232.28A Victim rights.

1. If a complaint is filed alleging that a child has committed a delinquent act, the alleged victim, as defined in section 910A.1, has all of the following rights:

a. To be notified of the names and addresses of the child and of the child's custodial parent or guardian.

b. To be notified of the specific charge or charges filed in a petition resulting from the complaint and regarding any dispositional orders or informal adjustments.

c. To be informed of the person's rights to restitution under section 232.52 and chapter 232A.

d. To be notified of the person's right to offer a written victim impact statement and to orally present the victim impact statement under sections 232.28 and 910A.5.

e. To be informed of the availability of assistance through the crime victim compensation program under chapter 912.

2. The notification of the alleged victim shall be made by a juvenile court officer. The juvenile court and the county attorney shall coordinate efforts so as to prevent a notification under this section from duplicating a notification by the county attorney under section 910A.6.

Section History: Recent form

96 Acts, ch 1110, §2; 97 Acts, ch 126, §18

Internal References

Referred to in § 232.147

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