Victims’ Rights

Victims have the right to be notified of the status of any criminal proceedings and to have the right to be heard at such proceedings. The Victim Advocate must inform the victim of the rights available which include:

  • Notice of initial appearance
  • Notice of conditions of release
  • Notice of criminal proceedings
  • Notice of conviction, acquittal or dismissal and Victim Impact Statement
  • Notice of post conviction review
  • Notice of release on bond/escape
  • Notice of probation modification
1 in 12 women and 1 in 45 men have been stalked in their lifetime

National Events

  • January is Stalking Awareness Month
  • February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
  • April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Victim Protection

The court shall provide appropriate safeguards to minimize contact between the victim and the accused. The victim has the right to refuse an interview with the defendant or his/her attorney, and can petition to revoke bond of the accused if he is harassing her or her immediate family.

Domestic Violence Emergency Fund

The Domestic Violence Emergency Fund exists to assist victims in need of emergency financial assistance, transportation, food, shelter, and other monetary needs regarding victim safety.