National Crime Victim Litigation Institute

The National Crime Victim Litigation Institute (NCVLI) is the leading nonprofit focused on victims’ rights.  NCVLI was founded on the campus of Lewis & Clark Law School in 2000 under the vision and direction of Professor Doug Beloof (retired).  In 2003 it became an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit but its ties to Lewis & Clark remain strong. This connection is a critical part of NCVLI’s mission.  NCVLI seeks to create justice systems that recognize the human experience and hold space for victims’ voices - change that can only happen when tomorrow’s lawyers and judges better understand victim experience and victims’ rights.  Because tomorrow’s lawyers and judges are today’s law students, the CVLC is critical to NCVLI’s mission.