Victims can find the Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights, which contains information about protection, financial assistance, notice of court dates and post-trial notices, and victim input in the parole process. Victims can also use the Victim Assistance Directory to find local victim and witness programs, and they can find the contact information for the DCJS Info-Line.
The Victim Services Unit of the Virginia Department of Corrections serves victims of crime. Our staff provides information and referrals concerning the post sentence phase of the criminal justice system and answers questions related to an inmate incarcerated in a Virginia prison.
Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) is a toll-free, 24-hour, anonymous, computer-based telephone service that provides victims of crime two important features, information and notification. Victims may call VINE from any touch-tone telephone, any time, to check on an inmate’s custody status.