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

View All Host Organizations

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
  • Rural Summer Legal Corps

Legal Aid Chicago

ILLINOIS / Chicago

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

Community Legal Aid SoCal

CALIFORNIA / Los Angeles

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps

Alaska Legal Services Corporation

ALASKA / Anchorage, Bethel, Juneau

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
  • Design Your Own Fellowship
  • Elder Justice Program
  • Rural Summer Legal Corps

New Mexico Immigrant Law Center

NEW MEXICO / Albuquerque

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
  • Design Your Own Fellowship

Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.

NEW YORK / Geneva, Jamestown, Bath, Rochester

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
  • Design Your Own Fellowship
  • Elder Justice Program
  • Immigration Summer Legal Corps
  • New York State Family Security Project
  • Veterans Legal Corps

Tzedek DC

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA / Washington

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.

TEXAS / Austin, Mercedes, Corpus Christi, Houston, Dilley

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

Public Law Center

CALIFORNIA / Santa Ana

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
  • Immigration Summer Legal Corps
  • Veterans Legal Corps

Covenant House New Jersey

NEW JERSEY / Newark

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps

Legal Action of Wisconsin

WISCONSIN / Milwaukee

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps

Learn more about joining a Fellowship Program