Safety is important, especially for victims of crime. Knowing and dealing with the emotional impact of what happened to you is just as important as dealing with your immediate safety needs.

Below is some information that can help you with your safety, and help you understand the impact of victimization on your mental health and well-being. Remember, if you are afraid for your immediate safety, call 911.

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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