Welcome to the National Center for Victims of Crime

We are the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. Please join us as we forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives.

Past Events

  • Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Illinois

    Location: Edelstein, IL
    November 13, 2013 9:00 AM

  • No More Harm: Untested Sexual Assault Kits and Communities of Color

    October 29, 2013 2:00 PM
    This webinar consists of an analytical and philosophical conversation addressing the needs of sexual assault survivors within communities of color. The webinar places this conversation in the context of the recent large scale testing in several communities of untested (backlogged) rape kits that have revealed a disproportionately high number of untested kits where the victim was a person of color. Based on their experiences nationally and in the Michigan 400 Project, Condencia Brade from Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault and Debi Cain from the Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board discuss key issues that are intended to broaden the perspective of those who work with sexual assault survivors in communities of color. They address the unique challenges and provide strategies for working with survivors of color when reopening years or decades old sexual assault cases when evidence was only recently tested.

  • A Legislator and Survivor Speak

    October 15, 2013 2:00 PM
    Learn from a Nevada state legislator why she championed a bill to enable law enforcement to collect DNA from felony arrestees. Senator Debbie Smith (D-NV) will discuss overcoming barriers to passage, lessons learned along the way, and how collaborations contribute to best practices in policymaking. Hear from Jayann Sepich, mother, homicide survivor, and founder of DNAsaves.org, about the importance of DNA arrestee legislation. Both speakers will explain how passing state legislation that enables law enforcement to collect DNA from felony arrestees can prevent crime, solve cases, and provide protection to the innocent.

  • Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Maryland

    Location: Marriottsville, MD
    October 11, 2013 9:00 AM

  • Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Maryland

    Location: Washington, DC
    October 9, 2013 9:00 AM

  • New York State's DNA Databank: A Powerful Law Enforcement Tool

    July 30, 2013 2:00 PM
    Learn about New York State’s successful effort to expand its DNA Databank and maximize the power of DNA as a law enforcement tool. Hear Mike Green, executive deputy commissioner, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, discuss the State’s program to collect DNA from persons convicted of all misdemeanor crimes under the Penal Law (in addition to collecting for felonies). 

    Hear about how expanding the databank is a key part of New York’s efforts to make its criminal justice system as fair and accurate as possible and to ensure a system that protects the rights of all, whether the victim of a crime of accused of a crime.

  • Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Iowa

    Location: Des Moines, IA
    July 29, 2013 9:00 AM

  • Developing a Welfare Response to Child Trafficking Webinar

    July 25, 2013 2:00 PM
    Mr. Rivera serves as co-leader of the Human Anti-Trafficking Response Team at the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. Since 2008 he has spearheaded efforts to build their response to human trafficking of children. In this webinar, he will discuss some of the issues, challenges, and lessons they have overcome. He will also address the importance of developing partnerships with law enforcement and service providers to help ensure that victims are not re-victimized.  



    William Rivera, Director of Multicultural Affairs and Immigration Practice at the Academy for Families, Workforce, Knowledge and Development in the Connecticut Department of Children and Families

  • Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in New Mexico Training Seminar

    Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
    May 29, 2013 9:00 AM
    Wednesday, May 29, 2013 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM UMN School of Law Room 2401 1117 Stanford NE Albuquerque, NM 87131

  • Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Nashville Training

    Location: Nashville, Tennessee
    May 9, 2013 9:00 AM
    Thursday, May 9, 2013 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Nashville Police Department West Precinct Community Room 5500 Charlotte Pike Nashville, TN 37209