Understanding Victim Advocates: How Advocacy Can Support the Work of Legal Professionals
26 Feb 2019
Victim advocates can be a vital part of a victim/survivor’s experience. Understanding advocacy and the role of victim advocates can help attorneys better leverage these services to benefit the victims in their cases.
Katrina Rodriguez and Cecilia Wolfe
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.
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.
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.
Using Asset Forfeiture to Compensate Victims of Crime
14 Jun 2018
In the aftermath of crime, financial compensation is often critical to crime victims’ recovery and sometimes their survival. This training provides an overview of how remission and restoration can be a valuable source of financial recovery to victims of federal crimes where asset forfeiture has occurred.
Carly F. Diroll-Black, Attorney Advisor U.S. Department of Justice
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.
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.
Representing Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault
27 Feb 2018
This training, taught by an attorney and Title IX expert with a national practice of civil representation of sexual violence survivors, describes how to effectively represent survivors of sexual assault victims in the school and college setting.
Cari Simon, Esq.
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.
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.