Hidden in Plain Sight: Big Data and Survivor Privacy
18 Oct 2017
Survivors who have fled abuse or stalking often struggle to maintain privacy in our digital age. This training will look at how public and private information become available online and how advocates and the survivors they help can control or stop the flow of that data.
Valenda Applegarth, J.D., Senior Attorney, Greater Boston Legal Services
Impact of Bias on Crime Victims
29 Aug 2019
Prosecutors hold the unique position of “Minister of Justice” in our criminal justice system. As such, they have an ethical duty to seek justice and to treat all parties – from defendants to victims - fairly. But prosecutors are human, and thus susceptible to the influences of both implicit and confirmation bias.
Intersections of Victims’ Rights Enforcement & Immigration Law
19 Dec 2018
Interested in immigration law? Interested in victims’ rights? Join NCVLI and presenter Joshua Medina for a discussion outlining opportunities to assert victims’ rights when they intersect with immigration law and highlighting mechanisms helpful to crime victims interacting with the immigration process.
Joshua Medina, J.D.
Legal Restrictions on Litigant and Witness Anonymity in a Digital Age
09 May 2018
Victims of crime and other witnesses in court have greater reason for concern today than in the past related to exposure of personal information pursuant to litigation. Pseudonym and anonymity policies, developed prior to the Digital Age, remain disfavored based on constitutional protections afforded to the accused.
Jennifer A. Brobst, J.D., LL.M.
Motions to Quash Pretrial Subpoenas for Victims' Records
17 Dec 2022
Crime victims' personal records are routinely sought by defendants in criminal cases; and those records are routinely turned over by third party record holders as well as the victims themselves without much protest. The reasons may include a lack of knowledge of privacy and other rights held by the victims, misperceptions of defendants' rights, lack of knowledge regarding how to respond to such requests, and more.
Amy C. Liu, J.D., Senior Appellate Attorney, National Crime Victim Law Institute
Neurobiology of Sexual Assault: Understanding The "Counterintuitive" Behavior of Victims
17 Apr 2018
Understanding the brain’s response to trauma is critical to understanding the seemingly counterintuitive behavior of sexual assault victims such as continued or re-engagement with a perpetrator, non- or delayed disclosure of victimization, flat affect, among others.
Christopher Wilson, Psy.D.
One of Many: Representing Individual Crime Victims in Multi-Victim Prosecutions
23 Oct 2019
Multi-victim criminal cases present many challenges for an individual crime victim's attorney. Ensuring and enforcing your individual client's rights can be difficult when a few or many victims are named in a criminal case
Steven J. Kelly, Esq.
Protecting Victims' Rights During COVID-19
23 Apr 2023
NCVLI remains on the frontlines of victims' rights protection as crime victims are forced to navigate the shifting legal reality during the COVID-19 pandemic. This presentation will identify the key victims’ rights impacted by some of the justice system’s COVID-19 responses across the country and review legal strategies that individual victims’ attorneys and NCVLI are employing to help protect victims' rights in the current landscape.
Meg Garvin & Amy Liu
Protecting Victims' Rights of Privilege and Confidentiality and Fighting Subpoenas
24 Jan 2019
The rights of crime victims include the right to privacy. When victims' records are subpoenaed, a victim’s right of privacy may be violated without the victim even knowing that an invasion of privacy has occurred. Learn some practical pointers on how to assist victims in protecting their privacy.
Russell P. Butler, Esq.
Recent Victim Law Cases
13 Nov 2018
Get up-to-date on victims’ rights! Over the past year courts across the nation have issued decisions that significantly impact representation of crime victims. Join NCVLI and trainers Amy Liu and Desiree Staeffler for an online training as they discuss select 2017 and 2018 cases of interest to victims’ rights practitioners.
Amy C. Liu, J.D., & Desiree Staeffler, J.D.