Crime Victims' Bill of Rights

Rhonda Weber, Victim Advocate with the Advocacy & Resource Center in Sheridan
Rhonda Weber, Victim Advocate with the Advocacy & Resource Center in Sheridan

Victim Advocate Rhonda Weber, as a representative of the Sheridan Advocacy & Resource Center, was a guest on the Thursday edition of Public Pulse. The focus of her visit was to discuss crime victims' rights.

One way they can learn about their rights is through law enforcement. Rhonda says that police officers and sheriff's deputies in Sheridan County all have what is called a “To All Victims of Crime” form that they make available to someone who has experienced a crime. Rhonda explains.

Weber stresses that without this form, there would be a huge gap in the system of taking care of victims. And the types of victims has expanded, she says.

Weber discussed much more, and you can listen to this interview by clicking here: http://www.sheridanmedia.com/pub...

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Crime Victims' Bill of Rights
1. Be treated with compassion, respect and sensitivity.
2. Be informed about all rights under Wyoming law.
3. Have an interpreter or translator inform you of these rights.
4. Know about financial assistance or social services that may be available to you.
5. Be informed about the status of the case from beginning to end.
6. Seek legal counsel and employ an attorney.
7. Receive court-ordered restitution from the offender, and
8. Pursue compensation through the Wyoming Crime Victims Compensation Fund.

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