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. 

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There are 72 amicus briefs in the amicus brief database!  Next time you need to write a brief, start your research with the NAVRA database!  Three new briefs added: In Re Fisher, State v. Abbate, and State v. Stanley.

Save the Date for the 12th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference

June 7th-8th, 2013  |  Portland, Oregon Mark your calendars for NCVLI’s 12th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference!  NCVLI’s Conference is the only conference in the country focused on rights enforcement.  Join us for this invaluable opportunity to learn the practical skills necessary to serve victims and to participate in key conversations that will shape the future of victims’ rights.

Fighting for Victims' Rights When a Defendant's Death Vacates Conviction

On April 19, 2000, defendant went to his homeowners association to “get even” with them after the HOA had compelled him to do yard maintenance.  At the meeting he murdered two people and injured others.  Among those killed was Nila Lynn, who died in the arms of her husband of nearly 50 years - Duane Lynn.  Defendant was indicted and ultimately convicted.  Defendant appealed and his convictions were upheld in 2005.  Throughout all of this, Duane Lynn had to fight to be able to give a victim impact statement and to secure the restitution owed to him and his children.  NCVLI supported him in t

NCVLI Hosts 12th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference

On Friday and Saturday, June 7-8, NCVLI hosted the 12th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference in Portland, Oregon.  NCVLI’s Conference continues to be the only national conference focused on victims’ rights.  More than 200 attorneys, advocates, and others committed to victims’ rights gathered to learn from the leading experts in the field and

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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Join a growing professional association dedicated to the protection, enforcement, and advancement of crime victims' rights in all justice systems. Members can access NAVRA's benefits, provide pro bono representation to crime victims, refer cases for pro bono representation, stay up-to-date on relevant case law, and more!