Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, D-Bergen, and Senator Linda Greenstein, D-Middlsex and Mercer, look on as Governor Christie signs ‘Alex DeCroce’s Law’ – legislation which would update New Jersey’s Crime Victim’s Bill of Rights.

07 Aug: Weinberg-Van Drew Crime Victim’s Bill Of Rights Measure – ‘Alex Decroce’s Law’ – Signed Into Law

TRENTON – A measure sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and Senator Jeff Van Drew named “Alex DeCroce’s Law,” which will enhance the rights of crime victims under the “Crime Victim’s Bill of Rights” was signed into law today by Governor Chris Christie.

“Assembly Minority Leader DeCroce was a tireless champion for the rights of crime victims, and I can think of no better legacy than that we continue to stand up in his name for those who’ve been victimized,” said Senator Weinberg, D-Bergen, who worked with Assemblyman DeCroce on the original “Crime Victim’s Bill of Rights.” “The protections in this new law extend the intent of the original – to afford victims of crime a level of compassion and understanding, and to ensure that in the provision of justice, we don’t lose sight of the rights and needs of the victims. This new law will ensure that Alex’s vision for crime victims’ rights becomes a reality.