EXIT SAFELY!

Crime Victim Services

New York State’s Crime Victims Board provides compensation to victims for losses they incurred as a result of a crime. By definition, all domestic violence victims are crime victims, and many need financial assistance to recover collateral destroyed by abusers.

“My caseworker helped me file claims and get back on my feet. I’m so grateful for her support.” –Maria

Download the crime victims benefit application here.

Our Crime Victims Program provides information about Crime Victims Compensation and helps victims file and follow up on claims.

SUPPORT AND EDUCATION

Bilingual case managers coordinate services, educate the community about crime victim benefits, and provide counseling to survivors of domestic violence. Our services include:

  • English and Spanish support groups
  • Children’s support groups
  • Criminal justice support and advocacy
  • Emergency assistance
  • Personal advocacy
  • Home or hospital visits

 
VICTIM INFORMATION NOTIFICATION EVERYDAY
Victims of crime can use the New York State VINE system to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and/or to receive telephone and email notification when the offender’s custody status changes.