Discussion in 'New York' started by Earthbound Misfit I, Oct 12, 2008.
Links to advocates & Crime Victims Resources. Also Domestic and Family Violence Resources
The Center for Hope, Inc. is a not for profit organization with the mission of providing resources to educate, assist and support families and friends to cope with the ambiguous disappearance of a loved one.
The primary goals of HOPE are to design and construct the "National Remorial for Missing Persons" at an appropriate location within New York State's Capital District, and to promote and provide support, education and healing for survivors by sponsoring professionally run seminars including an annual ceremony on Missing Person's Day.
The Center For HOPE
20 Prospect Street
Suite 103 Chocolate Factory
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
New York State Crime Victims Board
Who may be eligible for compensation from the Crime Victims Board?
* The victim must be an innocent victim of the crime
* Victims of crime who were physically injured as a result of the crime
* Victims of crime who are under 18, 60 and over, or disabled, who were not physically injured
* Certain relatives and dependents, including surviving spouse, child, parent, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, stepparent or person primarily dependent on the victim for support
* Those who paid for or incurred burial costs for an innocent crime victim
* Child victims, a child who witnesses a crime, and the child’s parent, stepparent, grandparent, guardian, brother, sister, stepbrother or stepsister
* Certain victims of unlawful imprisonment or kidnapping
* Certain stalking victims
* Victims of terrorist acts outside of the US who are a resident of New York State
* Victims of frivolous lawsuits brought by a person who committed a crime against the victim
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE BEFORE THE BOARD
(Statutory authority: Executive Law, §§ 623, 624;
Public Officers Law, § 87, art. 6-A) (applicable sections)(applicable sections)
525.2 Filing of claims
525.32 Victims of human trafficking, presumption of
(i) Child victim shall mean a person less than 16 years of age who suffers physical, mental or emotional injury, or loss or damage, as a
direct result of a crime or as a result of witnessing a crime.
(j) When a child is reported missing for a period greater than 30 days, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that s(he) is a victim of
525.2 Filing of claims
(iii) Parents, guardians, brothers or sisters of a child presumed to be a victim as a result of having been reported missing for longer than 30 days may, if otherwise eligible, receive an award for psychological counseling necessitated by the child's presumed victimization.
Victims of human trafficking, presumption of physical injury. When a claimant applies as a victim of labor trafficking as defined in section 135.35 of the penal law, or sex trafficking as defined in section 230.34 of the penal law, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that such victim has suffered a physical injury for the purposes of eligibility under Article 22 of the Executive Law.
A VICTIM’S GUIDE TO RESTITUTION IN NEW YORK STATE
A BROCHURE FOR CRIME VICTIMS
The New York State
Crime Victims Board
UNA GUIA A LA RESTITUCIÓN EN EL ESTADO DE NUEVA YORK
UN FOLLETO PARA LAS VICTIMAS DE CRIMEN
Este folleto esta diseñando para ayudarle a entender el proceso de la restitución y a responderle las preguntas mas frecuentes.
La Junta de Compensación para las Víctimas de Crimen
http://www.cvb.state.ny.us/Files/2007 SPANISH RESTIT BROCHURE 8-20-07 (1).pdf
Note: This information is also posted in NY Laws thread.
New York Office of Victim Services
These guides are periodically updated and can be used as a Quick Reference to New York State laws regarding crime victims issues.
Child Abuse & Maltreatment
Elder Abuse & Maltreatment
Homicide and Related Offenses
Sexual Assault - Forensic Exams and Payment
Sexual Assault - Sex Offenses
The Rights of Crime Victims in New York State (Pamphlet)
New York Domestic Violence Resources
Information for crime victims, witnesses & law enforcement
New York City Dept. of Aging
The Department for the Aging directly, and through a network of community-based agencies, sponsors elder abuse prevention activities for older New Yorkers and provides counseling and supportive services to victims of elder abuse in New York City.
New York State Victim Resource List
New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Office of Victim Services
New York Resources, Where to find help
New York City Programs
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault programs serving those in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx and Staten Island.
Contact information to the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, statewide hotlines and other organizations that can help you.
There are differences between these organizations. You may find some of them helpful and others not helpful. If the organization nearest you isn't helpful, try calling another one.
Violence Against Women
Below is a list of resources for women who have experienced abuse.
If you do not find your state in this list, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) for assistance in locating programs in your area. You can reach the NDVH at 800-799-SAFE (7233) or TDD 800-787-3224.
Organizations are listed by state. The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are also included. Click on any state name to jump to its organizations. Click any organization name for program and contact information.
Office On Violence Against Women