In this newsletter: Learn about Advocacy options in Washington County, our reflections on Advocacy during the Pandemic, info on the New Day Program in Multnomah County, and as always, this quarter's case summaries.
Inside this quarter’s newsletter you’ll find more on our new staff members, photos from the Hardy Myers Dinner, information about the Oregon Bias Response Hotline, and an update on recent cases we’ve been working on.
Learn what we are talking about when we talk about clemency, information on human trafficking, and OCVLC's most recent work. Meet Rachel Kennel, new OCVLC staff attorney. Join us for the Fourth Annual Hardy Myers Dinner, honoring Johanna Costa, 2022 Hardy Myers Victim Advocacy Award recipient. Ticket purchase information included.
Access to Justice for Undocumented Crime Victims written materials available below.
The Scenarios on pages 2 and 3 provide the framework for the presentations. Attendees are encouraged to review the scenarios prior to the start of the CLE.
Learn about common ethical issues in working with crime victims, OCVLC's most recent work, National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims, registration details for the Access to Justice for Undocumented Crime Victims CLE, and Sept. is Self-care Awareness Month. Meet Molly Bineham, new OCVLC Victim Advocate.
This quarter's newsletter features reflections on the change in Oregon law to require unanimous jury verdicts, postconviction rights of victims, introducing Sydney Trimble, the newest OCVLC attorney, and a thank you to those who joined OCVLC in honoring the 2021 Hardy Myers Victim Advocacy Award, Meg Garvin.
This quarter's newsletter features reflections on OCVLC's work in 2020 along with considerations when working with child victims, information about child abuse investigations, and advocacy resources for child victims and their families. Save the date for our annual Hardy Myers Fundraiser, this year taking place remotely in April!
Learn more about OCVLC's work during the COVID-19 pandemic and meet our new team members!
In this newsletter, The COVID-19 outbreak is discussed as it relates to law enforcement, advocacy and the courts. Additionally, learn how you can honor crime victims during Crime Victims' Rights Week 2020 and OCVLC is hiring!
January is National Stalking Awareness Month. In this quarter's newsletter we discuss changes in the Sexual Abuse Prevention Act restraining order statutes, news laws in effect in 2020, safety planning for stalking victims, and highlight some of the cases OCVLC attorney's have been working on.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In this quarter's newsletter we discuss changes in the Family Abuse Prevention Act restraining order statutes, how to report elder abuse, adverse childhood experiences, and highlight different domestic violence resources throughout the state. Also, meet OCVLC's new victim advocate - Taylor Kilkenny.
"The Board of Directors of the Oregon Crime Victims Law Center is delighted to announce the election of Erin Greenawald as its new President. Ms. Greenawald, formerly of the Department of Justice and who now owns her own law practice in Portland, takes over for Steve Doell. Mr. Doell, who co-founded OCVLC ten years ago and has served as its President for the last five years, will remain on the Board as President Emeritus. The Board thanks Mr. Doell for his invaluable contributions to OCVLC. OCVLC (www.ocvlc.org<http://www.ocvlc.org/>) is a 501c3 nonprofit providing crime victim advocacy and free legal representation to victims of crime and domestic abuse statewide from its offices in Portland and Bend."
This newsletter we reflect on the annual dinner, discuss tips for trauma informed interviewing, highlight legislative bills that could affect crime victims, and changes to UTCR 3.180 changing the discretion Judges have when allowing electronic recordings in sex crime cases.
Thank you to everyone who made OCVLC Second Annual Hardy Myers Dinner and ten year celebration successful. More than 200 guests helped the Oregon Crime Victims Law Center celebrate ten years of providing legal representation and advocacy to victims throughout the state. Thank you for your support and donations. We are grateful that we have so many amazing supporters who care about the work we do. Please enjoy the photos from our event. Photography by Emily La Brecque.