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Virginia - Child-Victims: Providing Effective Rights Enforcement Representation
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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.

Specifically, the practical litigation aspects of the training will cover: 1) Entering a Case, 2) Protecting Child-Victims’ Identities in Court Proceedings, 3) Privacy and Subpoenas, 4) Release Conditions and Protective Orders, 5) the Right to be Present, 6) Testimonial Accommodations, 7) Preparing the Child-Victim for Testimony and Being Heard, 8) Restitution, and 9) Pleas.  It will also address ethical issues that may arise when representing child-victims of crime and discuss the inter-relation of the disciplines and professions that are often involved when a child is victimized.

Whether you know nothing about victims’ rights or working with child-victims  or you already have some experience, this training will provide you with information that can assist you in becoming a more effective advocate for child-victims.

Child-victims need an ally who can tackle the complex and unique issues that arise when they become involved with the justice system.  NCVLI’s two-day training will ensure that these children have someone to turn to. 

What Attendees at the Portland, Oregon, and Boulder, Colorado, Child-Victim Trainings Had to Say:

  • “Program presentation was excellent – nice blend of lecture and exercises.”
  • “Great training & great staff giving the training.  Everyone was very knowledgeable!”
  • “New attorney to victim[s’] rights in [the] criminal context so – everything has practical implications.”
  • “[T]he training shed more light on what can be and should be asserted on behalf of victims in court. Changes to the Constitution and the statutes are meaningless unless the parties and courts actually give them a voice in practice.”

This program is a part of Enhancing Justice for Crime Victims - a series of in-person and webinar  trainings (all CLE eligible) being taught throughout the country in 2012 by NCVLI and members of NCVLI’s bar association, the National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorneys (NAVRA)** on a variety of victims’ rights topics.  For more information on the training series, please click here.

Click here to view the agenda for this two-day, specialized training.



Standard - $ 175
Non-Profit, Government, or Academic - $ 125
(Enhanced NAVRA Members** will receive a $50 discount)
Law Students – Free (limited spaces available)

Lunch will be on your own both days.



Lawyers, Victim Advocates, and Allied Professionals


Law Students

(Note that law students may register at no charge.  Due to limited capacity, only registered law student attendees will be admitted.  If you are unable to register because the system indicates that registration capacity is full, please email NCVLI at ncvli@lclark.edu to be placed on the waiting list.)


Cancellation Policy: Tuition minus a $25 handling fee will be refunded, provided a written request is submitted to NCVLI and received by 5pm PST, Wednesday, July 25, 2012.

* 10 CLE credits (including 1 Ethics credit) will be sought from the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board.


**The National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorneys (NAVRA) is NCVLI’s Bar Association of practitioners committed to the protection, enforcement, and advancement of crime victims’ rights nationwide.  Membership provides numerous benefits including access to free webinar trainings, and it may also include a $50 discount for select in-person trainings during 2012.  Visit www.navra.org to join today!


This training has been developed by the National Crime Victim Law Institute under Grant No. 2010-VF-GX-K004 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this document do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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