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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.

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The Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center Provides:

Trainings

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.

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Front Page News

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Sarah Letson is a volunteer writer who has generously volunteered her services since August, 2017. Her writing is featured every month in OCVJC’s newsletter.

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Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center invites all past and present volunteers to join us for a Volunteer Appreciation Holiday Party on December 9th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Party will feature a potluck lunch with staff providing the food.