of Victim Services Provides Assistance to Victims of the Terrorist Attacks
HARTFORD – The
Connecticut Office of Victim Services (OVS) is providing help to
Connecticut residents affected by Tuesday's tragedy. OVS provides
services, referrals to non-profit and public organizations and information
on victim rights and resources. OVS may be reached at 1-800-822-8428 from
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
The Office of Victim Services may assist
Connecticut residents who were injured or who lost a loved one in this
tragedy by providing counseling referrals and assistance regarding
financial compensation. OVS Victim Advocacy staff may refer families to
counseling services and to support groups that are dedicated to the needs
of those who have lost a loved one from homicide.
Although Connecticut victims and family
members affected by this tragedy are not eligible for financial
compensation through the Connecticut OVS Compensation Program, they may be
eligible for compensation through the New York State Compensation Board.
OVS Compensation staff will provide affected Connecticut residents with
New York Crime Victims Board Claim Application. An application may be
obtained from OVS by calling (800) 822-8428. OVS staff will work with
victims and their family members to complete and forward the application
to New York.
Questions, counseling referrals, and New
York claim applications requests may be directed to Linda Johnston and
Ronald Manzione, OVS Victim Advocates, at (800) 822-8428, Monday through
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For additional information about this
program or to receive an application, please
contact OVS at 1-800-822-8428.