In 2016 the Constitution of the State of Illinois was amended to provide for increased rights for the victims of certain types of violent crimes. My office is sensitive to the needs of crime victims and provides the following information when it is necessary to ensure that a victim of a crime is able to avail themselves of those constitutional rights.
Contact Jennifer Mitchell, Victim & Witness Coordinator, at (217) 742-8907, and find further information below that may assist you.
Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act – the law.
Victims Assertion of Rights – printable .pdf form to assert rights in court.
Victims Comp Application – printable application to seek monetary compensation. You shouldn’t have to pay because someone wronged you.
Illinois Attorney General – Webpage on Crime Victims Rights