There have been several advances in the area of crime victims' rights in recent years, including enactment of the Justice For All Act of 2004 (JFAA). A key component of JFAA is the Crime Victims' Rights Act (CVRA), which applies certain, specific courses of action to help enforce victims' rights. Although CVRA continues to evolve and rights under the Act apply only to federal cases, the Act may serve as a model for wider application on the state level.
About the Justice For All Act
The Justice for All Act of 2004 (H.R. 5107, Public Law 108-405) was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 30, 2004. The Act contains four major sections related to crime victims and the criminal justice process.