Victim Services Unit

The Victim Services Unit provides post-conviction informational and support services to survivors and victims of crime. In accordance with the Victim Rights Law, we provide 14 day advance notice, whenever a sentenced individual is transferred to a lower security setting. We will also notify in advance when a sentenced individual receives temporary, provisional or final release from custody.  In addition you will be notified in the event of an escape. Please know an individual must be registered for notification and the offender must be serving a sentence. Registration is done through the District Attorney’s Office, the Massachusetts Parole Board or through organizations the defendant is serving a sentence with.

The Victim Services Unit collaborates with other victim services in other Sheriff’s Departments, the Massachusetts Department of Correction, the Sex Offender Registry Board, the Massachusetts Parole Board, state and local police departments and the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office to make sure all survivors and victims of crime are receiving the information they are entitled to. We also interact with the community to improve victim services throughout the Commonwealth.

Services in addition to notification include:

  • Current status of incarcerated individuals

  • Victim safety awareness

  • Advice on securing protective orders

  • Crisis intervention

  • Phone counseling

  • Referrals to state and community resources / shelters

  • Referrals to local organizations for free victim safety cell phones

Those wishing to contact Victim Services by contact Ashley Griffith by calling 978-932-3182 or emailing  Individuals with urgent concerns outside of normal business hours should contact 978-667-1711 ext. 0. Call 911 if you are in immediate danger.

Outside Resources:
Jane Doe
REACH Beyond Domestic Violence
Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance
Sex Offender Registry Board
Massachusetts Parole Board
USDOJ Office for Victims of Crime
Homeland Security Victim Notification Program