Financial Assistance for Victims

The Albany County and Prosecuting Attorney’s Office recognizes not only the emotional, but also the financial impact to victims. The VW Advocate assist victims with obtaining monies for emergency expenses through the State Surcharge Fund and the Crime Victim Compensation Act to ensure victims’ safety, access to necessary medical attention, and to address financial hardship that could cause homelessness, hunger or instability.

Emergency Financial Aid Fund

Limited funds are available to victims of crime who are in urgent financial need to ensure the victim’s safety, necessary medical attention and/or address financial hardship that could cause homelessness, hunger, or instability due to the crime committed against them. 

Contact the Victim Witness Program for additional information or to submit your Emergency Financial Aid Application (DOCX). Typically, the review and award process takes about a week after the application has been submitted.