In October 2018 the NY Crime Victims Legal Help was launched as a pilot in Erie, Niagara, and Genesee counties. In 2019 it was expanded to all counties in New York State outside of New York City to assist victims of crime with civil legal matters if they either live in or have been victimized in those counties. We hope that our online resource helps crime victims living in these areas know their rights and get connected with the civil legal assistance they need. Throughout 2019, the Network will expand, with the goal of providing crime victims access to civil legal services in every county in the state outside of New York City.
The Advocate Gateway is currently under construction. When launched, the Advocate Gateway will offer professionals access to an assortment of resources via a secure password-protected portal. The collection of material is meant to help providers enhance their skills and better address the various civil legal needs of their clients.
If you are a professional working with victims of crime and are interested in learning more about this project or becoming a Network Member, please contact us.