Victim Advocacy Services

HVJC’s Victim Advocacy Project seeks to expand access to justice for victims, regardless of their immigration status, by providing a broad range of support. Services include:

  • Determining Eligibility For And Completing Crime Victim Compensation Applications
  • Providing Written And Spoken Translation Services, Including Translation Support For Other Providers To Ensure Equal Access To Programs And Services
  • Providing Legal Information About The Criminal Justice Process And Victim’s Rights
  • Keep Clients Informed About The Status Of Pending Criminal Cases And Encourage Enrollment In Electronic Notification Programs To Promote Safety
  • Advocate On Behalf Of Crime Victims With Employers, Creditors, And Landlords To Ensure Proper Protection And Treatment Under The Law
  • Assist With Applications For Obtaining Or Maintaining Essential Services And Benefits
  • Provide Accompaniment For Family Court Proceedings And Related Engagements
  • Draft Affidavits, Applications, Or Other Case Documents Under The Supervision Of An Attorney For U-Visa And VAWA Applicants
  • Identify And Provide Referrals For Essential Services, Including But Not Limited To Housing/Shelter, Counseling, Public Benefits, Education Resources And Job Opportunities, Etc.

If you are a victim of crime in need of assistance, contact our office today to complete an intake.

State and National Domestic Violence Hotline Numbers:

  • New York State Domestic Violence 24 Hour Hotline (English & Spanish/Multi-language accessibility): (800) 942-6906 or 711 for Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • National Domestic Violence 24 Hour Hotline: (800) 799-7233 or (800) 787-3224 (TTY)