The Victim Services Division consists of three full-time advocates who service serious offenses charged in First District court and a fourth part-time advocate who services misdemeanor offenses in Logan City Justice Court. Victim services are provided in both English and Spanish. These advocates work to assist victims through the criminal court process. A primary role is to ensure that victim rights are protected. Victim rights laws are designed to ensure that victims are kept informed, remain free from harassment, and are treated respectfully.
Victims’ rights in Utah include:
- The right to privacy
- The right to be heard at sentencing
- The right to be informed of court dates and case updates
- The right to give input to any resolution or plea negotiation
- The right to request restitution and reparations for any losses incurred
- The right to be present for all important hearings
- The right to be treated with dignity, respect, courtesy and sensitivity
- The right to an explanation as to legal proceedings and plea negotiations
For victims of personal crimes who are cooperative with investigation and prosecution, some resources are available to pay for therapy, loss of work, medical expenses, moving expenses, and other financial impacts to an individual or family. These resources are available through the Crime Victim Reparations, which is funded through fees paid by criminal defendants in court. For the Crime Victim Reparations Application please visit our Crime Victim Reparations page or Click Here.