VICTIM SERVICES UNIT
Do you want to talk to someone about issues that you are confronting as a crime victim or witness?
Do you need services such as crisis counseling, safety planning, advocacy with other agencies, and assistance in determining eligibility and applying for crime victim compensation through the New York State’s Crime Victims Board?
Our trained counselors and advocates are ready to help you. Call the Victim Services Unit at (718) 250-3820.
The Kings County District Attorney’s Office recognizes that being a victim of, or witness to, a crime can be a traumatic and confusing experience, and we will do everything we can to help you. We are committed to getting you the information and assistance you need.
Rights of Crime Victims in New York State
Our Services Include
- crisis counseling
- safety planning
- court escort
- advocacy with other agencies
- physical and mental health referrals
- assistance to eligible applicants in filing for financial and medical bill reimbursement through the NYS Office of Victim Services
Trained counselors and advocates are available to meet with you and your family in a warm, safe environment located conveniently inside the District Attorney’s Office at 350 Jay Street in downtown Brooklyn.
The Victim Services Unit provides safety, support, advocacy and information to all individuals who have been criminally victimized in Brooklyn.
VINE – Victim Information & Notification Everyday provides crime and release data on all defendants who were arrested and is available 24 hours.
The Victim Services Unit also operates several specialized programs that ensure all victims receive support and services appropriate to their needs. These programs include:
- BROOKLYN RISING AGAINST VIOLENCE EVERYDAY (BRAVE) For domestic violence and / or sexual assault victims from the Arab-American, Russian, Chinese, South Asian, and Latina communities.
- BARRIER FREE JUSTICE For victims with a psychiatric, physical, or cognitive disability.
- PROJECT SHIELD For victims of sexual assault and / or domestic violence who have intellectual developmental disabilities.
If you feel you have been discriminated against in the delivery of any Victim Services Unit’s program services, please click here.
If you have a problem, such as fraud, harassment, bad checks, drug markets, or a landlord/tenant problem, call the DA’s ACTION CENTER at (718) 250-2340. We will help determine how best to resolve your problem. For example, we might refer your complaint to the police or another government agency for an investigation, or advocate on your behalf for an immediate resolution to the problem.
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM.
Telephone for assistance and information:
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SOME HELPFUL LINKS:
- www.ovs.ny.gov: New York State Office of Victim Services
- www.ncvc.org : The National Center for Victims of Crime
- www.trynova.org : National Organization for Victim Assistance