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Victim’s Rights Amendment

In 1992, Colorado voters passed a constitutional amendment that guarantees rights to victims of certain crimes. Victim/survivors of sexual assault, unlawful sexual contact, and stalking have rights. These rights include, but are not limited to:

  • To be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect
  • To be informed about the status of their case
  • To consult with the district attorney
  • To have restitution ordered
  • To be informed of, present, and heard at critical stages of the criminal justice process
  • To have property returned when it’s no longer needed as evidence
  • To be free from harassment, intimidation, or abuse by the attacker or someone acting on the person’s behalf
  • To be informed of the results of any court-ordered HIV testing
  • Receive information about resources in the community
  • If the victim/survivor is a child he/she has the right to have information communicated to him/her in a level of language in which he/she can understand

For more information about the rights of crime victims, click here(http://www.denvergov.org/ColoradoVictimRights/tabid/423633/Default.aspx): or, go to www.colorado.gov and type “victim rights” into the search tool.