Crime victims to speak at ‘Victims Visitors’ Day’

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Victims of crime in Georgia can meet with the State Board of Pardons and Paroles to discuss the parole status of their offenders.

Parole Board Members plan to travel to Fort Valley State University to conduct a Victims Visitors Day.

During the event, crime victims have the opportunity to sit down individually with parole staff and board members to give information about their case, and tell how theyve been impacted by the crime.

The event is sponsored by the Georgia Office of Victim Services and with State Representative Patty Bentley who represents House District 139.

The organization serves registered crime victims whose offender is a state inmate or who is under parole or probation supervision.

According to a news release, the board conducts Victims Visitors Days around the state in order to make the Board accessible to all crime victims. Since 2006, the Parole Board has conducted 22 Victims Visitors Days in 14 different communities and met with more than 2,400 victims.

Crime victims are asked to R.S.V.P. with the Georgia Office of Victim Services.

Appointments can be scheduled by calling the toll free number at 1-800-593-9474 by July 28. Walk-ins are accepted.

July 28, 2015 | Posted in