Concerns related to victimization may include: legal needs as a result of being a victim of a crime; navigating the criminal justice system; knowing your rights; legal advice; representation; civil legal needs; housing; restitution; compensation; child support; custody; visitation; divorce; orders of protection; immigration; public assistance; identity theft; financial abuse; and intimate partner abuse.
A New Hope Center is the comprehensive crime victim service provider of Tioga County. We providing free and confidential services to individuals affected by domestic and intimate partner violence, sexual violence and trafficking, and all other crimes. A New Hope Center offers supportive counseling, systems advocacy, and community education programs. We operate a 24-hotline and textline. We also operate a safe dwelling for those who need immediate housing when leaving an unsafe household.
The Advocacy Center of Tompkins County provides services and support for youth and adult victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child sexual abuse. Our 24 hour hotline is available for those needing emotional support; legal, social services and medical advocacy; safety planning; referrals to support and empowerment groups, confidential shelter, to our Legal Services Program or our Therapy Program. Hotline staff will connect a caller with an advocate if accompaniment services are needed to file for an Order of Protection, to a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam or to the police to file a report. Our Child Advocacy Center services for sexually abused youth can also be accessed by calling our hotline.
The Advocacy Center of Tompkins County provides services and support for youth and adult victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child sexual abuse including: 24 hour hotline; emotional support; legal, social service and medical advocacy; safety planning; support and empowerment groups and confidential shelter. We provide accompaniment to court appearances and help filing for Orders of Protection. Our Legal Services Program provides trauma informed legal representation and our Therapy Program serves youth and adults. We are the local provider for victims of commercial sexual exploitation, and we have a Child Advocacy Center response for victims of child sexual abuse.
Aid to Victims of Violence provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and other crimes. Accompaniment of a trained crisis worker for a client at hospitals, law enforcement agencies, District Attorney’s offices, and courts, etc. On-going supportive lay counseling provided by advocates as a victim moves through the healing process. 24-hour confidential hotline to provide support and options. Emergency safe housing for victims of domestic violence and their children, providing all basic needs including food, clothing, and shelter. Assistance to help victims of any crime with compensation application through the Office of Victims Services.
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.
Bronx Independent Living Services (BILS) is a non-profit, community based organization dedicated to empower all people with disabilities to understand and exercise their civil and human rights in order to live fully integrated lives in mainstream society. Victims of Crime & Domestic Violence Services program is consistent with the person-centered approach that is at the heart of our center’s philosophy and culture. Our services to victims of crime and domestic violence vary with the needs of each individual. Furthermore; Crime Victims and domestic violence provides services and support to people with all disabilities including those previously unserved or underserved because of: barriers associated with disability; language and cultural barriers; a fear of disclosure and desire for anonymity; feelings of isolation and despondency; a lack of information about and understanding of the peer services, community resources and tools for personal empowerment that are actually available. services can include crisis interventions; assistance with filing compensation claims; referrals to safe havens; Personal advocacy; Criminal Justice advocacy and support; Benefits Advocacy; Fair hearings Advocacy; Individual Counseling; Support Groups & Workshops; Victims’ Rights Education. Our crime victims programs includes other services for example: case management and legal services that caters to specifically for victims of crime.
Bronx Legal Services helps survivors of intimate partner violence and victims of crime stabilize and rebuild their lives by providing comprehensive, free, and high-quality legal services that are designed to address the abuse/effects of crime while working to stabilize and build a road to financial independence.