What We Do
ALBANY COUNTY CRIME VICTIM AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE CENTER provides a comprehensive range of services to emotionally and physically injured crime victims in Albany County. Services are available to anyone of any age who has experienced a sexual assault or other violent crime at any time in his or her life, or who has been affected by someone else's assault.
The Center provides information, referral services, counseling and criminal advocacy to crime victims. Professional staff and volunteers assist victims in filing claims for compensation through the New York State Office of Victim Services. Courts, police records and referrals from other agencies help identify crime victims in Albany County who qualify for our services.
The Center operates a 24-hour sexual assault hotline for crisis counseling and advocacy at Albany County hospitals and police stations for victims of sexual assault.
Free, confidential therapy for victims of violent crime, including rape, incest, assault, domestic violence and homicide, is available Monday through Friday by appointment. Friends and family members of crime victims may also schedule therapy appointments. Therapy is offered in individual, family or group sessions.
The Center offers public education programs on interpersonal violence prevention for adults and children throughout Albany County.
All services are free and confidential
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NEED TO TALK?
The Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 to help anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
If you feel desperate, hopeless or alone call:
1 (800) 273-TALK (8255)
This online resource allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day. Click HERE for more information.
2011/2012 WINTER NEWSLETTER
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