Virginia’s Victims Bill of Rights

Under Virginia’s Crime Victim and Witness Rights Act, you are entitled to certain rights and privileges during the criminal prosecution process. Below is a summary of those rights. More detailed information is outlined in this Summary prepared by the Department of Criminal Justice Services.

The Charlottesville Victim/Witness Assistance Program can also help you understand your options and rights under the criminal justice system.

Right to Be Informed




Notice of Court-Dates and Other Court-Related Assistance

Victim Input

Post-Trial Assistance and Other Notices