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Crime and its aftermath can be a difficult and painful time. As such, the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office provides comprehensive services through its Victim’s Justice Center to assist crime victims and witnesses.

The goal of the Victim’s Justice Center is to help victims with the information they need regarding their rights and safety, and to provide them with those resources available to deal with the emotional, physical and financial impact of the crime.

The staff of the Victim’s Justice Center:

  • Provide victims with information about their case and the court process
  • Accompany victims and their families to court proceedings
  • Provide advocacy and referrals to other agencies and services
  • Assist with victim impact statements at sentencing

The Victim’s Justice Center will also provide counseling services and resources, including:

  • Counseling, therapy and crisis intervention
  • Referrals to support groups for families involved in a homicide, elder abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault

The Victim’s Justice Center can assist with crime victims compensation claims. For those who qualify, this may include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Crime scene clean-up expenses
  • Reasonable and necessary court transportation expenses
  • Essential personal property (prescription eyeglasses, for example)

For more information about the District Attorney’s Victim’s Justice Center, contact us at (914) 995-3300.

Office Hours
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(Extended hours provided as needed)

To learn more about the rights of crime victims in New York State, read the Victim’s Rights Booklet from the New York State Office of Victim Services.

Inmate information available
Victims, family members and the general public can access basic information about an inmate in custody of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision at www.doccs.ny.gov.

To be notified of an offender’s release from jail or state prison, register with VINElink by phone at (888) 846-3469 or visit www.vinelink.com.

According to the National Center for Victims of Crime, the trauma of victimization is a direct reaction to the aftermath of crime. “Crime victims suffer a tremendous amount of physical and psychological trauma. The primary injuries victims suffer can be grouped into three distinct categories: physical, financial and emotional. When victims do not receive the appropriate support and intervention in the aftermath of the crime, they suffer “secondary injuries.”

The Westchester County District Attorney’s Office recognizes that crime victims and their families need support and information at every stage of the criminal process. It also recognize that victims have rights, and the District Attorney is committed to ensuring that those rights are protected.

If you or someone you know is the victim of a crime, contact us at (914) 995-3300. Trained professionals are available to provide those lifeline services necessary to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime.

Office of Victims ServicesThe New York State Office of Victim Services provides substantial financial relief to victims of crime and their families by paying unreimbursed crime-related expenses, including but not limited to: medical and funeral expenses, loss of earnings or support, counseling costs, crime scene clean-up expenses, the cost to repair or replace items of essential personal property, reasonable and necessary court transportation expenses, assistance to crime victims acting as a good Samaritan, the cost of residing at or utilizing the services of a domestic violence shelter, and limited attorney fees.

Download a copy of their booklet outlining how you can most benefit from a pending criminal matter.

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