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Victim Notification Program

April 7-13 is National Crime Victims' Rights Week

We are currently accepting nominations for the 2019 "Unsung Heroes" awards program recognizing outstanding service and support to victims of crime in the Commonwealth.  Learn more and complete a nomination form.  Deadline for nominations Friday March 15th.

The Office of the Attorney General Victim Notification Program ensures Virginia's victims their right to be notified of any appeal or habeas corpus proceeding involving the case or cases in which such person was a victim.

About the Victim Notification Program
What is Habeas Corpus?
Victim Information Sheet - English
Victim Information Sheet - Spanish
Contact Information
National Center for Victims of Crime
Victim Services Unit

Appeal Process for Virginia

Non-Capital Conviction
Capital Murder Conviction


If you decide that you would like to be notified of an appeal or a habeas corpus proceeding in the case or cases in which you are a victim, please fill out the Victim Information Sheet and return it to the Attorney General's Office (see address below).


Please fill out the form as accurately as possible. If you are unsure about any of the information we are requesting, please call our Office for assistance at (800) 370-0459.

Office of the Attorney General
Victim Notification 
202 North Ninth Street
Richmond, VA 23219

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The Office of the Attorney General (“OAG”) Victim Notification Program would like your feedback to help improve the services we provide to victims of crime. Please complete the following survey based on your interaction(s) with our program.

Victim Notification Program Survey