Victim Responsibilities

Victim's Responsibilities

Victims of crime have the following responsibilities:

  1. Keep appropriate criminal justice authorities informed of their or their representative's current name, address, and telephone number, and any changes in this information;
  2. Provide a written request to the appropriate agency if they want to be notified of information regarding the post sentencing process.
  3. Request forms for enrollment information can be obtained from the District Attorney's Office, the Probation Department, the Department of Corrections, the Division of Youth Corrections or the local jail;
  4. For victims of cold cases for which the crime has a statute of limitations of longer than three (3) years, to request in writing an annual update in the status of the case;
  5. To request notification of the release of a person accused or convicted of a crime from the county jail;
  6. To request notification by the court of a defendant's petition to stop sex offender registration; and
  7. To request that correctional officials keep their address, telephone, place of employment and other personal information confidential.
  8. If you feel that your rights have been violated, you should attempt to seek compliance on the local level

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