Will this information be kept confidential?

Will this information be kept confidential?

The experience as a crime victim is very personal and the information requested on the claim application is also very personal. 

The New York State Office of Victim Services wants victims, claimants and potential claimants to know that the records compiled for their claims are confidential and exempt from disclosure with very limited exceptions.  These exceptions include: requests from law enforcement for legitimate criminal justice purposes, judicial orders and for purposes necessary for the OVS to appropriately process your claim.

FAQ Category