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WHAT ARE CRIME VICTIMS’ RIGHTS IN CONNECTICUT?
In 1996, a victims’ rights amendment was approved by referendum and became Article 29 of the Connecticut state constitution. This amendment gives victims of crime in Connecticut the right to:
Victims in Connecticut have rights under state and federal law. Different organizations are responsible for certain rights. These include Municipal and State Police, Office of Victim Services, Office of the State Attorney, Department of Collections, Board of Pardons and Paroles, and Court Support Services Divisions. For more information visit the State of Connecticut’s Office of Victim Services website, http://www.jud.ct.gov/crimevictim/
In addition, some cities, towns, and social service agencies provide some services to crime victims, depending on where the crime occurred or the type of crime committed.
FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON VICTIM SERVICES:
Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries, “Connecticut Law About Victim’s Rights”, website page: http://www.jud.ct.gov/lawlib/Law/victimsrights.htm
2-1-1 list of agencies assisting crime victims: Victim Services – Connecticut
SOURCE: Connecticut General Assembly, Office of Legislative Research Report # 2000-R-1065, 2009-R-0288, and 2013-R-0360
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