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Notification Rights & Victim Participation

Court Proceedings, Parole & Post Conviction Release Proceedings:

Under Marsy's Law, a victim has the right to reasonable notice of all public proceedings, including delinquency proceedings, upon request, at which the defendant and the prosecutor are entitled to be present and of all parole or other post-conviction release proceedings, and to be present at all such proceedings.

Further, upon request, a victim has the right to be heard, at any proceeding, including any delinquency proceeding, involving a post-arrest release decision, plea, sentencing, post-conviction release decision, or any proceeding in which a right of the victim is at issue.

If you wish to be notified of court proceedings, contact your local victim witness center or district attorney's office. To obtain your local district attorney's contact information, visit: CDAA District Attorney Roster.

For a listing of victim witness office nearest you, visit: Victim Compensation & Government Claims Board.

If you wish to be notified regarding a case that the Attorney General's Office is prosecuting or if you are a victim or a victim's family member and wish to be notified regarding the status of an appeal, contact the Attorney General's Victims' Services Unit during normal business hours at their toll-free number at 1-877-433-9069 or by internet at: Victim Services

If you are the victim of crime or victim's next of kin and wish case status information on a case that the Attorney Generals' Office is prosecuting or appeal status, you may want to complete the online request for appeal status at: Victim Services - Notifications

For parole notification, restitution, inmate status, parole hearings and requests for special conditions of parole, contact the Office of Victim & Survivor Rights & Services. The Office of Victim & Survivor Rights & Services will provide information regarding attendance at parole consideration hearings or notification concerning future hearings. They may be reached during normal business hours at their toll-free telephone number 1-877-256-OVSS (6877) or by internet at: Office of Victim & Survivor Rights & Services

If you are the victim of crime, victim's next of kin, witness, or concerned citizen and you would like to receive notification of the status of the adult inmate in prison, request special conditions of parole for the inmate when he or she is released from prison, or verify the collection of restitution ordered to you by the court, you may contact the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's (CDCR) Office of Victim & Survivor Rights & Services or you may complete the online version of the CDCR Form 1707, Request for Victim Services, and mail it to CDCR. To obtain a copy of form CDRC 1707 and the mailing address of CDCR, visit: Request for Victim Services.

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