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We are the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. Please join us as we forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives.

Indiana

Indiana is one of thirty-two states that have amended their constitutions to include rights for crime victims--during the November 1996 elections, where the amendment received 89% voter approval.

The Amendment reads as follows:

Article 1, Section 13 (b)

Victims of crime, as defined by law, shall have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect throughout the criminal justice process; and, as defined by law, to be informed of and present during public hearings and to confer with the prosecution, to the extent that exercising these rights does not infringe upon the constitutional rights of the accused.