Victims of an offender incarcerated in an Ohio prison or under the supervision of the Adult Parole Authority may register with the Office of Victim services to receive notifications regarding:
- The offender’s date to be released from prison
- Upcoming parole and clemency hearings
- Parole Board recommendations for Transitional Control
- The offender’s escape from custody
- The offender’s death
- The offender’s status regarding transfer to another state or community supervision (interstate compact)
Victim Awareness Program
The Victim Awareness Program provides an opportunity for offenders to begin to see crime from a different perspective, from the perspective of the victim. An offender begins to see how the crime that they committed has affected the victim and allows the offender to take responsibility for the crime committed.
Victims and survivors of crime who volunteer to tell their powerful, emotional experiences engage offenders in learning the effects of crime on the lives of others. The Office of Victim Services is searching for victims/survivors to be victim impact speakers for the Victim Awareness Program. Please contact the Office of Victim Services if you are interested in participating as a victim impact speaker.
P.R.O.V.E. (Batterer’s Intervention Program)
Personal Responsibility of Violence Elimination
P.R.O.V.E. is a batterer’s intervention program focusing on offender accountability in the elimination of intimate partner violence. Offenders participate in this 18 week program that is victim sensitive, challenges the offender’s belief system, offers alternatives to behaviors of abuse and makes abusers accountable and responsible for their actions.
Victim Offender Dialogue Program
Victim Offender Dialogue is a process in which the victim of a violent crime and the offender who committed the offense meet. The focus is on the harm done to the victim and the offender’s responsibility in the reparation of that harm.
Apology Letter Bank
Sometimes offenders who are incarcerated write a letter of apology or letter of accountability. The Office of Victim Services discourages offenders from sending their letter to the victim(s) directly or through a third party. If a victim is interested in receiving an apology letter from the offender in their case, they can complete a notification form or contact the Office of Victim Services to inquire if an apology letter has been submitted.
All Brochures and Forms:
How to Contact the Office of Victim Services Map
Victim Awareness Program
Victim Offender Dialogue