Washington Coalition of Crime Victim Advocates

Strengthening crime victim rights and improving victim services

Right to be Heard

Right to Be Heard

Who?
  • Victim
  • Victim survivor (7.69.020)
  • Victim's representative (7.69.040)
Where?
  • Any hearing where the offender's release is at issue (Article I, Section 35); Bond hearings, parole hearings, sentence commutation hearings.
  • At sentencing (7.69.030)
  • Submitting a Victim Impact Statement (7.69.030)
How?
  • In person
  • In writing
  • By chosen representative
  • By audio or video tape (for parole or commutation of sentence proceedings)