Victims of violent crimes and their families must be notified when the offenders responsible are released from prison or are up for parole, Ohio state senators decided in approving a bill to that effect last week.
That seems obvious. Too often vicious predators, once released from prison, decide to take revenge on their victims, family members or others who testified against them. The Senate bill, named ''Roberta's Law'' after the 15-year-old victim of such a crime, merely addresses an oversight in existing Ohio law.
State House of Representatives members should approve the bill, too. Then Gov. John Kasich should sign it into law.