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National Crime Victim Law Institute

Ensuring Victims’ Voices Are Heard

October 12, 2015

Victim’s voices are critical to justice. Three ways we ensure victims’ voices are heard: 1) staffing our Resource & Referral Hotline; 2) filing amicus curiae briefs in state, federal and military courts; and 3) providing technical assistance in the form of legal research and strategic advice to the field. This year we assisted 205 victims through our Hotline, referring them to critical social and legal services.  We participated as amicus or provided technical assistance to practitioners in 139 legal matters in 31 jurisdictions. All told we dedicated nearly 4,000 NCVLI attorney hours to protecting victims’ rights from privacy to safety to restitution. 

Click here to read more from our 2014-15 Annual Report.