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  • Gov. Brown with members of CJRC and the petitioner
    Governor Kate Brown granted clemency to a young woman on the basis of a petition prepared by law students in the Criminal Justice Reform Clinic.
  • Oregon Justice Building, home of the state's Supreme Court and Court of Appeals in Salem
    The Criminal Justice Reform Clinic,  (CJRC) celebrated a win in early October when the Oregon Supreme Court ruled in favor of Dante Farmer, an incarcerated individual, and cited an amicus brief from CJRC in support of his case.
  • Two Lewis & Clark law students, Sarah Fine ’18 and Kaylee Dickerboom ’19, spent the months researching and assisting in drafting arguments to inform an appellate brief filed in Arizona on behalf of a victim of crime. Their arguments prevailed and the court ruled in favor of the crime victim.
  • Professor Aliza Kaplan

    Professor Aliza Kaplan’s research examines the validity and reliability of forensic science in the criminal justice system and suggests that such evidence needs to be augmented using a collaborative approach.

  • Students working at the Lewis & Clark Criminal Justice Reform Clinic (CJRC) assisted  Disability Rights Oregon (DRO) last semester to produce a ‘Know Your Rights’ self-advocacy brochure for people with disabilities who are incarcerated in Oregon prisons.
  • Lewis & Clark Law School’s Criminal Justice Reform Clinic filed an amicus brief about the unconstitutionality of non-unanimous juries in a Louisiana case.
  • From left: Maya Rinta '19, Dondrae Fair, Governor Brown, Sarah Rissberger '18, Professor Kaplan
    Governor Kate Brown granted a clemency petition for Dondrae “Choo” Fair, prepared by Lewis & Clark Law School’s Criminal Justice Reform Clinic (CJRC).
  • NCVLI staff member Julie Landrum and Chris Wilson of the band SloeGinFizz draw raffle winners. Ph...
    NCVLI held its annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception on June 7, 2013 at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. The Reception was attended by over 200 people as well as a few guide dog puppies in training. Attendees networked and celebrated with colleagues from around the country while enjoying free food and drink, live music from local band, SloeGinFizz, and a raffle and silent auction.
  • NCVLI Executive Director Meg Garvin. Photo by Chris Wilson.
    On Friday and Saturday, June 7-8, NCVLI hosted the 12th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference in Portland, Oregon.  More than 200 attorneys, advocates, and others committed to victims’ rights gathered to learn from the leading experts in the field and engage in conversations to shape the future of the victims’ rights movement.
  • National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is a time for communities around the country to raise awareness of crime victims’ rights.  As part of this commemoration, every year the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) recognizes individuals and organizations for outstanding work devoted to crime victims through the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards.  NCVLI is proud to announce that OVC honored NCVLI with one of these awards, in the Crime Victims’ Rights Award category.  This award honors efforts to advance or enforce crime victims’ rights at the state, tribal, or national level.  NCVLI accepted this award in a ceremony presided over by Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 in Washington D.C.

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