Victim Request for Services
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.
Victim Input Into Special Conditions of Parole
You may request input into the following special conditions of parole:
- The parolee not be allowed to live in the same county that you reside in.
- The parolee not be allowed to live within 35 miles of your residence. Per California Penal Code section 3003(f) only the direct victim, or a witness that testified against the offender, may request this condition and only if the offender was convicted of the crimes listed below:
- Murder or voluntary manslaughter
- Rape as defined in paragraph (2) or (6) of subdivision (a) of Section 261 or paragraph (1) or (4) of subdivision (a) of Section 262
- Sodomy as defined in subdivision (c) or (d) of Section 286
- Oral copulation as defined in subdivision (c) or (d) of Section 288a
- Lewd or lascivious act as defined in subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 288
- Any felony punishable by death or imprisonment in the state prison for life
- Continuous sexual abuse of a child, in violation of Section 288.5
- Restrict the parolee’s contact with you. Parolee contact with a victim without prior approval from the parole agent may be justification for revocation and return to custody.
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.