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Pennsylvania Crime Victim Rights

Your Rights as a Crime Victim

As a victim of crime, you have rights. Also, you can expect to receive information, practical and emotional support, and be able to participate in the criminal justice process. These standards were created to make sure that you are treated with dignity and respect at all times, regardless of your gender, age, marital status, race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability or religion.

You have the right to be told…

You have the right to receive…

You have the right to provide input…

Please see the resource list for local victim assistance options.

*For more information about your detailed rights or to file a complaint if you believe your rights have been violated, please contact: The Pennsylvania Crime Victims Office

Source: Pennsylvania Crime Victims (2012). "Your Rights as a Crime Victim"

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