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Victim's Bill of Rights

In accordance with O.C.G.A. Title 17, the Georgia Crime Victim's Bill of Rights, the University of North Georgia Police provides the following:

If you are a victim, or a family member of a victim, of one or more of the following types of crimes:

  • Serious Injury by Vehicle
  • Sexual Battery / Rape / Sexual Assault
  • Reckless Conduct
  • Burglary
  • Feticide by Vehicle
  • Homicide
  • Homicide by Vehicle
  • Theft
  • Assault / Battery
  • Feticide
  • False Imprisonment
  • Armed Robbery
  • Sexual Exploitation of a Child
  • Kidnapping
  • Cruelty to Children
  • Arson

You are entitled to know the following:

  1. It is possible that the accused may be released from custody prior to trial;
  2. that you, as a victim, have certain rights during the various stages of the criminal justice process;
  3. additional information about your rights can be obtained by contacting the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council at (404) 559-4949;
  4. you may be eligible for monetary compensation for certain out-of-pocket expenses (from the State's Crime Victim's Emergency Fund) incurred as a result of your victimization;
  5. you may contact the local District Attorney's Office or the Governor's Victim Assistance Help Line at 1-800-338-6745 for assistance or clarification of your rights.
  6. You must be notified, by the investigating law enforcement agency, of the accused's arrest; and you must provide the investigating law enforcement agency with your current address and phone number if you wish to be contacted. Pagers or cellular phone numbers are not sufficient.

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