This Week Is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Crime rates have been declining in Indiana and around the nation for decades, but the impact on a victim’s life remains the same. It’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, and Adam Baker with the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute says the goal is to ensure victims know their rights, and are aware of the resources available as they pursue justice and work to rebuild their lives. Under Indiana law, crime victims are to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect. They also have rights pertaining to representation, protection and their role in the justice process.