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Information regarding the discrimination against Americans with physical and mental disabilities in such areas as employment, public accommodations, and transportation. Protective Services provides protection for children who are at risk of, or are experiencing physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, or emotional or physical neglect. The NYS Justice Center ensures people with special needs are protected from abuse, neglect and mistreatment.

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NY Connects

Suicide Crisis Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) Toll Free
1-800-799-4889 TTY

Child Abuse & Maltreatment Hotline
1-800-342-3720, Toll Free
1-800-638-5163, TTD/TTY
1-800-342-3720, NY Relay

Vulnerable Persons Central Register (VPCR) Hotline
800-624-4143 Toll Free

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