SEEDS

Activism, Advocacy, and Organizing

National Crime Victim Law Center

The National Crime Victim Law Institute actively promotes balance and fairness in the justice system through crime victim centered legal advocacy, education, and resource sharing.We seek to promote a society in which:
  • Every crime victim has comprehensive and meaningful legal rights and can access a knowledgeable attorney for representation in the justice system;
  • Every crime victim’s attorney has access to education, training, and technical support from a community of experts;
  • Everyone in the justice system is knowledgeable about and respects the legal rights of crime victims;
  • Crime victims’ rights are routinely enforced to facilitate meaningful participation in the justice system; and
  • Every right of every crime victim is honored in every case.
Current positions:
Training and Communications Assistant: Proivide general office support to a national nonprofit. The primary focus of this position will be to support communication activities, including crafting and disseminating media messages focused on protecting victims’ rights. Additionally, this position will perform administrative tasks to prepare for and execute numerous crime victim rights legal trainings throughout 2021-2022, with a primary focus on the Crime Victim Law Conference scheduled for November 2021 (the only national conference dedicated to crime victim law).

Gateway Center for Domestic Violence

Deliver trauma informed services to survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence. A collaboration between the City of Portland and Multnomah County offering a variety of public and private services specifically and exclusively for victims of intimate partner violence and family violence
Current positions:
Navigator Aide: Provide assistance and advocacy to DV and SA survivors. Reception Aide, answer the phone and provide initial intake. Positions assigned with consideration of skills and preferences. Some students can do both.