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Douglas E. Beloof

2005 Award for Professional Innovation in Victim Services | National Crime Victims’ Service Awards

Douglas E. Beloof | Award for Professional Innovation in Victim Services
National Crime Victim Law Institute
Portland, Oregon

Doug Beloof is a prolific published author, an active litigator, a learned scholar, a keen public policy consultant, and a social visionary. 

In 2000, recognizing the need for a national organization to protect, advance, and enforce the legal rights of crime victims in the criminal justice system, Beloof created the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI), a nonprofit agency located at Lewis and Clark Law School that provides technical assistance and training to attorneys who provide direct legal services to victims, including the annual Crime Victim Law and Litigation Conference. 

Beloof researches and analyzes developments in crime victim law; assists victims and other members of the public by providing information on crime victim laws; and files amicus briefs advocating for victims in court. 

Before creating NCVLI, Beloof was a violent crime prosecutor in Portland and then later became the director of the Multnomah County Victim Assistance Program. In 1999, Beloof published what continues to be the only legal textbook on crime victims' rights. His casebook, Victims in Criminal Procedure, filled the crime victims' rights void in legal academia. 

Beloof has received recognition from Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the National Organization for Victim Assistance. He has testified before the U.S. House and Senate Judiciary Committees and has been cited by the Senate Judiciary Committee as a leading expert on victim laws. 

Beloof's dedication to furthering the rights of crime victims leads him to cross divides, finding allies and partners in diverse movements and communities. 

Beloof was nominated by Senator Jon Kyl.