Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center has developed a Free Online Victims Rights Research Toolkit. This new toolkit is the best resource to help Ohio and federal crime victims understand and exercise their legal rights. In the Toolkit, you'll find nearly everything victims need to know about their rights from the time of first report to a hospital or police through investigation, prosecution, incarceration, and post release control.
The Toolkit provides victims with information and tools to protect and enforce their rights, such as:
- Ohio and federal crime victims' rights laws (explaining them in layman's terms with links to the Ohio Revised Code),
- best practices, and
- form letters to help victims exercise their rights (yes, sometimes victims have to request their rights)
Click here to access the Online Toolkit.