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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 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. 

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.

The New York State Hotline for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence: 1-800-942-6906.

National Human Trafficking Hotline: Call 1-888-373-7888 (TTY: 711) | Text 233733