Crime Victims Assistance

It has been a great pleasure to serve this community for the past 35 years, thank you!

In 2018, our Crime Victims Assistance Program provided advocacy and support for 2,214 innocent victims of crime and we are honored to have been able to serve the community over the past thirty-five years. Due to loss of funding, we are no longer able to provide assistance through this program and encourage residents to reach out to our partner agencies listed below. 

As a victim of crime, you may be entitled to compensation benefits. The following agencies are available to help east side residents navigate through the system and apply for the benefits listed below:

~Compensation for medical and counseling expenses
~Compensation of essential personal property
~Lost wages or support
~Burial / expenses
~Court escorts to criminal court proceedings
~Occupational / vocational rehabilitation

New York State Office of Victim Services (OVS)
Office: 1-800-247-8035 
80 South Swan Street, Albany NY 12210

Erie County DA’s Office: Victim Witness Program 
Office: 716-858-4640
25 Delaware Avenue, 6th floor, Buffalo, NY 14202

Erie County DA’s Office: Homicide Case Manager
Kimberly Rapp: 716-858-4626
25 Delaware Avenue, 6th floor, Buffalo, NY 14202

Buffalo Northwest Community Center’s Crime Victim Assistance Program
Office: 716-876-8108 x24
Lisa Brucato: Program Coordinator
155 Lawn Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14207

Crystal Peoples-Stokes NYS Assembly (representing Assembly District 141)
Office: 716-897-9714
425 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203

 

Food Pantry

The Matt Urban Center has a food pantry to help individuals live a little easier. Call us at 893-7222 x 329 for more information.