Albany County
CRIME VICTIM and SEXUAL VIOLENCE CENTER
Harold L. Joyce Albany County Office Building
112 State Street, Room 1010 | Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 447-7100 | Fax: (518) 447-7102
24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline: (518) 447-7716
email: cvsvc@albanycounty.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/albanycountycvsvc/
Karen Ziegler, Director
CVSVC provides free and confidential services for Albany County residents of all genders and ages who have been affected by a crime.
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Support for College Students

Our campus coordinator can help college students in Albany County who have experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, or sexual harassment in any area of their lives -- in or out of school.

You can receive confidential assistance over the phone or in person about your rights, counseling, reporting, on-campus accommodations, and more. We will not contact your school or law enforcement without your explicit consent, except possibly where there is child abuse or we fear there is an immediate threat to you or to somebody else.

Additionally, our campus coordinator can provide advocacy, assistance, and support if you are pursuing your cases with school or law enforcement. Students are entitled to have an advocate or advisor with them when meeting with school personnel or law enforcement.

If you are a college student who needs to talk to someone and explore your options without any pressure or mandated reporting, this is the perfect resource for you. 

We understand that these situations can be extremely confusing and intimidating, and we hope that you will call even if you’re not sure about what happened or how to categorize it. No matter the circumstances, if it matters to you, we want to help.

Please call us at (518) 447-7100, Monday-Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm to ask for a confidential phone consult with our campus coordinator.

Additionally, college students can always use any of our other services, including the 24-hour sexual assault hotline [(518) 447-7716]; emergency room accompaniment following a sexual assault; counseling; medical advocacy; and legal advocacy.

Albany County ExecutiveDaniel P. McCoy

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