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
- 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.