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