The Act requires the Commissioner of Corrections to make a good faith effort to notify victims of crimes against the person of a change in the custodial status of the offender who victimized them. Victims who wish to be notified have the responsibility of keeping the Commissioner apprised of their current address. Six months after the effective date of an appropriations act containing a specific appropriation to fund the provisions of the Act.
Ward, Janice D.
"PENAL INSTITUTIONS General Provisions: Provide for Victim Notification by the Commissioner of Corrections,"
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