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Legal Assistance Networks Meeting - December 2016

On December 8-9, 2016, NCVLI hosted the third in-person meeting of the Wraparound Victim Legal Assistance Networks Project. Twenty attorneys and advocates from across the country whose organizations receive federal funding from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) have come together in Los Angeles, CA! The group is discussing promising practices in creating and maintaining effective legal assistance networks that serve victims with their myriad legal needs in the aftermath of crime. The meeting agenda includes updates and guidance from OVC; small group and large group discussions of Network successes and lessons learned; exercises to increase awareness of victims’ legal needs and sustainability of effective legal services; and brainstorming key elements to ensure replication of successes in the future. In addition to the attorneys and advocates, the meeting includes representatives from OVC, project-evaluator ICF International, and NCVLI. It is an exciting time to be in victim legal services! Click here to read more about the Wraparound Legal Assistance Networks project.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2014-XV-BX-K013, 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 document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.