To receive basic information concerning the services available for victims of crime.To be notified of certain significant actions and proceedings within the criminal and juvenile justice systems pertaining to their case. This includes all of the following:
In cases involving a personal injury crime or burglary, to submit prior comment to the District Attorney's Office or Juvenile Probation Office, as appropriate to the circumstances of the case, on the potential reduction or dropping of any charge or changing of a plea in a criminal or delinquency proceeding or diversion of any case, including an informal adjustment or consent decree.
To have the opportunity to offer prior comment on the sentencing of a defendant or the disposition of a delinquent child, to include the submission of a written and oral victim impact statement detailing the physical, psychological and economic effects of the crime on the victim and the victim's family. The written statement shall be included in any predisposition or pre-sentence report submitted to the court. Victim impact statements shall be considered by a court when determining the disposition of a juvenile or sentence of an adult.
To have notice and to provide prior comment on a judicial recommendation that the defendant participate in a motivational boot camp.
Upon request of the victim of a personal injury crime, to have the opportunity to submit written comment or present oral testimony at a disposition review hearing, which comment or testimony shall be considered by the court when reviewing the disposition of the juvenile.
To be restored, to the extent possible, to the pre-crime economic status through the provision of restitution, compensation and the expeditious return of property which is seized as evidence in the case when in the judgment of the prosecutor the evidence is no longer needed for prosecution of the case.In personal injury crimes where the adult is sentenced to a State correctional facility, to be:
To receive immediate notice of the release of an adult on bail, if the adult is subject to a protection from abuse order and is committed to a local correctional facility for a violation of the order, or for a personal injury crime against a victim protected by the order.
To receive notice if an adult is committed to a mental health facility from a State correctional institution and notice of the discharge, transfer or escape of the adult from the mental health facility.
To be notified of the details of the final disposition of the case of a juvenile.
To be present at trials, including murder trials, and the right not to be excluded from the trial if the victim will be providing input at sentencing.
To be present at executions providing the victim has registered with and been selected by the Victim Advocate, Office of the Victim Advocate.
Mission / Services
Victims Bill of Rights
Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse
Victims of Elder Abuse
Victims of Identity Theft
Victims of Juvenile Offenders and Juvenile Victims of Adult Offenders
Survivors and Witnesses of Homicide
Services for Victims and Witnesses
Is Your Child Testifying in Court?
Lineup Information for Victims and Witnesses