(a) If an offender has been committed to the custody of the commissioner of health and social services under AS 12.47.090 , the victim of that crime is entitled to notice of a pending or actual change in the status of the offender. The commissioner of health and social services shall give notice as required by this section if

Terms Used In Alaska Statutes 12.47.095 - Notice to victims

  • person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, organization, business trust, or society, as well as a natural person. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060

(1) the offender has been continued in commitment following expiration of the maximum term of imprisonment under AS 12.47.090 (f) and the commissioner gives notice of release of the offender;

(2) the court is to consider modification of an order of conditional release for the offender under AS 12.47.092 (e);

(3) a court is to consider conditional release of the offender under AS 12.47.090 (j) and 12.47.092(a);

(4) the offender petitions for discharge under AS 12.47.092 (f); or

(5) the offender escapes, is released from custody on conditional release, furlough or authorized absence, or is discharged or released from custody for any reason.

(b) If a victim desires notice under this section, the victim shall maintain a current, valid mailing address on file with the commissioner of health and social services. The commissioner shall send the notice required by this section to the victim’s last known address. The victim’s address may not be disclosed to the offender or offender’s attorney.

(c) The commissioner of health and social services is required to give notice of a change in the status of an offender under this section to any victim who has requested notice.

(d) If more than one person who qualifies as a victim under AS 12.55.185 desires notice, the commissioner of health and social services shall designate one person for purposes of receiving any notice required and exercising the rights granted by this section.

(e) A victim who has received notice under (a) of this section that a change in the status of the offender is pending before a court has the right to submit to the court a written statement, or to appear personally at a hearing to present a written statement, and to give sworn testimony or an unsworn oral presentation to the court.

(f) In this section,

(1) “offender” has the meaning given in AS 12.61.020 ;

(2) “victim” has the meaning given in AS 12.55.185 .