Crime Victims Treatment Services
Our Crime Victims Treatment Center (CVTC) is the largest, most comprehensive hospital-based victim assistance program in New York State. We help survivors of family and intimate partner violence, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, and other forms of violence and crime and serve as a model for other health care institutions in the United States and around the world.
We offer individual and group trauma-focused therapy, legal advocacy, therapy, and psychiatric consultation from the moments following an assault all the way through the culmination of the healing process. All services are confidential and free of charge and we have been providing them since 1977.
When you contact us, please tell us how you prefer to communicate. We are happy to schedule a language interpreter, but need 48 hours to arrange services.
Crime Victims Treatment Center - Columbus Circle
126 West 60th Street
New York City, 10023
Our services are:
Our state-certified Volunteer Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Advocates provide crisis intervention and advocacy to survivors of violent crime who visit our emergency department. Among other services, our volunteers can provide acute crisis counseling, criminal justice advocacy, shelter placement, and assistance with filing claims for reimbursement with the New York State Office of Victims Services.
Our licensed clinicians are highly experienced with treating trauma from interpersonal violence. We understand how being hurt can affect your life and we know how to help you regain your footing.
Our 15 support groups range from a childhood sexual abuse processing group to a weekly acupuncture clinic. We are always looking to add new programs to address our clients’ emerging needs. We offer many groups in Spanish and Mandarin.
Through partnerships with several legal services organizations, we can provide legal assistance to all of our clients. Legal Advocates can help survivors of domestic violence with issues related to reporting to the police and the District Attorney’s Office; managing court proceedings; obtaining orders of protection; working with Immigration Services; and seeking asylum. We have additional partnerships with Manhattan Legal Services and the New York Legal Assistance Group, which allow us to make sure that all our clients have access to legal assistance.
We are one of very few programs in the state that offers free psychiatric evaluation, consultation, treatment, and medication supervision for clients suffering from severe symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
We offer several forms of alternative therapy, including meditation, guided imagery, hypnosis, shamanic journeywork, and art therapy, in conjunction with trauma-focused psychotherapy.