Rights Concerning Immediate Needs

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  • To be notified by the Police Agency of emergency and medical services
  • To be notified of victims compensation benefits and the address of the Crime Victims Compensation Board
  • To receive an explanation of the eligibility requirements to receive crime victims compensation funds
  • To be notified of the police department's contact number, to determine if the defendant has been released from custody
  • To be notified of the address and the phone number of the Prosecuting Attorney whom you can contact to obtain information about victims rights
  • To have your property which was taken during the investigation promptly returned to you except as otherwise provided by law
  • To receive an explanation of court procedures
  • To receive an explanation of procedures to follow if threatened or intimidated by the defendant