Crime victims deserve compensation for the harms they have suffered, and third parties are increasingly held accountable through the civil justice system.
Thanks, in part, to the National Crime Victim Bar Association, an affiliate of the National Center for Victims of Crime. At the time of its founding in April, 1999, it was the nation’s first professional association of attorneys and expert witnesses united to aid in seeking justice for crime victims in the civil system. The Crime Victim Bar Association held its annual meeting and training seminar on September 19-21, 2016.
The National Crime Victim Bar Association continues the pioneering work of Frank Carrington and is a testament to the National Center for Victims of Crime’s long-standing commitment to civil justice for victims
The National Crime Victim Bar Association is dedicated to carrying on the work of Frank Carrington, the “father of the crime victims’ rights in America.”
This year, the conference was held in our home town of Philadelphia and was attended by member attorneys from across the United States. A wide variety of topics were covered including:
- Examining Defense Childhood Sexual Abuse Psychiatric Experts
- Blending of Victims’ Rights in Criminal, Civil, Family and Juvenile Courts
- Negligent Security Cases
- The Pitfalls of Social Media for Crime Victims
- Third Party Liability for Campus Sexual Assault
- A prosecutor’s View of Navigating the Intersection of Civil and Criminal Cases
- Litigating Civil Claims Involving Child Sex Abuse by Peers