Niagara County


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The Niagara County Victims Assistance Program provides help to victims of crime through a variety of services. Assists with filing crime victims board compensation claiming for reimbursement of out of pocket expenses related to the crime, including funeral expenses, medical/counseling expenses, loss of earnings, and/or loss of essential personal property. Provides transportation and accompaniment to court, and acts as liaison between police, courts, and victims. Also makes referrals for counseling, food, clothing, and shelter.

New York State


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This Lookup is intended to provide interested parties with information on the status and location of individuals incarcerated in a New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) facility. Information is also provided on formerly incarcerated individuals primarily so searches for individuals released provide positive results regarding when and why they were released.

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The Office of Children and Family Services serves New York's public by promoting the safety, permanency and well-being of our children, families and communities. We will achieve results by setting and enforcing policies, building partnerships, and funding and providing quality services.

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The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) makes a special effort to ensure that victims of crimes are not forgotten. The Department works to ensure crime victims are aware of their rights with regard to the parole process. To that end, the Department has established the Office of Victim Assistance (OVA), which is responsible for ensuring victims are aware of their rights regarding the parole process, and affording them an opportunity to be heard in connection with the possible release of an incarcerated individual.

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The New York State Division of Consumer Protection educates and empowers New York’s consumers. Among other duties, the Division resolves thousands of consumer complaints through voluntary mediation each year, enforces the New York State Do Not Call Law, represents ratepayers, and creates policies to help New Yorkers be informed consumers in the marketplace.

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The NYS Department of State’s Address Confidentiality Program can help victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking who want to shield their actual address. The cost-free program allows victims to keep their address hidden from their perpetrators by using a substitute address in lieu of their actual home, school or work address.

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The Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) was created to improve the response of the State and local communities to domestic violence. The OPDV website has a section on “Help for Victims” and also lists NYS Domestic Violence hotlines by county and offers NYS and NYC resources for domestic violence victims, among other things.

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The New York State Police has a Crime Victim Specialist Program, through which victim advocates provide enhanced services to victims in the State’s rural areas. This program is funded by the Office of Victim Services.

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The New York State Department of Health funds a rape crisis center (RCC) in every county across the State. These RCCs offer a variety of programs designed to prevent rape and sexual assault and ensure that quality crisis intervention and counseling services, as well as a full range of indicated medical, forensic and support services, are available to victims of rape and sexual assault.

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(DCJS) works with victim assistance professionals, advocates, and law enforcement on a variety of victim issues.

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Inmate Release Notification System monitors offenders in New York’s jails so victims can anonymously look up offenders and register to receive notification of change in custody status by phone, email, or text message. This free service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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The New York State Office of Victim Services (OVS) is here to help you in a number of ways as you, a family member, or friend cope with victimization from a crime.

Federal


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The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is committed to enhancing the Nation’s capacity to assist crime victims and to providing leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime.

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The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) provides federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Organizations


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Specializes in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocacy

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The Child Advocacy Center provides a child-centered facility for a multidisciplinary response to allegations of child abuse and maltreatment. The Center provides a comfortable environment where a child reported as abused can be interviewed, receive a medical evaluation, participate in therapy, and receive support services.

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The Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief, and disaster preparedness education in the United States

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The National Domestic Violence Hotline answers the call to support and shift power back to those affected by relationship abuse.

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The mission of the National Center for Victims of Crime is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. We are dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime.

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VINE is the nation’s leading victim notification network. It allows survivors, victims of crime, and other concerned citizens to access timely and reliable information about offenders or criminal cases in U.S. jails and prisons.