The Colorado Constitutional Amendment known as the Victim Rights Act passed in January of 1993. The following is a summary of the rights guaranteed by the VRA:
Victims have the right to be: Informed of emergency services, compensation, community assistance, services and procedures available to provide protection from intimidation, harassment or abuse; Assisted by law enforcement agencies and the criminal justice system; Notified of important matters relating to their case; Heard in all matters relating to their case; Treated with fairness, respect and dignity. If you are the victim of any of the following crimes, you are guaranteed certain rights by the constitution of the State of Colorado. It also provides that a victim's designee, legal guardian or surviving family member may also exercise these rights.
The state constitution further provides, that a victim's designee, legal guardian or surviving family members also may exercise their rights.