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New York State. Office of Victim Services



Address:55 Hanson Place, 10th Fl. Brooklyn NY 11217
Telephone(s):718-923-4325 800-247-8035
Fax:718-923-4347
World Wide Web: http://www.ovs.ny.gov
TTY/TDD:888-289-9747


Description:

The agency provides compensation to innocent victims of crime, funds direct services to crime victims via a network of community-based programs and advocates for the rights and benefits of all innocent victims of crime.  OVS provides substantial financial relief to victims of crime and their families by paying unreimbursed crime-related expenses, including but not limited to: medical and funeral expenses, loss of earnings or support, counseling costs, crime scene clean-up expenses, the cost to repair or replace items of essential personal property, reasonable and necessary court transportation expenses, assistance to crime victims acting as a good Samaritan, the cost of residing at or utilizing the services of a domestic violence shelter, and limited attorney fees.




Hours:

Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Eligibility Requirements:

Innocent victims of crime and their family members.
 


Fees/Methods of Payment:Free


Services Offered:Crime Victim SupportLegal Education/Information
Languages Offered:Spanish
Target Groups(By Need):Victims / Survivors