2930.04 Information provided to victim by law enforcement agency.

(A) After its initial contact with a victim of a crime, the law enforcement agency responsible for investigating the crime promptly shall give to the victim, in writing, all of the following information:

(1) An explanation of the victim's rights under this chapter;

(2) Information about medical, counseling, housing, emergency, and any other services that are available to a victim;

(3) Information about compensation for victims under the reparations program in sections 2743.51 to 2743.72 of the Revised Code and the name, street address, and telephone number of the agency to contact to apply for an award of reparations under those sections;

(4) Information about protection that is available to the victim, including protective orders issued by a court.

(B) As soon as practicable after its initial contact with a victim of a crime, the law enforcement agency responsible for investigating the crime shall give to the victim all of the following information:

(1) The business telephone number of the law enforcement officer assigned to investigate the case;

(2) The office address and business telephone number of the prosecutor in the case;

(3) A statement that, if the victim is not notified of the arrest of the offender in the case within a reasonable period of time, the victim may contact the law enforcement agency to learn the status of the case.

(C) To the extent that the information required by this section is provided in the pamphlet prepared pursuant to section 109.42 of the Revised Code or in the information card or other material prepared pursuant to section 2743.71 of the Revised Code, the law enforcement agency may fulfill that portion of its obligations under this section by giving that pamphlet, information card, or other material to the victim.

Effective Date: 07-01-1996