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 10/11/2001

The Connecticut Judicial Branch's Office of Victim Services (OVS) is providing assistance to Connecticut residents affected by the tragic events of September 11, 2001. The Office of Victim Services may be reached at 1-800-822-8428 (in-state) or at 860-747-6070 (out-of-state). The following assistance is available:

 

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Counseling

The Office of Victim Services contracts with a network of qualified counselors located throughout Connecticut who will be available to provide initial counseling services free of charge. Staff at OVS may refer families to counseling services and to support groups for those who are mourning the death of a loved one due to homicide or for those who survived or personally witnessed the events of September 11, 2001.

Financial Assistance

  • Family members of individuals who were passengers on either American Airlines Flight 11 or United Airlines Flight 175 may be eligible for financial compensation through the Massachusetts Crime Victim Compensation Board.

  • For those Connecticut residents who were injured or who are missing from the attack on the World Trade Center, financial compensation may be available through the New York State Crime Victims Board.

OVS is available to assist affected Connecticut residents with the completion of the New York financial claim forms or the Massachusetts financial compensation forms and applications. For such assistance, please contact to Linda Johnston or Ron Manzione at (800) 822-8428, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

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