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 1        AN ACT in relation to crime victims.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section  5.  The Rights of Crime  Victims  and  Witnesses
 5    Act is amended by changing Section 4 as follows:

 6        (725 ILCS 120/4) (from Ch. 38, par. 1404)
 7        Sec. 4.  Rights of crime victims.
 8        (a)  Crime victims shall have the following rights:
 9             (1)  The  right  to  be  treated  with  fairness and
10        respect for their  dignity  and  privacy  throughout  the
11        criminal justice process.
12             (2)  The right to notification of court proceedings.
13             (3)  The right to communicate with the prosecution.
14             (4)  The  right  to make a statement to the court at
15        sentencing.
16             (5)  The right to information about the  conviction,
17        sentence, imprisonment and release of the accused.
18             (6)  The right to the timely disposition of the case
19        following the arrest of the accused.
20             (7)  The  right  to be reasonably protected from the
21        accused through the criminal justice process.
22             (8)  The right to be present at the  trial  and  all
23        other court proceedings on the same basis as the accused,
24        unless  the victim is to testify and the court determines
25        that the victim's testimony would be materially  affected
26        if the victim hears other testimony at the trial.
27             (9)  the   right   to  have  present  at  all  court
28        proceedings,  subject  to  the  rules  of  evidence,   an
29        advocate or other support person of the victim's choice.
30             (10)  The right to restitution.
31        (b)  A  statement  and explanation of the rights of crime
                            -2-                LRB9205168RCcd
 1    victims set forth in paragraph (a) of this Section must shall
 2    be given to a crime victim at the initial  contact  with  the
 3    criminal  justice  system  by the appropriate authorities and
 4    shall be conspicuously posted in all court facilities.
 5    (Source: P.A. 87-224; 88-489.)

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