Your rights and responsibilities as a crime victim
If you have been a victim of any of the crimes listed below (or, in the case of a murder, if a member of your family has been killed), Ohio law gives you a variety of specific rights before, during, and after the trial or juvenile proceeding.
Any felonious crime (i.e. murder, rape, kidnapping, felonious assault)
Intimidation of crime victim or witness
Menacing by stalking
For more information, see Picking Up the Pieces: Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Crime Victim published by the Ohio Attorney General's Office
[See Ohio Revised Code Section 2950.01 (A)]
For more information on crime victim rights, visit nvcap.org
The proposed amendment is now pending before 113th congress (2013-2014) as house joint resolution 40.
STATEMENT OF DAVID L. VOTH
DIRECTOR, CRIME VICTIM SERVICES, ALLEN & PUTNAM COUNTIES, OHIO
BOARD MEMBER, NATIONAL VICTIMS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NETWORK
BEFORE THE CONSTITUTION SUBCOMMITTEE
COMMITTEE OF THE JUDICIARY
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
MAY 9, 2002
Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee, I am pleased to testify about my passionate desire to see H.J.R. 91 enacted as the 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution. I have been Director for 17 years of a non-profit crime victim assistance program serving all types of victims with a Restorative Justice philosophy, and I helped draft Ohio’s Victims Rights Law and Constitutional Amendment. I am convinced that only a federal Victim Rights Amendment will cause essential victim rights to be meaningful, permanent, consistent, and accessible.
Victim Rights Under Ohio Revised Code
For more information on crime victim rights, visit nvcap.org.