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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

Becoming a victim of crime can impact your life in many ways, including your ability to work. Some examples of the impact of victimization on work include:

  • Decreased productivity
  • Increased days off
  • Increased stress or anxiety
  • Poor job performance
  • Job loss (voluntarily leaving the job, or being fired)

In our Employment section, you can find information about your rights, and resources that can protect you as an employee.

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.