Title 12
Criminal Procedure

Chapter 28
Victim’s Rights

R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-28-2

§ 12-28-2. Legislative purpose.

In recognition of the responsibility of the community to the victims of crime, the general assembly declares its intent to ensure:

(1) That all crime victims are treated with dignity, respect, and sensitivity at all phases of the criminal justice process;

(2) That whenever possible they receive financial compensation for their injury or loss from the perpetrator of the crime; and

(3) That the full impact of the crime upon the victim is brought to the attention of the court.

History of Section.
P.L. 1983, ch. 265, § 1.