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 National Crime Victim Law Institute is funded under OVC FY2020 Crime Victims Rights Legal Clinics which is designed to leverage and enhance the work of RISE. The eight newly funded or enhanced victims rights Clinics will become part of the national community of rights enforcement in order to leverage resources and knowledge; training and technical assistance will be provided to the Clinics and to prosecutors, law enforcement, and other allied professionals to ensure practitioners across the country are best able to protect victims rights. The Project has four goals: (1) provide training and technical assistance to aid victims rights clinic planning, development, expansion, enhancement and ongoing service delivery; (2) enhance Project effectiveness and impact through knowledge sharing and collaboration systems and peer-to-peer consultations; (3) increase effective crime victims rights advocacy through training and technical assistance and training to the Clinics; (4) increase community awareness of victims rights enforcement through national training and technical assistance to law enforcement, prosecutors, and other allied professionals.