What is the Crime Victim Rights Act?

The William Van Regenmorter Crime Victim’s Rights Act. P.A. 87 of 1985, as amended, provides certain rights to victims of crime.  Crime victims, as defined by law, shall have the right to be treated with fairness and respect for their dignity and privacy throughout the criminal justice process and the right to information about the conviction, sentence, imprisonment, and release of the accused.  The victim also has the right to restitution.

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1. What is the Crime Victim Rights Act?
2. Who is a victim? Co-victim?
3. How do I request to be notified?
4. What services do you provide?