15th Anniversary of the National Crime Victim Bar Association

Empowering crime victims for 15 years

Since April 1999, the National Crime Victim Bar Association has helped thousands of victims of crime have their day in court.

Victim Advocate Seminars

We train victim advocates to better understand how victims can use the civil justice system. Sponsor a seminar in your community.

Connecting Victims with Civil Attorneys

Every crime victim has the right to file a civil lawsuit but it's difficult to find the right attorney. Our attorney referral line refers crime victims to civil attorneys with the right experience to help them secure justice. Crime victims can call 202-467-8716 for an attorney referral.

Civil Justice Database

Members have unlimited access to our Civil Justice Database containing summaries of over 12,000 civil cases arising from criminal acts.
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State Laws

State-by-state survey of Apportionment of Fault between negligent and intentional tortfeasors.

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  • 2014 NCVBA National Conference Registration



    Registration is now open for the 2014 National Crime Victim Bar Association’s National Conference, Civil Actions for Criminal Acts, on September 17-19, 2014 in Miami, Florida!


    Register Here

  • Abuse Verdict Topples a Hasidic Wall of Secrecy

    By Sharon Otterman / New York Times

    Sexual abuse in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community has long been hidden. Victims who came forward were intimidated into silence; their families were shunned; cases were dropped for a lack of cooperation.

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  • Isle man suing church, order under new law

    By Lila Fujimoto / The Maui News

    At least six lawsuits have been filed in Hawaii under the law temporarily lifting the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse victims to file civil actions, according to attorneys who were on Maui for a seminar Monday on Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Hawaii.

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  • Jerry Sandusky's Son, Six Others Reach Settlement with Penn State

    Chris Boyette

    Jerry Sandusky's adopted son and six other victims of the former Penn State assistant football coach have finalized settlement agreements with the university, attorneys said.

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  • 4 years in, Madoff trustee still pursuing assets

    By Associated Press

    Irving Picard, the trustee appointed to recover funds for Madoff victims, and a battalion of lawyers headed by Sheehan have spent long days untangling Madoff's fraud. On the fourth anniversary of Madoff's Dec. 11, 2008, arrest, it's an international effort that shows no signs of slowing.

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  • Elmo Sex Scandal Timeline

    By Kelli Kennedy / Huffington Post

    MIAMI — Another man on Monday sued the former Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid sex abuse allegations, claiming the voice actor befriended him in Miami and promised to be a father figure before flying the teen to New York to have sex with him.

    The alleged victim is now the fourth to accuse Kevin Clash, who resigned from "Sesame Street" last month after 28 years. 

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  • California Supreme Court denies Scouts' bid to halt files' release

    Kim Christensen\LA Times

    The California Supreme Court has refused to bar the release of confidential files detailing allegations of child sexual abuse in the Boy Scouts since 1991.

    The court’s decision clears the way for the Scouts to hand over two decades worth of files to attorneys representing a former Scout who was molested by a volunteer leader in 2007, when the plaintiff was 13.


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  • Strauss-Kahn Settles Maid’s Suit on Confidential Terms

    By Chris Dolmetsch / Bloomberg Businessweek

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the maid who accused him of trying to rape her agreed to settle her lawsuit, resolving a legal saga that ended his term as head of the International Monetary Fund and derailed a potential French presidential bid.

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  • Hawaii Law Benefits Victims of Child Sex Abuse

    By Wayne Parsons / The Legal Examiner

    In April a new law went into effect in Hawaii that opens a two year window for people who were sexually abused as children to bring civil lawsuits against the perpetrator no matter how long ago it happened. A good summary of how the new law works can be found at website of The Sex Abuse Treatment Center of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu: 

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Our new attorney referral phone line has been opened. If you are a victim seeking a referral, please call (202) 467-8716.