Crime Victims New York sets aside more resources for homicide victims' families By Mike Desmond • Aug 22, 2016 WBFO News file photo Last year, the state spent $2 million to cover the funeral costs for over 500 homicide victims. The passage of a new law will allow for more help to mourning families. Listen Listening... / 1:11 WBFO's Mike Desmond reports. New law helps grandchildren of homicide victims By Jeffrey Mayne • Aug 14, 2015 New York State Office of Victim Services Acting on a bill sponsored by two state lawmakers from Western New York, Governor Cuomo has signed a new law that will allow the grandchildren of murder victims to be reimbursed for counseling. State streamlines support online for crime victims By Jay Moran • Apr 13, 2015 Courtesy of the State Office of Victim Services www.ovs.ny.gov Crime victims in need of help paying medical bills or other related expenses can now apply for support from New York State online.