A Rights for Crime Victims Amendment
, also known as Ballot Measure 2
, was on the November 8, 1994
election ballot in Alaska
as a proposed legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
to the Alaska Constitution
. It was approved.
| Alaska Rights for Crime Victims, Measure 2|
| Yes|| 178,858|| 86.6%|
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot said, "Under article I, section 12 of the state constitution, the goals of the criminal justice system are reformation of the criminal and protection of the public. This proposed amendment would add the goals of community condemnation of the offender, rights of victims of crime, and restitution by offenders. The proposed amendment also sets out the rights of victims of crime. Those rights include the right to be treated with dignity, respect, and fairness, to get information about a case, and to take part in proceedings involving accused offenders."
Section 24 of Article I of the Alaska Constitution codifies the Alaska Rights for Crime Victims Amendment.