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National Crime Victim Law Institute

New Post-Conviction Tools Added to NCVLI Website

May 08, 2019

Securing victims’ rights post-conviction requires a comprehensive, victim-inclusive approach. Through a cooperative agreement from the Office for Victims of Crime, and based on the community’s input to identify key resources, this month NCVLI has added new Post-Conviction Victims’ Rights resources to the  Rights Enforcement Post-Conviction Toolkit  and the Victim Law Library. The Toolkit is NCVLI’s online resource of accessible information to assist practitioners with understanding victims’ rights and provide practical tools to assist with asserting and seeking enforcement of these rights.  

The new Toolkit resources focus primarily on privacy and restitution rights, and include a sample pleading (requesting the redaction of victim names and other identifying or private information from a court opinion), and An Introduction to Privacy, Post-Conviction Video (providing a brief overview of privacy-related issues that can arise post-conviction). 

The new additions to NCVLI’s Victim Law Library include two 50-state surveys: Post-Conviction Survey: Victims’ Rights & Sex Offender Registration (a national survey of victims’ rights within sex offender registration laws), and Post-Conviction Survey: Attorney Fees in Restitution (a national survey of laws that address the recovery of attorney fees in restitution).

As part of this project, NCVLI has also issued a new Victim Law Bulletin entitled, Post-Conviction:  The Intersection of Victims’ Rights and Supervised Release. This Bulletin analyzes victims’ rights with respect to defendant’s supervised release, and provides practice tips. It will be available in NCVLI’s Victim Law Library later this month.

 

This project was supported by Grant No. 2017-VF-GX-K026, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.