The DCJIS's Victim Services Unit (VSU) provides assistance to victims of crime. The unit certifies victims, witnesses, family members of homicide victims, parent's guardians of minor aged victims and incompetent victims, as as well as "citizens in fear" to be notified in advance when an offender is going to be released form prison.

The Victim Services Unit also certifies victim, witnesses, family members of homicide victims, parent's guardians of minor aged victims and incompetent victims, for access to CORI documents regarding the case that pertains to them.

Resources, referrals, crisis intervention, and safety planning assistance are also provided as needed.

For additional information, or answers to questions not found on this site please contact the DCJIS's Victim Services Unit at (617) 660-4690.