Victim's Rights

Constitutional Amendment for Victim Rights

"To be treated with fairness, respect, and dignity and to be informed, present and heard..."

Colorado voters passed a Constitutional Amendment for Victim Rights in November 1992. The Amendment and state laws CRS 24-4.1-302(1)  mandate the Office of the District Attorney to provide certain information and rights to victims of violent crime.

The Victim Rights Amendment states: Any person who is a victim of a criminal act or such person's designee, legal guardian, or surviving immediate family members if such person is deceased, shall have the right to be heard when relevant, informed and present at all critical states of the criminal justice process.

The Colorado Victim Rights Act (VRA) ensures that crime victims are treated with fairness, respect, dignity and that they are free from intimidations, harassment, and abuse.