Law Enforcement Victim Rights Notification
A Pennsylvania specific video was developed to help educate law enforcement officers about the requirements of providing victim rights information notification in accordance with the Crime Victims Act.
On July 11, 2022, Governor Wolf signed Act 77 into law amending the Crime Victims Act (CVA). With the passing of Act 77, the law enforcement agency responding to or investigating an incident shall provide basic information on the rights and services available for crime victims and the availability of crime victims' compensation to the direct victim or, if appropriate, a member of the direct victim's family. The information shall be provided when the agency has first contact with the direct victim or, if appropriate, a member of the direct victim's family or as soon as reasonably possible.
The law enforcement agency responding to or investigating an incident shall indicate on the police report that the information required was provided to the direct victim or, if appropriate, a member of the direct victim's family.
PCCD has developed the form that is accessible at the below links. Additionally, the Guide was developed in a manner to be less cumbersome for law enforcement due to its decreased size and multiple size options available to law enforcement.
To further assist law enforcement agencies, PCCD has pre-populated the Law Enforcement Victims Right Guide for each specific county in Pennsylvania. Law enforcement agencies are encouraged to utilize these pre-populated forms; however, law enforcement agencies may choose to download the blank Law Enforcement Victims' Rights Guide from PCCD's website and populate the blank forms with the local victim service agencies' contact information.
County Specific Forms