Office of Victim Services and Programs (OVSP)

Chrissy Preston, Director


Phone: 608-240-5888


The Office of Victim Services and Programs (OVSP) is committed to addressing the effects of crime and restoring a sense of safety to victims, survivors, and communities through a variety of services including information, support, and advocacy. OVSP employs victim advocates who serve crime victims/survivors after an offender has been sentenced to the Department of Corrections (DOC), either for incarceration or community supervision. OVSP maintains a satellite office in Milwaukee to provide direct services to crime victims who reside in the Milwaukee area.

Because a victim’s life can be significantly changed as a result of crime, DOC believes that victims deserve access to information about offenders and services that may assist in recovery. Victim advocates strive to help victims understand and exercise their rights as they relate to DOC and the criminal justice system.

Victims can contact OVSP with questions about an offender's status and location, restitution, the parole process, release, unwanted contact from offenders, rules of community supervision, and other DOC-related issues. Our goal is to promote safety and restore some control in the lives of victims and others who have been affected by crime. If you or someone in your life is a crime victim and need information or advocacy, please contact us.


Your Rights as a Victim

Victim Complaint Procedures