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Crime Victim Assistance

Erie County Probation Crime Victim Assistance Program

Funded by the Office of Victim Services

Office Hours Mon. - Fri. 9:00AM - 5:00PM

1 Niagara Plaza Buffalo, NY 14202

Phone: (716) 858-2523


The goal of the Erie County Probation Department Crime Victim Assistance Program is to provide support and advocacy to victims of crime who reside in Erie County. You may contact the Victim Advocate to discuss your rights as a crime victim, to receive information and assistance with Victim Impact Statements, for assistance with Office of Victim Services (OVS) claim applications, to discuss ways to keep yourself and your children safe, for inform about the legal process and to discuss your options, to request court accompaniment, and linkage to additional services.

Additional Resources

Crisis Services:

24/7 hotline for emotional support, community resources and shelter assistance.

Phone: (716) 834-3131

Haven House Domestic Violence

24/7 hotline, emergency DV shelter, DV counseling, safety planning.

Phone: (716) 884-6000

Family Justice Center (FJC)

Buffalo Police on-site, forensic medical nurse, assistance with Family Court orders of protection, safety planning.

438 Main Street #201 Buffalo, NY 14202

Phone: (716) 558-7233

Erie County District Attorney’s Office Victim/Witness Services

Information on criminal justice process, parole, your rights as a crime victim, downtown parking info, legal terms and additional resources.

25 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202

Phone: (716) 858-4640