Victims Rights

Domestic Violence is against the law. It is a crime in Arkansas.

Under Arkansas Law, domestic violence, also called domestic abuse or crimes involving the family include some of the following:
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  • Domestic battering and assault
  • Aggravated assault on a family or household member
  • Endangering the welfare of a minor
  • Violations of Orders of Protection
  • Murder
  • Attempted murder
  • Rape
  • Assault
  • Kidnapping
  • False imprisonment
  • Battery
  • Stalking
  • Vandalism
  • Property destruction
  • Trespassing
  • Intimidating witnesses
  • Violation of No Contact Orders

Under Arkansas Law, victims of crimes have rights.  Many of which are outlined in the Arkansas Crime Information Center: Victim's Guide to Justice found below. In addition, victim's rights include:


  • The right to privacy while in all medical facilities and while seeking medical attention.
  • The right to file for an Order of Protection.
  • The right to request the court keep your physical address and personal telephone number confidential.
  • The right to notice of all court proceedings.
  • The right to contact the Prosecutor's Victims Witness Coordinator.
  • The right to be present at all hearings where the defendant is present.
  • The right to reasonable protection before, during and after all court proceedings.
  • If available, the right to be provided a separate waiting area before, during and after all court proceedings.
  • In criminal proceedings, the right to request restitution be sought through the prosecutor's office.
  • The right to provide a Victim Impact Statement at the sentencing hearing.
  • The right to be notified on the status of the alleged or convicted offender.
  • If Limited English Proficient, the right to an interpreter during all court proceedings.
  • If the victim is a minor, incapacitated or deceased, a member of the victim's family may exercise the rights.