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National Crime Victim Law Institute

NCVLI Launches New Child-Victimization Project

February 21, 2011

Last month NCVLI officially launched our new Safeguarding Child-Victims’ Rights Initiative!  Children victimized by crime are one of the most vulnerable victim populations and, as a result, they face unique hurdles to accessing justice.  To be effective advocates for child-victims, attorneys must understand the complexities of victims’ rights law generally, child-victimization specifically, and the unique challenges presented in each justice system faced by the child-victim.  Through this initiative NCVLI will: 1) create and disseminate educational materials on protecting child-victims’ rights; 2) in partnership with experts from across the child-victim services field, create a two-day training on the “how-to” of providing holistic legal services to child-victims; and 3) foster a national dialogue online regarding best practices in serving child-victims and protecting their rights.  For more information, please contact Project Director Rebecca Khalil, J.D., at rebeccak@lclark.edu or 503-768-6973.