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National Crime Victim Law Institute

NCVLI Assists in Securing Huge Victory for Victims Before Oregon Supreme Court

May 31, 2011

The rights to be notified, present, and heard allow victims the opportunity to participate in a meaningful way in the criminal case of their offender.  One of NCVLI’s partner clinics, the Oregon Crime Victim Law Center, worked closely with NCVLI in securing a huge victory for victims in ensuring that these rights are afforded.  The Oregon Supreme Court threw out the defendant’s sentence after a stalking victim’s rights to be notified, present, and heard were violated!