Under Pennsylvania law, crime victims have the right to:
- Be notified of significant actions and proceedings pertaining to their case
- Have a victim advocate providing support at proceedings
- Submit a victim impact statement prior to the sentencing of a defendant
- Receive restitution and the return of seized property
Enacted in 1998, the Pennsylvania Crime Victims Act includes a section titled the Crime Victims Bill of Rights.
Today, Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering whether to enshrine the rights of crime victims in the state’s constitution under Marsy’s Law.
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