With amazing support from Keith Franz of Azrael, Franz, Schwab & Lipowitz, LLC, NCVLI participated as amicus curiae in In re Fisher, a case involving victims of financial crimes who were denied restitution, which is on petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.
Join the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) and our partner clinic the Oregon Crime Victim Law Center (OCVLC) at an Open House on September 1st to learn how you can help victims of crime. NCVLI and OCVLC offer many volunteer opportunities for attorneys, advocates, and community members. This is a great chance for everyone to network and to learn how to get involved! Learn more or RSVP here.
The 13th Edition of NCVLI News includes: Why Sentencing Recommendations in Victim Allocution are Permissible and Desirable, Message from the Director, Victims of Online Fraud: Crime Victims Without Meaningful Rights?, In the Trenches, Anti-Stalking Statutes May Criminalize Implied Threats Without Running Afoul of Free Speech Protections: The National Consensus, Case Spotlights: Recent Cases Discussing the Law Governing Victim Impact Statements.
As part of National Crime Victims’ Right Week, NCVLI facilitated a free presentation entitled, “Internet Perils: Cyberstalking, Cyberfraud, and Child Abuse Imagery.” The presentation featured a panel of leading crime victims’ rights practitioners discussing the emerging issue of social media and Internet victimization, and some of the unique hurdles currently facing these victims.
NCVLI’s Crime Victim Law Conference took place in Portland, Oregon from June 14-15, 2011. NCVLI was honored to have amazing speakers again this year, including Susan Levy, mother of Chandra Levy, and her attorney Jani Tillery; Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court Paul J.
In the summer of 2010, NCVLI was awarded a grant from the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) to undertake one of four projects under the “Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services” initiative. “Vision 21” is designed to develop a philosophical and strategic framework for defining the role of the field in the country’s response to crime and moving the field forward in the future.
Jani Tillery from the Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center, Inc. will be appearing with her client Susan Levy, mother of murder victim Chandra Levy, on CBS's The Early Show on Monday morning. Ms. Tillery represented Mrs. Levy during the trial of her daughter's murderer. The murderer was sentenced on February 4, 2011, after Mrs. Levy gave an impact statement. Ms. Tillery represented Mrs. Levy throughout the trial in order to ensure that her rights as a victim were afforded.
This project was supported in part by Grant No. 2008-DD-BX-K001, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Justice.