One week in April every year is reserved for recognizing crime victims and their rights. A national focus on crime victims dates back to 1965 and since then has strengthened federal legislation, court decisions, government action, and programs when working with crime victims. The week-long campaign promotes victim’s rights and those who advocate on their behalf. Raising awareness on crime victims’ rights helps victims rebuild their lives and remain hopeful for progress and healing. Join the movement in seeking justice, ensuring their rights and inspiring hope. 

Lone Star Legal Aid’s Crime Victim’s Unit and Legal Assistance to Survivors of Sexual Assault Project focus their advocacy on assisting victims of crime. Browse through our Stories of Justice to read our client’s stories.


Interested in learning more about victim advocacy? Check out these free Crime Victims’ Rights Week Webinars

Victim Advocacy for Endangered Children: Monday April, 20, 2020

A victim of internet luring, abduction and captivity will share her story of survival and her ability to transcend tragedy by dedicating her time to protecting other children. She will give insight into the phases of abduction, survival, recovery, family, reunification, and resilience. 

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Missing and Murdered Native Females: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The epidemic of missing or murdered Native American females has only recently begun to get some notice but the problem has existed for decades. This session will look at the problem overall and look at what is being done to address the issue today. 

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Victim Rights: Ensuring a Voice: Thursday, April 23, 2020

This session is taught by the Justice Department’s former senior attorney advisor on victim’s rights and will be discussion what rights victim have, how rights are enforced, and to whom they apply, as well as steps we can take to ensure victims receive their rights and their voice in court proceedings. 

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Lone Star Legal Aid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit law firm focused on advocacy on behalf of low-income and underserved populations. Lone Star Legal Aid serves millions of people at 125% of federal poverty guidelines that reside in 72 counties in the eastern and Gulf Coast regions of Texas, and 4 counties of southwest Arkansas. Lone Star Legal Aid focuses its resources on maintaining, enhancing, and protecting income and economic stability; preserving housing; improving outcomes for children; establishing and sustaining family safety and stability, health and well‐being; and assisting populations with special vulnerabilities, like those who have disabilities, or who are elderly, homeless, or have limited English language skills. To learn more about Lone Star Legal Aid, visit our website at www.lonestarlegal.org.

Media contact: Clarissa Ayala, cayala@lonestarlegal.org