Issue: The government entered into a non-prosecution agreement with Jeffrey Epstein, alleged to have committed federal sex offenses against minor-victims ~ including knowingly recruiting, enticing and obtaining persons under the age of eighteen years to engage in commercial sex acts.The government made the deal without first conferring with or notifying the minor-victims. § 3771, including their rights to confer, to be treated with fairness, to receive timely notice of relevant proceedings, and to receive information about the right to restitution.
Issue: Defendant, convicted of bank fraud after a jury trial, appealed his sentence of 70 months' imprisonment. 11670 (the "Convention") to abused women and children.In this case, the victim and the prosecution were precluded from using the terms "victim," "assailant" and "rape.", Child Justice Inc., DV Leap, First Star Institute, Massachusetts Citizens for Children, Vertigo Charitable Foundation LLC, Lauren's Kids, Children's Advocacy Institute, The Children's Justice Fund, American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, Washington, DC: 2016.Brief of DC Rape Crisis Center, Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, Victim Rights Law Center, Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence and New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault in support of the appellant.Issue: Amici are advocating for Plaintiff's rights and to ensure that future victims of sexual violence in the District of Columbia are able to gather evidence against their attackers without police interference or other demeaning or disrespectful behavior from law enforcement.The National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) participated in these proceedings as amicus curiae in support of the victim’s petitions before the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.