The U.S. Attorney's Office offers a variety of services to eligible victims, which may include:
- Crisis intervention and support services and referrals to appropriate community agencies and programs, including information on how to apply for victim compensation.
- Information about the status of a victim's case in the criminal justice process and information about a victim's rights and role in the federal criminal justice process.
- Crime prevention tips, especially for victims of financial crimes, such as telemarketing, mail fraud, investment fraud, and identity theft crimes.
- Assist victims in obtaining release of their property after a case has been completed.
- Explaining court and/or case related information to employers of victims or witnesses.
- Accompanying victims to court for hearings, upon request, and when staff is available.
- Information about the victim impact process, the restitution process, and the right to allocution at sentencing where permitted.
- Act as a victims' liaison with investigative agencies, U.S. Probation Department, the Bureau of Prisons and the assigned prosecutor.
Victim Assistance Programs
- New York State Crime Victims Board (www.ovs.ny.gov)
- National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) (1-800-TRY-NOVA) (www.trynova.org)
- National Center for Victims of Crime 1-800-FYI-CALL (www.ncvc.org)
- National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 (http://www.ncmec.org)
- National Sexual Violence Resource Center 1-877-739-3895 (www.nsvrc.org)
- National Center for Parents of Murdered Children (www.pomc.com)
- National Children’s Alliance (www.nca-online.org)
- The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (1-800-656-4673) (www.rainn.org)