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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Administer Justice

ILLINOIS / Elgin

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

MINNESOTA / Minneapolis, St. Cloud

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
  • Design Your Own Fellowship

Legal Aid of Arkansas

ARKANSAS / Jonesboro

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
  • Design Your Own Fellowship
  • AmeriCorps Fellows Program

Legal Action of Wisconsin

WISCONSIN / Milwaukee

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

Justice at Work

PENNSYLVANIA / Philadelphia

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
  • Design Your Own Fellowship

Immigration Counseling Service

OREGON / Portland

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps

Public Law Center

CALIFORNIA / Santa Ana

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

Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Inc.

VIRGINIA / Arlington, Fairfax

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

Colorado Legal Services

COLORADO / Denver

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
  • Rural Summer Legal Corps

South Carolina Legal Services

SOUTH CAROLINA / Columbia

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps

Learn more about becoming a Host Organization