Become a Host Organization

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 and law students address issues arising from crime victimization, including family law, education, and employment, as well as providing outreach and training to community partners.

All Fellows incorporate crime victims’ rights enforcement into their practice, and receive training from the National Crime Victim Law Institute and other subject matter experts.

Organizations interested in hosting Fellows who will work with human trafficking survivors must have a history of providing services to this group. Prospective host organizations must commit to providing legal supervision, a workspace, and all materials needed for work.

Equal Justice Works will provide up to $48,000 annually toward a Fellow’s salary during the two-year term and certain other benefits. Equal Justice Works will provide a $3,200 stipend to each law student upon successful completion of the program.

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.

Applications for CVJC are no longer being accepted. You can find a list of organizations currently hosting CVJC Fellows and law students below.

Contact us at [email protected] to learn more.

 

Meet Our Fellows

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

Host Organizations

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South Carolina Legal Services

SOUTH CAROLINA / Columbia

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

Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice

CALIFORNIA / Los Angeles

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

Tzedek DC

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA / Washington

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

Ayuda

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA / Washington
MARYLAND / Silver Spring

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

Mosaic Family Services

TEXAS / Dallas

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps

Thai Community Development Center

CALIFORNIA / Los Angeles

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

WASHINGTON / Seattle

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps

Learn more about becoming a Host Organization