The DOC VSU serves the victim community by automatically disseminating important information to individuals who become certified petitioners. As a victim, family member of a victim, witness, or other concerned individual, it is important to understand that certification is the only means by which you will receive automatic notification of certain changes in the custody status of an offender. Applications for certified petitioner status are submitted to the Criminal History Systems Board, the agency responsible for approving certifications. The process is simple, quick and confidential.

To apply for certification or learn more about it, please contact the VSU at: