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Victims’ Rights / Laura’s Card

Arkansas law (Act 873 and Arkansas Victim Rights Law/Act 1262) provides certain protections to victims. Under the law:

鈥 Victims may be present at all court proceedings and/or may have a representative appear on their behalf.

鈥 A victim may submit an impact statement to the court.

鈥 An employer cannot fire or discipline an employee who participates in criminal proceedings at the prosecutor鈥檚 request.

鈥 A victim may request a secure waiting area during court proceedings.

鈥 Upon conviction of the defendant, the victim is entitled to know where he/she is confined, information about their release, furlough, or if they escape, and has the opportunity to testify or submit a written statement to the parole board.

鈥 A victim is entitled to know about any appeals filed.

鈥 A victim may designate a person to serve as moral support during court proceedings and may appear with them in court.

These protections are in addition to those protections found elsewhere in state and federal law. If you feel you are in danger of being victimized again, you should contact your local prosecutor鈥檚 victim coordinator to begin the process of fi ling for an order of protection or you can download the form to file for an order of protection at LaurasCard.ar.gov. The Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Program, administered by the Office of the Attorney General on behalf of the Crime Victims Reparations Board, provides financial compensation to victims who have suffered personal injury or death as the result of a violent crime. For details and to obtain an application, visit LaurasCard.ar.gov. Submit the application and contact for questions: Crime Victims Reparations Board Arkansas Attorney General 323 Center Street, Suite 200 Little Rock, AR 72201 (501) 682-1020 or (800) 448-3014.

Laura’s Card

Rights and聽Responsibilities聽of Victims of Crimes

Victim Helpline

Local (501) 450 -3138
(Counseling Services for 小草影院 Students, Faculty, & Staff Only)

小草影院 Police Department
Chief of Police
John Merguie
(501) 450 – 3111

Your Rights

Arkansas law / Act 873聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 Arkansas Victim Rights Law / Act 1262

If you do not have access to the internet, a copy may be requested through your local law enforcement agency or prosecutor鈥檚 office. 聽

You MUST request these rights聽

  1. You have a right to Privacy while in all medical facilities and while seeking medical attention.
  2. You have a right to petition the court for an Order of Protection ().
  3. You have a right to request the court keep your physical address and personal telephone number confidential.
  4. You have a right to your own attorney during all court proceedings.
  5. You have a right to a notice of all court proceedings.
  6. You have a right to contact the Prosecutor鈥檚 Victims Witness Coordinator.
  7. You have a right to be present at all hearings where the defendant is present.
  8. You have a right to responsible protection before, during, and after all court proceedings.
  9. If available, you have the right to be provided a separate waiting area before, during, and after all court proceedings.
  10. In criminal proceedings, you have a right to request restitution be sought through the prosecutor鈥檚 office.
  11. You have a right to provide a Victim Impact Statement at the sentencing hearing ().
  12. You have the right to be notified on the status of the alleged or convicted offender ().
  13. You have a right to be provided with an interpreter during all court proceedings.
  14. If the victim is a minor, incapacitated or deceased, a member of the victim鈥檚 family may exercise these rights.

 

You are not alone. 聽If you are being abused, help is near.

 

As a Victim, you may experience the following:

  1. Shock, disbelief, numbness
  2. Change of appetite
  3. Change in sleep patterns
  4. Guilt, shame and/or self-blame
  5. Anxiety/Depression
  6. Reliving traumatic event (unwanted memories of event)
  7. Anger
  8. Difficulty concentrating
  9. Fatigue

Plan for Safety

  1. Develop a code that will alert a neighbor/friend to call the police
  2. Have a bag packed with a change of clothes, important papers, spare keys, cell phone and cash
  3. In an emergency, dial 9-1-1

Your Responsibilities:聽

  • Visiting () for a complete list of rights
  • Keeping a complete and accurate accounting of all expenses related to the crime
  • Providing law enforcement with up to date contact information
  • Victim鈥檚 rights are not automatically

Crime Victims Reparations Board Help for Crime Victims:聽

An innocent victim of a violent crime (including DWI) may qualify for financial help from the Crime Victims Reparations Board. This money may help pay for medical expenses, or other costs related to personal injuries that were caused by a violent crime.聽

You May Qualify for Assistance if:聽

  1. The crime was reported to law enforcement within 72 hours
  2. An application for assistance is received within one year of the date of the crime
  3. The victim cooperates with the investigation
  4. The victim did not contribute to the crime

For more information contact your victim witness coordinator or the Office of the Attorney General Leslie Rutledge
Tower Building 323 Center Street Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 682-1020 or (800) 448-3014聽


24 Hour Crisis Line聽

Hotline Centers for 聽Healing Hearts & Spirits 聽(855) 6-HELP-4_U 聽 (855) 643-5748

Domestic Violence 聽 聽(800) 269-4668

Child Abuse 聽 聽聽(800) 482-5964

Adult Abuse 聽聽(501) 482-8049

Rape Crisis Program 聽(855) 643-5748

Human Trafficking 聽(888) 373-7888

Shelters

Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence Women’s Shelter of 聽Arkansas 聽 (501) 730-9864

Local Victim Services and Social Services

小草影院 Student Health 聽 聽(501) 450-3136

小草影院 Counseling Center 聽 (501) 450-3138

Victim Services 聽 聽(501) 450-4928

Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts Domestic Violence Program

Court Connect helps keeps victims informed of court proceedings and other pertinent information


Resource Numbers:

Adult Abuse and Neglect 聽800-482-8049

Ambulance 聽501-327-5658

Area Agency on Aging 聽800-482-6359

Arkansas Workforce Center 聽501-354-9793

Arkansas State Police 聽501-618-8000

Child Abuse Hotline 聽800-482-5964

Child Support Enforcement 聽510-329-1721

Conway District Court 聽501-450-6112

Conway Regional Medical Center 聽501-450-2178

Counseling Associates 聽聽501-336-8300

Dept. of Community Correction 聽501-327-3256

Dept. of Human Services 聽501-730-9900

贰尘别谤驳别苍肠颈别蝉听911

Legal 聽Aid 聽501-376.3423

Medicaid 聽501-450-4941

Public Defender鈥檚 Office聽501-450-4975

Red Cross 聽501-329-3571

Sexual Assault Crisis Response聽866-358-2265

Social Security Administration聽800-772-1213

VINE Program聽800-510-0415

Faulkner County聽

Circuit Clerk聽501-450-4911

County Clerk聽501-450-4910

Health Dept.聽501-450-4941

Prosecuting Attorney聽501-450-4928

Hot Check Office聽501-329-8730

Victim Services聽501-450-3051

Sheriff鈥檚 Office聽501-450-4914

FCSO Unit 2 聽501-328-4160

Police Departments

Conway 聽501-450-6120

骋谤别别苍产谤颈别谤听501-679-3105

Mayflower 聽501-470-1000

小草影院 聽501-450-3111

Vilonia 501-796-8170