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New York State Office of Victim Services Toll Free Number:
Available Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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OVS Resource Connect

You can find resources near you by visiting OVS Resource Connect, a concern-based search engine designed to help you find resources provided by OVS-funded Victim Assistance Programs (VAPs) from across New York State.

OVS Offices
AE Smith Building
80 S. Swan Street,
2nd FL Albany, NY 12210
Claim Related FAX: 518-485-8885
Legal or Grants FAX: 518-457-8658
Office Hours: 
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CDTA Bus Information - (518) 482-8822
55 Hanson Place
10th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
FAX: 718-923-4347
Office Hours: 
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Atlantic Ave Station
MTA Information - (718) 923-4325

Organizational Unit Contacts

TitleNameArea of Responsibility
Acting DirectorJohn WatsonOVS
Deputy Director of Operations and Program DevelopmentMelinda WilliamsAdministration
Brooklyn Investigations UnitClaudette Christian BullockBrooklyn Investigations Unit
Albany Investigations UnitCassidy Brock-DoyleAlbany Investigations Unit
Grants Unit ChiefKathleen JoslinGrants and Victim Assistance Programs
Legal UnitJohn WatsonLegal issues, Legislation, FOIL Requests
Deputy Director of CompensationKatie EgglefieldInvestigations
Director of Public InformationJanine KavaMedia Inquiries
Training & Outreach Unit ChiefBlake KushTraining, Outreach, Engagement & Research