DOC: Victim Services Unit

Victim Services Unit

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

The Victim Services Unit strives to be at the forefront for the empowerment of victims in the trauma healing process through the promotion of self-advocacy.

Mission Statement

The Victim Services Unit supports the mission of the Department of Correction by enhancing community safety through positive collaboration with other state agencies and venders by providing victims with timely notifications of an inmate's change of status. The Victim Services Unit is also the catalyst in allowing victims' voices to be heard during any community release considerations.

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 out from a correctional facility
    • Discharge from Court
    • Escape
    • Return to Custody

  • The Post- Conviction Notification program offers information regarding any type of change or possible change in the status of convicted (Sentenced) inmates. This may include the following types of notifications:
    • Parole Hearing Dates
    • Any inmate initiated request, through the court, for a change to a condition of sentencing. Please review the Notice of Application form (hyperlink below) which will identify these types of reviews.
    • Community Release reviews
      • During each review, an active registered victim will be given the opportunity to submit a Victim Impact Statement. Please see below for further explanation.
    • Community Release placements
    • End of Sentence Notifications
    • Notification for an inmate who escaped/absconded from a correctional institution or community release placement
    • Notification of inmate death
Persons who may request notification from the Connecticut Department of Correction Victim Services Unit are:
  • Crime victims
  • Parents/guardians
  • Relatives of crime victims
  • Legal representatives of crime victims
  • State's attorneys
Connecticut Statewide Automated Victim Information Notification (CT SAVIN) system:

The Office of Victim Services and Connecticut Department of Correction have collaborated with National Victim Notification Network to provide victims with an enhanced ability to receive notifications regarding an individual's journey through the criminal justice system. Through this system, any victim (past or present) or any concerned entity can receive notifications regarding proceedings within the court and correctional system. To access this service, you may utilize the information below:

Connecticut Statewide Automated Information Notification
Toll free phone: 1-866-277-7477

CT SAVIN will provide notifications in both English and Spanish via phone calls, email, and/or a TTY Device. To navigate the system, please refer to the Vinelink Reference Guide


  • When registering for an individual, there will be two (2) tabs that you can register under: OFFENDERS and OFFENDERS WITH COURT CASES. The offenders tab is to receive information from the Connecticut Department of Correction. The Offenders with court cases tab will provide you with information regarding any judicial information. If you wish to receive both types of information, you will have to register under both tabs.
  • Once an offender discharges and completes the sentence that was disseminated by the Connecticut court, unless the offender has post incarceration supervision (i.e. Probation) as a condition of his sentence AND violates that probation, you will not receive notifications for the identified individual unless you re-register for that individual if they re-enter the criminal justice system.
Victim Impact Statements:

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.

The victim impact statement gives any individual who is currently an active registered victim with the Connecticut Department of Correction Victim Services Unit the opportunity to submit their written expression regarding the inmates current community release review. All active registered victims with the Connecticut Department of Correction will be notified of these reviews at least fourteen (14) business days prior to a decision being finalized. Victim Impact Statements can be submitted through the mail and/or through electronic submission via the Connecticut Department of Correction Victim Services Unit email account Any other questions regarding a victim impact statement stall be addressed directly with a Victim Services Unit representative.

Referral to Support Agencies:

The Connecticut Department of Correction collaborates with multiple victim advocacy agencies to assist in the support of crime victims. The below mentioned victim advocacy agencies have accessible websites to provide crime victims with additional information if necessary.

Other Links:

Content Last Modified on 11/10/2015 8:15:20 AM