Introduction to Maine DOC Victim Services | February 2, 2023; 12:15 PM to 1:45 PM | 1.5 Contact Hours
- Identify eligibility for receiving DOC victim services
- Understand DOC victim notification requests to assist victims
- Refer victims who wish to request a victim impact dialogue
- Collaborate with DOC Victim Services and refer victims for assistance with corrections-related issues, including notification, restitution, VOD, CDVIP, and post-conviction release and safety planning
Tessa Mosher, Director, Maine Department of Corrections, Office of Victim Services Tessa is responsible for victim notification, certification of the Maine Batterer Intervention Programs, overseeing the MDOC Office of Victim services. Duties include oversight of the victim services restitution program to ensure timely payments to crime victims, assists in harassment complaints at MDOC facilities, oversight of victim safety planning meetings and victim notification prior to sex offender and domestic violence offender releases, and obtaining input and advocating for victims whose offenders are applying for supervised community confinement and furloughs. Tessa assisted in implementing the MDOC Domestic Violence program, updated media and funeral/deathbed policies pertaining to include the victim’s voice in such and advocated for Statute change to include victims with a protection from abuse order. She developed a victim friendly guide to Maine Court ordered restitution to assist victims in the collection of restitution. She is a member of the Maine Victim Witness Advocates Association, A Board Member of the National Association of Victim Service Professionals in Corrections, member of the child death and serious injury review panel, Maine domestic violence and sexual assault commission, Maine homicide review panel, Interstate compact on juveniles, Interstate compact on adults, and the Restorative Justice Council. Tessa is an appointed member of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Group and Victims’ Compensation Board. Most recently, she was appointed to the Juvenile Justice Task Force. She has received the Guiding Light award from the Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Center in 2010. Tessa has worked with victims of crime for over 20 years between her experience as a Victim Witness Advocate and her advocacy at the DOC. She has a Criminal Justice degree, and a wide range of knowledge and experience within the Criminal Justice System and victim advocacy.
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