Victims of violent felony crimes, under Louisiana Constitution Article 1 Section 25 and Revised Statutes 46:1841, have the following rights:
- The right to reasonable notice and to be present and heard during all critical stages of pre- and post-conviction proceedings;
- The right to confer with the prosecution prior to final disposition of the case;
- The right to refuse to be interviewed by the accused or a representative of the accused;
- The right to review and comment on any presentence report;
- The right to a reasonably prompt conclusion of the case;
- The right to seek restitution;
- The right to be informed upon the release from custody or the escape of the accused or the offender.
Important Victim Contacts:
Office of the District Attorney
Victim Assistance Coordinator
Tel. (985) 785-4075
Louisiana Crime Victims Reparations
Tel. (225) 925-4437
Toll Free (888) 684-2846
Louisiana Automated Victim Notification System
Toll Free (866) 528-6748
Department of Corrections Crime Victims Services Bureau
P.O. Box 94304, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9304
Tel. (225) 342-6223
Toll free (888) 342-6110
15045 LA 18 (River Road)
Hahnville, LA 70057
The Victims Assistance Division is located on the 2nd floor of the courthouse.
Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.