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National Crime Victim Law Institute

Increasing Awareness of Post-Conviction Rights for Victims Across Agencies: An NCVLI Report

August 06, 2020

The past few decades have seen tremendous strides for victims’ rights advocacy both in increased awareness of rights available to victims and in more widespread acceptance and compliance with these rights in courts. As general awareness has increased and victim services have improved, an emerging challenge has been identified: the complex landscape of victims’ rights once they reach post-conviction.
Recognizing this gap in knowledge and services, NCVLI, working in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections, to release a set of recommendations for effective post-conviction rights and services to improve enforcement. These recommendations focus on opportunities for collaboration between agencies to develop systems of rights compliance and strengthen implementation of services post-conviction.
 
This project is funded by grant number 17CS04GKX1 awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this document are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections.