(725 ILCS 120/2) (from Ch. 38, par. 1402)
Sec. 2. The purpose of this Act is to implement, preserve and protect the rights guaranteed to crime victims by Article I, Section 8.1 of the Illinois Constitution to ensure that crime victims are treated with fairness and respect for their dignity and privacy throughout the criminal justice system and to increase the effectiveness of the criminal justice system by affording certain basic rights and considerations to the witnesses of violent crime who are essential to prosecution.
(Source: P.A. 88-489.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015