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Equal Justice Works Now Accepting Host Organization Applications for its Crime Victims Advocacy Program

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Equal Justice Works invites eligible organizations to submit proposals to participate as Host Organizations in the 2023 Crime Victims Advocacy Program.

The Equal Justice Works’ Crime Victims Advocacy Program (CVAP) is mobilizing a cohort of 21 attorney Fellows to increase access to legal aid for survivors of crime, especially in underserved black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) communities.

CVAP Fellows will work at legal services and community organizations across the country to provide civil legal services for victims of crime. Fellows will work collaboratively to provide legal advice, referrals, and full representation for crime survivors on various civil legal issues arising from their victimization. Fellows will also help enforce their clients’ rights in criminal proceedings, engage in outreach and education activities, and build community partnerships for holistic services.

The two-year Fellowship will begin in the summer of 2023.

Please see links to the full Request for Proposals and accompanying appendices below. Proposals must be submitted by Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 11:59 p.m. ET via email to [email protected].

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please complete this brief Intent to Apply Survey and specify how many Fellows you are interested in applying for by Friday, February 10, 2023.


Before applying, please review the following materials:

Templates & Forms

The following materials are required for submission:

  1. Applicant Information Form
  2. Budget Template
  3. Preaward Survey
  4. Risk Assessment Tool
  5. Policy Certification
  6. Certification for Data Privacy
  7. Equal Justice Works Standard Grant Provisions for Federal Award
  8. Subaward Conditions from Office for Victims of Crime
  9. Sample Fellow Position Description, Attorney Fellow

For any questions, email [email protected].

This program is supported by an award under 15POVC-22-GK-01116-NONF, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this document are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Learn more about becoming an Equal Justice Works Fellow