Victims Rights

As a victim of crime in Pennsylvania, you have the following rights:

You have the right to be told…

  • about basic services available to you in your county
  • about certain court events, including information on bail, escape of offender, release of an offender
  • about the details of the final disposition of a case

You have the right to receive…

  • notice of the arrest of the offender
  • information about restitution and assistance with compensation
  • accompaniment to all criminal proceedings by a family member, a victim advocate or a support person

You have the right to provide input…

  • into the sentencing decision and to receive help in preparing an oral and/or written victim impact statement
  • into post sentencing decisions

To learn more or to have us assist you, please call us at (814)455-9414 today!

You can also visit the Pennsylvania Office of the Victim Advocate