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The Office of Victim Services (OVS) collaborates with victim assistance professionals, criminal justice personnel, law enforcement, and medical, mental health, funeral, and other community providers to ensure:

Connecticut will be a state where all victims of crime are treated with respect and fairness and receive comprehensive, coordinated, and victim‑centered services.

This section of the OVS Website provides information on funding sources, education, and collaborative opportunities for allied partners to assist in their response to crime victims and survivors.

Latest News and Updates

OVS contractor Community Mental Health Affiliates offers Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy in their Torrington office. This type of therapy can help reduce the effects of trauma and reach those for whom other methods of therapy have failed. For more information, please visit

  • 3-02-20 - The Office of Victim Services released a new publication titled the Crime Victims’ Guide to the Adult Criminal Court to assist crime victims navigating the criminal justice system.
  • 4-10-19 - Each year in April, the Office of Victim Services’ (OVS) joins the nation in celebration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. This year during the week of April 7-13, 2019, OVS will honor its past and work with community partners to create a future where every victim understands victim rights and receives victim-centered services and support.