New York State:
Office of Victim Services – It is the Mission of the Crime Victims Board to provide compensation to innocent victims of crime in a timely, efficient and compassionate manner; to fund direct services to crime victims via a network of community-based programs; and to advocate for the rights and benefits of all innocent victims of crime.
Department of Corrections and Community Supervision – Crime victims as well as all other New Yorkers can now use their touch-tone phones to make toll-free calls to get information about convicted felony offenders in the custody of the Department of Correctional Services (DOCS) – the state’s prison system: 1-888-VINE-4NY (1-888-846-3469).
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) – was established by the 1984 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) to oversee diverse programs that benefit victims of crime. OVC provides substantial funding to state victim assistance and compensation programs—the lifeline services that help victims to heal. The agency supports trainings designed to educate criminal justice and allied professionals regarding the rights and needs of crime victims. OVC also sponsors an annual event in April to commemorate National Crime Victims Rights Week (NCVRW). OVC is one of five bureaus and four offices with grant-making authority within the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. OVC’s Divisions and Units include Terrorism and International Victims Unit (TIVU), Technical Assistance, Publications, and Information Resources Unit (TAPIR), Federal Crime Victims Division (FCVD), State Compensation and Assistance Division (SCAD), Special Projects Division (SPD).