If a state has provided crime victims with rights under their state constitution, I have noted the section where the rights are specified below. To read what your state’s constitution says, do an online search for the state name along with the word “constitution” and the article number listed below.

Whether they provide constitutional protections or not, most states have enacted laws that detail the rights of crime victims. These laws are listed below too.

Laws and links change from time to time. Here we endeavor to have the most up to date legal information and working links.

Please notify us if a link is no longer working or if you become aware of a change of law before we know about it. By working together we can help all victims!

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

  • Constitutional Protection: Article 2, Section 2.1
  • Victim’s Rights Law: A.R.S 13-4401-4441

Arkansas

California

Colorado

  • Constitutional Protection: Colorado Constitution Article II, Section 16a
  • Victim’s Rights Laws:
    • C.R.S Section 24-4.1-108
    • C.R.S Section 24-4.1-301-304

Connecticut

  • Constitutional Protection: Connecticut Constitution Article I, Section 8b
  • Victim’s Rights Law: C.G.S Section 54-201-230

Delaware

Florida

  • Constitutional Protection: Florida Constitution Article I, Section 16(b)
  • Victim’s Rights Law: F.S. Section 960.001

Georgia

  • Constitutional Protection: Georgia Constitution Art. I, Section I, Paragraph XXX
  • Victim’s Rights Law: O.C.G.A Section 17-17-1-16

Hawaii

  • Constitutional Protection: None
  • Victim’s Rights Law: Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 801D-1-7

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

  • Constitutional Protection: None
  • Victim’s Rights Law: I.C. Section 915.1-94

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

  • Constitutional Protection: None
  • Victim’s Rights Law: M.G.L. c. 258B Section 1-13

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

  • Constitutional Protection: Ohio Constitution Article I, Section 10a
  • Victim’s Rights Law: Ohio Rev. Code Section 2930.01-19

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

  • Constitutional Protection: Texas Constitution Article I, Section 30
  • Victim’s Rights Law: Texas Code of Crim. Procedure Section 56.01-15

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

Washington, D.C.

  • Constitutional Protection: None (not a state, so no state constitution)
  • Victim’s Rights Law: D.C. Code Section 23-1901-1911

West Virginia

  • Constitutional Protection: None
  • Victim’s Rights Laws:
    • W. Va. Code Section 61-11A-1-8
    • W. Va. Code Section 14-2A-1-29

Wisconsin

Wyoming