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    Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project

    602-416-6780

    Funded by a subgrant from the National Crime Victim Law Institute with funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, the Arizona Clinic provides pro bono legal representation and social services to victims of crimes in tribal, state, and federal proceedings. In June 2008 the Clinic had over 50 victim-clients who have been victimized by crimes including homicide, sexual assault, assault, and harassment. In addition, the Clinic serves as an important resource to victims, social services providers, courts, and criminal justice professionals in the Arizona and the entire federal Ninth Circuit. In addition the Clinic trains lawyers, judges, victim advocates and law students on victims’ rights law and social service issues.

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  • August 31
  • February 11
    Legal Services for Crime Victims in Arizona (LSCVA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit legal charity founded in 2012. LSCVA’s mission is to provide free legal representation in criminal cases to victims of crime in Arizona, with priority to victims of domestic violence and sexual violence. LSCVA asserts and seeks enforcement of crime victims’ rights and provides social services to facilitate healing in the aftermath of crime.
  • March 27
    Arizona Crime Victim Rights Law Group (AZCVRLG) is an Arizona nonprofit corporation that provides legal services as counsel of record and access to social support services to victims of crime, including but not limited to domestic violence crime victims, white collar crime victims, victims of violent crimes, vehicular crimes, and property crimes at no cost to them. AZCVRLG believes crime victims deserve transparent and respectful communication as we balance a close working relationship with careful attention to victim service needs. Our holistic, client-centered philosophy includes always interacting with crime victims in a dignified and respectful way. 
  • January 7

    Parents of Murdered Children (POMC) provides emotional support for the aftermath of murder for the family and friends of a homicide victim and education to assist them through both traumatic grief and the confusing maze of the criminal justice system.  

  • January 7

    The mission of the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s Crime Victim Services Unit is to effectively administer Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Assistance funds by ensuring appropriate and accessible services are available to crime victims.

  • January 7
    MADD Arizona provides assistance to DUI/DWI crash survivors and family members of deceased victims through grief support groups, victims’ rights information along with court accompaniment, follow-up services and referrals to partnering agencies. MADD provides services to all persons victimized by the crime of drunk driving, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, or age.
  • November 11
    An advocacy center is a comprehensive, victim focused program based in a facility. The website has Advocacy centers in different communities throughout Arizona to meet the needs of victims.
  • February 25
    NCVLI is filing an amicus curiae brief in support of the Arizona Voice for Crime Victims’ Petition for Special Action to do away with the doctrine of abatement ab initio, a practice that vacates an offender’s conviction when they die.  The case involves the surviving family of a murder victim whose rights to fairness and justice have been violated by the application of abatement ab initio in the death of the defendant who murdered their loved one.
  • January 6
    NCVLI joins longtime partner Arizona Voice for Crime Victims (ACVC) in a case before the Arizona Court of Appeals in which a self-represented defendant was granted permission by the trial court to personally cross-examine 3 women that he raped.  The victims in the case include two witnesses who were victims of prior rapes for which defendant was convicted and the victim in the current prosecution.  Each woman has expressed fear at being examined by the rapist and reluctance to participate if he once again has power over them. Click here to learn more.
  • February 15
    Agenda for March 2, 2012 Training
  • May 19
    Arizona: Mentally ill killers stir anger, then pity
  • May 18
    In Morehart v. Barton, NCVLI’s partner clinic, Arizona Voice for Crime Victims, represented the victims in a capital murder case in which the trial court granted defendant’s motion for an ex parte hearing (which excluded the prosecution and victim).  Defendant’s motion was filed under a state procedural rule that authorizes ex parteproceedings for certain matters concerning indigent capital defendants’ pretrial investigation of mitigation evidence upon a showing of a need for confidentiality.  Fighting for the victim’s right to be present, the Arizona Clinic successfully challenged the trial court decision before an Arizona Court of Appeals.  
  • March 11
    ALERT helps victims of trafficking by providing: food and shelter; medical care; mental health counseling; immigration assistance; legal assistance; language interpretation; case management; and other culturally appropriate services throughout the state of Arizona. 
  • March 3
    NCVLI and its partner clinic, Arizona Voice for Crime Victims, helped  the state of Arizona secure a victory for victims’ rights in the Arizona Court of Appeals.
  • February 28
    The Arizona Attorney General’s Victims’ Rights Program has information about the rights of crime victims in Arizona.  The office can also refer victims to various services and operates a victim compensation program.
  • February 18
    Arizona’s Homicide Survivors Inc provides support groups, counseling, funding for funeral expenses, and other resources for survivors of homicide.
  • December 1
    This program provides financial assistance to victims of crime for expenses such as medical and counseling costs, loss of wages, and funeral costs.
  • October 11
    Defendant pleaded guilty to charges of defrauding her employer and restitution was ordered.  Defendant appealed from the restitution order arguing, inter alia, that the court erred in including the victims’ attorney fees, investigator fees, audit fees, banking fees, and interest as these losses were “consequential” and therefore barred by Arizona’s restitution statutes.  In particular, defendant argued that the victims were not entitled to recover in restitution the costs associated with retaining an attorney to advise them about how to terminate defendant and handle insurance claims, and about their rights as crime victims.
  • September 7

    The mission of Arizona Voice for Crime Victims is to ensure that crime victims receive their rights to justice, due process and dignified treatment throughout the criminal justice process. The website has links to resources, forms and statutes.

  • August 27
    The Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence statewide.  Their website has referrals to local resources and service providers for victims, such as shelter programs.
  • July 15
    Funded by a subgrant from the National Crime Victim Law Institute with funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, the Arizona Clinic provides pro bono legal representation and social services to victims of crimes in tribal, state, and federal proceedings. The Clinic serves as an important resource to victims, social services providers, courts, and criminal justice professionals in the Arizona and the entire federal Ninth Circuit.
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