South Carolina became a leader in victim advocacy by establishing the first victim assistance program in the nation. Under the leadership of Attorney General Alan Wilson, the state offers information and support to victims and their families as cases make their way through the criminal justice system. We hope the following information will help you to understand the complex judicial process.
Bill of Rights For Victims of Crime
The right to treatment with dignity and compassion
The right to protection from intimidation and harm
The right to knowledge of the criminal justice system
The right to restitution and compensation when legally possible
The right to preservation of property and employment
The right to due process in court proceedings
The right to special recognition of the very young, elderly, handicapped and others with special needs
You should received a form from the law enforcement agency once you make a report of the crime that has affected you. This form is used for notification purposes and it not intended as a tool to create any investigation. A crime must be reported to the local law enforcement agency before completing or sending this form to Our office.