The Office of Victim Services (OVS) offers learning opportunities to
criminal justice professionals, service providers, educational
institutions, the public, and any person or agency that assists crime
OVS course offerings are designed to provide valuable
information and knowledge to support the delivery of comprehensive,
quality services to crime victims. OVS collaborates with
community partners to co-sponsor trainings and events that focus
on specific victim issues.
The Education Unit is responsible for the distribution of OVS publications, forms, and posters designed to increase the public's awareness of Rights and services available to victims of crime. To order OVS informational materials, please use the Publication Request Form.
Informational Videos: Click on the Video tab for the OVS informational
video series that provides information on OVS services, the Victim Compensation
Program, the adult criminal court process, and orders of protection.
Education Opportunities: The Office of Victim Services (OVS) is commmitted to creating learning opportunities for victim service providers. Check the OVS Education Calendar for dates and times for current course offerings.
The OVS Education Registration Form can be submitted to OVSTraining@jud.ct.gov, faced to 860-263-2777, or mailed to Office of Victim Services, 225 Spring Street, 4th floor, Wethersfield, CT 06109
For any questions about the courses, please feel free to contact us.
OVS Course Offerings (Click to expand or collapse)
OVS Programs and Services
This session will provide an overview of the OVS programs and services available to victims of violent crime and their families.
Victim Compensation Program
This session will provide an overview of the Compensation Program benefits, the process, and how to file an application.
CT Orders of Protection
This session will provide information on criminal and civil orders of protection, and when and how to obtain these orders.
This session will provide an overview of the Connecticut Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (CT SAVIN system), including the types of notifications and how to register.
CT Criminal Court
This session will provide information on the CT criminal court and how a case moves through the process.
Overview of the constitutional and statutory rights of
crime victims, and how victims may exercise those rights.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC)
OVC TTAC offers comprehensive and practical skill-building sessions to victim service
providers and allied professionals throughout the country. Please visit the
to find current training opportunities.