District attorney assistance available at local NIA office

July 25, 2013 Editorial Staff
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The Neighborhood Improvement Association (NIA) Community Services Network has teamed up with Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes to provide additional assistance to residents of Dyker Heights.

Hynes announced the opening of the new office in Dyker Heights on the morning of Monday, July 8.

As his 33rd neighborhood office in Brooklyn, the D.A.’s new Dyker Heights office is located inside the NIA offices at 66th Street and 11th Avenue.

Dubbed “Brooklyn’s Gateway to Help,” the offices are designed to help residents protect themselves, their families, their home, their money and their property.

Counselors from the D.A.’s office will be offering their services to community members on a weekly basis every Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Dyker Heights walk-in office provides counseling on a wide range of pressing matters such as financial fraud, domestic violence, abuse, drug dealing, gang activity, excessive noise and landlord-tenant disputes.

This satellite office allows Dyker Heights residents to make complaints and get any additional information in the convenience of their own community.

A.D.A. Virginia Modest, executive director of KCDA Neighborhood Offices, said, “It’s important for residents to know that if they have an issue that they believe might be criminal or even civil, [and] they don’t know where to go, they can come and access our services and our referrals right in their own area without having to go to Downtown Brooklyn.”

“NIA President Michael Bové, the board of directors, and all of us at NIA are thrilled to be collaborating on this valuable project,” stated NIA Community Services Network CEO Mary Anne Cino. “The opening of this newest neighborhood office compliments our ability to help people address their concerns.”

With its mission statement being, “Building strong children, strong families, and strong communities,” NIA has worked to develop important partnerships and to design programs to help improve the quality of life for all.

For more information on the D.A. services, visit www.brooklynda.org or call the hotline at 718-250-2555. Additional information about NIA can be obtained by visiting www.niabklyn.org

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