This page provides up-to-date information about legal/law enforcement specific information.
NYPD Special Victims Divisison
Squads are still operating as normal, although they expect things to slow down in terms of people coming into the squads but they are still working as normal. Advocates will be working from home until at least March 30th and are available by phone to speak with any victims that detectives are working with.
NYC Family and Criminal Court
Criminal arraignments are still open, and new cases can be dealt with through skeleton crew. Everyone else has been adjourned until June. Family and Criminal Orders of Protection are extended until further notice.
NYC Criminal Court begins virtual operations on 3/25/2020 NYC Family
Court begins operations on 3/26/2020
New York Legal Assistance Group (DV LAW UNIT)
Providing services to current clients, and advice and counsel to potential new clients. Assessing capacity for emergency applications for new clients on a case by case basis. Assessing cases for pick up and representation once the courts reopen for regular applications.
New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs
Taking reports of any abuse or neglect committed by staff against people with disabilities in New York State.
Report Abuse and Neglect via 24/7 Statewide Toll Free Hotline: 1-855-373-2122
Information for inquiries and to connect with an advocate: 800-624-4143, Mo-Fri, 9 AM-5 PM
Domestic Violence Project at the Urban Justice Center
Remote services include: Legal Consultations, assistance drafting court documents, all matters of advocacy & case management including but not limited to crisis counseling, referrals, counseling, advocacy with intersecting agencies. Attorneys practice Family and Criminal Law.
Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, Witness Aid Services Unit (WASU)
Remote Services: Crisis support and social services, including case management and counseling.
Main Office Phone: (212) 335-9040
Bronx District Attorney’s Office Crime Victims Assistance Unit (CVAU)
Remote Services: Advocacy, therapy, crisis intervention, and support services to Bronx residents who have been crime victims, their families, and/or witnesses to these crimes. CVAU assists anyone, whether or not there’s been a police report, an arrest, or a prosecution and regardless of the time that has passed since the incident occurred.
Queens District Attorney’s Office Crime Victims Advocate Program (CVAP)
Remote Services: All services, including emotional support/crisis, advocacy, referrals, legal services/support. Operating from 9 AM – 5 PM, Monday – Friday.
Phone: 718-286-6812; 718-286-6000
Queens Legal Services
Remote Services: Providing supportive counseling, case management, and civil legal screenings for crime victims/survivors.
Legal Assistance Hotline: 917-661-4500
Domestic Violence Helpline: 347-592-2179
Pace Women’s Justice Center
Remote Services: Help navigating the legal system and obtaining services related to divorce, custody, support, financial exploitation, public benefits, and housing.
Legal Helpline: 914-287-0739
Legal Clinic: 914-422-4188
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
Remote Services: Provide comprehensive civil legal services (i.e. legal support, advocacy, and civil legal representation) to poor and low-income families and individuals in all seven counties of the lower Hudson Valley.
Helpline: 1-877-574-8529 (Monday-Thursday 8 AM – 6 PM, Friday 8 AM – 4 PM)
White Plains: 914-949-1305, press 0 for the operator or x100 / 127
Goshen: 845-495-4305 x231
Kingston: 845-331-9373 x500
Monticello: 845-495-4305 x231
Mount Vernon: 914- 813-6811
Newburgh: 845-569-9110 x200 / 212
Peekskill: 914-402-2192 x193 / 159
Poughkeepsie: 845-471-0058 x400
Spring Valley: 845-476-3831 x180 / 162
Yonkers: 914-376-3757, press 0 for the operator