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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

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Victims Assistance

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 Services office 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
501 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida
(850) 488-9166 FAX:
(850) 488-3476 1-877-8-VICTIM
(1-877-884-2846) Toll-Free

for additional information.

For information and assistance with offenders on supervision:

Probation and Parole Services
501 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida
(850) 717-3444

for additional Probation information.

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 1–90 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 Services office as soon as possible at 1-877-8-VICTIM (1-877-884-2846).

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.

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