Concerns related to victimization may include: inability to control one's anger; lashing out at people; becoming physical at work or at home; explosive behaviors; want to be more in control.
The Bronx District Attorney's Office's Crime Victims Assistance Unit provides advocacy and therapy to crime victims in the Bronx to assist them to cope and heal n the aftermath of their victimization.
Montgomery County Domestic Violence and Crime Victim Services employs a Program Director and 6 fulltime advocates. We operate a 9-bed safe dwelling and our office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8am until 4pm. We also manage a crisis hotline 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. We are the only domestic violence program in Montgomery County and serve victims of domestic violence and crime, and their families, by appointment or walk-in, over the phone or virtually, and by providing advocacy in family and civil courts. We also are able to coordinate services with other agency offices in our building to include Safe Harbour/Human Trafficking, Emergency Assistance, Rapid-Rehousing Program, Food Pantry and Food Farmacy.
Through a trauma-informed lens, we provide advocacy, case management, and therapy for child crime victims and their non offending family members. We also offer case management to adult crime victims and their non offending family members. We provide educational outreach and primary prevention to the community through trainings and other tools. We offer several different support groups that run at different times of the year.
The Crime Victims Center (CVC) provides trauma-informed, comprehensive support and services to child and adult victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, and all violent crime as well as to elderly, minor, or disabled victims of crime, and victims’ non-offending family members. The Agency, a certified Rape Crisis Center, operates a 24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline, as well as 24-hour Violent Crime and Hate Crime Hotlines, provides crisis intervention, criminal justice and family court advocacy, accompaniment to medical facilities, free individual counseling and legal services to victims, information and referrals to essential resources and assistance with completion of applications for reimbursement of medical and essential property loss expenses related to crime. The CVC’s prevention department offers age-appropriate educational programs in person, and now via Zoom due to COVID, including sexual assault and relationship violence prevention for all age groups including Pre-K through high school, college, and adult audiences and a free online classroom through our website. The CVC also provides training of professionals concerning sexual assault issues. In addition, the CVC provides Megan’s Law community and law enforcement support services through its sex offender management program designed to keep the sex offender registry up to date, resulting in a reduction in recidivism. This program includes a 24-hour helpline.
The Dispute Resolution Center DRC is a private non-profit agency serving Orange, Putnam, Sullivan and Ulster Counties with: mediation services, educational programs, training and workshops, and others. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange, Sullivan and Ulster County is a program of the Dispute Resolution Center. The CASA Program provides advocacy for children who are victims of neglect and/or abuse. The CASA program may assist in filing a claim for the Office of Victim Services.
The Elder Abuse Prevention and Victim Assistance Program at Family Services of Westchester, supports folx 50 and older who are experiencing, domestic violence, elder abuse, or who are survivors of crime. The program provides short-term counseling and support, advocacy services, conflict resolution, and case management.
Family Services' Center for Victim Safety and Support provides free and confidential services to victim/survivors of violence and all other crimes with a person-centered approach that empowers survivors and their families. Services offered include advocacy and accompaniment, counseling, crisis intervention, assistance with compensation claims, 24-hour hotlines, safety planning, legal services referrals, and emergency assistance. Victim/survivors who live, work, worship, volunteer or go to school in Dutchess County could be eligible for services or if the crime happened in Dutchess County.
24 hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 845-485-5550
24 hour Rape Crisis/Crime Victim's Hotline: 845-452-7272