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How to Participate in the Parole Hearing Process

Victims/survivors choose whether and how to participate in the parole hearing process.

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What do I do if I am a victim/survivor?

Learn how to get updates on a case, and the timeline for participating in the parole hearing process.

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What rights do I have?

Learn what rights are guaranteed by Marsy's Law and what they mean.

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How do I know if/when there is a hearing?

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If There Is An Upcoming Hearing:

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Which victims/survivors can participate?

Learn who is entitled to attend a hearing and what they have a right to do.

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What are the ways I can participate in the hearing?

Learn the options victim/survivors have for participating in the parole hearing process and the hearing itself.

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What do I need to know about victim impact statements?

Learn what a victim impact statement is, how the Board uses it, and suggestions for writing and sharing a victim impact statement.

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What do I need to know if I am attending the hearing?

Learn about video and in-person hearings and the details of attending each type of hearing.

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What happens after the hearing?

Learn how parole hearing decisions are reviewed and finalized, how victims/survivors can participate in that process, and what happens after parole decisions become final.

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