Here are some Frequently Asked Questions of our Victims Assistance Office
1. I am a crime victim. How do I contact the Department of Corrections' Victim Assistance Program to give them my contact information or update my address with them so they can notify me when an inmate gets out, moves to a different prison or goes on probation?
For information and assistance with
inmates in the custody of the Department:
Victim Assistance Program
2601 Blair Stone Road
FAX: (850) 487-7092
1-877-8-VICTIM (1-877-884-2846) Toll-Free
2. How much notice will I get before the inmate is released?
If we have a current address, you will receive a written notice between 30-120 days prior to the inmate's release, unless there is a court action that reduces the inmate's sentence.
3. What should I do if I am receiving unwanted contact from the inmate?
You should call the Department of Corrections - Victim Assistance Program as soon as possible at:
4. How do I get notified of future court appearances or appeals?
The Office of the State Attorney in the judicial circuit where the inmate was prosecuted should inform you of judicial and post-judicial proceedings relating to your case. The Office of the Attorney General should notify you of all post-judicial proceedings that their office handles.