The NYS Sheriffs’ Institute is committed to helping crime victims by providing free alerts and resources.
Order of Protection Notification System
The 45-minute period after an Order of Protection is served is crucial for a victim. Our Order of Protection Notification System allows domestic violence victims to be notified by phone, text message, or e-mail when an Order is served, providing the information they need to take appropriate precautions for themselves and their loved ones. This free service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Inmate Release Notification System
Crime victims often are haunted by thoughts of their offender. Knowing their custody status can provide peace of mind. Our Inmate Release Notification System monitors offenders in New York’s jails so victims can anonymously look up offenders and register to receive notification of change in custody status by phone, email, or text message. This free service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you are a victim of crime or abuse, our crime victim alerts are just one part of your safety plan. For help creating your safety plan and for more information about resources available to you, visit our resources page.To connect with crime victim service agencies in your county, visit the NY Sheriffs’ Victim Service Provider Directory. Select “continue as guest.”