Hope Finney joined OCVJC in December of 2015 as a Paralegal and Victims’ Rights Advocate. In the past year-and-a-half, Hope helped hundreds of victims across Ohio learn about, protect, and exercise their rights.
It is the mission of the Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center to protect the rights of Ohio's state and federal crime victims.
We are here for you.
The Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center was founded on the simple principle that Ohio’s state and federal victims of crime deserve and require legal representation to enforce and protect their constitutional and statutory legal rights throughout the criminal justice process.
Victims’ rights are civil rights.
There is a national movement to bring balance to the criminal justice system by establishing crime victims’ rights legal clinics in every state. As of today, twelve states now have crime victims’ rights legal clinics. Ohio is one of those progressive states.
The Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center is the only crime victims’ rights legal center in the State of Ohio that provides free legal representation in criminal court to citizens victimized by crime to protect their legal rights.
The Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center Provides:
Free Legal Representation
Free legal representation to state and federal victims of crime throughout Ohio to ensure their constitutional and statutory rights are enforced and protected from the time a crime is first reported throughout the criminal justice process.Get Help
Training & Instruction
Free Victims’ Rights Training to hospitals, victim advocates, law enforcement, prosecutors, courts, and the community to promote awareness of crime victims’ rights laws and to ensure consistent systemic implementation of crime victims’ rights laws.Register for Training
Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center Lucas County Training
October 12th, 2017
Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center Hamilton County Training
November 30th, 2017