Thinking Outside the Box: Victim-Centered Restitution Requests
21 Nov 2019
In this training, Kazi Houston, Legal Director at the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center, will discuss the importance of restitution requests to many victims and survivors, creative approaches to restitution requests, and ideas for how to collaborate with other service providers to help compile documentation for victim-centered restitution requests.
Kazi Houston, MSW, JD, Legal Director, Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center
20 Years of NCVLI's Advocacy
22 Apr 2020
Enhancing fairness and justice for victims requires a process of social change built on a balanced approach of legal advocacy, training & education, and public policy. 2020 marks 20 years since NCVLI began advancing victims' rights through that approach.
Advocacy and Historical Trauma: One Man's Journey
30 Jan 2018
This is a collaboration between a survivor of child sexual abuse and an experienced attorney to illustrate trauma-informed approaches to assist clients who are seeking a legal remedy as adults.
Brent Dodson, Survivor, & Claire Harwell, J.D.
Advocating for Older Adults Who Have Experienced Trauma
29 Apr 2019
Trauma and aging affect the brain in particular ways, and advocates and attorneys may face unique challenges in assisting such clients. This training will provide an introduction the neurobiology of trauma, the aging brain, and issues that may affect older adults’ cognitive functioning (Alzheimer’s disease, dementia).
Laura Cook & Keeley Frank
Advocating on Behalf of Your Client's Right to be Heard at Sentencing: From Victim Impact Statements to Sentencing Memoranda
27 Sep 2020
Affording crime victims their right to be heard at sentencing is often a crucial step for victims on their path to healing and finding justice. Victims may exercise this right in a variety of ways, such as by making a written, oral or even recorded victim impact statement; or by filing a sentencing memorandum.
Terry Campos, J.D.
Behind and Beyond the Bench: Victims' Rights Enforcement and Interacting with Judges and Others
27 Feb 2020
Legal professionals can work in myriad ways and venues to create space for crime victims' rights in their jurisdictions. This presentation will discuss promising strategies for victims' rights attorneys and advocates to interact with judges and others inside and outside of the courtroom.
Civil Claims for Crime Victims
13 Jul 2017
Every crime victim has a potential tort claim against the perpetrator(s) and responsible third parties. Advising the victim whether to pursue such a claim requires some basic knowledge of tort law and the interplay between civil and criminal cases.
Steven J. Kelly, J.D.
Ethical Considerations for Safeguarding Victim Privacy in a Digital World
17 Nov 2017
Victims of gender-based violence often disclose intimate details of their private lives and their victimization to multiple professionals over the course of a case. Furthermore, a victim’s cell phone, computer, or social media accounts may contain relevant evidence, that raises additional privacy concerns.
Jane Anderson, J.D., & Rebecca Khalil, J.D.
From Dynamics to Trauma in Sexual Assault Cases: Why, When, and How to Use an Expert Witness
25 Apr 2021
This training will address how the science behind the neurobiology of trauma can inform the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases -- from engaging with victims pre-trial and when they are on the stand testifying to presenting the case to the judge and jury, including the how, when and what of expert testimony.
Erin Greenawald, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Oregon DOJ
Gang Controlled Sexual Exploitation and Victims' Rights
18 Jul 2019
Gang Controlled Sexual Exploitation is the sale of sex by a criminal street enterprise. While Gang Controlled Sexual Exploitation has been an on-going epidemic, there has been a struggle to identify and treat these victims.
Deepa Patel, CSOTP, LCSW