Victims’ Rights Project

The Victims’ Rights Project helps survivors of crime with legal issues related to the crime they experienced. We provide a range of services from legal advice and information to full representation in court. Our priorities focus on helping survivors with their physical and financial security.

We give advice and representation in a wide variety of issues, including:

  • relief from abuse
  • orders against stalking and sexual assault
  • vulnerable adult protection orders
  • protecting victims’ rights in criminal cases
  • family law advice
  • evictions, and
  • any legal issue directly related to the client’s victimization.

We help victims of a crime even if they have not made a police report. It doesn’t matter how much income they have.

We also work with other agencies to advocate for victims and amplify their voices as part of the Vermont Legal Partnership for Victims. Our partners include:

  • Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services
  • Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • South Royalton Legal Clinic
  • Disability Rights Vermont
  • Have Justice Will Travel, and
  • Vermont Bar Association.

More information

Need help?

You may qualify for legal help from Vermont Legal Aid. To ask for a referral to Vermont Legal Aid or other legal help:

  • use our Legal Help Tool on the VTLawHelp.org website, or
  • call our legal helpline at 1-800-889-2047.