22. A victim of a crime shall be treated with fairness, compassion and respect by
the criminal justice system. A victim of a crime shall not be denied the right to be present at public judicial
proceedings except when, prior to completing testimony as a witness, the victim is
properly sequestered in accordance with law or the Rules Governing the Courts of the
State of New Jersey. A victim of a crime shall be entitled to those rights and remedies as may be provided
by the Legislature. For the purposes of this paragraph, “victim of a crime” means: a) a person who
has suffered physical or psychological injury or has incurred loss of or damage to
personal or real property as a result of a crime or an incident involving another
person operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and
b) the spouse, parent, legal guardian, grandparent, child or sibling of the decedent
in the case of a criminal homicide.
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