Justice for Victims of Crime Clinic

Victims of crime in Baltimore City often have significant needs that are not met through criminal prosecution. Those needs may include assistance with accessing legal remedies, including crime victim compensation funds, safe housing, protective orders, and immigration. Crime victims may also need representatives to assist them in their dealings with police and prosecutors. Students will have the opportunity to explore how race, gender, nationality, criminal history, and poverty affect perceptions of victimization and the response of the legal system. In conjunction with the University of Maryland Carey Law’s Rebuild, Overcome, and Rise (ROAR) Center, a "one-stop-shop" where victims of crime can access the fullest possible range of wraparound legal, social, medical, and mental health services, students in the Justice for Victims of Crime Clinic will represent clients who have experienced physical and sexual assault, intimate partner violence, gun violence, robbery, hate and bias related crimes, and police-perpetrated and retaliation crimes in a range of civil proceedings. Students will have opportunities to litigate, work on administrative law matters, and to work on legislative and other policy initiatives.

Key to Codes in Course Descriptions
P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course