Victims' Rights & the Role of Social Service Providers

Victims' Rights are a set of legal rights and protections designed to support individuals who have experienced harm as a result of a crime. They are based on the recognition that victims deserve fairness, respect, and support throughout their involvement in the criminal legal system. In part I of this video series, we go over the basics of Victims’ Rights and their benefit to survivors of human trafficking who are engaged in the criminal legal system. In part II, we discuss the various roles that impact Victims' Rights and explore how the Social Service Providers can affect Victims' Rights implementation within the criminal legal system.


Victims' Rights & the Role of Social Service Providers - Part I


Victims' Rights & the Role of Social Service Providers - Part II


Learn more!

  1. National Organizations: Explore national organizations that focus on victim advocacy and legal assistance, such as the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) and the National Center for Victims of Crime. They may have resources and referrals to legal service providers who specialize in Victims' Rights representation.
  2. State and Local Resources: Each state may have its own organizations and programs dedicated to assisting victims. Visit state coalitions websites against human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault, or other crime victim-focused organizations. These resources may provide information on legal services and victim advocacy programs available in your specific state or local area.
  3. State Bar Associations: Check the website of your state's bar association or search for victim rights sections within these associations. They may have directories or referral services that can connect you with attorneys experienced in Victims' Rights representation.
  4. Victim Assistance Programs: Many cities and counties have victim assistance programs or similar initiatives that provide support and guidance to victims of crime. These programs may maintain lists of legal service providers who specialize in Victims' Rights representation. Reach out to these programs for information and referrals.
  5. Legal Aid Organizations: Contact your local legal aid organization. While they may not exclusively focus on Victims' Rights, they can provide guidance and potentially refer you to attorneys who could provide Victims' Rights representation.


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