Event Spotlight

NAVRA is a project of NCVLI.  Explore NAVRA and other NCVLI events that promote balance and fairness in the justice system through crime victim centered legal advocacy, education, and resource sharing. 

Military Members & Families Project Virtual Regional Training

05 Oct

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Please check back for additional information on the Virtual Regional Training. 

Training: Connecting Victims and Attorneys to Increase Access to Justice

29 Sep

The criminal justice system can be daunting. In fact, for lay persons, particularly those experiencing trauma, it is nearly unnavigable. Accessible legal representation is critical if victims’ rights are to be meaningful. Unfortunately, many victims are unable to access the attorneys they need. The National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorneys & Advocates (NAVRA), a Project of the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI), now has the first national, victims' rights-focused Pro Bono Portal to address that gap.

Military Members & Families Project Training

18 Aug

This Training will discuss trauma-informed communication with survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Check back for more details and registration.

Legal Restrictions on Litigant and Witness Anonymity in a Digital Age

18 Aug

Event image A live webcast presented by Jennifer A. Brobst, J.D., LL.M., Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University School of Law.

Increasing Access to Justice with Technological Innovations in Rural Areas

28 Jul

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Data shows that people living in rural areas face high rates of victimization and myriad hurdles to accessing justice, including a lack of services, limited infrastructure hindering access to existing services, geographic challenges, and language access. Gaps in the availability of access to legal services in rural areas are particularly profound.

Strategic Litigation: The Horizon of Victims’ Rights

20 Oct

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This training will discuss the concept and key elements of strategic litigation.  The presenter will then discuss the current landscape of victims’ rights law and litigation, and the vision for how key rights can be litigated moving forward to advance victims’ rights generally.  The session aims to advance a thoughtful and strategic approach to victims’ rights litigation that advances the rights nationwide.

Military Members & Families Project Virtual Regional Training

05 Oct

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Please check back for additional information on the Virtual Regional Training. 

Training: Connecting Victims and Attorneys to Increase Access to Justice

29 Sep

The criminal justice system can be daunting. In fact, for lay persons, particularly those experiencing trauma, it is nearly unnavigable. Accessible legal representation is critical if victims’ rights are to be meaningful. Unfortunately, many victims are unable to access the attorneys they need. The National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorneys & Advocates (NAVRA), a Project of the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI), now has the first national, victims' rights-focused Pro Bono Portal to address that gap.

Military Members & Families Project Training

18 Aug

This Training will discuss trauma-informed communication with survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Check back for more details and registration.

Legal Restrictions on Litigant and Witness Anonymity in a Digital Age

18 Aug

Event image A live webcast presented by Jennifer A. Brobst, J.D., LL.M., Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University School of Law.

Increasing Access to Justice with Technological Innovations in Rural Areas

28 Jul

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Data shows that people living in rural areas face high rates of victimization and myriad hurdles to accessing justice, including a lack of services, limited infrastructure hindering access to existing services, geographic challenges, and language access. Gaps in the availability of access to legal services in rural areas are particularly profound.

NCVLI and Partners Stand with Courtney Wild, Filing an Amicus Curiae Brief Seeking Review by the Entire 11th Circuit

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On May 12, 2020, the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) filed as Amicus Curiae (“friend of the court”) in support of Courtney Wild’s Petition for Rehearing En Banc. For more than ten years, Courtney Wild, a survivor, has challenged the non-prosecution plea that essentially gave Jeffrey Epstein and his co-conspirators immunity for his abuse of more than 30 minor victims, including Wild.

NCVLI Joins Amicus Brief to Uphold Rape Shield Law

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On June 9, 2020, NCVLI, along with 25 additional nonprofit organizations, participated as co-amici in the case of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. Eric Rogers. Led by the Women’s Law Project and AEquitas, these organizations joined in to ensure Pennsylvania’s Rape Shield Law protects all victims’ prior sexual history, specifically that it does not permit the introduction of evidence of a complainant’s criminal record for prostitution-related offenses.

NCVLI’s Commitment to Anti-Racism and Justice for Victims of Color

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NCVLI is dedicated to enhancing fairness and justice for  black and brown victims. The recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor have once again called attention to the deep patterns of injustice in our society. Meaningful change requires active engagement in anti-racist work. We are committed to calling out unjust practices, listening to the voices of all victims of crime, and making victims’ rights meaningful for all. We mourn even as we continue the work of protecting, enforcing and advancing the rights of victims.

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