The Illinois Constitution provides that crime victims shall have the following rights*:
*Under Illinois law, "A statement and explanation of the rights of crime victims...shall be given to a crime victim at the initial contact with the criminal justice system by the appropriate authorities and shall be conspicuously posted in all court facilities." (725 ILCS 120/4(b)).
The law requires that some of these rights must be requested by the crime victim in writing.
Please contact your local State’s Attorney’s office or the Attorney General’s toll-free Crime Victims Assistance Line for more information. 1.800.228.3368 Voice/TTY
Children's Advocacy Centers of Illinois 400 S. 9th St., Suite 101 • Springfield, IL 62701 • 217.528.2224