On November 4, 2008, the People of the State of California approved Proposition 9, the Victims’ Bill of Rights Act of 2008: Marsy’s Law. This measure amended the California Constitution to provide additional rights to victims.
This page contains specific sections of the Victims’ Bill of Rights and resources. Crime victims may obtain additional information regarding Marsy’s Law by contacting the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Victim-Witness Assistance Program at 1-800-380-3811, or online at http://da.lacounty.gov/vwap/default.htm. You can find the following information here in Spanish.
Victims’ Bill of Rights“Marsy’s Rights”California Constitution, Article I, Section 28(b)
In order to preserve and protect a victim’s rights to justice and due process, a victim shall be entitled to the following rights:
A victim, the retained attorney of a victim, a lawful representative of the victim, or the prosecuting attorney upon request of the victim, may enforce the above rights in any trial or appellate court with jurisdiction over the case as a matter of right. The court shall act promptly on such a request. (Cal. Const., art. I, § 28(c)(1).)