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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

We recognize the impact that Covid-19 is having on our community, and we want to reassure you that there are resources available to help you during this difficult time. Please remember, there are people who can help you manage your feelings, stress, and anxiety that this crisis has caused. You are not alone.

 

Courts

Courts are gradually returning to in-person operations. In some areas, civil and criminal jury trials resumed, and on May 24, 2021, all judges and court staff will return to in-person work. Some matters will still be held virtually (through the use of technology, such as Microsoft Teams or teleconference). The type of cases that are being heard may depend on the jurisdiction (area) you live.

Right now, the public must still obey safety measure such as masks, temperature checks and physical distancing. 

To find out more, talk to a lawyer in your county, or speak to a crime victim advocate, or go to the NY Courts website.

 

Resources on NY Crime Victims Legal Help

See additional information on our Safety Issues Page about:

  • Orders of Protection
  • Safety and Voting

See additional information on our Family Law Issues Page about:

  • Child Support
  • Visitation

See additional information on our Money & Financial Issues Page about:

  • Emergency Rent Assistance Program
  • Broadband Internet Services
  • Stimulus Checks (2020 and 2021) and garnishment
  • Utility shutoffs
  • Scams

See additional information on our Employment Issues Page about:

  • Emergency Paid Sick Leave
  • Emergency Paid Family Medical Leave
  • NYS Emergency Paid Leave
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Unemployment Insurance

See additional information on our Victim Rights Page about:

  • Applying for victim compensation without a police report if you are a domestic violence victim

See additional information on Housing Issues Page about:

  • Evictions
  • Foreclosure
  • Rent Relief
  • Shelters
  • Housing Protections

 

Additional Resources

Updated June 15, 2021