Albany County
CRIME VICTIM and SEXUAL VIOLENCE CENTER
Harold L. Joyce Albany County Office Building
112 State Street, Room 1118 | Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 447-7100 | Fax: (518) 447-7102
24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline: (518) 447-7716
email: cvsvc@albanycounty.com
Karen Ziegler, Director

What We Do

ALBANY COUNTY CRIME VICTIM AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE CENTER provides a comprehensive range of services to emotionally and physically injured crime victims in Albany County. Services are available to anyone of any age who has experienced a sexual assault or other violent crime at any time in his or her life, or who has been affected by someone else's assault.

The Center provides information, referral services, counseling and criminal advocacy to crime victims. Professional staff and volunteers assist victims in filing claims for compensation through the New York State Office of Victim Services. Courts, police records and referrals from other agencies help identify crime victims in Albany County who qualify for our services.

The Center operates a 24-hour sexual assault hotline for crisis counseling and advocacy at Albany County hospitals and police stations for victims of sexual assault.

Free, confidential therapy for victims of violent crime, including rape, incest, assault, domestic violence and homicide, is available Monday through Friday by appointment. Friends and family members of crime victims may also schedule therapy appointments. Therapy is offered in individual, family or group sessions.

The Center offers public education programs on interpersonal violence prevention for adults and children throughout Albany County.

All services are free and confidential

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CVSVC - What We Do

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  • Support for Sexual Assault Victims

  • Court Advocacy and Assistance

  • Counseling for All Crime Victims

  • Educational Programs

Volunteer Program