Announcing a new publication! Domestic Violence and Strangulation: A Guide for Victims and Professionals pdf HTML (web page), provides information about the signs and symptoms of strangulation, and provides recommendations and resources for victims and professionals.
Summer 2016 OPDV Bulletin
The Summer 2016 OPDV Bulletin covers topics including "Domestic Violence and the Workplace: A Handbook for Employers,” The Ursula Forem Domestic Violence Program Employment Fellowship, The New York State Domestic Incident Report, Domestic Violence Initiative for Faith Communities and more.
Announcing the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative!
In his 2016 State of the State address, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo proposed a historic $10.4 billion commitment to combat homelessness. Announced June 2, the Homelessness Action Plan includes a supportive housing initiative, which seeks to fund approximately 1,200 units of permanent supportive housing through a Request for Proposals. These units will serve vulnerable individuals who are in need of permanent housing and supportive services such as employment training, counseling, independent living skills training, benefits advocacy and assistance in obtaining and maintaining primary and mental healthcare. Victims/survivors of domestic violence are included as an eligible target population.
Domestic Violence and the Workplace: A Handbook for Employers provides information to employers about the impact domestic violence can have in the workplace, and offers guidance and resources on how to best address the concern.
The NYS Domestic Incident Report has been updated! The new DIR will allow law enforcement to collect more detailed information to enhance investigations, improve officer safety and connect domestic violence victims with services.