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Request Technical Assistance

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NCVLI provides technical assistance only. It does not provide legal advice.

Nothing stated or submitted via this website is privileged.  Do not provide any confidential or private information to NCVLI at any time.  Please be aware that NCVLI may be required by law in some instances to report possible abuse committed against vulnerable populations, including children and the elderly, which may require disclosure of information you provide to NCVLI in this form.

Any technical assistance provided does not substitute for independent research, analysis or determination of the facts of any particular situation or the law.  Answering the questions in the form below does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and NCVLI.  The information you provide is collected solely for the purpose of facilitating a response to your request. NCVLI will not distribute the information provided to other entities without your express consent.

Due to the high volume of requests that we receive, priority is given to requests from Enhanced NAVRA members, partners on NCVLI’s grant projects, and requests regarding rights enforcement tied to cases in active litigation. Your request will be acknowledged and then reviewed for determination of whether and what assistance we can provide.  You will be notified regarding that assessment within 14 days.

By answering the questions in the form below, you are acknowledging that you have read and accept the disclaimer.


Requests are viewed between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.

If you are a victim seeking help, please note that NCVLI generally does not provide direct legal representation and cannot give legal advice. For this reason we will only respond to requests submitted by victims’ rights attorneys, advocates, and other allied professionals. To find resources as a victim please use the following databases:

NCVLI’s Victim Resource Database (Please note that our database is currently undergoing widespread updates and corrections.)

Office for Victims of Crime Database

Victim Connect Database

If you are in need of an attorney, a number of different organizations have compiled links to legal resources that can assist with finding an attorney nationwide.  The American Bar Association’s website, for example, includes information that can assist with finding an attorney who could help on a range of different legal issues (  Many state bar associations also offer lawyer referral services that may be able to help connect you with an attorney.

I have read and understand the above information.*

Are you a member of NCVLI's National Alliance of Victims' Rights Attorneys & Advocates (NAVRA)?*

I have read the above information and understand that only requests submitted by victims’ rights attorneys, advocates, and other allied professionals will be responded to.*

Does your agency receive state or federal funding?*

How did you find out about NCVLI? Select all that apply.*

Which issue or stage of proceeding are you requesting assistance with?*

What is the PRIMARY victim legal issue you are requesting assistance with related to?*

Deadline and timing constraints:*

Type of Assistance Requested*

Predominant Victim Population(s) Impacted by Request:*

We have a few additional questions if your request is related to a particular case or victimization; if not, you may select n/a below and leave the rest blank.

Identify the jurisdiction impacted by your request:*

What criminal offense or conduct is responsible for the underlying victimization. Select all that apply.*

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