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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

Being a victim of a crime can often result in some type of financial loss. Victims may have money or valuables stolen directly or through a scam. They may have their property deeds stolen, or their possessions damaged. Some victims may have to miss work or school to talk to police or attorneys and to go to court. If the crime victim is hurt or injured by the offender, they also may have costly medical expenses that can impact finances. In many cases, the financial impact of this crime can linger long past the crime itself.

For some crime victims, the financial consequences of victimization can be overwhelming and long lasting. The financial stress they suffer can be as devastating as physical injuries and emotional trauma.

Below is some information about resources that can help you deal with the financial consequences of crime victimization, as well as information about some money-related crimes and where you can get 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.

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