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|Programs||Descriptions||Victim Compensation||Financial help for victims of violent crimes, their family members, and other persons for certain crime expenses that were not paid or eligible to be paid by financial resources, such as insurance.|
|Victim Notification||Confidential notification programs about the status of a criminal court case, inmate requests for a change in their court sentence, registration with the Sex Offender Registry, custody status with the Department of Correction, parole and pardon requests with the Board of Pardons and Paroles, and when an order of protection is issued, changed, or ends.|
Court-based victim services advocates provide support to victims
of violent crimes and their family members during court proceedings
and give information on crime victims’ rights and the criminal
Victim services advocates at the Board of Pardons and Paroles provide support and information to victims of violent crimes and their family members during the pardons and paroles process.
Civil court-based victim services advocates provide support and information on applying for a civil protection order.
|OVS Helpline||Toll-free, nationwide Helpline for information on crime victim rights, referrals to state and community agencies, and information on victim notification and the criminal justice process.|
|Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners Program||Sexual assault forensic examiners provide compassionate care and medical-forensic examination services to sexual assault victims that go to a participating health care facility within 120 hours of the assault.|
||A list of community and state agencies that provide crisis intervention, counseling, 24-hour hotlines, and other services to crime victims.|
|State Law on OVS Services||Connecticut General Statutes, Chapter 968, Victim Services. The state law that directs the work of OVS.|
|Training and Outreach||Training to criminal justice and victim service professionals, students at high schools, colleges, and universities, and the public on victim rights and services provided by OVS.|