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  • 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.
  • September 5
    Disability Rights Ohio provides legal representation, advocacy, and resources to victims of crime who have disabilities across the state of Ohio.
  • August 19
    Referral services to many partners across the nation for victims of human trafficking, minors or adults, any gender. IN OUR BACKYARD also conducts trainings and works closely with law enforcement and often times is called upon to do anti-trafficking efforts surrounding major sporting events.
  • 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. 
  • March 21
    The Victim Rights Project is a joint project between Legal Action of WI and Judicare, which provides fee legal services to victims of crime. The Victim Rights Project works to ensure that a victim’s constitutional and statutory rights are not violated, and when a violation occurs, to seek remedy.
  • March 21
    The Center for Victim and Human Rights (CVHR) is a 501(c)(3) organization that was established in 2008 with the specific purpose of providing comprehensive legal representation to victims of crime and human rights abuses, who often lack the safety and resources necessary to access available legal remedies.
  • March 21
    The role of the United States Attorney is to prosecute cases fairly and justly. If you are identified as a victim under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act, we will make our best effort to ensure you are provided the rights and services you are entitled to.
  • October 18
    The National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC), located in Huntsville, Alabama, revolutionized the United States’ response to child sexual abuse. Since its creation in 1985, the NCAC has served as a model for the 1000+ Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) now operating in the United States and in more than 27 countries throughout the world. The site has resources for kids, parents and professionals.
  • January 5
    The Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation (CEASE) Clinic is the first of its kind in the nation, representing survivors of child sexual abuse in tort litigation. The clinic not only provides direct representation to survivors, but also serves as a teaching center as part of the University of Georgia School of Law.
  • October 19
    Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota, founded in 1985, is a state partner of the national organization with a unique focus on the needs of Minnesota’s children and families. To achieve its goals, CDF-MN advocates at the local, state and federal levels on behalf of children, and conducts research, outreach and youth development initiatives.
  • September 17
    Serving Maryland, the greater Washington DC area, and the greater Houston area, the Tahirih Justice Center provides legal and social services to immigrants escaping or experiencing gender-based violence.  They can also provide specialized assistance to victims facing or fleeing forced marriages.
  • August 18

    1 in 6 provides support for male victims of childhood sexual violence with general information, a national 24/7 online support line, and online therapy for residents of California.

  • October 23
    Youth, Rights & Justice serves children and youth-primarily those in foster care-who are abused, neglected or in trouble; students who face challenges at school; and parents who need help keeping their families intact.
  • April 23

    MVFR identifies, engages and mobilizes its members to build communities of support that educate the public on the harms of the death penalty, the true needs of the victim’s families and the transformative power of restorative justice to promote a more compassionate and just society.

  • December 18
    The unique and acute nature of the trauma experienced by child-victims of sexual abuse when images of their victimization are preserved, disseminated, and viewed is well-documented. These victims face tremendous challenges in our justice system.  Among the hurdles is the all too frequent demand by courts that these victims prove that a particular perpetrator (out of the thousands or millions) who possesses their abuse images as downloaded from the Internet caused a specific component of their harm.   For years, NCVLI has been fighting in state and federal courts to secure full restitution for these victims. On January 22, 2014 one of these cases will be heard by the United States Supreme Court in what will mark the first time a victim of crime has been directly heard about her rights before the highest court in the nation.    
  • September 6
    For years, NCVLI has been leading the fight in federal courts to secure full restitution for child-victims of sexual abuse whose images are preserved and viewed by others.  This week we took the fight into state court in Oregon in the case State v. Culbertson.  As we said in our brief, “‘Simply put, defendant committed a crime and should pay restitution for that crime.’”  Click here to learn more.
  • April 22
    Oregon mom goes after convicted molester who refused to pay restitution from PERS account
  • February 19
    To better assist victims’ rights attorneys and advocates working with child-victims of crime, NCVLI publishes Bulletins that are intended to provide critical analysis on important topics relating to the rights of child-victims.  Read the newest Bulletin, What Practitioners Need to Know About Traumatic Stress, on the Safeguarding Child-Victims’ Rights Initiative page.
  • January 6
    In our ongoing effort to ensure victims’ have a voice before the United States Supreme Court and to fight for full restitution for children who have been sexually exploited and filmed (a.k.a. child abuse image victims or victims of child pornography), NCVLI teamed up with the University of Pennsylvania Law School Supreme Court Clinic in late December to file an amicus curiae brief in support of a petition for review before the U.S. Supreme Court. The New York Times Magazine published a moving front page story about this issue, “The Price of a Stolen Childhood,” in their Sunday, January 27th, 2013 edition.
  • November 5
    Defendant was convicted of two counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a minor.  During defendant’s retrial in 2006, the trial court partially closed the courtroom during the testimony of the child-victim, in accordance with a statutory provision allowing for partial closure upon the request of any testifying victim of a sex offense.
  • October 10
    On October 1, 2012 the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals found that victims depicted in child abuse imagery have a right to restitution when a defendant is found in possession of the images, regardless of whether the defendant created or distributed them.  This ruling is significant for victims of these crimes, whose images are often spread widely among networks of criminals who view their abuse, resulting in thousands and thousands of viewings. 
  • October 4
    The Custody Project assists mothers and their children with visitation and custody expenses. The organization assists with financial crises affecting care, custody and visitation. They are able to help families with expenses such as rent, utilities, legal fees, education costs and heath costs.
  • September 7
    NCVLI’s Safeguarding Child-Victims’ Rights Initiative just released a new Child-Victims’ Rights Bulletin.  This resource examines the structure of statutes establishing who may assert child-victims’ rights in criminal proceedings and provides tips to assist practitioners representing child-victims.
  • August 9
    Legislatures nationwide are grappling with determining the proper statute of limitations (SOL) for child sexual abuse cases. NCVLI recently undertook a review of the state of the nation.   
  • June 5
    NCVLI’s Safeguarding Child-Victims’ Rights Initiative facilitated another successful specialized two-day training on serving child-victims of crime!  The second installment in this series of trainings was provided May 31-June 1 in Boulder, Colorado at the University of Colorado Law School.  
  • April 30
    NCVLI was recently asked to provide technical assistance to prosecutors who sought to have a guardian ad litem (GAL) appointed to assert victims’ rights on behalf of a young child-victim whose identity was misappropriated by a parent.  When the parent/defendant opposed the motion, the prosecutors reached out to NCVLI for help.
  • April 10
    Child abuse, which all too often goes unreported, is being recognized in a national way during April 2012 - Child Abuse Prevention Month.  NCVLI’s work, through the Safeguarding Child-Victims’ Rights Initiative, helps ensure that the victims’ rights of child-victims of crime are protected and enforced.
  • March 14
    On February 15th, NCVLI and the National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorneys (NAVRA) launched the 2012 Training Series with the webinar presentation “Protecting Victims from Re-Victimization: Securing Testimonial Accommodations.”  This training is now available on the NAVRA website.  This database of victims’ rights trainings on the NAVRA website is just one of many benefits available to NAVRA members!  Visit to learn more.
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