As a high priority, the Illinois Prisoner Review Board has formed a specialized unit devoted to assisting victims of crimes through the Victims Notification (VN) Unit. Victims are placed in the Victim Notification Program upon request. Any victim or person who would like to be notified must submit a written request for notification. The registration form can be downloaded and filled out electronically by clicking the following link (you will still have to print it after it is filled out to submit it):
Victim Notification Registration Form
It is very important for victims who change addresses but still wish to receive notification, to contact the Illinois Prisoner Review Board, Victim Services Unit so that notification data will remain accurate.
The VN Unit answers questions and provides sentencing and release information to victims and witnesses on a daily basis.
Most victims who want to know how they can be made aware of and involved in the parole review process. Victims are invited to submit their opinions to the Illinois Prisoner Review Board concerning an upcoming parole review. Victims may at any time express their opinions about a case in writing. They may also request that certain conditions and restrictions be imposed on the offender upon release into supervision.
The Board is dedicated in its efforts to provide assistance and information to victims. Victims are placed in the Victim Notification Program upon request. Any victim who would like to be notified must submit a written request. The registration form can also be obtained by calling the toll-free Victims Services number:
Illinois Prisoner Review Board
Victim Services Unit
319 East Madison Street, Suite A
Springfield, Illinois 62701
1-217-782-7273 or 1-800-801-9110
Read the Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act
Read the Healing Beyond Harm Restorative Justice Project