Victim Rights Professional Resources

Professional Resources

NCVLI provides a variety of resources to attorneys and advocates who work with or directly represent victims of crime in criminal cases.  In addition to the resources outlined below, NCVLI also files amicus curiae briefs explaining the national implications of cases to courts and suggests how their decisions will impact future victims.


Victim Law Library

NCVLI’s Victim Law Library contains victims’ rights laws, organized by jurisdiction, and legal publications about crime victims’ rights. 

Rights Enforcement Toolkit

NCVLI’s Rights Enforcement Toolkit includes a variety of resources that are designed to assist practitioners with effectively asserting and seeking enforcement of victims’ rights. 

Training, Technical Assistance & Amicus Support


Training, Technical Assistance & Amicus Support

NCVLI provides technical assistance on victims’ rights issues in the form of legal research and educational writing to attorneys, advocates, judges, and legislatures across the country.


NCVLI runs a number of projects dedicated to addressing some of the most critical legal issues facing victims today. 

New & Noteworthy Cases

NCVLI researches and reviews critical victims’ rights cases issued nationwide and publishes summaries of these cases. Each case summary identifies the critical underlying facts, the court’s reasoning, and the court’s holding. The noteworthy case summaries from the past year are available below. A searchable database of these and older case summaries is available for Enhanced NAVRA members at

2022 Voices For Justice Award Recipients

2022 Voices For Justice Award RecipientsVictims’ Rights Partnership Voice for Justice AwardRana Alexander has worked in the domestic and sexual violence field since 1997. Ms. Alexander joined...

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