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Law professor addresses restitution for victims

January 11, 2010

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    Meg Garvin, executive director of the National Crime Victim Law Institute

Meg Garvin, executive director of the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI), addresses a recent case involving restitution for child porn victims on Minnesota Public Radio (MPR). Garvin responded to a case in which a federal judge asked prosecutors to explain why they had not requested restitution from those convicted on child pornography charges.

“He’s the first judge that has come out aggressively asking the U.S. Department of Justice to fight for these rights or to at least say why they’re not going to,” Garvin told MPR about the case.

NCVLI promotes balance and fairness in the justice system through crime-victim-centered legal advocacy, education, and resource sharing. NCVLI provides legal technical assistance to attorneys and advocates of victims and educates lawyers, judges, law students, victims’ advocates, the law enforcement community, and the public about victims’ rights. NCVLI also administers federal grants to eight clinics across the nation that offer pro bono legal help for victims of sexual assault, homicide, domestic violence, fraud, and more.

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