Victims’ Rights and Restitution Act

Victims’ Rights and Restitution Act

Definition

Statute enacted in 1990 that requires federal law-enforcement officers and employees to provide certain services to crime victims and to make their best efforts to give crime victims rights to be notified of and present at proceedings, to be treated with fairness and respect, to confer with the prosecutor, to receive restitution, to be protected from the offender, and to receive information about the offender’s detention status.

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