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St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House –

Renewal House is certified as a safe home network provider and a safe-dwelling provider. Since 1982, Renewal House has been, and continues to be, committed to providing support and shelter to victims of domestic violence and their families, in an environment free from coercion, fear, judgment, or duress.  It is a client-centered service emphasizing self-help and the ability of individuals to take control of their own lives.  Their services include counseling on Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse.  Renewal House has grown from one part-time person to a staff of nine full-time and one part-time.  The number of individuals served has increased dramatically as well as the comprehensiveness of the service.  Victims of sexual abuse or domestic violence can contact The Renewal House 24 hours a day.

New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services -

Better Business Bureau -

New York State Office of the Attorney General-

This link will take you to the NYS Attorney General's website section "Know Your Contractor".  Choose - search contractors - from the menu on the left side of the page.  There are other useful links and tips included on this page. 

Office of Victims of Crimes

National Domestic Violence Hotline -

Hotline for reporting and requesting assistance regarding to Domestic Violence.  Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

New York State Office of Victim Services -

Services: Program upholding the rights of crime victims, information provided includes:

  • Victim compensation & information
  • Direct Reimbursement of Forensic RAPE / Sexual Assault Examinations (FRE)
  • Location of Victim Assistance Program nearest you

Victim Information and Notification Everyday -

VINELink is the online version of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), the National Victim Notification Network. This service allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day. Victims and other concerned citizens can also register to be notified by phone, email, text message (SMS) or TTY device when an offender's custody status changes. Users can also register through their participating state or county toll-free number.

Office on Violence Against Women -  Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) | Department of Justice

The mission of the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is to provide federal leadership to reduce violence against women, and to administer justice for and strengthen services to all victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. This is accomplished by developing and supporting the capacity of state, local, tribal, and non-profit entities involved in responding to violence against women.