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Contact Information

New Jersey Department of Corrections
Office of Victim Services
P.O. Box 863
Trenton, New Jersey 08625
(609) 943-5390 or toll free in NJ (800) 996-2029
fax (609) 984-4635

Resources for Victims

New Jersey State Parole Board Victim Services 609-292-4582

State of New Jersey Victims of Crime Compensation Board (VCCB)
877-658-2221 (toll free in NJ)
New Jersey State Office of Victim-Witness Advocacy 609-896-8855
New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Domestic Violence Hotline 800-572-SAFE (7233)
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Hotline
800-438-6233 (800-GET-MADD)
New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault Hotline 800-601-7200
New Jersey's Crime Victim's Law Center 973-729-9342
New Jersey Division on Women 609-292-8840
 
Links
Office of Victim Services Brochure
Focus On the Victim Guest Speaker Information
Offender_Search/Inmate Locator
Constitutional Amendment for Crime Victims
Crime Victims' Bill of Rights
Drunk Driving Victims' Bill of Rights
Office for Victims of Crime Directory of Crime Victim Services

The Office of Victim Services (OVS) is devoted to protecting the rights of victims of crime and assisting them in obtaining meaningful services and locating appropriate resources throughout the community while being sensitive to the needs of victims.

The Office of Victim Services further provides timely information and services aimed at enhancing and improving the victim's knowledge of New Jersey's correctional system.

Traditionally, the needs of crime victims have gained greater emphasis in correctional organizations throughout the nation through the post-sentencing phase. Historically, the focus of victim services was placed on the trial and sentencing phases. Federal laws have begun to expand the scope of victims' rights by addressing victim notification, victim impact statements, protection, and restitution throughout the correctional process. To this end, the New Jersey Department of Corrections specifically established the Office of Victim Services (OVS) in the year 2000 in order to strengthen the Department's role in responding to the needs of victims of crime.

 
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