A crime victim’s own records are free as of November 1st

On November 1, 2014, a new state law takes effect that provides a crime victim free access to copies of his or her own records.  In addition, the law provides that the victim’s request for those records is not public information.

An event celebrating the law’s passage was hosted on October 19th by Unchained at Last, the non-profit organization that worked to gain passage of the law.  Senator Loretta Weinberg, a primary sponsor of the legislation, was present and honored for her advocacy for working people, women and children in New Jersey.  Leading feminist, activist and author Amy Richards was keynote speaker.  NJFOG was represented at the event and was recognized for its support of the legislation.

Read more about the new law in NJFOG’s August press release.