Understand Your Rights

LRBOI Victims Bill of Rights Ordinance

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians addresses the rights of crime victims in Ordinance #18-400-12. The purpose of this Ordinance is to protect the rights of crime victims.

United Stated Department of Justice Victims’ Rights Act

Crime victims, as defined by law, shall have the following rights, as provided by law:

  • The right to be treated with fairness and respect for their dignity and privacy throughout the criminal justice process.
  • The right to timely disposition of the case following the arrest of the accused.
  • The right to be reasonably protected from the accused throughout the criminal justice process.
  • The right to notification of court proceedings.
  • The right to attend the trial and all the other court proceedings that the accused has the right to attend.
  • The right to confer with the prosecution.
  • The right to make a statement to the court at sentencing.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to information about the conviction, sentence, imprisonment, and release of the accused.

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Crime Victims Compensation

The MDHHS Crime Victims Compensation Program helps
pay out-of-pocket medical expenses, lost earnings, funeral bills or counseling for people who suffer physical injury as a direct result of a crime.