New Jersey has enacted a law giving victims greater involvement in the prosecution of criminal cases, especially in the plea-bargaining process. The law, signed Tuesday, supplements an existing bill of rights by allowing victims to attend judicial or juvenile proceedings concerning the crime and to appear in any proceedings that implicate their rights. It also gives them standing to file a motion or to present argument on a motion filed by someone else in order to enforce their rights.
They will have a right to consult with the prosecution before any plea agreement can be reached, and the prosecutor must inform the court about the conversation and say whether the victim approves of the plea deal.
Source – NJSBA Daily Briefing