N.Y. Executive Law Section 646*2

The object of these fair treatment standards shall be to:


Ensure that crime victims are given information on the following:


the role of the victims in the criminal justice process, including what they can expect from the system as well as what the system expects from them;


stages in the criminal justice process of significance to a crime victim, and the manner in which information about such stages can be obtained; and


how the court can address the needs of the victims at sentencing.


Ensure routine notification of a victim or witness as to steps that the court can take to protect victims and witnesses from intimidation, including the issuance of orders of protection and temporary orders of protection.


Ensure notification of victims, witnesses, relatives of those victims and witnesses who are minors, and relatives of homicide victims, if such persons provide the appropriate court official with a current address and telephone number, either by phone or by mail, if possible, of judicial proceedings relating to their case, including:


the initial appearance of an accused before a judicial officer;


the release of an accused pending judicial proceedings;


proceedings in the prosecution of the accused, including entry of a plea of guilty, trial, sentencing, and where a term of imprisonment is imposed, specific information shall be provided regarding maximum and minimum terms of such imprisonment; and


the reversal or modification of the judgment by an appellate court. * NB There are 2 § 646’s

Source: Section 646*2 — Objectives, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EXC/646*2 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

Nov. 25, 2023

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Sep. 22, 2014

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