The victim of crime, family member of a victim, or a witness who testified against the offender may request to be notified of a change to the custody status of the offender. A change in custody status includes release, death, escape, parole hearing (Victims/Victims’ family members only), contract, or scheduled execution. Requests can be made by completing the CDCR form 1707, Request for Victim Services. You can either download the form and send it OVSRS or you can apply online.
You are responsible for keeping your contact information current so that you can receive notification information. Note: Information about victims (addresses, phone numbers, etc.) is confidential under California law and will not be made available to the offender.
Please note that requests made for special conditions of parole will be considered by the CDCR Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) but are not guaranteed.
If you are interested in requesting special conditions of parole, or need additional information, contact the OVSRS at 1-877-256-6877 or complete a Request for Victim Services form and send the form to OVSRS.
Collection for court-ordered victim restitution is automatically activated upon the offender’s arrival at CDCR. In most cases, the court order does not provide victim address information of where CDCR should send any monies collected. If you wish to provide CDCR your address information for restitution collection purposes but do not wish to receive notification, you may complete the CDCR form 1707 and check the box marked “Collection of court ordered restitution only/No notification services.” This will allow your information to be forwarded to the CDCR Restitution Unit without registering you for notification of changes to the offender’s custody status.
If you do not know the CDCR number for the offender you are registering for you can look it up online. You can also contact our office toll-free at 1-877-256-6877 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.