The Crime Victim’s Rights Act requires that victims of certain juvenile offenses be notified of their rights and procedures under the act. These rights allow the victim to actively participate in the criminal justice process. Most of these rights are not automatic; you decide whether to take advantage of them by informing the Victim Assistance Program.
To you, the victim of crime, court proceedings may seem impersonal and confusing. It is out goal to make you feel more comfortable with the criminal justice procedures and allow us to effectively work together.
If you are intimidated or threatened by the defendant, contact the police immediately. If you are in need of further assistance, contact the Victim Assistance Program at 269-982-8640.