CRIME HAVE RIGHTS, including the right to:
getting emergency medical care.
about arrest and court proceeding. Arraignment may
occur the day after arrest. Contact the clerk of
court to check on status, court data and location.
information on conviction, sentencing, imprisonment and
release of the offender.
protection from the accused.
from employer harassment when under subpoena as a witness
disposition of the case after arrest of the accused.
property the police took for investigating the crime.
information on services and agencies which help victims
with fairness and respect.
includes threats of violence.
officer is responsible for deciding whether or not to make
file a complaint with the police, and ask them to arrest
arrested for a family violence crime must go to court the
next day court is open. At that time, the victim can
request a protective order.
Family Violence Victim Advocates to give victims
services and support. Courts also have Family Violence
Intervention Units which evaluate cases and serve both
victims and offenders.
contact the clerk of the court to learn when the offender
is scheduled to be in court. The Family Violence or
Family Relations staff can tell victims which court
hearings are important to attend.
get a court order to stop further physical injury or
harassment. Contact: the clerk of civil court, a family
violence advocate or a lawyer.
COMPENSATION, SERVICES & RIGHTS
VICTIM SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
CRISIS SERVICES - 24 HOUR HOTLINES
Domestic Violence: advocates, emergency shelter,
counseling and other services.
Against Domestic Violence
1-888-774-2900 (statewide toll-free)
English: 1-888-999-5545 Spanish:
1-888-568-8332 (statewide toll free)
|Child Abuse Care Line
|Connecticut Office of Protection and
Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
|Mothers Against Drunk Driving - MADD
|Survivors of Homicide
Office of the Victim Advocate 1-888-771-3126
Protecting and promoting the rights of crime victims in CT.
OFFICE OF VICTIM SERVICES
The Office of Victim Services, a division of
the State of Connecticut's Judicial Branch, responds to the
needs of victims through information, referral, and direct
assistance. Listed below ore OVS program directs to aid you
in making appropriate referrals. For more information about
this agency or its programs call:
here to send email to the Department Victim Services
VICTIM ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
* CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION
Provides monetary reimbursement for medical expenses and
lost wages resulting from violent crime injuries.
* VICTIM ADVOCATE PROGRAM
Offers court-based assistance of physical injury to crime
victims of physical injury and their families.
* VICTIM RIGHTS INFORMATION CLEARINGHOUSE
Responds with information, resources and referrals to
callers with crime or victim related inquiries.
* VICTIM NOTIFICATION CLEARINGHOUSE
Informs victims and their families of inmate releases,
discharges, and requests for sentence modifications.
* OUTREACH SERVICES FOR FAMILIES OF HOMICIDE
Relays information and direct service referrals to the
surviving family members and friends of homicide victims.
* VICTIM ASSISTANCE GRANTS
Provides funds to community agencies to serve victims of
domestic violence, sexual assault, drunken driving and
* TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
Provides, supports, and participates in leadership and
collaborative efforts with state and municipal agencies,
victim services coalitions and independent victim groups.
OFFICE OF THE VICTIM ADVOCATE
The Office of the Victim Advocate is an
independent state agency whose charge it is to assist crime
victims when their rights have been violated. the OVA can
file a limited appearance to advocate for a crime victim
when their rights have been violated, make a factual inquiry
into the victims' case and conduct an investigation. the OVA
is a separate and distinct agency from the OVS.
Toll Free in CT 1-888-771-3126
Information has been provided by the
Connecticut Judicial Branch Office of Victim Services and
the Office of the Victim Advocate.
Rights To Confidentiality
You have the right to have any statements you make to a
sexual assault counselor or a battered women's counselor at a
rape crisis center or a battered women's center remain
confidential and not be admitted as evidence in court. You may
choose to waive this right. (§52-146k)
In the prosecution of a sexual assault case, you have the
right to expect that your present or prior sexual conduct will
not be brought into evidence during the trial unless the court,
after a hearing, determines that is relevant and material to the
criminal trial. You may wish to speak with the prosecutor trying
the case concerning this issue. (§54-86f)
In the prosecution of a sexual assault case, injury or
risk of injury to a child, or impairing the morals of a child,
you have the right not to have your address or telephone number
disclosed in the courtroom during any proceeding. (§54-86d)
Also, you have the right to have your name and address in the
court records remain confidential from non-involved persons (the
defendant will have access to this information through his/her
attorney), and released only by an order of the court. (§54-86e)