Empowering and Supporting Crime Victims
By District Attorney Shannon Wallace
Most people are aware that criminals are afforded many rights protected by law, starting with the right to remain silent.
However, few people are aware that victims are also protected by laws that give them the right to be heard.
Starting back in the 1980s, federal and state laws began to address the rights of crime victims. In 1982, the U.S. Congress passed a law to...