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In 1992, Colorado voters passed a constitutional amendment guaranteeing certain rights to victims of certain compensable crimes.
This includes the right to be "heard when relevant, informed, and present at all critical stages of the criminal justice process." The enabling legislation, called the Victim Rights Act, became effective in 1993. Numerous criminal justice agencies are responsible for ensuring victims' rights, including the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.
According to the Victim Rights Act, victims have the right to be:
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