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. 

Privacy Rights: The Difference a Pro Bono Attorney Can Make for a Crime Victim

24 Jul

Access to justice requires competent legal advocacy, and yet, too often victims of crime do not receive the legal representation that they need to protect their rights during the complex stages of criminal justice. These crime victim-survivors need your help!

Using Asset Forfeiture to Compensate Victims of Crime

03 Jul

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A live webcast on Money Laundering & Asset Recovery Section (MLARS): U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Virginia - Child-Victims: Providing Effective Rights Enforcement Representation

This intensive two-day training will provide participants with an overview of victims’ rights and detailed, age-appropriate techniques for working with child-victims at different developmental stages.  The training focuses heavily on practical litigation skills that can assist attorneys in asserting victims’ rights throughout a criminal case against a child-victim’s offender.

Webinar: Representing Victims Who Don't fit Society's "Mold"

  Date: 12:00pm - 1:15pm PDT November 12 PST

Victims' Rights: Leveraging 2022 Lessons in 2023

28 Feb

NCVLI's Meg Garvin and Terry Campos, who combined have 35 years experience in victims' rights, will review key developments and lessons learned in victims' rights from cases decided across the country in 2022. Building on these, they will look ahead and identify how these lessons can inform litigation and policy development in 2023.

Challenges for Immigrant Victims Navigating the Criminal Justice System

14 Dec

Crime victims often require legal advocacy for a multitude of legal needs while seeking justice. Crime victims who are immigrants carry an additional layer of legal considerations. This training will examine unique challenges and opportunities that immigrant crime victims must navigate while interacting with the criminal justice system. During this session, a panel of three presenters will bring their own perspectives as an immigration attorney, prosecutor and advocate to deconstruct real scenarios that illustrate the complexities and diverse systems with which an immigrant crime victim must engage.

The Intersection of Disability Rights and Crime Victims’ Rights

05 Oct

People with disabilities are victimized at staggering rates. Despite the disproportionate number of people with disabilities who are crime victims, crimes against them are under-investigated and under-prosecuted. The presenters, drawing from their daily practice, will share concrete examples of the barriers their clients face and articulate strategies for overcoming these. Attendees will learn about how disability rights and crime victims’ rights complement each other; and how to holistically assess the needs of crime victims to ensure that those with disabilities can be best served.

Essential Motions for Victims' Rights Enforcement

28 Apr

This training will provide an overview of key motions seeking enforcement of victims’ rights, including motions addressing pseudonyms, pretrial release conditions, subpoenas for victims’ records, and more. In addition, the presenters will cover litigation strategies and practice tips to establish a solid foundation from which to protect victims’ rights.

“Keep it Secret, Keep it Safe”: Understanding Privileges and Confidentiality to Protect Crime Victims and Enforce their Rights

11 Feb

From the start of a criminal investigation ­through post-conviction, crime victims may face multiple attacks on their privacy. Some come from obvious motions requesting protected records, but many more come from simple acts that call into question the privileges and confidentiality victims often may not even know they have. This training will examine the privileges and rules of confidentiality that affect victims, and consider strategies for raising and enforcing those rights to protect victims’ privacy.

Privacy Rights: The Difference a Pro Bono Attorney Can Make for a Crime Victim

24 Jul

Access to justice requires competent legal advocacy, and yet, too often victims of crime do not receive the legal representation that they need to protect their rights during the complex stages of criminal justice. These crime victim-survivors need your help!

Using Asset Forfeiture to Compensate Victims of Crime

03 Jul

Event Image

A live webcast on Money Laundering & Asset Recovery Section (MLARS): U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Virginia - Child-Victims: Providing Effective Rights Enforcement Representation

This intensive two-day training will provide participants with an overview of victims’ rights and detailed, age-appropriate techniques for working with child-victims at different developmental stages.  The training focuses heavily on practical litigation skills that can assist attorneys in asserting victims’ rights throughout a criminal case against a child-victim’s offender.

Webinar: Representing Victims Who Don't fit Society's "Mold"

  Date: 12:00pm - 1:15pm PDT November 12 PST

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