December 5, 2022 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM PST

Advanced SVAA: Protecting Child-Victims’ Rights in Criminal Justice

About this event:


The National Crime Victim Law Institute is excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2022 Oregon Advanced Victim Assistance Academy: Protecting Child-Victims’ Rights in Criminal Justice.

Oregon law affords child-victims participatory rights in the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Ensuring that these rights are meaningful starts with understanding that children process information and communicate differently than adults. It is critical for attorneys and advocates who interact with child-victims to understand these differences to help remove barriers to children’s access to justice and services. Join the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) at the Advanced Victim Assistance Academy where we will bring together multi-disciplinary presenters to train on effective rights advocacy for child-victims. During this half-day training we will cover (1) the fundamentals of child development; (2) effective communication based on children’s developmental stage; and (3) protecting child-victim agency.

CLE Information:

An application will be submitted to the Oregon State Bar for 2.5 Access to Justice CLE credits. Once approved in Oregon, this program will be approved for 2.5 CLE credits with the State Bar of California; NCVLI is an approved CA multiple activity provider. The training may be eligible for CLE credit in other states; a certificate of attendance will be available after the program.


The registration fee for this training is $125 (additional non-refundable Eventbrite fees may apply). Participants pay for their own lunch, travel and lodging expenses.

Location information:

The training will be held in the Tilikum Room at the Portland Legal Building in downtown Portland, Oregon, on December 5, 2022, from 9:30am – 12:30pm.

Answers to many other questions can be found on NCVLI’s SVAA FAQ page.  Please email NCVLI at if you need additional assistance.