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An act of sexual violence can devastate and derail an individual's life. The impact is long-lasting—months, years, even a lifetime. The Victim Rights Law Center provides free, comprehensive legal services for sexual assault victims with legal issues in Massachusetts and Oregon in the areas of privacy, safety, housing, education, employment, immigration, and financial stability. What we learn from representing individual survivors is harnessed to train thousands of advocates, attorneys, campus administrators, medical professionals, law enforcement, military personnel, and other professionals throughout the United States and U.S. Territories annually to improve the response to sexual violence. Anyone can be a victim of sexual violence, and we are proud to serve survivors of all gender identities, sexual orientations, races, and religions in Massachusetts and Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties, Oregon. 

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Resources for Survivors

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If you’ve been raped or sexually assaulted, you have the right to make your own choices about how to respond to what happened to you. Our goal is to give sexual assault victims information regarding their civil legal needs and rights to help them reclaim their lives.

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Resources for Professionals

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As the first law center in the nation dedicated solely to providing comprehensive legal representation for sexual assault victims, the Victim Rights Law Center is dedicated to producing practical products that advocates nationwide can use to help survivors.

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The VRLC offers trainings for attorneys, advocates, and educators nationwide on how to improve the response to sexual violence. Our attorneys use what they learn from representing survivors to provide webinars, conferences, and trainings to thousands every year.

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Shining Star 2018 Save the Date

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The VRLC is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year!

Please join us on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at our annual Shining Star Gala
at the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse on Boston’s waterfront.

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Featuring 2018 Leadership Awardee
Kristen Gibbons Feden

"The Prosecutor Who Stared Down Bill Cosby"

Exclusive interview with 2018
Leadership Awardee Kristen Gibbons Feden

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2018 Sponsors

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2018 Shining Star Gala!

Photography by Cheryl Richards Photography