Reference List of Victim Resources in Connecticut
Survivors of Homicide, Inc.
Email: [email protected]
Document—Navigating Connecticut’s Criminal Justice System
Office of Victim Services
The Office of Victim Services (OVS), Connecticut Judicial Branch, is the state’s lead agency established to provide services to victims of violent crime. This includes Court Victim Advocates and Compensation for Crime Victims.
Email: [email protected]
Office of the Victim Advocate
The Office of the Victim Advocate (OVA) is an independent state “watchdog” agency charged with protecting and promoting the rights of crime victims in Connecticut’s criminal justice system and with monitoring and evaluating the provision of services by Connecticut’s victim services delivery system.
Connecticut Department of Corrections
Search for inmates currently incarcerated and find out where the state prisons are located as well as incarceration statistics. There is also information about the DOC Victim Services Program that includes Notification of Inmate Status. Various forms are also found on the website.
General Information: 860-692-7480
Victim Services: 1.888-869-7057
SafeConnect (access to domestic violence services statewide)
Safe Connect is a project of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) that was developed as a way to make it easier for victims of domestic violence to access information, resources and assistance. It is our goal to remove barriers.
Before the creation of Safe Connect, Connecticut had 18 domestic violence hotlines that served specific areas of the state. Now, individuals and families can contact Safe Connect from anywhere and immediately receive a thorough assessment of needs, emotional support, safety planning and options. We offer direct connections to CCADV’s member organizations (Connecticut’s 18 local domestic violence service providers) where you can receive ongoing, in-person support, as well as other community-based resources.
You can reach Safe Connect 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, via:
Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline
Available 24 hours a day. All services are free and confidential.
Phone: 1.888. 999.5545
Phone (para Espanol): 888-568-8332
Connecticut Judicial Branch
Search for upcoming court cases by court location or defendants’ name. See information about each courthouse in the state and check out frequently asked questions about the Judicial Process.
Connecticut SAVIN, operated by the VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) service, is an automated victim information and notification service that provides crime victims and other interested parties with automatic notice of relevant offender information and status reports as a case proceeds through the criminal justice system. Crime victims and interested individuals may register to receive notifications by telephone or by e-mail. To register for this free program you can either visit the website or call.
Phone: 1-877-VINE-4CT (1-877-846-3428)
CT-Alive is a Connecticut non-profit tax-exempt organization run by and for survivors of violence. Services are provided free-of-charge including support, advocacy and healing.
HopeLine is a program that connects survivors of domestic violence to vital resources, funds organizations nationwide and protects the environment. To date, they have collected over 10 million phones nationwide, while donating over $20 million dollars to domestic violence organizations. A great explanation of the program can be found here: www.thehotline.org/hopeline-phone-drive/