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NY Crime Victims LEGAL HELP

Connecting Crime Victims with Civil Legal Assistance
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NY Crime Victims LEGAL HELP New York State

Connecting Crime Victims with Civil Legal Assistance

As a crime victim, you may have concerns related to your housing needs. Maybe the crime happened at your home so you no longer feel safe. Maybe the crime happened somewhere else but you are worried that the criminal knows where you live. Maybe you experienced substantial financial consequences because of the crime and are worried that you can no longer afford your home. Or maybe the perpetrator of the crime lives with you and you need to escape. This section has information that can help.

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. 

Visit the NYS Social Programs website for help with housing, food, unemployment assistance, and other services.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - confidential support for people in distress: 1-800-273-8255.

Adult Protective Services: 1-844-697-3505.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Hotline: 1-800-942-6906.