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In the wake of a crime, victims face many hurdles on the path to healing.  Some of these hurdles are legal hurdles.  They may be involved in criminal or civil justice proceedings.  They may experience problems with housing, employment, education, immigration and other issues related to their victimization. The legal systems they may move through are complex; qualified legal assistance can help. Unfortunately, no- and low-cost expert legal services for victims are in short supply.  As part of addressing the need, the federal Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) launched a national project to fund ten Victim Legal Assistance Networks across the country.  The National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) served as the training and technical assistance provider to these ten Wraparound Legal Assistance Networks from 2014-2019.  Our vision is that some day every victim will have access to a knowledgeable lawyer to protect all of his, her or their rights!

PROJECT BACKGROUND

The vision of the Victim Legal Assistance Networks is that there is “No Wrong Door” for a victim seeking legal services.

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MEET THE NETWORKS

Learn more about the ten Networks and other resources to support a crime victim in the aftermath of victimization.

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CREATE A VICTIM ASSISTANCE LEGAL NETWORK

Access resources for creating a Victim Legal Assistance Network in your area.

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