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VICTIMSRIGHTS ANDSERVICESKnow yourrights as avictimServicesprovided tovictimsLearn thecriminalsystem process“The policy of the Metropolitan PoliceDepartment (MPD) is to treat allvictims/witnesses in a respectful,responsive, and compassionatemanner that reflects the Department’srecognition of the trauma ofvictimization. A member’s interactionwith the victim/witness of a crimeshall not contribute additional harm.Toward that end, MPD members assistcrime victims by providing them withinformation about their rights andavailable programs and services thatcan help them cope with physicalinjury, emotional trauma, andeconomic loss. ”Be treated with fairness and withrespect for the victim's dignity andprivacy;Be reasonably protected from theaccused offender;Be notified of court proceedings;Be present at all court proceedingsrelated to the offense, including thesentencing, and release, parole, record-sealing, and post-conviction hearings,unless the court determines thattestimony by the victim would bematerially affected if the victim heardother testimony or where the needs ofjustice otherwise require;Confer with an attorney for theprosecution in the case which does notinclude the authority to direct theprosecution of the case;An order of restitution from the person

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