Crime victims have many rights. Unfortunately, most victims are not aware of their rights nor do they know how to enforce them. To help crime victims navigate the criminal justice system and obtain information about their rights and learn how to enforce those rights, the Riverside County District Attorney's Office has a Division of Victim Services.
Have you ever wondered how a criminal case starts and what happens once we file charges? Please check out this whiteboard video about the life cycle of a criminal case.
What is a Victim Services Specialist?
Victim service specialists are part of the prosecution team and are specially trained to provide trauma informed care before, during and after a criminal prosecution. And they are all so much more. Learn more about victim services specialists by watching this brief whiteboard video and we invite you to please share it with others.
What is Marsy's Law?
Crime victims have numerous rights under the law, but they don’t always know what those rights are.
In addition, the District Attorney's Office has provided you with the following downloadable resources related to the rights of victims and witnesses: