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Download the crime victims benefit application here.

Crime Victims Compensation

New York State’s Crime Victims Board provides compensation to innocent victims for losses they incurred as a result of a crime. All domestic violence victims are by definition crime victims, and many need financial help to recover health or property destroyed by abusers.

Our Crime Victims Program provides information about Crime Victims Compensation and helps victims file and follow up on claims.

Support and Education

Bilingual (English and Spanish) case managers coordinate services, educate the community about crime victim benefits and provide counseling to survivors of domestic violence. Our services include:

  • English and Spanish support groups
  • Children’s support groups
  • Criminal justice support and advocacy
  • Emergency assistance
  • Personal advocacy
  • Home or hospital visits

Victim Information Notification Everyday 

The New York VINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and email notification when the offender’s custody status changes.