INFORMATION FOR VICTIMS 

 

 


 

VICTIM'S BILL OF RIGHTS

In accordance with the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) Chapter 17, the Georgia Crime Victimís Bill of Rights, the East Point Police Department has provided the listed information.  If you are a victim, or a family member of a victim, of one or more of the following types of crimes:

Then 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 various stages of the criminal justice process;
  3. Additional information about your rights can be obtained by contacting the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council at (800) 547-0060;
  4. You may be eligible for monetary compensation for certain out-of-pocket expenses (from the Stateís Crime Victimís Emergency Fund) incurred as a result of your victimization;
  5. You may contact the Governorís Victim Assistance Help line at (800) 338-6745 for assistance or clarification of your rights;
  6. You must be notified, by the investigating law enforcement agency, of the accusedís arrest; and
  7. 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.

GEORGIA STATE VICTIM'S COMPENSATION ACT

This program assists innocent violent crime victims with out-of-pocket medical or counseling bills, funeral costs and lost wages directly related to their victimization. Eligibility for funds is based on criteria designed by the State of Georgia. You may be eligible if you are:

YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE IF YOU ARE:

Other Requirements Include:

The crime must be reported to law enforcement within 72 hours, unless good cause is shown; and a completed application must be filled out and submitted within 180 days of the incident, unless good cause is shown.  Application, copies of the Victim Compensation Law and other information may be obtained by writing or contacting:

The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program
104 Marietta Street, NW Ė Suite 440
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
1-800-547-0060