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People often have many different legal needs after a crime – finding safe housing, obtaining child support, or getting time off from work to go to court. If you have been a victim of crime, this tool is designed to help you find the information and civil legal resources that are most helpful for your situation.
A crime victim is anyone who has been harmed as a result of a crime. Even if you did not report the crime, you are still a crime victim and may receive legal and supportive services. You may be able to receive additional services, like crime victim compensation, if you report the crime to law enforcement.
If you are a victim of crime in New York State who lives outside of New York City, this Get Started tool and our Legal Help Directory can help you find legal assistance.