Victim Rights

Crime Victim & Witness Rights

View the Virginia Crime Victim and Witness Rights Act.

If you are a crime victim and have suffered physical, psychological, or economic harm as a direct result of any of the following crimes: any felony, assault and battery, stalking, sexual battery, attempted sexual battery, or driving while intoxicated, you may be entitled to:

  • Protection
    • From further harm and threats of harm
    • Waiting area separate from the accused during court proceedings
  • Financial Assistance
  • Notification
    • Case status information
    • Employer intercession services
    • Prisoner release notification
  • Victim Input
    • Victim Impact Statement
    • Courtroom presence during trial
    • Parole input for crimes occurring prior to January 1, 1995
    • Plea Agreement Consultation
  • Courtroom Assistance
    • Confidentiality of address and telephone numbers
    • Interpreter services
    • Closed preliminary hearing in limited situations
    • Use of two way closed circuit television in limited situations