Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $1,000,000)
This initiative is intended to support or expand on federal, state, local, and tribal efforts to enforce crime victims rights. The overarching goals of this initiative are to provide victims with crime victims rights enforcement; raise awareness about crime victims rights among prosecutors, criminal justice professionals, attorneys, the local bar, law students, advocates, and other allied professionals working with victims; and to expand the body of professionals who will advocate for the enforcement of crime victims rights.
This award made to The Network for Victim Recovery of DC is funded under the OVC FY2020 Crime Victims Rights Legal Clinics which is designed to expand its existing victims rights (CVR) enforcement services in the District of Columbia by implementing DCs Continuum Offering Victims Enforcement of Rights Services (DC COVERS) Project under the OVC FY 2020 Crime Victims Rights Legal Clinics Purpose Area 1. The project will: 1. provide crime victims' rights enforcement, including expansion of services in Youth Rehabilitation Act (YRA) and Incarcerations Reduction Amendment Act (IRAA) post-convictions proceedings; 2. expand the body of professionals and increase resources to advocate for victims rights enforcement in DC Superior Court, the DC Court of Appeals, and U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia through pro bono representation; 3. raise awareness of DC victims' rights through educating the legal sector, criminal justice professionals, victim service providers, and law students.