Victim Programs

NCVLI works to ensure that victims of crime are informed of their rights and can find resources to enforce their rights. We provide general information on our website about the rights of crime victims and also provide referral information to other agencies that may be able to provide direct assistance. NCVLI does not, however, provide legal advice to victims, cannot conduct research on individual victim’s cases, and cannot serve as an individual victim’s attorney.  

  • QuickTools – Short video clips which provide basic information about victims’ rights and the protection of those rights. Materials are designed to provide a general overview of victims’ rights.

  • Victim Law Library – An online repository that includes access to jurisdictional victims’ rights laws, legal publications, and information on rights ranging from privacy and financial recovery to due process and protection.

  • Victim Resource Map – A collection of resources for crime victims. Information includes listings for both national and state organizations that provide aid, information, and support. The mapcan be searched by crime type or location, making a connection for the victim to local county and area services available.

NCVLI also provides training and development for those working on behalf of crime victims. To request training, click here.

 

Professional Programs

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 decision will impact future victims. 

  • Rights Enforcement Toolkit – A variety of resources designed to assist practitioners in effectively asserting and seeking the enforcement of victims’ rights. Tools include video tutorials of rights; survivor, attorney, and advocate experiences around victims’ rights efforts; checklists; sample pleadings; and more.

  • Victim Law Library – An online repository that includes access to jurisdictional victims’ rights laws, legal publications, and information on rights ranging from privacy and financial recovery to due process and protection.

  • Technical Assistance – Legal research and strategic case consultation assistance is available to attorneys, advocates, judges, and legislatures across the country.

  • Amicus Brief Request Form – NCVLI files amicus curiae briefs explaining the national implications of cases to courts and suggests how their decision will impact future victims.

  • The National Alliance of Victims' Rights Attorneys & Advocates (NAVRA) – A membership alliance committed to the protection, enforcement, and advancement of crime victims' rights nationwide. NAVRA aims to increase the availability of expert services for crime victims and strives to advance professional development by offering affordable continuing legal education trainings throughout the year.

  • Request a Training – NCVLI is happy to join partners around the country and craft trainings to suit your needs, whether those be a 1-hour introduction to victims’ rights enforcement or a day-long practical skills course.
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