August 30, 2019

Call for Proposals: 2020 Crime Victim Law Conference

NCVLI is now accepting proposals for presentation at the 19th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference, which will take place June 18-19, 2020 in Portland, Oregon.  The Crime Victim Law Conference is the only national conference focused on rights enforcement in Victim Law, including rights enforcement in criminal cases.  Conference registration costs are covered for all chosen presenters.  Click here to learn more and to submit a proposal.  Proposals must be received by Monday, September 30, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time).  For a fillable PDF version of the proposal application, click here and download the form using Adobe Reader or FoxIt Reader to submit online.  Alternatively, you may also submit an attached PDF proposal via email to if you wish to complete the form manually.

Please note: the resume attachment option is not available in the PDF proposal format.  If you wish to submit a resume with a PDF application, please send resume(s) to:

Possible topics include:

  • Criminal Justice Theory
  • Fraud and identity theft
  • International crime victims’ rights
  • Intersection of victim privacy and media/public access (e.g., closing or limiting courtroom access, proceeding by pseudonym, sealing records)
  • Intersection of victims’ rights and disability law
  • Intersection of victims’ rights and Title IX
  • Legal hurdles of double jeopardy, ripeness, and mootness
  • Methods for victims to facilitate participation (e.g. support persons, alternative means of testifying, courtroom design)
  • Post-victimization trauma and tools for appropriate advocacy
  • Recent Supreme Court decisions affecting crime victims’ rights
  • Restitution
  • Serving immigrant and refugee crime victims
  • Serving underserved populations of crime victims
  • Unique issues confronting the rights of elders
  • Unique issues confronting sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, domestic violence, or trafficking victims
  • Unique legal issues confronting victims in post-conviction settings
  • Victim privacy and confidentiality
  • Victims’ rights in military systems
  • Victims’ rights in tribal courts

Extra consideration will be given to presentations that feature advanced victims’ rights litigation material aimed at attorneys with experience representing crime victims.  See our 2019 Conference Agenda for past Conference topics.  All proposals are due no later than Monday, September 30, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. PST.