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OHIO VICTIM
RIGHTS LAWS

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)

  • Aggravated menacing

  • Assault

  • Domestic violence

  • Intimidation of crime victim or witness

  • Menacing

  • Menacing by stalking

  • Negligent homicide

  • Vehicular homicide

  • Sexual imposition

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.

Regarding the proposed amendment pending before
113th Congress (2013-2014) as house joint resolution 40