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Victim Information

The Tennessee Crime Victims' Bill of Rights

Crime victims have:

  1. The RIGHT to confer with the prosecutor about their case.

  2. The RIGHT to be free from harassment, intimidation, and abuse throughout the criminal justice system.

  3. The RIGHT to be at all proceedings where the defendant has the right to be present.

  4. The RIGHT to be heard, when relevant, at all critical stages of the criminal justice process as defined by the General Assembly.

  5. The RIGHT to be informed of all proceedings, and of the release, transfer or escape of the accused or convicted person.

  6. The RIGHT to a speedy trial or disposition and a prompt and final conclusion of the case after the conviction or sentence.

  7. The RIGHT to restitution from the offender.

  8. The RIGHT to know about each of these rights established for victims.

Victim Feedback

Parole Hearing - Victim Experience (form)(in pdf format)(34 kb)

How Are We Doing? (form)(Word format)(79 kb)

The completed forms can be faxed to (615) 741-1055, emailed to or mailed to the following address:

Tennessee Department of Correction
Victim Services Division
404 James Robertson Parkway
Suite 1300
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0850

If you have any questions, feel free to send an email or call our Victim Services Division at (615) 253-8145 or (615) 253-8184.