Victim/Witness advocates can assist you within any area of the correctional process (i.e., probation, prison, parole). Specifically, this may include, but is not limited to, information/advocacy regarding the offender's;
- probation status
probation officer name/#;
restitution paid or owed;
community service placement (agency), offender attitude, hours completed vs. total;
victim impact statement as part of Pre-Sentence Investigation report.
- prison status
conduct in prison - disciplinary problems, counseling, education initiatives, etc.;
notification procedures regarding inmate's release.
- parole status
parole officer name/phone #;
parole eligibility and/or hearing date;
written victim impact statement and submission date;
oral statement to parole board;
notification procedures regarding above.
For further information, assistance, notification procedures and forms regarding probation, prison and/or parole, contact the Victim/Witness staff at (716) 858-4640.