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National Crime Victim Law Institute

2012 NCVLI/NAVRA Training Series: Enhancing Justice for Crime Victims

February 03, 2012

When victims of crime don’t have well-trained, dedicated legal representation, they can lose their rights and their access to justice can be impeded. The National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) and its bar association, the National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorneys (NAVRA), are working to protect and promote victims’ rights.

Education and training is an important part of that work, improving crime victim access to justice nationwide by helping attorneys, advocates, and allied professionals develop the skills necessary to represent and advocate for crime victims. Throughout 2012, NCVLI and NAVRA will partner with law schools and other educational institutions to conduct ten in-person continuing legal education courses in at least six states to increase the capacity of the legal profession to provide quality legal representation to victims of crime. 

The series includes seven general victims’ rights litigation trainings and three specialized 2-day child-victims’ rights litigation trainings, plus a series of webinars to complement these in-person trainings.  The goal is to ensure that by the end of 2012, the pool of practitioners who know the “how to” of victims’ rights enforcement and who may provide pro bono legal services to victims grows by at least 500 people.

Upcoming Trainings


NAVRA Webinar Training Series

  • Stay tuned for information about upcoming webinars!


NAVRA members with Enhanced Memberships receive a $50 discount for select in-person trainings during 2012. See to learn more.

Sign up for one of these free or low-cost trainings today to receive continuing legal education credit and learn the skills necessary to advocate for victims of crime!

For a full schedule of NCVLI events, click here.

Past Trainings


General Victims’ Rights Litigation Trainings: ABC’s of Representing Victims of Crime

  • Friday, March 2nd at Phoenix School of Law, Phoenix, Arizona. To see the agenda from this training, Click here.
  • Friday, April 27th at Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Friday, June 22nd at McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California.
  • Friday, June 29th at Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, California.
  • Friday, August 3rd at the University of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Monday, August 13th at S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Specialized 2-Day Child Victim Training: Child-Victims: Providing Effective Rights Enforcement Representation

  • Friday, February 24th & Saturday, February 25th at Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon.
  • Thursday, May 31st & Friday, June 1st at University of Colorado Law School, Boulder, Colorado.  To read more about this training, click here
  • Wednesday, August 1st & Thursday, August 2nd at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.

11th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference - Enhancing Justice: Empowerment Through Victims’ Rights June 8th-9th in Portland, Oregon.  Click here to learn more.



These presentations are produced in part by the National Crime Victim Law Institute under Grant No. 2010-VF-GX-K004, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice; Grant No. 2009-VF-GX-K020, awarded by 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 in these presentations are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.