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Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP)

Crime Victim Assistance Program assists victims of crime with a variety of services and the filing of compensation claims with the New York State Office of Victims Services.

A Guide to Crime Victims’ Compensation in New York State

You can file a claim for compensation online, either on your own or contact a victim assistance program for help.


Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse, Human Trafficking, & Crime Victimization

Advocacy | Support | Education | Prevention | Shelter

24 Hour Hotline (845) 562-5340


AMBER Alert System began in 1996 when Dallas-Fort Worth broadcasters teamed up with local police to develop an early warning system to help find abducted children. AMBER stands for America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response and was created as a legacy to 9-year old Amber Hagerman, who was kidnapped while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas, and then brutally murdered. Other states and communities soon instituted similar plans as the idea was adopted across the nation. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the U.S. Department of Justice assumed responsibility for co-ordination at the national level.

New York DEC Permits, Licenses, and Registrations

To find popular permits, licenses, registrations or certifications.

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