland Area Chapter.


Morning Training: Pro Bono Protection of Victims’ Rights

9 am – 11 am, Coffee and treats provided

Attendance at this event may qualify participants
for 1.5 hours of general CLE credits in Oregon, pending
approval from the Oregon State Bar.

This session, designed primarily for lawyers, will be an overview of victims’ rights laws, and an exploration of common issues that victims face as they are forced to navigate the criminal justice system.  Presenters will discuss the state of victims’ rights laws nationally and in Oregon specifically, identify the most common stages in a criminal proceeding where victims’ rights are at risk, and discuss how lawyers can assist victims in protecting their rights.

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Lunch Training: Self-Represented Protection of Victims’ Rights

12 pm – 2 pm, Afternoon snacks provided

Attendance at this event may qualify participants
for 1.5 hours of general CLE credits in Oregon, pending
approval from the Oregon State Bar.

This presentation is designed for advocates and other persons interested in learning to issue spot crime victims’ rights and aid self-represented victims in protecting their rights.  The session will explore the realities of aiding self-represented victims – the challenges that arise, how to avoid the unlawful practice of law, and the tools one can use in aiding self-represented victims. 

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Speaker Biographies
  • Yvette Rodier Evans: Yvette Rodier Evans, a survivor of a violent shooting in 1996, has committed her professional life to supporting victims and their rights.  Ms. Rodier Evans received her B.A. in Communication from the University of Utah, She worked for former U.S. District Court Judge Paul Cassell after graduating, and was inspired to attend law school by his example of enforcing crime victims’ rights.  She earned a law degree from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah.  Ms. Rodier Evans currently serves on the Utah Council for Victims of Crime and works as an attorney, victim advocate, and pro bono coordinator with the Utah Crime Victims Legal Clinic.
  • Meg Garvin: Meg Garvin, M.A., J.D., is the executive director of the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) and a clinical professor of law at Lewis & Clark Law School.  Ms. Garvin is recognized as a leading expert on victims’ rights. She regularly presents on victims’ rights and participates in national forums to develop policy on victims’ rights. She has testified before Congress and the Oregon Legislature on the current state of victim law. She serves on the Legislative & Public Policy Committee of the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force, and co-chairs the Oregon Attorney General’s Crime Victims’ Rights Task Force. She served as co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section Victims Committee from 2005-2010, and has served as a member of the board of directors for the National Organization of Victim Assistance.  Prior to joining NCVLI, Ms. Garvin practiced law in a private firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota and clerked for the Honorable Donald P. Lay of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. She received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Puget Sound, her master of arts degree in communication studies from the University of Iowa, and her juris doctor from the University of Minnesota.
  • Terry Campos: Terry Campos works for the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) located in Portland, OR.  At NCVLI, Ms. Campos provides legal research and strategic advice to attorneys and advocates on issues related to online fraud and victim participation in the criminal justice system.  Ms. Campos drafts amicus curiae briefs related to these topics.  Ms. Campos is also a clinical professor at Lewis & Clark Law School where she teaches a seminar on practical and theoretical topics related to crime victims’ rights.  Prior to joining NCVLI, Ms. Campos was an appellate attorney with the Office of the State Appellate Defender in Chicago, Illinois. During her time at OSAD, Ms. Campos represented indigent persons on appeal in criminal cases. Ms. Campos has a J.D. from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College with a certificate in Criminal law.

This project is supported by a National Crime Victims’ Right Week Community Awareness Project subgrant awarded by the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators under a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice and Grant No. 2009-SC-B9-0114, awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed here are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.