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Victim Services

Victim Services

"Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from OVERCOMING the things you once thought you COULDN'T." - Rikki Rogers


The Victim Services Branch (VSB) is committed to assisting victims and survivors throughout the duration of the offender's incarceration and supervision. We ensure that crime victims are treated with dignity and respect. A victim's need for assistance does not stop once an offender has been sentenced. In fact, it continues throughout an offender's incarceration and supervision.

If you are a victim of a crime, please contact our office to ensure you are registered for assistance.



The following is a partial listing of services provided by the Victim Services Branch:

Assistance with Kentucky Vine, Vine Courts and Vine Protect
Provide information about the status of an inmate
Assist with referrals for victim restitution inquires
Ass​ist with written notification release request
Process Victim Impact Statements
Coordinate Victim Hearings with Parole Board
Train criminal justice personnel with the VINE system

Written Release Request

Victims of a crime as defined by KRS.421.500 may submit a written notification request of the offender's release.

Notice of Release Request Form