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Q: How many CLE credits are available through Conference?
A: For Oregon Attorneys: Prior Conferences have had 11-13 Oregon CLE credits available. NCVLI will be applying for Oregon CLE credit, including general, ethics, access to justice, and practice credits. We will have a precise number of approved credits available soon. For Other Attorneys: For states beyond Oregon please see the next FAQ.
Q: Are my CLE credits earned at Conference applicable outside of Oregon?
A: Attendees seeking CLE credit outside of Oregon will be provided with a certificate of attendance which notes the total number of hours of the Conference but does not certify attendance at any particular session. Attendees can then petition their state Bar Association for credit. NCVLI does not seek certification outside of Oregon.
Q: Can my organization provide information to Conference attendees? If so, how?
A: For a fee, NCVLI will have an unstaffed Exhibit Hall for victim service nonprofit and governmental organizations to display literature such as brochures, pamphlets, and leaflets. A full table can be purchased for $500 and shared table for $250. Space is limited, however.
Q: Are scholarships available for attendees?
A: Yes, professional development scholarships and a student scholarship are available. Please visit the registration and tuition page for more details.
Q: Can I get a DVD or CD of Conference content?
A: NCVLI does not provide CD or DVD of Conference materials. We do, however, provide attendees access to a password-protected website on which all Conference materials (e.g. PowerPoints, cases, pleadings) are uploaded and can be viewed and downloaded for personal use after Conference.
Q: Can I register for just one day of Conference?
A: Yes, single day rates are available. Please visit the registration and tuition page for more details.
Q: I registered for Conference but am only able to attend one day or cannot attend the event at all, can I transfer my registration to someone else?
A: Registrations may be transferred to another member of your organization for no fee if the request is submitted by Friday, April 28, 2016. Registration transfers will not be allowed after that date. Transfer requests can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and need to include the original registration confirmation along with the name and contact information of the new person who is being registered.
We do not allow partial registration transfers for 1 day and encourage attendees to register using a 1 day ticket if that better suits their needs.
Q: I am unable to attend Conference but would like a copy of Conference materials. How do I obtain a copy of the materials if I am not an attendee?
A: All materials provided at Conference or made available on the password protected website after the Conference are solely for the benefit of paid Conference attendees. If you are a paid attendee but simply cannot attend you will still have access to the password-protected website after the Conference. If you are not a paid attendee we cannot provide you the materials.
Q: Is transportation provided to the Conference?
A: The Conference is located within walking distance of both recommended Conference hotels and many nearby restaurants and shops. Transportation from the airport to/from the Conference hotel is the responsibility of the attendee. Public transportation options can be found using The TriMet Trip Planner or you can contact your hotel for particular guidance regarding your best airport transportation options.
A: The Crime Victim Law Conference is the only national conference focusing on victim law, including enforcement of victims’ rights in criminal cases. So while many trainings are about services and support for victims, this Conference looks at the law of victims’ rights in all systems (criminal, civil, administrative). While many sessions are taught by lawyers, we integrate a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the impact of law, rights, and the justice system on victims. We also ensure that while the focus is law, advocates and allied professionals benefit from the sessions as increased understanding of the law and its impact is good for everyone who works with victims.
Q: Who is the target audience?
Q: In the overview it states the Conference includes a focus on rights enforcement in criminal cases. What does this mean?
A: Most states have constitutional amendments and every state has a statutory scheme that affords victims rights during the criminal investigation and prosecution of the perpetrator. These rights generally include the rights to be notified, present, and heard at certain times and to seek restitution. Often these rights are left to the prosecutor to assert on the victim’s behalf, which can mean that the rights are not advocated for as aggressively as a victim may hope, and at other times despite the prosecutor’s advocacy courts ignore the rights and no one seeks appellate relief. “Victims’ rights enforcement” is that part of victim law that is about victims asserting their rights independently in criminal trial courts and seeking appellate review when those rights are denied.
Q: Is this an OVW-approved training?
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Justice for Families
Grantees from STOP may be invited to attend this conference and do not have to contact their program manager for prior approval. Grantees who are not required to get prior approval to attend this conference should be advised to place a “memo to the file” in their grant records indicating the conference approval reference number.
The reference number for this conference is OVW-2017-MU-018. This number must be used by grantees when requesting approval via a GAN or in their “memo to the file”. This approval and assigned reference number is for this conference only.
The 2017 Awards have been announced:
Outstanding Achievement Awards
– Victims’ Rights Partnership Award – New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, Cyrus ‘Rus’ Rilee, Claudia J. Bayliff
– Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award – Scott Flor
Legal Advocacy Award
2016 – Mariam El-menshawi
2015 – Network for Victim Recovery of DC
2014 – Amy Terrible
2013 – Russell Butler
2012 – Erin Olson
2011 – Steve Kelly
2010 – Heidi Nestel
2009 – Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project
2008 – Steven J. Twist
2007 – Jamie Mills
2006 – Cynthia Hora
2005 – Paul Cassell
2004 – Richard D. Pompelio
2003 – Jay Howell & Cynthia Lee Carter
2002 – Lyn Schollett
2001 – Wendy Murphy
Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award
2016 – Valenda Applegarth
2015 – Johanna Costa
2014 – Catherine Harper Lee
2013 – Chanpone Sinlapasai
2012 – Jennifer Storm
2011- Anne Seymour
2010 – Steve Doell
2009 – Steve Derene
2008 – Roberta Roper
2007 – John Stein
2006 – Diane Moyer
2005 – Kathy Skaggs
2004 – Gail Burns-Smith
Victims’ Rights Partnership Award
2016 – Dr. Jerry Yager
2015 – Detective Carrie Hull
2014 – Courthouse Dogs Foundation
2013 – Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)
2012 – Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center & Denver District Attorney’s Office
2011- Alaska Office of Victims’ Rights
2010 – Victim Witness Section of the United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Arizona
2009 – Mónica Ramírez
2008 – Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, James McIntyre, & Russ Rato
2007 – Attorney General Hardy Myers
2006 – Grant County Prosecutor’s Office & Dano, Gilbert & Ahrend P.L.L.C.
Stay tuned for news this summer about our 2018 location and dates and RFP announcement.
NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference, now in its 16th year, continues to be the only national conference focusing on rights enforcement in criminal cases, which is a critical but often overlooked component of holistic victim services. The Conference provided participants with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to provide effective legal services to victims of crime.
The 2017 theme, No Voice, No Justice: Time to Get Loud, encouraged participants to use knowledge gained at Conference to speak out in support of victims and enforce their rights.
The Conference took place May 11-12, 2017 in Portland, Oregon.