Marsy's Law - Victim Notification

  • Please download the Request for Criminal Appeal Status form to view the fillable PDF version. You may be required to use a current version of the Adobe Reader software to use the fillable PDF form.
    This form contains fields you can fill in electronically. To do so please:
    • Download the form by the right-clicking any of the links, a dropdown menu will appear
    • Click on the Save link as…
    • Save to your computer
    • Open it locally with Adobe Acrobat Reader.
    • Enter in the data into the fields.
    • Once completed click on the "Email" button located in the top right corner to submit your form

    There are more than 9,000 criminal appeals in California each year and over 500 death row cases. In many instances, victims and their families have never been apprised so that they might exercise their rights in clemency, execution or other criminal justice proceeding.

    As a victim of crime or family survivor, you can learn about the status and progress of criminal appeals for your case. Use the "Request for Criminal Appeal Status" PDF to submit a hard copy form to Victims’ Services Unit. Your local Victim Witness Center can also provide you with a form.

    The Victims' Services Unit will match your information with the defendant's criminal appeal and inform you about the case progress and ultimate decision.

    If you would like a copy of the Marsy’s card, please visit our Marsy's Card page.