2015 ORS § 147.410¹

We, the people of the State of Oregon, declare that victims of crime are entitled to fair and impartial treatment in our criminal justice system. The purpose of chapter 2, Oregon Laws 1987, is to declare to our legislature and our courts that victims rights shall be protected at each stage of the criminal justice system. We reject the notion that a criminal defendants rights must be superior to all others. By chapter 2, Oregon Laws 1987, we seek to secure balanced justice by eliminating unbalanced rules. [1987 c.2 §2]

Note: See note under 147.405 (Short title).