Victims of crime are guaranteed certain rights under the Connecticut Constitution.Office of the State's Attorney
Ansonia-Milford Judicial District

Information for Victims of Crime

If you are a victim of a violent crime that is being prosecuted in the Ansonia-Milford Judicial District, you should contact the Victim Advocate for the court where the case is pending.

- For cases being prosecuted at the Ansonia-Milford Judicial District, contact Effie Cotto at 203-283-8240, or by e-mail at

- For cases being prosecuted at Milford Superior Court, Geographical Area (G.A.) No. 22, contact contact Kristine Kellas at 203-283-8247, or by e-mail at

- For cases being prosecuted at Derby Superior Court, G.A. No. 5, contact Keith Wortz at 203-734-7145 or by e-mail at

If you are a victim of a Domestic Violence case, you should call the Domestic Violence Victim Advocate for the courthouse where the case is pending:

- For Milford (G.A. No. 22), contact Ellyn Popielski at 203-283-8239.

- For Derby (G.A. No. 5), contact Luz Funes at 203-735-9595.

If you were the victim of a sexual assault, you may also call the Milford Rape Crisis Center at 203-874-8712 and ask to speak with a counselor.

If you were the victim seeking restitution, you may also call find more information regarding Restitution Requests by clickingthis link for Ansonia-Milford Victim Restitution Information.

If you are the victim of any crime, you may receive updates on court status of any defendant, by telephone or email, through the Connecticut SAVIN system.  Please click this link for Connecticut Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (CT SAVIN).

Your Rights as a Victim of Crime

Article XXIX of the Constitution of the State of Connecticut guarantees certain rights to victims of crimes. It states.

In all criminal prosecutions, a victim, as the General Assembly may define by law, shall have the following rights:

  • The right to be treated with fairness and respect throughout the criminal justice process;
  • The right to timely disposition of the case following arrest of the accused, provided no right of the accused is abridged;
  • The right to be reasonably protected from the accused throughout the criminal justice process;
  • The right to notification of court proceedings;
  • The right to attend the trial and all other court proceedings the accused has the right to attend, unless such person is to testify and the court determines that such person’s testimony would be materially affected if such person hears other testimony;
  • The right to communicate with the prosecution;
  • The right to object to or support any plea agreement entered into by the accused and the prosecution and to make a statement to the court prior to the acceptance by the court of the plea of guilty or nolo contendere by the accused;
  • The right to make a statement to the court at sentencing;
  • The right to restitution which shall be enforceable in the same manner as any other cause of action or as otherwise provided by law;
  • The right to information about the arrest, conviction, sentence, imprisonment and release of the accused.

The General Assembly shall provide by law for the enforcement of this subsection. Nothing in this subsection or in any law enacted pursuant to this subsection shall be construed as creating a basis for vacating a conviction or ground for appellate relief in any criminal case.

Article XXIX
Constitution of the State of Connecticut