Crime Victims’ Rights Report
Reports on criminal cases in which a right established in the Crime Victims’ Rights Act was asserted and relief was denied, describing the relief requested and the reason for the denial. Also discusses court rulings on petitions for writs of mandamus brought under this act. Covers decisions made during 12-month periods ending September 30.
This is the report to Congress on crime victims’ rights under §104(a) of the Justice for All Act of 2004, Pub. L. No. 108-405. Section 104(a) requires the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO) to report “the number of times that a right established in Chapter 237 of title 18, United States Code, is asserted in a criminal case and the relief requested is denied and, with respect to each such denial, the reason for such denial, as well as the number of times a mandamus action is brought pursuant to Chapter 237 of title 18, and the result reached.” Title I of the Justice for All Act of 2004 is commonly referred to as the Crime Victims’ Rights Act (CVRA) and is codified at 18 U.S.C. § 3771.