Call the New York State Hotline for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence at 1-800-942-6906. This free, confidential hotline is answered 24/7 by trained victim advocates who can provide you with information and crisis counseling on the phone. If you need or want in-person or follow-up services, you will be referred to your local rape crisis program for those services.
NYSCASA’s member rape crisis programs provide free, confidential services including: 24/7 emergency hotline; crisis intervention; individual counseling; support groups; advocacy and accompaniment through medical, law enforcement, and court systems; information and referral.
A victim advocate at your local rape crisis program can provide you with information about your right to a sexual assault forensic exam and can meet you at the hospital to provide you with support if you decide you want the exam.
A victim advocate at your local rape crisis program can also accompany you if you wish to report the crime to law enforcement. A victim advocate’s support generally helps a victim/survivor navigate various systems, experience less trauma in those systems, and obtain better outcomes.
A victim advocate at your local rape crisis program can tell you about your federal, state, and local rights.
If you are a campus sexual assault victim/survivor, please Visit our Campus Sexual Assault Resources for more information.
If you are a sexual assault victim/survivor who is incarcerated, please Visit Our Prison Rape Elimination Act (Prea) Resources for more information.