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Victim Notification

If you are a crime victim or a family member of a homicide victim, you may want to consider registering with the Office of Victim Services (OVS) for victim notification.

Victim notification is an important tool that will tell you:
  • The status of the criminal court case;
  • when an order of protection is issued, changed, or ends;
  • When an inmate asks for changes to his or her:
    • court sentence;
    • registration with the Sex Offender Registry;
    • custody status with the Department of Correction (DOC) and the Board of Pardons and Paroles;
"Thank you so much for letting us know the outcome of the parole hearing right away! I had no idea how much it was weighing on my mind ..."
Comment from a Crime Victim
Victims use the information they receive from victim notification to exercise their rights under the Connecticut Constitution. Some victims also use this information to create a safety plan, if the offender is going to be released from prison or if an order of protection changed or ended.

Information on OVS Victim Notification programs and other agencies that offer notification is below. If you decide to register for Victim Notification, it is important that you tell the agency you register with if there are any changes to your contact information, so you can continue to receive notification. For more information, see Victim Notification Programs - PDF

You may also call the OVS Helpline at 1-800-822-8428 for more information.