National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Each year, millions of Americans are victims of crime. April 21-27 is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), a time to raise awareness of options, services, and hope for crime survivors. Many victims need ongoing care, support, and resources.

MLSA has a Crime Victim practice group consisting of a navigator and attorneys who provide help to victims of crime with their rights and other legal issues related to the crime.

The Crime Victim Navigator assists victims by:
-serving as an initial point of contact;
-helping people through our application process;
-working with attorneys as needed to support client communication; and
-recommending wrap-around services.

MLSA’s Crime Victim Attorneys empower victims by:
-providing legal advice and representation;
-teaching victims about their rights;
-giving victims a voice in offender prosecution; and
-accessing victim compensation/restitution.

More information about NCVRW can be found at the Office for Victims of Crime site as well as on Need more help? MLSA provides free civil legal help to eligible clients. You can apply for free legal help online at or by calling 1-800-666-6899.