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National Crime Victim Law Institute

Staff Profile: Desiree Staeffler-Marchbanks

September 07, 2018

  • Desiree Staeffler-Marchbanks

Desiree Staeffler-Marchbanks, JD, joined NCVLI in May 2018 as a Victim Law Fellow.  View Desiree’s biography on our Staff Page or read on to learn more about Desiree in her own words. 

When someone asks you what NCVLI does, what do you tell them? 

I explain that NCVLI is a national organization that specializes in victims’ rights law, assisting victims in criminal, civil, administrative and military justice systems.  When attorneys or advocates need assistance, NCVLI serves as the intellectual think tank, providing expertise and innovative approaches.  In doing so, NCVLI ensures victims’ rights are recognized, protected and given the full meaning of the law. 


What inspires or motivates you? 

I am motivated by the victims/survivors we serve, our partners and the people I have the privilege of calling my co-workers.  NCVLI is passionate, bold and not afraid to leave a footprint. 

What are your hobbies?  

My newest hobby is exploring Oregon!  When I am not out exploring, I enjoy spending time with loved ones, running, yoga, cooking, reading, traveling and pup walks. 

Why should someone else get involved with NCVLI and victims’ rights? 

Someone should become involved with NCVLI and victims’ rights to ensure victims rights’–such as the rights to privacy, dignity and respect–are recognized, protected and given the full meaning of the law.