Posted on January 16, 2019 by jpheasant
Last week, The Office of Victim Services (OVS) celebrated their 40th year of providing services to individuals and families who have been directly affected by crime.
The Office of Victim Services contracts with non-profit and public agencies in Connecticut to provide free services to crime victims and their families.
These services include:
criminal justice support and advocacy; information and referrals; therapy; group treatment / support; and safety planning.
For a full list of resources click here.
Please see OVS Contracted Agencies for a list of the agencies and the programs and services offered.
To learn more about victims’ rights visit https://www.jud.ct.gov/crimevictim/Rights_of_Crime_Victims.pdf
The OVS has a Helpline that gives callers information on the criminal justice process, victim notification, victim rights, and referrals to community and state agencies.
If you, your family, or friends have been a victim, please visit the helpline at https://www.jud.ct.gov/crimevictim/helpline.htm.
The Helpline staff is available Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
at 1-800-822-8428 or by email at OVS@jud.ct.gov.
The victim services advocates who answer the Helpline also provide support to personal injury crime victims and their family members and family members of homicide victims at Sentence Review Hearings.