Defense Advisory Committee on Investigations, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces

Ms. Meg Garvin

Ms. Meg Garvin Meg Garvin, M.A., J.D., is the executive director of the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) where she has worked since 2003.  She is also a clinical professor of law at Lewis & Clark Law School where NCVLI is located.  In 2014, Ms. Garvin was appointed to the Victims Advisory Group of the United States Sentencing Commission, and during 2013-2014, she served on the Victim Services Subcommittee, of the Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crime Panel of the United States Department of Defense.  She has served as co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section Victims Committee, co-chair of the Oregon Attorney General’s Crime Victims’ Rights Task Force, and as a member of the Legislative & Public Policy Committee of the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force.  Ms. Garvin received the John W. Gillis Leadership Award from National Parents of Murdered Children in August 2015.  Prior to joining NCVLI, Ms. Garvin practiced law in Minneapolis, Minnesota and clerked for the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Puget Sound, her Master of Arts degree in communication studies from the University of Iowa, and her J.D. from the University of Minnesota.




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