One of CVHR’s very own law clerks, Elaine McCreery, has been recently selected to publish her paper in the Indiana International and Comparative Law Review. The working title of her paper is “Human Rights Obligations In Post-Disaster Haiti: Working Towards Increased Justice for Victims of Gender-Based Violence,” and focuses on the history, laws, and activism surrounding sexual violence in Haiti.
Jacob Irven, CVHR law clerk, is currently serving as a summer intern through the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law’s exceptional Program in International Human Rights Law (PIHRL). As a PIHRL intern, Jacob is working to support respective non-profit human rights NGOs spanning three continents. His first placement was within the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights’ (HFHR) Strategic Litigation Program in Warsaw, Poland.
Jessica Topor, CVHR Supervisory Staff Attorney, has been with the CVHR for a little over 5 years. She started her career with the CVHR as a volunteer law clerk, eventually joining the CVHR team as a Staff Attorney before becoming Supervisory Staff Attorney.
If you were stuck in a dangerous situation where your assailant was preventing you from calling 911, how would you be able to get the help you need without their knowledge? To eliminate situations such as these, an emergency text service has become available in all 92 counties of Indiana. This service, Text-to-911, provides a way for users to contact emergency services without raising suspicion or drawing attention.
Melissa Arvin, Prosecutor in the Marion County Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit, has been on the CVHR Board of Directors for several years. She currently serves as secretary and we recently interviewed her to learn a little more about who she is and why she got involved with the CVHR.
In the summer of 2016, three new members joined the Center for Victim and Human Rights board of directors. For this month’s Board Member Spotlight, we interviewed one of these new members, Marios Fellouka, to learn a little more about who he is.
The Center for Victim and Human Rights (CVHR) is a 501(c)(3) organization that was established in 2008 with the specific purpose of providing comprehensive legal representation to victims of crime and human rights abuses, who often lack the safety and resources necessary to access available legal remedies.