Profit from Murder
To bring hope, justice, and healing to victims of domestic violence murder by providing holistic non-profit legal representation in the criminal, civil, probate and family courts.
Founded in 2001, the Never Again Foundation has won more than $288 million for crime victims.
After more than 15 years serving victims in Arizona, we have expanded our work into Utah as of July 2018.
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We provide pro bono legal representation in civil, probate and family courts to family members whose loved ones were murdered as a result of domestic violence.
The survivors of domestic violence murder victims, most often children, have been rendered “low income” due to the lack of control over the finances. Consequently, they cannot find an attorney who will represent them without a large, upfront retainer. Often this situation compels them to choose between suing the killer and supporting themselves, their children and any surviving children of the victim because they do not have the funds to take legal action.
More than counseling, shelter, or education, legal representation is the most requested – and unmet – need of victims of domestic violence murder. NAF’s office receives numerous frantic telephone calls from family members desperate to find an attorney to represent them against the murderer. The killer, who typically has control of the family assets, has no difficulty finding an attorney to take their case.
Recognizing this need, NAF’s program provides pro bono legal representation for children and other victims of domestic violence murder in asserting their Crime Victims Rights in criminal court, and also provide representation in civil and probate court lawsuits against the perpetrator to ensure the monetary assets go to the rightful heirs. NAF also ensures that crime victims’ rights are not violated by continuing to represent victims and their interests in criminal courts. No other non-profit organization or governmental agency provides these services on a pro bono basis.
Our cases are “impact cases” because each case we represent can have a significant and wide legal impact, setting legal precedents for crime victims. Our cases expose legal loopholes used by criminals and prompt systemic correction through new legislation, which benefits all crime victims. Two examples are statutes which improved crime victims’ rights that are directly attributed to NAF cases: A.R.S. §12-511 “Civil Actions by Crime Victims” and §25-318 “Dissolution of Property in Marriage.”