Training the Next Generation of Victims’ Attorneys
August 06, 2018
Earlier this year, NCVLI announced our partnership with Equal Justice Works and the Office for Victims of Crime to launch the Crime Victims Justice Corps (CVJC), a two-year legal fellowship program to provide legal services to victims of crime.
On June 28 & 29 and continuing through July, NCVLI launched the Crime Victim Justice Corps Bootcamp (Bootcamp). The Bootcamp was an intensive, multi-day training geared to prepare the Legal Fellows to represent crime victims in civil and criminal rights enforcement matters. NCVLI’s legal team joined by national experts Dr. Christopher Wilson, Psy.D, the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Network for Victim Recovery of D.C. conducted the training. Topics covered included trauma-informed legal services; an introduction to victims’ rights and rights enforcement; and an overview of privacy, privilege, and confidentiality, human trafficking; identity theft and fraud; and sexual assault, domestic violence and Title IX.
The Legal Fellows hail from 21 states from Alaska to Florida.
NCVLI will continue to provide training and technical assistance to the Legal Fellows and their host organizations over the life of the program. Click here to read more about the CVJC Legal Fellowship Program.