Victim Service Unit Mission

To provide information, assistance, and support to victims of crime and other concerned parties whose offenders are in the custody of the Alaska Department of Corrections. These services will be administered with respect and compassion.

Dear Concerned Citizen,

If you are reading this letter, it may be that you or someone you know or love has been a victim of crime. Most victims feel confused and overwhelmed when confronted with the criminal justice system as a result of a crime. There are many new terms and procedures to learn while trying to cope with the emotional and physical impact of the offense.

If the offender is sentenced to prison or community supervision, you will begin your journey into the justice system of the Department of Corrections (DOC). The DOC Victim Service Unit works to reduce the confusion and frustration you might otherwise feel by providing you clear and useful information. Our staff serves to gently guide you through the complex steps of the incarceration and supervision periods.

We'd like to invite you to explore our victim service unit website. You will find information about how we got started, what programs and services we are able to provide you, and links to other victim service agencies and referral resources around the state. We've tried to address the questions and concerns most frequently brought to our attention, but if you don't find the answers or information you are looking for here, please feel free to contact one of our local DOC offices or the Victim Service Unit for timely assistance.

Most Sincerely,

Victim Service Unit