Victims have the right to confer with the prosecutor before the trial begins, before any hearing on motions by the defense to obtain the victim's psychiatric or other confidential records, and before the commonwealth disposes of the case or submits a sentencing recommendation to the court. The prosecutor shall inform the judge of the victim's position, if known, regarding the prosecutor's sentence recommendation. The right of the victim to confer with the prosecutor does not include the authority to direct the prosecution of the case.