9 CRR-NY 527.2NY-CRR

STATE COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 9. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
SUBTITLE M. OFFICE OF VICTIM SERVICES
PART 527. VICTIM/WITNESS PROGRAMS
9 CRR-NY 527.2
9 CRR-NY 527.2
527.2 Eligibility.
(a) Programs operated by a government agency or a community-based agency, which provide services to crime victims and witnesses, are potentially eligible for funding.
(b) For programs in existence for two or more years, programs should show receipt of funding for victim/witness services other than the Crime Victims Board funding.
(c) Fundable activities by such programs include, but are not limited to:
(1) assistance to victims in preparing compensation claims to the Crime Victims Board and to other government benefit programs so that they receive benefits and State compensation awards;
(2) providing individual and/or group counseling to victims of crime (professional and support counseling);
(3) providing follow-up support services to victims and their families in order to ensure that they receive necessary assistance through available community resources;
(4) providing elderly victims of crime with services appropriate to their special needs;
(5) victim/witness employer intercession services;
(6) providing victims with liaison and referral systems to special counseling facilities and community service agencies;
(7) providing or referring surviving family members of homicide victims for counseling;
(8) assisting in the preparation of victim “impact statements” as provided for in section 390.30 of the Criminal Procedure Law;
(9) providing in-person or telephone counseling to crime victims and their families;
(10) notification of victims and witnesses prior to their being subpoenaed in criminal cases, and of changes in the court calendar to avoid unnecessary trips to court and unnecessary time in court;
(11) court transportation services;
(12) provision for reception and guidance at the courthouse, including an explanation of unfamiliar procedures and bilingual information and the provision of secure waiting areas for victims and witnesses;
(13) providing victims of sexual assault with services appropriate to their special needs;
(14) providing victims of domestic violence with services appropriate to their special needs;
(15) referring victims of crime for legal assistance, or providing legal counseling and assistance to victims and witnesses;
(16) providing liaison with police departments and district attorney's offices, including case status information;
(17) providing information and assistance about victims' security needs;
(18) facilitating court-ordered restitution;
(19) establishing a means for volunteers to work with criminal justice agencies to achieve community support;
(20) victim/offender mediation services; and
(21) providing child victims and their families with services appropriate to their needs, including but not limited to:
(i) counseling to child victims and their families for their emotional needs;
(ii) support services to child victims and/or their families in dealing with the criminal and civil justice systems and the courts;
(iii) assistance in applying for and obtaining financial assistance or benefits from government programs;
(iv) counseling and support services to prevent or remedy the effects of neglect, abuse or exploitation of child victims;
(v) counseling and support services to preserve, rehabilitate or reunite families which have suffered trauma as a result of the victimization of a child; and
(vi) assistance to families tracing the whereabouts of child victims.
9 CRR-NY 527.2
Current through September 15, 2021
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