Victims' Rights



The Constitution of the State of Colorado and the laws of this state guarantee rights to victims of crime. There are specific rights afforded to victims of certain crimes or in the case of the victim being deceased or incapacitated these rights are guaranteed to the victim's spouse, partner, parent, child, sibling or grandparent.

Among these rights, the most important are those rights pertaining to information. You have the right to have information about the critical stages of the criminal justice process and to know what is happening with your case.

Critical Stages of the Criminal Justice Process

Victims of violent crime have additional rights as well. Again, many of these rights relate to being informed about aspects of the case, results of hearings, and your right to be heard.

Your Rights as a Victim of Violent Crime


Please click here to explore the Office of Justice Program’s 2010 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Resource Guide.