Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

Office of Victim Assistance - Request for Victim Notification

As the victim of a crime, you have the following rights regarding the Parole Process: (A) to be notified when an inmate is scheduled to see the Parole Board; (B) to send a written impact statement to the Parole Board; (C) to submit an audio-taped or video-taped victim impact statement to the Parole Board; (D) for certain violent crimes, to meet with a member of the Parole Board to give your statement in person; (E) to be notified of the Parole Board's decision; and, (F) to be notified of the inmate's scheduled release date and the name of the assigned parole officer.

The Board of Parole recognizes that crime victims are an important part of the criminal justice process and have information that can assist the Board when it considers inmates for release from prison. All crime victims can submit a written or taped victim impact statement to the Parole Board any time before the inmate is scheduled to meet the Board. Statements received the same month as the inmate's scheduled interview are not guaranteed to be available to the Parole Board..

Personal victim impact meetings with a member of the Parole Board are normally scheduled one or two months before the inmate sees the Parole Board. If you wish to have a personal meeting, please send this form to the Victim Impact Unit as soon as possible. Requests to meet with a Parole Board member received in the month prior to or the same month as the inmate's scheduled interview are not guaranteed to allow sufficient time for a victim impact meeting to be scheduled.

Download a printable Victim Notification Form (PDF 284 kb)

Submit a Victim Notification Form electronically

If you need additional information or your address changes, please contact the Office of Victim Assistance at:

NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
Office of Victim Assistance
1220 Washington Ave, Building 2
Albany, New York 12226-2050
518-445-6161 & 1-800-783-6059

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