CIVIL JUSTICE FOR
VICTIMS OF CRIME IN MARYLAND
Jeff Dion, Esq.
Sharon Christie, Esq.
Keith Franz, Esq.
Judson Lipowitz, Esq.
Pauline Mandel, Esq.
If you can’t answer these questions, how can a victim?
• What do victims gain through civil actions?
• What civil options are available?
• Where can victims find a lawyer?
• What is the appropriate role of a victim service provider?
Comments from previous attendees of "Civil Justice for Victims of Crime":
"Really enjoyed the presenter. He kept my attention the entire time. He was very compassionate and excited about helping victims."
"Presentation was great. Explained material without too much lawyer jargon."
"Very helpful; as a mental health therapist I feel that I don’t have a lot of opportunities to even understand the basics of litigation and court process, and it is better to support my clients when I’m educated. Very comprehensive."
"I learned a lot to help victims and myself. Out of my 25 years of attending law enforcement classes, this was the best class I have ever attended."
WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2008
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Owen Brown Interfaith Center
7246 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, Maryland 21048
Who should attend?
• Victim Advocates working in government agencies and community based organizations;
• Mental Health Service Providers;
• Law Enforcement officers;
• Social Workers;
• Sexual Assault and Forensic Nurse Examiners;
• Prosecutors; and
• Probation and Parole Officers.
The training is free, but space is limited ● Register no later than May 19, 2008 ● Register on-line! Go to www.ncvc.org and click on "Conferences and Trainings" ● For more information, call (800) 394-2255.
The Maryland Crime Victim Resource Center
The National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization dedicated to helping victims of crime rebuild their lives. www.ncvc.org