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Victim Rights

Article I of the Constitution of the State of Idaho affords victims of crime the following rights:

  • The right to be treated with fairness, respect, dignity, and privacy throughout the criminal justice process.
  • The right to a timely disposition of their case.
  • The right to prior notification of trial court, appellate court, and parole proceedings and, upon request, to information about the sentence, incarceration, and release of the defendant.
  • The right to be present at all criminal justice proceedings.
  • The right to communicate with the prosecution.
  • The right to be heard at all criminal justice proceedings considering a plea of guilty, sentencing, incarceration or release unless manifest of injustice would result.
  • The right to restitution as provided by law.
  • The right to refuse contact with the defendant or anyone representing the defendant.
  • The right to read the pre-sentence report relating to the crime.
  • This right is extended to adult offenses and offenses committed by juveniles that would be considered a felony if committed by an adult.


VINELINK: Victim Information Notification Everyday (VINE) services for the Idaho Department of Correction (IDOC) are not currently active. VINELink and IDOC continue work to restore notifications.
Current resident locations are updated daily and available at this link:
Resident/Client Search | Idaho Department of Correction
IDOC continues to notify registered victims of any full-term release, escape or death.
Please make certain the agency has your current information.

Victim Services Coordinator for Idaho Department of Correction


Parole Victim Services for the Idaho Commission on Pardons’ and Parole


Contact Victim Services

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