Criminal Justice Information
Juvenile Justice Information
Child Physical / Sexual
Identity Theft & Fraud
Victim Compensation and Restitution
Attorney Victim Witness Program
Maine Department of Corrections
Maine Victim's Compensation Program
Maine Sex Offender
Multicultural Resource Guide: a listing of specialty service providers
for Maine's racial, ethnic and language minority communities
features links to Maine domestic violence resources
VICTIMS OF CRIME IN MAINE ARE ENTITLED TO
THE FOLLOWING BASIC RIGHTS:
To be treated with dignity and
To be assisted by criminal
To be informed about the
criminal justice system.
practicable, to be notified of plea agreements, and the right to comment on
them, before they are brought before the Court..
Whenever practicable, to be
notified of all judicial proceedings, including time and place of trial.
To speak before the Court at sentencing regarding the impact of the crime and the sentence to be imposed by the Court..
To request restitution.
To request compensation from the
Victim Compensation Board for un-reimbursed medical
and medically related expenses for victims of violent crimes.
To be notified of defendant's
release from institutional confinement after serving a sentence in all felony cases upon request to the
Department of Corrections.
- To be notified in Domestic violence cases when the defendant makes bail.
To be provided with a pamphlet containing certain statutes which pertain to victim's rights.
Below are some Maine statutes that may assist you to learn more about crime victims' rights:
Section 460 Municipalities and Counties – Encouragement for County V/W
T17-A MRSA Victims’Rights
19-A MRSA 1507 Guardian ad litem notification rights
30-A MRSA 287 Physical Examination of Crime Victims
16 MRSA 53C Privileged communications to
Governmental Victim Witness Advocates or Coordinators
MRSA 251 Fees of Witnesses
MRSA 752-E Crime Victims; Profits from Crime