Crime Victim Services Program

Victim Rights

  • As a victim of crime, you have a right;
  • To be treated with dignity and compassion
  • To be informed concerning the criminal justice system
  • To discuss your case with the prosecuting attorney
  • To be free of threats and intimidation
  • To be involved in certain stages of the criminal justice process
  • To receive restitution at the Judge’s discretion
  • To make a written and/or verbal statement to the court
  • To be informed and provided assistance with NYS Office of Victim Services applications

Free Services

Services provided, free of charge include:
  • New York State Crime Victims Compensation Application Assistance
  • Court Assistance
    • Case Status Information
    • Court Accompaniment
    • Explanation of the Court Process
    • Victim Impact Statement Assistance
    • Restitution Assistance
  • Post Sentence Assistance
    • Inmate Release Notification
    • Other information can also be found on Vine
    • Parole Information
  • Support and Crisis Referrals
    • Referrals are provided to counseling agencies, housing programs, legal aid, emergency food referrals, support groups for victims, and other community resources.

Information Telephone Number

  • Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 800-342-3720
  • Domestic Violence Project: 518-793-9496
  • New York State Police: 518-583-7000
  • Wellspring 24-Hour Hotline: 518-584-8188
  • Wellspring Office: 518-583-0280
  • Warren Washington C.A.R.E Center: 518-792-2731
  • Washington County Crime Victim Specialist: 518-746-2525
  • Washington County Mental Health: 518-792-7143
  • Washington County Sheriff’s Department: 518-746-2475