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Criminal Court Programs

We help victims of crime or violence navigate the criminal justice system.

Our Criminal Court Reception Centers provide a safe place for victims and witnesses to wait while in Criminal Court.

Our staff understands that a victim or witness may feel intimidated by the court system and overwhelmed by the experience of the criminal justice process.

Caring case managers at the Criminal Court Programs can assist you with questions you may have about your case, the criminal justice system, or the services for which you may be eligible, such as assistance with relocation, transportation, and compensation.

About Criminal Court
Criminal Court is intended to hold defendants accountable for their actions when a crime has been committed.

Criminal Courts are able to:

  • Impose fines
  • Issue orders of protection
  • Order services for the defendant
  • Sentence the offender to jail time and/or probation

In a criminal case:

  • The victim files a formal complaint and is referred to as the complainant
  • The offender is brought to criminal court after an arrest and is referred to as the defendant
  • In criminal court, the district attorney’s office is in charge of the case and cases may proceed with or without the victim’s participation.

Find an Advocate

Click your borough to find your advocate contact information below the map.

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Not sure which precinct you need? Click here to look up your precinct by address or point of interest on the NYPD website. Once you find your precinct, return here to locate your advocate’s hours and contact information.

Bronx Criminal Court 215 East 161 St - 3rd Fl - Room 3-34 Bronx, NY 10451 Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon. to Fri. 2 5 p.m. 718-590-2355
Brooklyn Criminal Court 120 Schermerhorn St - 6th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon. to Fri. 2 5 p.m. 718-834-7476
Queens Criminal Court 125-01 Queens Blvd. - Room G7 Kew Gardens, NY 11415 Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon. to Fri. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 718-286-6083
Staten Island Criminal Court 26 Central Ave - Lower Level 11 Staten Island, NY 10301 Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon. to Fri. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 718-727-7555
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