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National Crime Victim Law Institute

Holistic Legal Services for Victims

February 09, 2015

Victims have a myriad of legal needs in the aftermath of their victimization which often requires navigation of a complex array of systems. Unfortunately, no and low cost, expert legal services for victims are in short supply. Fortunately, the federal Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) listened to the field during Vision 21 and is working to ensure “that crime victims’ rights are enforced and that victims of crime receive the broad range of legal services needed.” To achieve this OVC funded 10 legal networks across the country and selected NCVLI to be the training and technical assistance provider.  Working together, our vision is that someday every victim will have access to a knowledgeable lawyer to protect his or her rights!  Follow the progress of this effort on our website.