Victim's Rights

Sarpy County

Victims Of Crime Have Rights In Nebraska

Since May 25, 1981, Nebraska law has recognized the needs and rights of crime victims and witnesses.

You have a right as a crime victim or witness to:

  • Be informed about the criminal justice system and to be updated about the progress of your case
  • Be informed about the possibilities of financial assistance and the availability of social services
  • Be treated with dignity, courtesy, and compassion by the criminal justice system
  • Be protected from intimidation and future harm
  • Be informed of the final disposition of the case and to receive extended pertinent defendant information from the State Parole Board
  • Be escorted to court appearances
  • Be notified if your presence is not needed in court
  • Intercession services relative to employers, school, or financial obligations
  • Be provided a secure waiting area during court proceedings
  • Have personal property returned when it is no longer needed as evidence
  • Have input with the prosecution regarding pleas and with written or verbal input prior to sentencing