Become a Fellow

Crime Victims Justice Corps

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.

Meet Our Fellows

Read about the CVJC Fellows who are helping victims of crime access trauma-informed legal assistance.

Program Host Organizations

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Network for Victim Recovery of DC

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA / Washington

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
  • Design Your Own Fellowship

Ohio Justice & Policy Center

OHIO / Cincinnati

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
  • Design Your Own Fellowship

HIAS Pennsylvania

PENNSYLVANIA / Philadelphia

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
  • Design Your Own Fellowship
  • Immigration Summer Legal Corps

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

MINNESOTA / Minneapolis, St. Cloud

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
  • Design Your Own Fellowship

Iowa Legal Aid

IOWA / Iowa City

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
  • Rural Summer Legal Corps

YMCA International Services

TEXAS / Houston

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
  • Disaster Recovery Legal Corps
  • Disaster Resilience Program

Public Law Center

CALIFORNIA / Santa Ana

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
  • Immigration Summer Legal Corps

Amara Legal Center

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA / Washington

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps

Connecticut Legal Services, Inc.

CONNECTICUT / Middletown

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps

Legal Aid Chicago

ILLINOIS / Chicago

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
  • Design Your Own Fellowship
Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
  • Design Your Own Fellowship

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