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 | Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month
  • February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
  • March 13 is National Bystander Awareness Day
  • April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month | National Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • May 5th is Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) Awareness Day
  • June is LGBT Pride Month
  • June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
  • July 30th is World Human Trafficking Awareness Day
  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month | National Bullying Prevention 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.