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Victim Witness Assistance


The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of New York is committed to ensuring that federal crime victims are afforded all rights to which they are entitled by law. To accomplish this goal, each office in the district has a designated individual to provide victim and witness support. Our role is to prosecute cases fairly and justly. Services provided to crime victims and witnesses by the U.S. Attorney's Office include: notice of case events; information concerning their rights; information about case proceedings and the criminal justice system in general; referrals to medical and/or social service providers; assistance with travel arrangements; and logistical information concerning transportation, parking, child care, etc.

Victims' Rights

List of enumerated rights for victims established by Congress


Discover national programs that assist crime victims


Learn more about the awarding and collection of restitution

Crime Victims' Rights Ombudsman

Receives and investigates complaints filed by crime victims against DOJ employees

Witness Information

Information for witnesses in federal criminal proceedings

Justice 101 Leave Website

Provides information about the criminal justice process and the federal court system

Contact Us

Contact the Victim Witness Coordinator for our district


TOLL FREE: 1 (888) 539-4535

Ivy M. Schoff
Victim Witness Coordinator

US Attorney’s Office
James M. Hanley Federal Building
100 South Clinton Street
PO Box 7198
Syracuse, New York 13261
Office: (315) 448-0672

U.S. Attorney’s Office
James Foley Building
445 Broadway
Room 218
Albany, New York 12207-2924
Office: (518) 431-0247


If you allege failure on the part of a Department of Justice Employee to provide you these rights you may file a written complaint.

Complaint Form - English

Complaint Form - Spanish

Updated May 19, 2020

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