Department of Mental Health

Seneca County Victim Witness and Domestic Violence Programs

SENECA COUNTY, NEW YORK

VICTIM WITNESS PROGRAM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM OTHER AGENCY PHONE NUMBERS RESOURCES

OUR MISSION: To provide services to both domestic violence and crime victims. To work with each individual and determine what services would be most helpful to them. To empower those we serve.

Seneca County Victim Witness Program Seneca County Domestic Violence Program
Alexa Trumble Elizabeth MacConnell
Victim Witness Services Coordinator Domestic Violence Services Advocate
(315) 220-3279 (315) 539-1981

Seneca County 24-hour Victim/Witness
and Domestic Violence Hotline
(315) 539-1607
OR
1-800-688-7188 ext. 1607

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES:

  • Accompany you through the Family Court process
  • 24 hour hotline for domestic violence victims (315)539-1607
  • 24 hour Hotline for Domestic Violence Victims
  • E-file Family Offense Petitions for Orders of Protection
  • Crime Victim Board Applications
  • Assist in filing Family Court petitions, DHS applications, etc.
  • Emergency services including shelter arrangements
  • Information/referrals regarding services
  • Domestic Violence education
  • Survivor Support group
  • Private appointments and home visits

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WARNING SIGNS:

  • Threatens you, your children, other family members or pets
  • Puts you down and makes you feel bad about yourself
  • Pushes, hits, bites, slaps, chokes or kicks
  • Uses or threatens to use a weapon
  • Isolates you
  • Threatens suicide to get you to do something or not leave
  • Keeps your paycheck
  • Forces you to have sex or do sexual acts you don’t want to do

VICTIM WITNESS PROGRAM:

  • Accompaniment through the criminal court process.
  • Assistance in filling out and filing Office of Victim Services claim application and assistance in understanding restitution. For more information on the claim application and what is eligible for reimbursement, please visit Ovs.ny.gov, or call (315) 568-6731.
  • Assistance in completing the victim impact statement.
  • Education on victim’s rights throughout the court process.
  • Advocacy to maintain victim’s rights during criminal proceedings.
  • Referrals to appropriate service providers for victims.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FACTS:

No one deserves to be mistreated physically or emotionally

You cannot change the abusive person, but you can make the decision to get help for you and your children
It is not your fault

You are not alone

Call the Domestic Violence hotline (315) 539-1607 about a plan for your safety

HELP IS AVAILABLE

AGENCIES/PHONE NUMBERS:

Police Emergency 911

Seneca County Sheriff’s Department (Non-emergency) 315-539-9241

NYSP Waterloo (Non-emergency) 315-539-3976

Seneca Falls Police Department (Non-emergency) 315-568-4850

Waterloo Police Department (Non-emergency) 315-539-2022

Seneca County Family Court 315-835-6231

Seneca County Community Counseling Center 315-539-1980

Seneca County Addictions Program 315-539-1985

Seneca County Department of Human Services 315-539-1800

Seneca County District Attorney’s Office 315-539-1300

NYS Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233

NYS Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline 1-800-635-1522

Council on Alcoholism 315-789-0310

Legal Assistance of the Finger Lakes 315-781-1465

Lawyer Referral and Information 1-800-342-3661

NYS Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline 1-800-942-6906

Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255

Finger Lakes Lifeline 211

Lifespan (Elder Abuse) 1-585-244-8400

House of Concern 315-568-2433

Seneca Cayuga Community Action Program 315-539-5647

American Red Cross 1-607-936-3766

RESOURCES:

Nyalert.gov/op (Notification when Family Court OP’s are served)

Vinelink.com (Victim Information and Notification Everyday)

NYSOPDV.ny.gov (New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence)

NYSCADV.org (New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence)

NNEDV.org (National Network to End Domestic Violence)

Domesticshelters.org (Domestic Violence Facts and Information)

Lawhelpny.org (Family and Criminal Court Information)

ovs.ny.gov (Information on Victim Services and Rights)

Lifespan-roch.org (Elder Abuse Information)