Appellate Clinic

In October 2020, SCVAN was awarded a grant through the Office for Victims of Crime to create a new legal appellate clinic focused specifically on crime victims' rights.

Interested in volunteering with the clinic?

There is minimal case law in South Carolina to support victims’ statutory and constitutional rights. New law created through appellate work is necessary to strengthen existing rights and support their enforcement in the lower courts. Therefore, we have partnered with the National Crime Victim Law Institute and created an Appellate Law Clinic to increase victim access to no cost legal services and provide training and technical assistance to meet this need.

Have a case you want to refer to the clinic?

Please know that we cannot accept any cases until the victim has completed an intake either online or over the phone.