Crime victims face many challenges in fully accessing their legal rights and receiving comprehensive legal services. Lead the charge to help close the gaps in the provision of legal services to victims of crime by teaming up with a cohort of law students and lawyers.
The Crime Victims Justice Corps (CVJC) mobilizes more than 60 Fellows and 30 law students across the country to deliver civil legal assistance and enforce the rights of crime victims. CVJC includes Fellows who focus on either:
- Assisting human trafficking survivors; or
- Serving survivors of campus sexual assault, hate crimes, fraud, identity theft, as well as immigrant victims of crime
Fellows work at legal services organizations for a two-year term, where they address issues arising from crime victimization, including family law, education, and employment, as well as providing outreach and training to community partners. During the Fellowship, Fellows receive training and technical assistance from the National Crime Victim Law Institute and its partners.
CVJC is supported by an award from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime, Award Number 2017-MU-MU-K131, and private funding. Fellows’ salaries and fringe benefits are determined by their host organization.