Julie K. Hester

Julie K. Hester

Project Director, National Crime Victim Law Institute


Julie is responsible for the successful execution of key projects for the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI), including select long-term grant-funded programs and strategic advancement projects. Prior to this position, she coordinated a variety of NCVLI’s projects including grant-funded projects; marketing, branding and communications; and development efforts, including fundraising, donor and volunteer cultivation, and board and organizational development. Ms. Hester joined NCVLI in 2010 as the Project Director for NCVLI’s Vision 21 grant. This project, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime, involved a nationwide strategic planning initiative looking at the future of the crime victims’ field. She is currently the Project Director for the Rights In Systems Enforced (RISE) Project, which is funding legal clinics to provide crime victims with access to legal representation to assert and seek enforcement of their rights throughout criminal justice processes, increase awareness of victims’ rights and increase victim access to no cost legal services through an expanded body of attorneys knowledgeable about rights assertion and enforcement in criminal trial and appellate courts.