Exit Site

NY Crime Victims LEGAL HELP

Connecting Crime Victims with Civil Legal Assistance
Text Size: A A A

NY Crime Victims LEGAL HELP New York State

Connecting Crime Victims with Civil Legal Assistance

How can this online resource help?

This online resource can connect victims of crime to civil legal information and resources in areas such as housing, family law, employment, and immigration. Through this online resource, crime victims can access a range of legal services, such as:

  • Know your rights information
  • Self-help and do-it-yourself forms
  • Legal advice and representation

Not sure of whether a crime has happened to you? Learn more about types of crime and the rights of crime victims.

The Triage Tool can help you identify what your civil legal needs are. Just answer several questions and you will be directed to specific resources that can help you.

If you know the kind of legal assistance you need, the Legal Services Help Directory can direct you to the right information and service providers in Erie, Genesee and Niagara counties, our pilot region. You may be referred to a civil legal organization that can receive direct client referrals through this online resource. These organizations are Warm Referral Partners of the Crime Victims Legal Network, so connecting with them will be easier. We can’t guarantee that the warm referral partner organization can represent you, but they will help you find resources that you can use.

The Know Your Rights library has information about your rights as a crime victim and other information that may help you understand your options.  You can also find a number of DIY forms that may help you take the next step to resolve your legal issue.

If you need help finding information on this website, you can use LiveHelp to chat with someone who can direct you to the right resource. The LiveHelp staff cannot give you legal advice, but they can help you find the information you need to address your legal concern.

Beginning in 2019, advocates will have access to additional resources through a secure portal.  

Interested in learning more? Download our flyer about New York Crime Victims Legal Help (PDF format) 

Looking for information about criminal court?  Learn about criminal court basics or talk to a crime victim advocate near you.