Community Offices

Harlem and Washington Heights Offices

In 1987, the Harlem Office was created to provide the residents north of 96th Street with easy access to the resources of the District Attorney’s Office. In March 2015, former District Attorney Vance opened an additional community office on West 166th Street in Washington Heights. Both offices address problems relating to domestic violence, immigration fraud, and other issues crucial to the communities, serving as a vital link between residents and law enforcement officials. On-site Spanish speakers and other translation services are available at each location, and children are welcome. Those seeking help are encouraged to reach out regardless of their immigration status – we are here to help you.

The Community Partnerships, Intimate Partner & Sexual Violence Bureau, Immigrant Affairs, and Witness Aid Services Units each staff the Washington Heights Office on a rotating, weekly basis, serving residents by:

Community Partnerships Unit

  • Building and sustaining partnerships with the community to prevent crime and enhance public safety;
  • Working with the community, schools, and law enforcement to address crime concerns;
  • Scheduling presentations about the criminal justice system and public safety issues; and,
  • Coordinating the High School Summer Internship Program, Saturday Night Lights Program, and Reentry Forums.

Intimate Partner & Sexual Violence Bureau

  • Investigating and prosecuting crimes against family members and intimate partners;
  • Assisting victims by working with advocates and counselors through a multidisciplinary approach; and,
  • Collaborating with the community through outreach, education, and training.

Immigrant Affairs Unit

  • Receiving complaints that deal with criminal acts by notarios and fake attorneys, as well as employment and housing scams;
  • Investigating and prosecuting financial fraud committed against immigrants; and,
  • Educating the community about fraud to help residents avoid exploitation.

Witness Aid Services Unit (WASU)

  • Meeting with victims, witnesses, and their families to assess their social services, emotional, and safety needs;
  • Offering crisis intervention and individual counseling;
  • Advocating for victims and referring them to organizations and screenings for government benefits; and,
  • Providing victims with case information and answering questions about the criminal justice process.

Harlem Office

(in the Harlem State Office Building)
163 West 125th Street, Room 733
New York, NY 10027
Monday through Friday,
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Courtney Bennett, Director

Washington Heights Office

530 West 166th Street, Suite 6C
New York, NY 10032
Monday through Friday,
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Joselinne Minaya, Director