Law Students

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 Fellows focus on serving survivors of campus sexual assault, hate crimes, fraud, identity theft, as well as immigrant victims of crime.

Law students work alongside Fellows during the summer at legal services organizations to help provide civil legal services to address issues arising from crime victimization, including family law, education, and employment, as well as providing outreach and training to community partners. Law students are required to serve for a period of eight to ten weeks and earn a stipend upon successful completion of service.

CVJC is open to current law students enrolled in law school. Law students must apply directly to the legal services organization of their choice. You can find a list of organizations interested in hosting CJVC law students below.

This program is supported by an $8.8 million 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.

This program is no longer accepting applications. 

Program Host Organizations

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Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
  • Design Your Own Fellowship

Ohio Justice & Policy Center

OHIO / Cincinnati

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
  • Design Your Own Fellowship

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.

NEW YORK / Buffalo
NEW YORK / Niagara Falls
NEW YORK / Batavia

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps
  • New York State Family Security Project

Legal Aid of Arkansas

ARKANSAS / Jonesboro

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

Immigration Counseling Service

OREGON / Portland

Programs
  • Crime Victims Justice Corps

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I’ll leave with an invaluable experience that has solidified my desire to work with underrepresented and vulnerable communities throughout the course of my career. I’m forever grateful to both Colorado Legal Services and to Rural Summer Legal Corps for giving me the opportunity to have such a great summer internship.

Ashlyn Kahler-Rios /
University of Colorado Law School