The State Constitutional Amendment for Crime Victims Rights and implementing laws entitle crime victims to various rights and services including the right to participate in the criminal justice process. In Maryland, the criminal appeals process requires that crime victims be informed of events related to their cases. The Director of Victim Services notifies crime victims and victims’ family members of court events (appellate arguments, dispositions) related to their case or conviction on appeal. The Director coordinates this information with victim assistance offices in the State’s Attorneys’ Offices and Divisions of Correction and Parole and Probation. The Director is the Attorney General’s representative on the State Board of Victim Services. The Director also answers inquiries from victims and other citizens about victim-related issues, laws, and the criminal justice process.
Barbara Bond, Director of Victim Services: (410) 576-6405 or (888) 743-0023 Attorney General’s main switchboard (toll-free)