Crime victims have many rights. The California Constitution gives all victims of crime a victims' bill of rights known as Marsy’s Law.
In addition to the rights victims have under Marsy’s Law there are several additional rights given to victims under other California laws. To help crime victims navigate through the system, and to obtain every right, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office has a Division of Victim Services.
If you are a victim of crime in a filed criminal or juvenile case, we invite you to call Victim Services so that an Victim Services Specialist can help you. Victim Services Specialists are compassionate and resourceful, and will guide you through the criminal or juvenile justice process providing you information about your rights at each stage of the criminal or juvenile case and post-sentencing/disposition. Your rights as a victim of crime fall into the following 11 general categories: you have the right to be heard, the right to be informed, the right to be present, the right to be protected, the right to notice, the right to obtain or review reports and records, the right to privacy, the right to restitution, the right to return of property, the right to special accommodation or treatment, and the right to support.