19 episodes

Coming from the National Center for Victims of Crime, Parallel Justice is a trauma informed and survivor centered podcast that investigates civil justice sought for criminal acts. Dive into the realities of our criminal justice system alongside expert attorneys who took on the cases that dominated the headlines and changed our society. This is not your typical True Crime show. Parallel Justice is an honest, empowering investigation into how the Justice system actually works, where it fails, and how survivors can seek accountability.


The National Center for Victims of Crime advocates for victims’ rights, trains professionals who work with victims and survivors of crime and serves as a trusted source of information on victims' issues. To learn more about the National Center for Victims of Crime, visit https://victimsofcrime.org/.

Access a civil justice attorney through the National Crime Victim Bar Association, the nation's first professional association of attorneys and expert witnesses dedicated to helping victims seek justice through the criminal system visit https://victimbar.org/.

Compassionate, confidential support is available through the VictimConnect Resource Center via call, chat or text at https://victimconnect.org/ and 1-855-484-2846.

Parallel Justice National Center for Victims of Crime

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 12 Ratings

Coming from the National Center for Victims of Crime, Parallel Justice is a trauma informed and survivor centered podcast that investigates civil justice sought for criminal acts. Dive into the realities of our criminal justice system alongside expert attorneys who took on the cases that dominated the headlines and changed our society. This is not your typical True Crime show. Parallel Justice is an honest, empowering investigation into how the Justice system actually works, where it fails, and how survivors can seek accountability.


The National Center for Victims of Crime advocates for victims’ rights, trains professionals who work with victims and survivors of crime and serves as a trusted source of information on victims' issues. To learn more about the National Center for Victims of Crime, visit https://victimsofcrime.org/.

Access a civil justice attorney through the National Crime Victim Bar Association, the nation's first professional association of attorneys and expert witnesses dedicated to helping victims seek justice through the criminal system visit https://victimbar.org/.

Compassionate, confidential support is available through the VictimConnect Resource Center via call, chat or text at https://victimconnect.org/ and 1-855-484-2846.

    Failing Grades: What Happens When Schools Fail to Protect Children from Predators

    Failing Grades: What Happens When Schools Fail to Protect Children from Predators

    How can we hold predators and those who allow them to work with children accountable? Abuse in schools is extremely difficult to talk about: schools are supposed to be places to learn, grow, and enjoy childhood. “Failing Grades: What Happens When Schools Fail to Protect Children from Predators,” discusses abuse in schools with esteemed attorney Dave Ring. Listen to learn about the warning signs of abuse, what you can do to support children who are abused and how to prevent abuse in schools.
    Children and parents can contact the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, a 24/7 resource that you can call, chat or text: (1-800) 422-4453 https://childhelphotline.org/ (https://childhelphotline.org/).
    Visit the National Crime Victim Bar Association for referrals to victim-centered attorneys in your area. https://victimbar.org/ (https://victimbar.org/)upport is available through VictimConnect via call or text 1-855-4VICTIM (855-484-2846) or chat online at victimconnect.org.

    • 40 min
    The Price of Gold: How the USOC Cultivated a Culture of Abuse to Win at All Costs

    The Price of Gold: How the USOC Cultivated a Culture of Abuse to Win at All Costs

    Hundreds of coaches. Thousands of victims and survivors, competing at the highest level of sport. Powerful survivor-led actions to change a culture that enables athlete abuse. This podcast features Jon Little, a national advocate for athlete survivors and victims of abuse. Listen in to understand what actions have been taken to prevent and mitigate abuse and the long road ahead to accountability for those who both perpetrate and allow this abuse to occur.
    Learn more about Jon Little here: https://sllawfirm.com/our-firm/ (https://sllawfirm.com/our-firm/)
    Visit the National Crime Victim Bar Association for referrals to victim-centered attorneys in your area. https://victimbar.org/ (https://victimbar.org/)
    Support is available through VictimConnect via call or text 1-855-4VICTIM (855-484-2846) or chat online at victimconnect.org.

    • 45 min
    When Children Kill: How Family Abuse and Domestic Violence Can Lead to Tragic Endings

    When Children Kill: How Family Abuse and Domestic Violence Can Lead to Tragic Endings

    “When Children Kill: How Family Abuse and Domestic Violence Can Lead to Tragic Endings” is a passionate call to identify and prevent child abuse. Featuring nationally renowned advocate for victims of child abuse, Paul Mones, this podcast explores cases where children who are abused take the life of their abuser, representing these victims, the justice system and where they are now.
    Learn more about Paul Mones here: https://www.paulmones.com/ (https://www.paulmones.com/)
    Purchase his groundbreaking book, the first of its type, here: https://www.amazon.com/When-Child-Kills-Paul-Mones/dp/0671674218 (https://www.amazon.com/When-Child-Kills-Paul-Mones/dp/0671674218)
    Visit the National Crime Victim Bar Association for referrals to victim-centered attorneys in your area. https://victimbar.org/ (https://victimbar.org/)
    Support is available through VictimConnect via call or text 1-855-4VICTIM (855-484-2846) or chat online at victimconnect.org.

    • 43 min
    Scout’s Honor? Decades of Abuse Within the Boy Scouts of America Part 2

    Scout’s Honor? Decades of Abuse Within the Boy Scouts of America Part 2

    A national movement of survivors, over 80,000 strong, banded together to seek justice for the harms they faced at the hands of the Boy Scouts of America. In response, the Boy Scouts of America declared Bankruptcy. What happens now? How can survivors still seek justice? Listen to this finale of our two part series on the Boy Scouts of America, featuring Paul Slager and Michael Pfau, to find out.
    Learn more about the attorneys by clicking the links below
    Paul Slager https://www.sgtlaw.com/attorney/paul-a-slager/ (https://www.sgtlaw.com/attorney/paul-a-slager/)
    Michael Pfau https://www.pcva.law/attorneys/michael-pfau/ (https://www.pcva.law/attorneys/michael-pfau/)
    Visit the National Crime Victim Bar Association for referrals to victim-centered attorneys in your area. https://victimbar.org/ (https://victimbar.org/)
    Support is available through VictimConnect via call or text 1-855-4VICTIM (855-484-2846) or chat online at victimconnect.org.

    • 37 min
    Scout’s Honor? Decades of Abuse Within the Boy Scouts of America Part 1

    Scout’s Honor? Decades of Abuse Within the Boy Scouts of America Part 1

    The Boy Scouts of America, once one of the largest youth organizations in the country, fought for years to silence survivors and victims of crime who threatened their brand as a cherished American institution. After 100 years of documented abuse claims, over 80,000 survivors and victims of crime filed claims against the Boy Scouts of America. Now, they’re speaking out. Listen to Paul Slager and Michael Pfau, two attorneys who represent these survivors, to learn more in Part One of this two part episode.
    Click the links below to learn more about the attorneys featured in this episode:
    Paul Slager https://www.sgtlaw.com/attorney/paul-a-slager/ (https://www.sgtlaw.com/attorney/paul-a-slager/)
    Michael Pfau https://www.pcva.law/attorneys/michael-pfau/ (https://www.pcva.law/attorneys/michael-pfau/)
    Visit the National Crime Victim Bar Association for referrals to victim-centered attorneys in your area. https://victimbar.org/ (https://victimbar.org/)
    Support is available through VictimConnect via call or text 1-855-4VICTIM (855-484-2846) or chat online at victimconnect.org.

    • 38 min
    Beneath the Surface: A Complex Web of Criminality in Texas Launch Plan

    Beneath the Surface: A Complex Web of Criminality in Texas Launch Plan

    Why would a company give a car to someone that they know shouldn’t be behind the wheel? One family's journey to seek justice after the loss of a family member in a vehicle collision in East Texas reveals a complex web of criminality that endangers the public. Listen to esteemed attorney Marc Lenahan, who chose not to take the easy choice but to investigate deeper, discovering a disturbingly common and extremely dangerous practice.
    Learn more about Marc Lenahan:
    https://www.dallassevereinjurylawyer.com/attorneys/marc-c-lenahan.html (https://www.dallassevereinjurylawyer.com/attorneys/marc-c-lenahan.html)
    Visit the National Crime Victim Bar Association for referrals to victim-centered attorneys in your area. https://victimbar.org/ (https://victimbar.org/)
    To contact compassionate, confidential support, call or text 1-855-484-2846 or chat at VictimConnect Resource Center at https://victimconnect.org/ (https://victimconnect.org/)

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

CT Blue ,

Great Podcast!

I’ve been listening to this series, but was particularly blown away by season 2, episodes 5 and 6, about the Boy Scouts. This was really interesting. I had no idea of the history that led to the Boy Scout bankruptcy. After listening, I, for one, am not sorry to know they went bankrupt!
This is not as polished as some podcast series, but it is thoughtful and factual. Recommended.

phi!ip ,

Toward equity, all justice must be parallel, and..

… Parallel Justice is a means and a great companion to NCVC’s multifaceted approach to trauma informed and survivor centered justice—and healing, of society and self. Parallel Justice promises to advance the vanguard efforts of Susan Herman, as described in her book of the same name, and defined by her actions, in part while at NCVC.

LL 5th ,

Great inside perspective…

… on an area of law that is misunderstood, underused and — far too often — undercut for all the wrong reasons.

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