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Website of the Week for May 7, 2007

Cheryl Nyberg, editor

Website of the Week Archive


VictimLaw is a searchable database from the National Center for Victims of Crime.

The database contains federal, state, and tribal legal authority, including:

  • constitutional provisions and amendments
  • statutes
  • administrative regulations
  • court rules
  • selected summaries of court opinions

The focus is on nine rights of crime victims:

  • the right to attend court proceedings
  • the right to compensation
  • the right to be heard during criminal justice proceedings
  • the right to be informed
  • the right to protection
  • the right to restitution
  • the right to the return of property
  • the right to a speedy trial
  • and the right to enforcement

Users may search by topic, keywords, jurisdiction, or citation to a known source.

The site also provides a visual outline of the criminal justice system; an overview of victims' rights issues; a glossary; and a list of related organizations, government agencies, and websites.


2008, M.G. Gallagher Law Library, University of Washington