You have the right…

  • To appear under subpoena as a witness in any criminal proceeding without being fired, harassed or otherwise retaliated against by your employer. [§54-85b]
  • To request that special considerations be taken during your child’s testimony, in or out of  court, if you are the parent of a sexual assault or abuse victim and your child was 12 years of age or younger at the time of the offense. [§54-86g]
  • To request the arrest of the offender, to request a protective order from the court, and to apply for a restraining order from the court in order to prevent further injury. A sexual assault counselor or a family violence victim advocate can explain these issues. [§46b-15, §46b-38c] (See page 69)