Crime Victims' Rights

Crime Victims' Bill of Rights: RCW 7.69.030

As a Crime victim, survivor, or witness to a crime, the Klickitat County Prosecuting Attorney's Office will provide reasonable efforts to ensure the following rights:
  1. To be provided with a written statement of the rights of crime victims, including the name, address and phone number of a county of local crime victim/witness program.
  2. To be informed of the final disposition of the case.
  3. To be informed of changes in court dates to which you have been subpoenaed.
  4. To receive protection from harm or threats of harm arising from cooperation with law enforcement and prosecution efforts.
  5. To be informed of the procedure to be followed to apply for and receive any witness fees to which you are entitled.
  6. To be provided, whenever practical, with secure waiting area during court proceedings that does not require you to be in close proximity to defendants and families or friends of defendants.
  7. To have any stolen of personal property returned as soon as possible after completion of the case.
  8. To be provided with appropriate employer intercession regarding absence from work for court appearances.
  9. To be provided access to medical assistance without unreasonable delay.
  10. To have, whenever practical, a victim advocate present at prosecution or defense interviews and at judicial proceedings.
  11. To be present in court during trial, or if subpoenaed to testify, to be scheduled as early as practical in proceedings in order to be present during trial after testifying.
  12. To be informed of the date, time, and place of the sentencing hearing for felony convictions upon request.
  13. To submit a victim impact statement personally or by representation, at sentencing hearings for felony convictions.
  14. To have restitution ordered when there is a felony conviction, even if the offender is incarcerated, unless extraordinary circumstances exist.
  15. To present a statement in person, in writing, via audio/video tape. Or by representation, at any hearing conducted regarding an application for pardon or commutation of sentence.