A victim has the right to be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect throughout the criminal justice process.
A victim has the right to be informed, upon request, when a person who is accused of committing or convicted of committed of committing a crime perpetrated directly against the victim, is released from custody, or has escaped. This includes release or escape from mental health facilities.
A victim has the right to have the victims safety considered in determining release from custody of a person accused of committing a crime against the person.
A victim has the right to information, upon request, about the disposition of the criminal case involving the victim or conviction, sentence, and release of a person accused of committing a crime against the victim.
A victim has the right to be heard at any proceeding involving sentence or post-conviction release decision. A victim’s right to be heard may be exercised at the victim’s discretion, through an oral or written statement, or submission of a statement through audio or videotape.
A victim has the right to make a written or oral statement for use in preparation of the pre-sentence report. The victim also has the right to read pre-sentence reports relating to the crime committed against the victim in order that the victim can respond to the pre-sentence report.
A victim has the right to confer with a representative of the Prosecuting Attorney’s office after a crime allegedly committed against the victim has been charged; before the trial of a crime allegedly committed against a victim, and before any disposition of a criminal case involving the victim. This right applies in any of the following situations:
A victim has the right to pursue an order of restitution and other civil remedies against the person convicted of a crime against the victim.
A victim has the right to be informed of the victim’s constitutional and statutory rights.
A victim does not have the right to direct a prosecution.