February 14, 2020

Making Rights Meaningful Through In-Person Technical Assistance: The Fundamentals of Litigating Victims’ Rights in Ohio

On February 7th, members of NCVLI’s legal team traveled to Ohio to provide in-person rights enforcement technical assistance.  The day was conducted in partnership with to the Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center which is one of six victims’ rights enforcement clinics funded under RISE. (RISE stands for the Rights in Systems Enforced Project).

During the day 21 victims’ rights attorneys, advocates and paralegals participated in exercises focused on pretrial victims’ rights enforcement practice, highlighting asserting and seeking enforcement of the rights to privacy, protection and presence.  Attendees discussed the use of motion practice, analyzed various legal arguments and learned practical skills to enhance their advocacy for victims of crime.

In the coming months NCVLI’s team will be conducting similar technical assistance in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, and Washington DC.  To learn more about our Rights in Systems Enforced (RISE) Project, visit our page here.

This Project is supported by Grant No. 2018-V3-GX-K018, 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 Project are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.