What is a Victim Assistance Program?

What is a Victim Assistance Program?

Victim Assistance Programs (VAPs) are programs which provide services to victims of crime.  VAPs can provide immediate help to victims and offer additional services that are not directly offered by OVS. Many of these services can be of great comfort and assistance to victims of crimes.  While not all VAPs are funded by OVS, nearly 200 VAPs are funded through the New York State OVS and are located throughout the State. These programs can assist you in filing your claim with OVS. For a listing of VAPs funded by OVS in your area, go to our Locate a Program Near You page.

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