YOUR RIGHTS AS A VICTIM
As a parent/guardian, student, or teacher you have the right to have the advocate:
- Attend the disciplinary hearings when requested by you, as well as present information and testimony and cross examine witnesses;
- Provide assistance and advice on available victim support services;
- Provide information about the disciplinary process and its outcome;
- Provide information about whether the school district acted properly in cases involving weapons;
- Assist in ensuring that the victim will be safe on school property
- Make reports to the police where the district fails to do so;
- Provide information and recommendations to the District Attorney regarding the impact of the incident on the victim and the victim’s family.
If your child has been a victim, you may receive a notice about a date and time for a disciplinary hearing. We encourage all victims to attend disciplinary hearings, and are available to accompany you. Please contact our office if you have concerns or questions about:
- Having your child give testimony in the presence of the student who victimized them;
- A scheduling conflict you have for the date and time set for the hearing;
- Any information you have received on writing or over the telephone about the hearing.