Crime Victim Advocacy

During an emotionally difficult time, interaction with the criminal justice process can feel impersonal, confusing and overwhelming. Arbor Housing and Development staff assist crime victims with criminal justice processes with the goal of reducing trauma associated with a painful and frightening experience with crime. 

Though not lawyers, Arbor Housing and Development crime victim advocates provide friendly professional help with: crisis counseling, social service referral, information and support, transportation to court proceedings, and assistance applying for compensation through the New York State Crime Victims Board.