Some of the information on this page may have been temporarily changed by governments and courts in response to Coronavirus.
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.
For immediate help and to report a crime, call 911.
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?
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - confidential support for people in distress:
Adult Protective Services:
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