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Register for information about an offender

If you are a victim or have been affected by a crime, you can register to receive notifications about an offender. You can also register to receive access to their criminal record. Your registration is confidential, and the offender will not be notified.

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What you need for Register for information about an offender

You can register for notification or criminal record access for an offender if you are:

  • A victim of the offender's crime
  • A witness to the crime
  • A family member of a victim who is deceased, incompetent, or a minor
  • The parent or guardian of a victim or witness who is a minor or incompetent
  • Concerned for your safety

When you register for notification, you will be notified if the offender:

  • Is moved to a less secure facility
  • Escapes from their facility
  • Is released (including temporary, provisional, or final release)

When you register for criminal record access, you can receive access to:

  • Police reports
  • Court documents
  • The offender's parole or probation conditions
  • The offender's criminal record (CORI)

Offenders are not notified if you register for notification or access to their criminal record. Your registration is completely confidential.

How to register Register for information about an offender

To register by mail, you must:

  • Print and fill out the registration form
  • Include one of the following with your form:
    • A police report
    • A district attorney summons
    • A letter from a district attorney victim witness advocate

Mail your completed form to:

Massachusetts Department of Criminal Justice Services

Victim Services Unit

200 Arlington Street

Suite 2200

Chelsea, MA 02150

 

After filling out the registration form, you can email your completed form to our office for victim services.

You must include one of the following with your completed form:

  • A police report
  • A district attorney summons
  • A letter from a district attorney victim witness advocate

If you are a victim working with a victim witness advocate, they can electronically submit your form on your behalf.

To register by fax, you must:

  • Print and fill out the registration form
  • Include one of the following with your form:
    • A police report
    • A district attorney summons
    • A letter from a district attorney victim witness advocate

Fax your form and documents to our victim services unit at:

(617) 660-5973

If you are working with a court appointed victim witness advocate, you can work with them at court to register.

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