Most states have some expression of crime victims’ rights in their constitutions or state laws. Protection and enforcement of Crime Victims’ Rights at state and federal levels is essential. Commonly affirmed Victims’ Rights include:

  • The right to protection from intimidation and harm.Constitution
  • The right to be informed concerning the criminal justice process.
  • The right to reparations.
  • The right to preservation of property and employment.
  • The right to due process in criminal court proceedings.
  • The right to be treated with dignity and compassion.
  • The right to counsel.

Proposed Crime Victims’ Rights US Constitutional Amendment 

National Crime Victim Law Institute

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Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus

 

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