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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.
  • May 9
    Violent Crime Victim Services provides emotional support and care to survivors of homicide victims, including crisis intervention, courtroom support and criminal justice information, CVC paperwork, accompaniment to prosecutor’s re-trial meetings, assistance with media, monthly peer support groups, and referrals to mental health professionals who specialize in traumatic death.
  • 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.
  • 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.  

  • November 4
    Parents of Murdered Children and Other Survivors of Homicide Victims is a self-help 
    support organization made up of persons whose loved ones have been murdered.
  • June 24
    The Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) is a nonprofit organization providing comprehensive case management and pro bono legal services to all victims of crime in the District of Columbia. NVRDC’s holistic services are provided regardless of income, ethnicity, immigration status, sexual orientation, race, or gender identity/expression. NVRDC runs the District’s on-call crisis response services to survivors of sexual assault who receive a sexual assault forensic exam in the District of Columbia. NVRDC offers victims professional case management services combined with experienced crime victims’ rights attorneys. The legal staff also represent sexual assault survivors within the context of college or university administrative proceedings and Title IX enforcement and complaints.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • September 25
    September 25 is the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. On the National Day of Remembrance we as a nation, state, and community recognize the devastating impact of homicide on our families, friends and nation as a whole. We also recognize and respect the rights of the loved ones of murder victims and renew our commitment to fighting for these rights.
  • May 11
    Arizona - Mentally ill killers stir anger, then pity
  • June 4
    California - BART officer who killed man is freed
  • February 18
    California Justice for Homicide Victims advocates for the legal rights of survivors of homicide by providing them information about victims’ rights in all aspects of the criminal justice system.
  • February 18
    Arizona’s Homicide Survivors Inc provides support groups, counseling, funding for funeral expenses, and other resources for survivors of homicide.
  • February 18
    The state Crime Victims Compensation Program may be able to provide benefits to family members of homicide victims in Washington.  Services include counseling for immediate family members of homicide victims and financial support for funeral expenses.
  • September 27
    Parents of Murdered Children (POMC®) provides ongoing emotional support to help parents and other survivors of homicide facilitate the reconstruction of a “new life” and to promote a healthy resolution. Not only does POMC® help survivors deal with their grief, but also helps with advocacy in the criminal justice system. There are POMC® Chapters across the country which hold monthly meetings and provide support, advocacy, and court accompaniment. POMC®’s website provides numerous educational and support materials, and contains links to a topic forum that allows survivors to communicate with other survivors.
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