Covid-19 Information for Crime Victims

Covid-19 Information for Crime Victims

As we combat the spread of COVID-19, help for victims is still always available, 24/7. While local authorities may limit public access to their buildings, they will not limit access to victims. If you have been the victim of a crime, please don’t hesitate to contact the police. They are still making arrests and victims can still file for Temporary Restraining Orders at any police station.

The Victims of Crime Compensation Office (VCCO) is not open to the public in order to protect the health and safety of all residents, but victims seeking to apply for compensation can do so online at or by calling 973-648-2107 (Prompt 4). Also, County Victim Witness Advocacy Offices are still operating to assist crime victims. If you need help, contact your local Prosecutor’s Office. Victims of domestic violence can also visit for resources and victims of sexual violence can visit

Pro bono legal service providers are still helping crime victims during the Covid-19 pandemic. New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety funds three programs for victims through Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds and all three are supporting victims through remote operations. Their contact information is below:

  • New Jersey Crime Victims’ Law Center
    Serves victims of all crimes in all victimization-related matters.
    973-512-3246 office
    973-903-9848 cell
    973-512-3242 fax
  • Rutgers Law Associates
    Serves victims of all crimes in all victimization-related matters.
    Victims can also leave a message at the Newark (973-353-2564) or Camden offices (856-225-6088) but the victim must be able to receive a return call from a blocked number.
  • Rutgers Domestic Violence Clinic
    -Assists domestic violence victims in South Jersey with restraining orders
    -Serves sexual violence victims statewide with restraining orders
    -Serves domestic violence victims statewide with FRO-related appeals
    Contact: 856-225-6568

Victims Services Handout – English

Victims Services Handout – Spanish

Important Notice Regarding the COVID-19

Aviso Importante Smobre el COVID-19

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