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National Crime Victim Law Institute

NCVLI Hosts 12th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference

June 11, 2013

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    Conference attendees hear from NCVLI Executive Director Meg Garvin. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel opens the Conference. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum opens the Conference. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    Jennifer Coughlin delivers the opening plenary on a victim’s right to privacy. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    NCVLI Staff Attorney Rebecca S.T. Khalil trains at the Conference. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    The Conference was supported by 20 incredible volunteers over the course of the two days. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    Conference attendees catch up between sessions. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    NCVLI Intern Renee Huizinga and a Conference volunteer staff the Information Table. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    Antonio R. Sarabia of IP Business Law Inc. delivers the lunch plenary on the first day discussing victims’ right to restitution. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    Erick J. Haynie of Perkins Coie accepts NCVLI’s Pro Bono of the Year Award on behalf of Perkins Coie, LLP. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    Andy Hong of the Henry T. Nicholas, III Foundation providing a donation to NCVLI. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    NCVLI Executive Director Meg Garvin honors Perkins Coie, LLP with the 2013 Pro Bono of the Year Award. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    NCVLI Founder Doug Beloof and NCVLI Executive Director Meg Garvin honor Chanpone Sinlapasai with the 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award. Photo by Chris Wilson
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    Russell Butler (2nd from right) of the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center received the 2013 Legal Advocacy Outstanding Achievement Award. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    Brian McDonough, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office in Ohio presents on victims’ right to attend trial. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    Steve Twist presents on victims’ rights pre-charging and during a plea. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    Chris Newlin, National Children’s Advocacy Center Executive Director, presents on tailoring services to child-victims. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    Alanna Peterson, a recipient of NCVLI’s Law Student Victims’ Rights Writing Competition presents on the Law Student Panel. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    Dr. Rebecca Campbell of Michigan State University trains on the impact of the legal process on rape survivors. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    Attendees from around the country got to catch up, network, and celebrate another year of hard work on behalf of victims. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    Michelle Cruz delivers the lunch plenary on Day 2, discussing victim assistance in mass victimization cases. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    Deputy County Attorney of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in Arizona, Keli Luther, co-trains on responding to mass victimization. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    20 Volunteers helped staff the Conference over the two days. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    Bridgette Harwood of Criminal Legal Services co-trains on the intersections of identity theft and violent crime. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    NCVLI Executive Director Meg Garvin. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    The Conference had 24 breakout sessions and 4 plenary sessions over the course of 2 days. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    The Conference was held on the scenic campus of Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    Lieutenant General Richard Harding of the United States Air Force closed the Conference with a discussion of the Special Victims Counsel Program, providing legal services to military victims of sexual assault. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    Lewis & Clark Law Professor and NCVLI Founder Doug Beloof closes the Conference. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    NCVLI Executive Director Meg Garvin. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    From left: Lieutenant General Richard Harding of the United States Air Force, Lewis & Clark Law Professor Doug Beloof, and NCVLI Executive Director Meg Garvin. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    NCVLI mugs listing victim’s rights were sold to support crime victims. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    NCVLI Executive Director Meg Garvin catches up with an attendee. Photo by Chris Wilson.
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    Attendees having fun! Photo by Chris Wilson.

On Friday and Saturday, June 7-8, NCVLI hosted the 12th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference in Portland, Oregon.  NCVLI’s Conference continues to be the only national conference focused on victims’ rights.  More than 200 attorneys, advocates, and others committed to victims’ rights gathered to learn from the leading experts in the field and engage in conversations to shape the future of the victims’ rights movement. 

This year’s Conference was themed Constructing Justice: Making Victims’ Rights a Reality, urging us to make victims’ rights more than just paper promises, but instead laws that are routinely enforced and continually advanced. The 24 breakout sessions and 4 plenary sessions introduced concrete tools and best practices in victim law and discussed how to best implement them to achieve justice for victims. 

We were honored to learn from an incredible faculty and group of attendees.  Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum opened the Conference and Lieutenant General Richard Harding of the United States Air Force closed the Conference with a discussion of the new Special Victims Counsel program for military victims of sexual assault.  In between, attendees learned from experts ranging from Deputy Attorney General of California, Alice B. Lustre, on the application of the Crime Victims’ Rights Act in habeas corpus proceedings; Dr. Rebecca Campbell, a leading researcher on the effects of the legal process on rape survivors; a panel of promising law scholars who won NCVLI’s Victims’ Rights Writing Competition and hailed from the Phoenix School of Law, University of Maryland School of Law, and University of Washington School of Law; and Lewis & Clark Law School’s own victims’ rights experts, NCVLI Founder Professor Doug Beloof and NCVLI Executive Director and Clinical Professor Meg Garvin.    

We celebrated with our Conference attendees and local community by hosting the largest ever Crime Victims’ Rights Reception on the first night of the Conference.  Click here to see the Reception photos!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Conference events and we look forward to seeing you next year!  Click the gallery below to scroll through the Conference photos.

 

imageThis event was supported in part through funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice. Points of view expressed in this event were those of the organizers and do not necessarily represent the official position of policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.