Becoming a crime victim can impact your life and your ability to work. You may:

  • Be less productive
  • Need more time off
  • Feel more stress or anxiety
  • Not be able to do your job well
  • Lose your job, because you quit or get fired

In the Employment section, you can find information about your rights, and resources that 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. 

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 or visit the NYS Social Programs website.

Visit the Hotlines page for national and New York State resources.


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