Requires the office of victim assistance to notify crime victims of the availability of victim support services by providing such victims with a written notice of the availability of statewide programs.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2023-2024 Regular Sessions
February 13, 2023
Introduced by M. of A. STERN -- read once and referred to the Committee
AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to requiring the office
of victim assistance to notify crime victims of the availability of
victim support services
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The correction law is amended by adding a new section 12 to
2 read as follows:
3 § 12. Victim support services notice. The commissioner shall direct
4 the office of victim assistance to provide, upon a conviction for any
5 crime, any victim, or in the case of a homicide, a surviving family
6 member, of such crime written notice of the availability of victim
7 support services programs in the state. Such written notice shall
8 include a statewide listing of victim assistance programs that provide
9 crisis intervention, advocacy, counseling, and other victim support
10 services and shall include a link to the website of the office of victim
12 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.