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Crime Victim's Bill of Rights

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Victims have the right to:

  • Be treated with fairness and with respect for the victim's dignity and privacy.
  • Be reasonably protected from the accused offender.
  • Be notified of court proceedings.
  • Be present at all public court proceedings related to the offense, unless the court determines that testimony by the victim would be materially affected if the victim heard other testimony at trial.
  • Confer with [an] attorney for the Government in the case.
  • Restitution
  • Information about the conviction, sentencing, imprisonment, and release of the offender.


Reference: Attorney General Guidelines for 
Victim and Witness Assistance 2000
(U.S. Department of Justice) 

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