(a) To be
treated with fairness and respect for his or her privacy and dignity, and to be
free from intimidation, harassment and abuse, throughout the criminal or
juvenile justice process.
(b) To be
reasonably protected from the defendant and persons acting on behalf of the
(c) To have
the safety of the victim and the victim’s family considered as a factor in
fixing the amount of bail and release conditions for the defendant.
prevent the disclosure of confidential information or records to the defendant
which could be used to locate or harass the victim or the victim’s family.
refuse an interview or deposition request, unless under court order, and to set
reasonable conditions on the conduct of any such interview to which the victim
reasonably confer with the prosecuting agency, upon request, regarding the
reasonable notice of all public proceedings, including delinquency proceedings,
upon request, at which the defendant and the prosecutor are entitled to be
present and of all parole or other post-conviction release proceedings, and to
be present at all such proceedings.
(h) To be
reasonably heard, upon request, at any public proceeding, including any
delinquency proceeding, in any court involving release or sentencing, and at
any parole proceeding.
(i) To the
timely disposition of the case following the arrest of the defendant.
provide information to any public officer or employee conducting a presentence
investigation concerning the impact of the offense on the victim and the
victim’s family and any sentencing recommendations before the sentencing of the
(k) To be
informed, upon request, of the conviction, sentence, place and time of
incarceration, or other disposition of the defendant, the scheduled release
date of the defendant and the release of or the escape by the defendant from
(l) To full
and timely restitution.
(m) To the
prompt return of legal property when no longer needed as evidence.
(n) To be
informed of all postconviction proceedings, to participate and provide
information to the parole authority to be considered before the parole of the
offender and to be notified, upon request, of the parole or other release of
(o) To have
the safety of the victim, the victim’s family and the general public considered
before any parole or other postjudgment release decision is made.
(p) To have
all monetary payments, money and property collected from any person who has
been ordered to make restitution be first applied to pay the amounts ordered as
restitution to the victim.
(q) To be specifically informed of the rights
enumerated in this section, and to have information concerning those rights be
made available to the general public.