Victim's Rights & Compensation

Marsy's Law

Crime victims are provided certain rights detailed in the Ohio Constitution Article I, Section 10(a) and the Ohio Revised Code, often called “Marsy’s Law” or the Ohio Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights.

Crime victims have the right to reasonable notice, to be present and heard at all court proceedings, to be informed of the release of the offender, to offer input on negotiated pleas, to a prompt conclusion of their case, and to restitution for economic losses resulting from the criminal offense or delinquent act. Some rights are automatic, some must be requested to be exercised.

The following forms are for use by crime victims, law enforcement, prosecutors, and courts to facilitate understanding and rights election, and simplify compliance with victims’ rights and restitution for crime victims.

Law Enforcement IPV Resource Packet

Ohio Victim Rights Request Form

Crime Victim Rights Information

For more information on Marsy's Law, click the link below:

Marsy's Law and Crime Victims Rights -- Ohio Supreme Court