DOC: Victim Services Unit

Victim Services Unit

24 Wolcott Hill Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: 888-869-7057
Fax: (860) 692-7867

The Victims’ Rights Enforcement Advisory Commission (VREAC) is seeking your help! Please take a few moments to complete this voluntary survey to assist the VREAC in determining the state of victims’ rights in Connecticut. (El Victims’ Rights Enforcement Advisory Commission (VREAC) esta buscando su ayuda! Porfavor tome unos pocos momentos para completar esta encuesta volunatria para asistir el VREAC en determinando los derechos de víctimas en el estado de Connecticut. )

The Victim Services Unit seeks to accord victims of crime the empathy, dignity and respect they deserve as well as a voice in correctional policy. Victims who register with the Unit are notified about changes in an offender's incarceration that may affect their safety and security. The Unit was founded on April 8, 1996 with a caseload of 120 victims. Currently there are over 4,000 victims who are actively assisted by the Unit.

Victim Services operates a Notification Program that offers the following services:

  • Accused Status Notification Program, offers information about changes in the status on Un-Sentenced (Accused) inmates. This may include:
    • Bond Amount
    • Bond out from a correctional facility
    • Discharge from Court
    • Escape
    • Return to Custody
    • Referral to supporting agencies i.e. Office of Victim Services Judicial (OVS), Office of the Victim Advocate (OVA), Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services (CONNSACS), and the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV).

  • The Post-Conviction Notification Program, offers information about changes in the status of convicted (Sentenced) inmates. This may include the dates and locations of:
    • Parole hearings
    • Sentence review
    • Sentence modification
    • Discharge from a correctional facility
    • Parole release*
    • Halfway house release*
    • Transitional supervision release*
Persons who may request notification are:
  • Crime victims
  • Parents/guardians
  • Relatives of crime victims
  • Legal representatives of crime victims
  • Inmate family members
  • State's attorneys

*Victims have the opportunity to submit a Victim Impact Statement upon notification that an inmate has applied for any type of early release mechanism i.e. Halfway House, Transitional Supervision, or Parole.

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