Department of Correction Administration Building
245 McKee Road
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: (302) 857-5440
e-mail: Victim Services

Erin Connelly, Victim Services Coordinator

Our Goals

Recognizing that victimization is not a one-time occurrence, as victims can find themselves feeling victimized repeatedly during contacts with the criminal justice system, DOC has chosen to provide services beyond those required by law.

DOC will strive to eliminate the feeling of victimization by encouraging victims to learn more about and become participants in the corrections process.

The Victim Services Unit assists the victim to become both informed and involved so that they may experience less frustration and trauma with prison and probation personnel and be better prepared to participate in the corrections process if they choose. DOC wants victims to be able to receive a complete picture of the effects of crime, enhancing DOC's ongoing evaluations of the effectiveness of community and rehabilitative programs.

The Victim Services Unit also assists with referral services. Victims needing outside support services such as counseling can receive a referral from this unit.

The Department of Correction is dedicated to helping victims and survivors find answers to their questions. The information listed below will hopefully help to answer some of the more frequently asked questions. If additional information is needed, please feel free to contact our Victim Services Unit at the telephone number designated below.

Meeting the Victims' Needs

In 1992, Delaware made history by signing the Victims' Bill of Rights into law. This law mandates that victims are informed about the criminal process and it extends notification and participation rights to them. The felony process is often complicated and confusing. DOC wishes to provide greater assistance and attention to victim participant in the corrections process.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions

For Information

Information relating to your case can be sent in writing to:

Victim Services Unit
Delaware Department of Correction
245 McKee Road
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: (302) 857-5440
Email: DOC_VictimServices@state.de.us

For associated victim websites, see related links.

Your request will be kept in the strictest confidence and it is our hope that this will go a long way to providing you peace of mind.

If you change your address please contact the Victim Service Unit, by filling out the Change of Information Form, to update your new address, so you can receive correspondence regarding updates in your case.