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Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004

Section 36: Victims’ rights: preliminary

119.Section 36 applies where the court convicts a person (“the patient”) for a sexual or violent offence or makes a finding of insanity or unfitness to plead and then makes a hospital order with restrictions in respect of that patient. The local probation board must take reasonable steps to establish, as in section 35, if the victim of the offence wishes to make representations as to whether the patient should be subject to conditions in the event of the his discharge from hospital. The board must also establish whether the victim wishes to receive information about those conditions in the event of his discharge.

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