William Rivera who serves at Opportunities For Otsego as Director of Crisis Intervention Services, has been appointed to serve a three year term on the New York State Office of Victim Services (OVS) Advisory Council. The OVS Advisory Council assists the New York State office in formulating policies that directly affect crime victims and to provide recommendations to the director to improve the delivery of services to victims by the office.

Rivera will be one of eighteen council members who are professionals from all regions across New York State and have extensive knowledge and experience on the problems, needs and treatment of victims.

William Rivera has served as Crisis Intervention Director since 2014, overseeing both
Opportunities for Otsego’s Violence Intervention Program and Emergency Housing Assistance Program. Prior, Mr. Rivera served as Crime Victims Advocate through the Violence Intervention Program.