First Step LogoFirst Step Victim Services Program for Chemung & Schuyler Counties

Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – noon, 1 pm – 4:30 pm (please call to schedule an appointment)
Location: Chemung & Schuyler Counties
Contact: A Victim Services Advocate at 607.535.2050 (Schuyler County) or 607.737.2953 (Chemung County); Call or text our 24/7 Hotline: 607.742.9629 or email us anytime (please call our offices during regular business hours)
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The First Step Victim Services program provides advocacy & referral services to all victims of crime in Chemung & Schuyler Counties, with a strong focus on victims of domestic violence or sexual abuse. You must be an innocent victim of a crime (i.e. domestic violence, sexual assault, robbery, assault, etc.).

Services include:
  • Advocacy & Court Accompaniment
  • Community Education & Referrals
  • Compensation Claims/Benefits
  • Domestic Violence Counseling & Education
  • Home Visits
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Support Groups
  • Transportation
  • 24/7 Hotline Services (dial 911 in an emergency)

Download our brochure here. Download our brochure on Teen Dating Violence here.

Other Services Provided:

  • In-School Education – Teen Dating Violence Prevention, Bullying Prevention
    First Step Victim Services’ Youth Outreach Services include attending local schools and providing program information and prevention education on teen dating violence (high school) and bullying (elementary and middle school).Please contact us to schedule a presentation or event at 607.535.2050.
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