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Office of

Victim & Survivor
Rights & Services

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Office of Victim & Survivor Rights & Services

The primary purpose of the Office of Victim & Survivor Rights & Services (OVSRS) is to proactively enforce and promote the rights of victims and survivors throughout the state’s youth and adult correctional system. Victims and survivors have a legal right to receive notification of an offender’s death, release, or escape. They also have a legal right to be notified of, and to attend, annual case reviews for Juvenile Offenders and parole consideration hearings. Additionally, they have a constitutional right to receive restitution for economic losses resulting from crimes committed against them.

OVSRS is dedicated to ensuring victims' rights are enforced and that victims and survivors have a meaningful voice within the state correctional system. This site will provide you with valuable information if you are the victim of or witness to a crime and the offender was sentenced to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).

Thank you for your interest in our office. We can be reached during normal business hours at our toll-free telephone number 1-877-256-OVSS (6877) or by Email , or at our mailing address:

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Office of Victim & Survivor Rights & Services
P.O. Box 942883
Sacramento, CA 94283-0001