Victim Rights Technical Assistance

Training, Technical Assistance & Amicus Support

NCVLI provides technical assistance, in the form of legal research and educational writing, and trainings to attorneys, advocates, judges, and legislatures. NCVLI also files amicus curiae briefs in select cases that present victims’ rights issues of broad importance. NCVLI does not provide legal advice or directly represent victims.

Did you know NCVLI attorneys spend an average of 16 hours on each technical assistance request? Each request is fielded by an expert legal team with more than 40 years of experience in victims’ rights litigation. The fair market value of this work that is provided free of charge is $4,160 PER request. We need your help to continue to provide this service.

Technical Assistance

NCVLI encourages you to view and download the educational materials in our Victim Law Library. If the Library does not contain the information you are seeking, you can request technical assistance or a training by clicking on the appropriate link:

Attorney or professional victim advocate seeking technical assistance?

Learn about the technical assistance NCVLI can provide in post-conviction cases here.

Learn about the technical assistance NCVLI can provide in restitution cases here.

Learn about the technical assistance NCVLI can provide in cases involving domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking here.

Request Amicus Support

NCVLI participates as amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) in victims’ rights cases in state, federal, and military courts, when the issue the court is considering will have significant impacts on crime victims. We lend our expertise to elevate victims’ voices beyond a single case.

Request a Training

NCVLI trains on a variety of victim law issues from specific victims’ rights, such as the rights to privacy, protection, notice, presence, and to be heard; to core access to justice issues, such as securing language access and testimonial accommodations; to issues impacting specific victim populations, such as military-connected victims, victims of hate and bias crimes, and immigrant crime victims. For more information about available trainings click here.