Forms and Publications
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The New York State Office of Victim Services produces a number of publications designed to provide valuable information to victims and those who serve them. This page lists and describes each of our publications.
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NYS OVS Claim Application (English and Spanish Versions) – this is a comprehensive claim form that victims can use to apply for all OVS compensation benefits for which they may be eligible, including essential personal property, personal injury, and/or death benefits.
A Guide to Crime Victim Compensation in NYS Brochure (English and Spanish Versions) – this brochure provides information on OVS compensation and answers frequently asked questions.
A Guide to Restitution in NYS (English and Spanish Versions) – this brochure helps victims understand the process of restitution and answers frequently asked questions.
The Rights of Crime Victims in NYS Pamphlet – provides information on victims’ rights relating to judicial proceedings, victim impact statements, restitution and much more.
NYS OVS Annual Reports for Fiscal Years:
OVS Annual Reports provide information on the agencies services and accomplishments throughout the fiscal year. The following information can be found in the annual reports: agency organizational chart, powers and duties of the Office, explanation of the claim process, eligibility requirements, forensic sexual assault information, various claim decision data, workload summaries, expenditure charts, vocational rehabilitation expenditures, public awareness and outreach, grants unit information, statewide conference synopsis, listing of victim/witness assistance programs, statewide advisory council, legal and statistical information, Son of Sam information, and data on restitution and subrogation.
OVS Publication Order Form – this form is used to order hard copies of OVS publications.