3-02-20 - The Office of Victim Services released a new publication titled the
Crime Victims' Guide to the Adult Criminal Court to assist crime victims navigating the criminal justice system.
OVS produced new informational videos: OVS developed an online informational video series for victims, service providers, and other professionals who work with crime
victims. The video series include an OVS overview, information on the Victim Compensation Program and the adult criminal court process, and the difference between a family
restraining order and a civil protection order. To view the videos, please click here.
The Office of Victim Services (OVS) offers training and information to
criminal justice professionals, service providers, educational
institutions, the public, and any person or agency that assists crime
OVS trainings are designed to provide valuable
information and knowledge to support the delivery of comprehensive,
quality services to crime victims. OVS collaborates with
community partners to co-sponsor trainings and events that focus
on specific victim issues.
The Training and Outreach Unit is responsible for
the distribution of OVS publications, forms, and posters designed to
increase the public's awareness of the rights and services available to
crime victims. To order OVS materials,
please use Judicial Form ES017PD or ES017DCF or
General Requisition Form.
Informational Videos: Click on the Video tab for the OVS informational
video series that provides information on OVS services, the Victim Compensation
Program, the adult criminal court process, and orders of protection.
Training Opportunities: The following OVS trainings are available upon request. To request a training, please email
To view OVS Trainings, please click on the OVS Training Calendar.
For registration details, see our Training Registration Form.
OVS Training Opportunities (Click to expand or collapse)
OVS Programs and Services
Explains OVS's role in the criminal justice process, the programs and services available, and collaborative efforts with community
Victim Compensation Program
Overview of Victim Compensation Program benefits available, the process, and how to assist victims and family members file an
application for victim compensation.
Civil Protection Orders
Information on civil protection orders and how to
assist applicants who apply for this order.
Court Orders of Protection
A review of the orders available in the civil and criminal courts and an overview of the assistance available in obtaining orders of
Connecticut Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (CT SAVIN)
Information on CT SAVIN notification events and how to assist
victims in registering for notification.
Explains the criminal justice process, OVS and CT SAVIN�s role
in that process, and how victim service providers can assist crime victims
as they navigate the criminal justice system.
Overview of the constitutional and statutory rights of
crime victims, and how victims may exercise those rights.
The Training and Outreach Unit provides trainings to the staff of contracted agencies.
These trainings include information on OVS services, victim rights, victim
notification, court process, testifying at a trial, the OVS victim services
advocate role, and victim compensation. For more information on
upcoming training dates and how to register, please click on the
Training Registration Form.
Culture of Victims
This training will provide a greater understanding of
the prevalence of victimization, the neurological impact of trauma, how
words may impact a victim, and what crime victims would like victim services
providers to remember.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC)
OVC TTAC offers comprehensive and practical skill-building sessions to victim service
providers and allied professionals throughout the country. Please visit the
to find current training opportunities.