The Justice Center has advocates available to help victims and their families or personal representatives. Advocates can answer questions about the processes of the agency as well as Justice Center investigations, and give case updates.
The Justice Center supports victims and their families during the reporting and investigation process. Agency advocates are available to accompany victims to interviews and criminal court proceedings stemming from Justice Center investigations to provide comfort in an unfamiliar situation.
Justice Center advocates can connect individuals with needed services and resources. This can include referring individuals receiving services to other services offered through New York State.
SDMC volunteers serve on panels across the state on an as-needed basis. They are specially trained to review situations submitted by physicians on a case-by-case basis and render a decision on medical needs. This service is offered free of charge to all New York State residents.