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Victims' Rights


Military Forms

DD2698—Application for Transitional Compensation

DD2701—Initial Information for Victims and Witnesses of Crime

DD2702—Court-Martial Information for Victims and Witnesses of Crime

DD2703—Post-Trial Information for Victims and Witnesses of Crime

DD2704—Victim/Witness Certification and Election Concerning Inmate Status

DD2705—Victim/Witness Notification of Inmate Status


National Crime Victim Law Institute
Focuses on legal advocacy, education, and resource sharing. Its Web site includes a comprehensive list of victims' rights resources including state statutes.

Office of the Victims' Rights Ombudsman
Provides contact information and victims' rights assistance for cases adjudicated in federal court.

Oregon Crime Victims' Services Division
Links to programs, information, and resources for victims and victim service providers, such as the Oregon Crime Victims' Rights Web site and the Word documents Quarterly Report on Crime Victims' Rights Outcome Measures; the Crime Victims' Rights Policy Template, which includes victims' rights request forms; and the Oregon Crime Victims' Rights Compliance Implementation Plan.

Victim Rights Law Center
Assists service providers and victims with civil legal issues.


Are You the Victim of Rape or Sexual Assault
Describes how the Victim Rights Law Center can help victims of rape and sexual assault. Available in English and Spanish.

Crime Victim & Witness Rights
Lists the crime victims' rights that the National Organization for Victim Assistance promotes.

The Crime Victim's Right to Attend Trial: The Reascendant National Consensus
Explains victims' qualified and unqualified rights to attend trials.

The Crime Victim's Right To Be Present
Reviews the restrictions and limitations imposed on the right of crime victims to be present during criminal justice proceedings.

The Crime Victims' Rights Act of 2004 and the Federal Courts
Includes an overview of the Crime Victims' Rights Act, benchbook sections affected by the Act, issues that may arise, case summaries, and the text of the Act.

The Grassroots Beginnings of the Victims' Rights Movement
Reviews the victims' rights movement and the progress made to provide victim-centered responses.

Impact Statements: A Victim's Right To Speak, A Nation's Responsibility To Listen
Looks at victim impact statements and their impact on justice.

Ordering Restitution to the Crime Victim
Explores victim restitution laws.

Rethinking the Role of the State's Attorney
Explores the role of prosecuting attorneys in upholding victims' rights.

A Review of the American Bar Association's Guidelines for Fair Treatment of Crime Victims and Witnesses
Describes the categories of victims' rights on state and federal levels.

Sexual Violence Legal News Online
Provides an application for subscribing to e-mail summaries of recent court decisions.

Survivor Confidentiality and Privacy: Releases and Waivers At-A-Glance
Reviews issues surrounding survivor confidentiality releases and waivers.

Victim Input Into Plea Agreements
Reviews legislation that can better incorporate victim input on negotiated plea agreements.

Victims of Crime—A Social Work Response: Building Skills To Strengthen Survivors
Links to introductory training materials for social workers on victims' rights.