State Victims' Rights Amendments
- A state Constitutional Amendment for Victims' Rights was passed in November, 1986.
ARTICLE 1, SECTION 23 – RIGHTS OF VICTIMS OF CRIME.
A victim of crime shall, as a matter of right, be treated by agents of the state with dignity, respect and sensitivity during all phases of the criminal justice process. Such person shall be entitled to receive, from the perpetrator of the crime, financial compensaiton for any injury or loss caused by the perpetrator of the crime, and shall receive such other compensation as the state may provided. Before sentencing, a victim shall have the right to address the court regarding the impact which the perpetrator's conduct has had upon the victim.
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