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COVID-19 Update:
Some of the information on this page may have been temporarily changed by governments and courts in response to Coronavirus.

Many people who are victims of crime experience problems in different areas of their life, including their family life. For some of these problems, there may be a legal solution. In our Family Law section, you can find information and resources about the most common family law issues.

Help With Other Needs

For immediate help and to report a crime, call 911.

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

Need help understanding legal terms? Please see the NY Court Help Glossary.

Need help paying for food, housing utilities, or child care? Do you need help with healthcare, disability, vocational or other services?

Visit findservicesNY.gov or visit the NYS Social Programs website.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - confidential support for people in distress:
(800) 273-8255.

Adult Protective Services:
(844) 697-3505

The New York State Hotline for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence:

  • Text (844) 997-2121
  • Call (800) 942-6906

National Human Trafficking Hotline:

  • Call (888) 373-7888 (TTY: 711)
  • Text 233733

LGBT National Hotline:

  • Call (888) 843-4564