The National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) is a premier victims’ rights law organization that actively promotes balance and fairness in the justice system through crime victim centered legal advocacy, education, and resource sharing.
- Legal Advocacy. NCVLI engages in legal advocacy through our national network of legal clinics and our bar association, the National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorneys (NAVRA). NAVRA is a membership alliance of attorneys and advocates committed to the protection, enforcement, and advancement of crime victims’ rights nationwide. NCVLI also ensures that every attorney and advocate can make the best arguments for the victims they serve by providing them with legal technical assistance in the form of legal research, writing, and strategic consultation. In addition, we file amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs in victims’ rights cases nationwide.
- Training & Education. We train nationwide on the meaning, scope, and enforceability of victims’ rights through practical skills courses, online webinars, and teleconferences. We also host the only conference in the country focused on victim law. Our audiences include attorneys, judges, advocates, law enforcement, law students, and victims.
- Public Policy. We work with partners nationwide to secure the next wave of victims’ rights legislation – legislation that guarantees victims substantive rights and the procedural mechanisms to secure those rights. We provide model legislation, and testify when called upon.