Victim Services

Purpose

The Saratoga Springs Victim Services Program is available to help address the needs of crime victims within our community. We have qualified advocates and volunteers that can assist those who have been affected by crime and abuse from others. All services are free and confidential. Assistance is offered to victims of:

  • Child abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Elder abuse
  • Fraud
  • Harassment
  • Homicide
  • Robbery
  • Sexual assault
  • Stalking
  • Victims in DUI/DWI crashes

We hope to help families break the cycle of violence and help them to increase their independence so that they may live free from abuse. Some of the ways we provide assistance to victims are: help them to understand and navigate the criminal justice process, coordinate community resources and supports to help meet individual needs, assist them in identifying safety needs and to develop safety plans to meet each unique circumstance, help with applications for obtaining crime victim reparations, provide information regarding counseling and support group options.

Rights of Victims

We believe that all individuals have the right to be treated with dignity and respect. These rights include:

  • The right to understand the options available to them.
  • The right to be in control of his/her own decisions.
  • The right not to be abused and to live free from the fear of abuse.