Victim Services Contact - Victim Services provides enhanced supportive resources to victims of crimes. Probation Officers assigned to this unit become educators, advocates, and voices for victims in the Criminal Justice System. Over years, the department has increased its services to victims through the consistent efforts of the following:

  1. Obtaining Victim Impact Statements at the Presentence Investigation stage;
  2. Providing crime victim related resources, referral information, and supportive services;
  3. Developing victim-focused recommendations for presentence investigations for use in domestic violence, murder, and sex offense cases;
  4. Developing safety plans and making treatment and counseling referrals;
  5. Creating two Victim Resource and Orientation Coordinator positions;
  6. Partnering with community victim services agencies to maintain a continuity of services;
  7. Assisting with eligibility for victim compensation related to: personal injury, death, lost wages, moving expenses, and loss of essential personal property;
  8. Increasing the department’s responsiveness in paying out restitution to victims. In 2022, the department collected over $230,000.00 in restitution.

Refer to these guides
Know Your Rights: A Guide for Victims of Crime
Every Crime Victim Matters: A Guide to Crime Victims Compensation in NY Stat
Visit the NYS OVS for further information. 

Inmate information
Victims, family members, and the general public can access basic information about an inmate in the custody of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

To be notified of an offender’s release from jail or state prison, register with VINElink by phone at (888) 846-3469 or visit VINElink.