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Victims Assistance Program


CAMBA’s Victims Assistance Program (VAP) started in 1997 and is funded by the New York State Crime Victims Board.  VAP provides victim survivors of domestic violence and other violent crimes with assistance in filing Crime Victims Board Compensation Claim forms with the New York State Crime Victims Board.  The program also provides participants with crisis counseling, individual and group support and education, police and court advocacy, emergency cash assistance and information and referral services.  VAP currently serves 130 new clients annually and provides services to an average of 250 callers per year.  Through 2010, VAP received additional funding through the New York City Council’s Domestic Violence Empowerment Initiative (DoVE) which supports neighborhood based provision of domestic violence services in the most vulnerable and high-incidence areas for New York City.  CAMBA is one of 50 community-based organizations in NYC that receives DoVE funding enhancing VAP services providing psycho-educational workshops and groups to an additional 35 participants annually on the dynamics of domestic violence.  CAMBA is a community-based partner with the New York City Family Justice Center in Brooklyn (BKFJC) which opened in July of 2005 in Brooklyn.  Through 2010, VAP was awarded NYC Council funding that provides counselors on site to assist in meeting the overall objective of BKFJC.  At BKFJC, essential advocacy, case management, and criminal and civil legal assistance are all provided under one roof to 80 victim survivors of domestic violence annually.

 

Victims Assistance Program

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