Claimants dissatisfied with the decision of the OVS may, within 30 days of the decision date, make an application in writing to the Director of the Office of Victim Services for an administrative review of the decision. An informal hearing is scheduled, if necessary, and the claimant may present any evidence or argument relevant to the claim. The decision of the Administrative review panel in affirming or modifying the original decision becomes the final decision of the OVS. A claimant aggrieved by a final decision of the OVS may within four months commence a proceeding to review the decision pursuant to Article 78 of the Civil Practice Law and Rules.
105 Claimants requested an Appeal of their decision during 2011-2012. The Administrative panel reviewed 177 decisions and 55% of the original decisions were affirmed without change.