We provide these FREE services:
- Crisis Intervention
- Emotional support and short-term crisis counseling
- Accompaniment to hospitals, police, and courts
- Advocacy with police, courts, District Attorney, and other area service providers
- Information and follow-up on case status in Criminal and Family Courts as needed
- Inform victims/survivors regarding their rights as a victim of crime
- Referrals to and help with arrangements for temporary housing and DV shelters
- Assistance in filing a claim with the NY State Office of Victim Services https://ovs.ny.gov
for reimbursement of medical and counseling costs, lost wages, funeral costs, and other expenses
- Support groups
- Referrals to other agencies
- Safety Planning
- Victim Impact Statements
- Trauma Informed Yoga
- Free Civil Legal Services Consultations and Representation when appropriate
- Educational presentations to community members, schools, and professionals
Enough is Enough https://ulstercountyny.gov/probation/campus-services
- Direct Services & Prevention Education at SUNY New Paltz & SUNY Ulster
- The Enough is Enough Sexual Assault Policy: The adoption of the “Enough is Enough” legislation created a uniform sexual assault policy to protect New York's college students and required colleges and universities to implement a uniform definition of affirmative consent, a statewide amnesty policy, and expanded access to law enforcement.
- The Policy Ensures 1. A uniform definition of affirmative consent on the college campus which requires all participants to knowingly, voluntarily, and mutually decide to engage in a sexual activity for the act to be consensual. 2. A statewide amnesty law to safeguard reporting individuals or those who witnessed incidents of sexual violence to be granted immunity from certain campus policy violations such as drug and alcohol use. 3. An installment of a “Sexual Assault Victims Unit” within New York State Police Departments to offer advanced training to individuals reporting sexual violent crimes.
- As a result, SUNY New Paltz and SUNY Ulster have teamed up with the Ulster County Crime Victim Assistance Program to expand existing campus resources and provide additional support and education around sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking on the university campuses. With this partnership, students can be assured they have a right to an investigation and prosecution alongside supportive services.
- A Crime Victims Advocate is available to meet with students, staff, and faculty members on campus:
- SUNY New Paltz: Tuesday & Friday
- SUNY Ulster: Monday & Thursday
- Contact the Crime Victim Advocate at 845-332-5221 to schedule an appointment or for additional resources.
- Crime Victims Assistance Program's 24 hour crisis hotline - 845-340-3442.
Safe Harbour Program https://ulstercountyny.gov/probation/safe-harbour-program
- Direct Services & Prevention Education
- Funded by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services and the Office of Victim Services, the Ulster County Safe Harbour program seeks to raise public awareness and educate human services and law enforcement professionals about the exploitation and trafficking of youth for both sex and labor. We recognize that it is not enough to react to these crimes once they occur, but to prevent them from happening in the first place. In addition to awareness raising and educating the community and professionals, the Safe Harbour program has developed a robust Prevention Education Program that addresses the complexities of youth’s lived experiences. The topic of Healthy Relationships is at the core of our workshop series which also includes: Safety Planning and Harm Reduction, Digital Safety, Ethical and Consensual Photo-sharing, and Youth Exploitation & Trafficking.