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Helping Victims

The 2020 Kentucky Constitutional Amendment referred to as Marsy’s Law provides the following rights to you as a crime victim: 

  1. You have the right to be treated with fairness, respect, dignity, and to be protected from intimidation or harm throughout the criminal and juvenile justice process
  2. You have the right, upon request, to be informed about victims’ rights, criminal proceedings, and if the accused is arrested, released, or escapes
    Click here to learn how to register for offender custody status updates
  3. You have the right to have your safety, dignity, and privacy to be considered 
  4. You have the right to be heard at bond, bail release, pleas, or sentencing
    Click here to access the Victim Impact Statement Form:   (Homicide – English) (other crimes – English) (Español)
  5. You have the right to proceedings free from unreasonable delay 
  6. You have the right to be present at criminal proceedings 
  7. You have the right to consult with prosecution. To be notified of an offer in your case, complete the Victim Notification Request Form here
  8. You have standing to assert your rights, have an attorney assert your rights, or request the Attorney for the Commonwealth assert your rights 
  9. You have the right to full restitution paid by the convicted

To receive restitution, complete a Restitution Loss Report and return to our office:     (English) (Español)

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