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COVID-19 Update:
Some of the information on this page may have been temporarily changed by governments and courts in response to Coronavirus.

Many crime victims have financial losses because of the crime.  Their money, property, or important papers may have been stolen or damaged. Some victims may have to miss work – and lose a day’s pay – to talk to police and attorneys, or to go to court. If the crime victim is injured, they may have expensive medical bills, and need time off work.

The financial impact of crime can last a long time.  For many, it can be overwhelming. 

In our Money and Finance section, you can find resources that can help you deal with the financial impact of a crime, and get information about money-related crimes.

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.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - confidential support for people in distress:
(800) 273-8255.

Adult Protective Services:
(844) 697-3505

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