Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

What's New

Coming Soon! The Risk Reduction Enhanced Response (RRER) Pilot Program

The Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) will be accepting proposals from NYS domestic violence service providers that are licensed and/or approved by the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to coordinate and implement the RRER Pilot Program.

Anticipated Release Date: 4/9/18

Teen Dating Abuse is #NotJustPhysical

Dating abuse, especially among teens, often doesn’t involve physical violence or injuries. Controlling and hurtful words are red flags in a dating relationship and can leave emotional scars. While February – marked in New York State and nationally as Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Month – is over, the importance of education and awareness continues.

Use this toolkit, which features graphics to share on social media, posters and other items, to keep the conversation about teen dating abuse going throughout the year.

More information, resources

Ursula Forem Fellowship Grant

The recipients of the 2018 – 2020 Ursula Forem Domestic Violence Program Employment Fellowship are Family of Woodstock, Inc. and Unity House of Troy, Inc.

The Family of Woodstock Fellow will be trained to provide a broad base of services to clients of the program. The Unity House of Troy Fellow will focus on teen dating violence outreach and prevention programs.

View the press release here

OPDV Winter 2018 Bulletin

The OPDV Winter 2018 bulletin focuses on orders of protection. Highlights include our feature article, “Remote Access to Temporary Orders of Protection Program” as well as a Q&A about the successful implementation of this program in two local counties. This issue also provides information about how and when town and village court judges may issue orders of protection, an explanation of language translation of orders of protection, and information about how and when town and village court judges may issue orders of protection.

New York State Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6906
English & español/Multi-language Accessibility. Deaf or Hard of Hearing: 711

New York State's Teen Dating Abuse Website

Afraid? Isolated? Confused? You are not alone.

OPDV Bulletin

We have made a change to the OPDV Bulletins page. In addition to locating Bulletin issues by year, you can now search them by subject as well.

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