Links to the Law

California laws which assist crime victims and witnesses when the offender was sentenced to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) are provided below: 

Victims' Rights

679.02 - Statutory rights of victims and witnesses of crimes


679.03 - Violent offense; notice to witnesses, victims, and next of kin of right to notice of offender's release or scheduled execution

3058.8 - Violent felony witnesses, victims, and next of kin; notice of scheduled release of offender and community of residence

646.92 - Notification to victim or witness of release of person convicted of stalking or domestic violence

11155 - Notice; placement in reentry or work furlough program; escape; address to which sent

Parole Placement - Out of County

3003(b)(1) - Need to protect the life or safety of a victim, the parolee, a witness, or any other person

3003(5)(c) - Priority to the safety of the community and any witnesses and victims

Parole Placement - 35 mile radius

3003(f) - An inmate shall not be returned to a location within 35 miles of the actual residence of specified victims or witnesses. Specified victims& witnesses identified in Section 3003(f) are identified in the following Penal Code Sections:

667.5(c) (1)-(7)

Special Conditions of Parole

3053.2 - Conviction of domestic violence offense; parole conditions; notice to victim

Restitution Sentencing

1202.4 - Restitution fines; exception; amounts; hearing; disclosure; extension

1202.45 - Parole included in sentence; additional restitution fine

Restitution Collection

2085.5 - Crime victim restitution fine or order; deduction from wages and trust account deposits; disposition; administrative fee; order; exception; collection from parolees

3000.05 - Restitution payments; failure of parolees to make payments; authorization to contract for collection and disbursement

Restitution - Out of State Parole

11177.2 - Release to another state prohibited; unsatisfied order of restitution; exception; waiver

Board of Prison Terms Hearings

3043 - Parole eligibility or date; notice to victim or next of kin; request; appearance and statement; duty of board; amendment of section


653m - Telephone calls or contact by electronic communication device with intent to annoy


3605 - Witnesses to execution; selection; exclusion of minors

HIV/AIDS Testing

1202.1 - Conviction for sex offense; AIDS testing

national crime victims' rights week

Join the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services (OVSRS), as we observe National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) 2017, with a Moment of Silence and Commemoration Ceremony.

Fremont Park
1515 Q Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Information Faire)
10:45 AM (Ceremony)

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