Supported by an award from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, the Crime Victims Justice Corps will be comprised of over 60 lawyers (Legal Fellows) and 30 summer law students over two years who will increase access to civil legal assistance for crime victims, including victims of human trafficking and other crimes.
Fellows will serve two-year terms at qualified legal services organizations across the country, providing legal screenings, brief advice, counsel, and direct representation to address the collateral consequences of victimization -- which may include employment, education, housing, immigration and family law issues, income instability, loss of medical care and benefits, and enforcement of victims’ rights. In addition, the program will support professional training and public awareness activities.
Host site selection will take place soon.
This program is supported by award 2017-MU MU-K131 from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime and private match funding.