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NCVLI’s Meg Garvin Testified Before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Victims’ Rights

April 11, 2011

On Wednesday, April 13th NCVLI Executive Director Meg Garvin testified in front of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee as part of a hearing on “Fulfilling Our Commitment to Support Victims of Crime.”  Watch the replay online.


Meg Garvin, M.A., JD, 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 doctorate from the University of Minnesota.

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