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NYS Office of Victim Services Hotline

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NYS Office of Victim Services (OVS)


The Office of Victim Services (OVS) provides the following victim services:

  • Compensation
  • Direct Services to Victims
  • Medical Provider Forensic Rape Examination (FRE) Direct Reimbursement Program
  • Advocate for Innocent Victims Rights and Benefits
  • Education and Outreach



  • 1-800-247-8035, Toll Free, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Crisis ManagementFinancial SupportsGeneral Support for FamiliesInternet SafetyLegal Rights/Protective ServicesSelf-AdvocacyTraining and Technical AssistanceTrauma Informed Care

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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
1-855-373-2122 Toll Free
1-855-373-2123 TTD/TTY

Family/Youth Support and Peer Advocacy

Information and support for individuals and families with behavioral, emotional, physical and/or mental health challenges.

Financial Assistance

Help given to a person or organization in the form of money, loans, reduced taxes, etc.

Legal/Civil Rights/Protective Services

Information regarding the discrimination against people with physical/mental disabilities, as well as information on protective services.

Training and Technical Assistance

Planning, development, delivery, and evaluation of activities designed to achieve specific learning objectives and help resolve problems.

Developed by the Council on Children and Families and Funded by the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council