Victim's Bill of Rights

A Helpful Reminder


  • Victims and witnesses have a right to be treated with compassion, dignity and respect.
  • Victims and witnesses have a right to protection from intimidation and harm.
  • Victims and witnesses have a right to be kept informed about various phases of their case, including investigation, prosecution, trial and sentencing.
  • Victims have a right to provide information and input into the criminal justice process especially at plea bargaining, sentencing, and parole release hearings.
  • Victims have a right to restitution as a condition of sentencing.
  • Victims have a right to the speedy return of their property used as evidence.
  • Victims have a right to notification from officials about arrest, release of defendants, time and location of legal proceedings, time and location of trials, continuances or delays in trial proceedings, sentencing and parole hearings.
  • Victims and their family members have a right to be informed of eligibility for financial support, including state crime funding and compensation.
  • Victims and their family members have the right to be assisted in completing application forms in a timely manner, where applicable.

Additional Resources


  • Utah Crime Victims Legal Clinic
    Ph: (801) 467-7282 ext. 22
  • Victims Rights Committee
    Ph: (801) 238-2360