DVS can connect veterans looking for discharge upgrade assistance to the United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), the New York State Division of Veteran Services (NYS DVS), and the City Bar Justice Center's Veterans Assistance Project.
As of 2017, service members and veterans are a protected class in New York City. If you feel you have been discriminated against based on your military status, you can file a complaint with the NYC Commission on Human Rights.
Veterans Treatment Courts are now operational in all five boroughs.
Notification: Service of Process During COVID-19 Emergency Period
In light of Governor Cuomo's Executive Order 202.8 tolling the period for the service of process until April 19, 2020, the NYC Department of Veterans' Services is accepting service of process via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.