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.
In order to serve victims of crime and human rights abuses, the Center for Victim and Human Rights relies on our volunteer law clerks to help us accomplish our mission of empowering victims. Thus, we selected Hayley Kemp, volunteer law clerk and student at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law, for this month’s Volunteer Spotlight.
The criminal justice system is charged with prosecuting perpetrators of domestic violence; however, for most victims, the criminal justice system cannot address all the effects of the abuse. In addition to the pressing need to escape the violence, victims often face a variety of…
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.