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“Spirit of Rockland” Special Victims Center

In 2011 the Rockland County District Attorney’s office opened the “Spirit of Rockland” Special Victims Center (SVC) on the grounds of Good Samaritan Hospital. SVC is a collaborative partnership among Center for Safety &, Change; the Rockland District Attorney’s Office; the Rockland Department of Social Services; the Rockland Department of Health; the Rockland Police Chiefs Association; and Good Samaritan Hospital. The goal of SVC is to provide services and resources to victims in one secure location through inter-agency collaberation.

Who is a Special Victim?

Any victim who by age, physical, or mental condition, personal circumstance or the nature of the crime committed against them, has unique concerns or needs that require special attention, including

  • Children/Teens
  • Elderly
  • Physically Disabled
  • Mentally Ill
  • Developmentally Disabled
  • Domestic Violence Victims
  • Sexual Assault Victims
  • Human Trafficking Victims

A specially trained advocate is located at the Special Victims Center to provide the following free and confidential services:

  • Accompaniment to hospital, district attorney’s office, parole hearings, police and courts
  • Accompaniment to social service and other human service agencies
  • Crisis intervention, counseling in person and by phone
  • Culturally sensitive and bilingual services
  • Assistance with safety planning
  • Information and referrals
  • Advocacy with courts, social service agencies, criminal justice system, health service agencies and other systems
  • Follow up contacts throughout the court process
  • Assistance with Victim Impact Statements
  • Information and Assistance with completion of New York State Office of Victim Services (OVS) Claim application
  • Assistance in gathering needed documentation for New York State OVS claim application

More information on the “Spirit of Rockland” Special Victims Center is available through the Rockland District Attorney’s office*, the Center for Safety & Change hotline at (845) 634-3344, or the Special Victims Center at (845) 357-0651

Link to SVC brochure