California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Victim & Survivor Rights & Services

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services offers information and assistance to victims and survivors of criminal activity where the offender has been sentenced to a CDCR facility.

This includes:

  • notification to victims, family members of the victim or witnesses who testified against the offender about the offender’s release, death or escape,
  • the opportunity to provide input regarding special conditions of parole for the offender,
  • notification of an impending Parole Suitability Hearing of the offender,
  • collection of restitution from offenders who are in the custody of the CDCR,
  • assistance with writing victim impact statements for CDCR-related proceedings,
  • among other services.

In order to receive services from the Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services, a victim or family member of the victim may be required to fill out the appropriate form for a specific service.  Below are a sample of the publications describing the services offered by the CDCR and the process for requesting assistance, including some forms:

For a list of all the  forms and publications offered by the CDCR Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services, along with more information about the assistance this office is able to provide, please visit their Forms page of the CDCR website.  They can also be contacted at 1-877-256-6877.