Shine the Light on Domestic Violence marks successful 10th anniversary
The Shine the Light on Domestic Violence campaign achieved two milestones this year. The campaign marked its 10th anniversary and for the first time, each of New York’s 62 counties hosted an event, initiative or effort that used the color purple to raise awareness and support victims and survivors.
Thank you for helping #NYGoPurple4DV!
The OPDV Fall 2017 bulletin focuses on domestic violence shelters. Highlights include our feature article, “Looking Back, Looking Ahead,” a Q&A about the impact of the Domestic Violence Prevention Act on the state’s domestic violence services and programs, and a close-up of four specific domestic violence shelters within the state. This issue also provides information about the New York State Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline, an overview of upcoming homeless shelter training within the state, an important legislative update about several laws that passed during the 2017 legislative session, and a reminder about the 10th anniversary of the statewide “Shine the Light on Domestic Violence” campaign.
Just released: The New York State Domestic Violence Dashboard
We are pleased to bring you the 2016 Domestic Violence Dashboard, which provides a wealth of information about the statewide prevalence of and response to domestic violence in 2016.
We also encourage you to refer to the Domestic Violence Dashboard Guide for more information about the data we have been collecting since 2007.
Coming Soon: The Ursula Forem Domestic Violence Program Employment Fellowship
On December 27, 2017 The Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) will release an RFP for the next round of the Ursula Forem Domestic Violence Employment Fellowship Grants. OPDV will accept proposals from NYS domestic violence programs that are licensed and/or approved by the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to hire recent college graduates (2015-2018) or current graduate students to work for the domestic violence program and collaborate with OPDV.
OPDV will fund two grants, up to a total of $75,000 with a maximum of $37,500 annually per award. The funds will be available to cover salary and fringe benefits for two years.
To learn more about this opportunity, please watch for the December 27th release of the RFP.
Risk Reduction Enhanced Response Pilot Program and Risk Reduction Civil Legal Assistance Program Awards
OPDV is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017-2019 Risk Reduction Enhanced Response Pilot Program are the Westchester County Office for Women, the Center for Safety and Change, the ACCORD Corporation, and the Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency.
OPDV is also pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2017-2018 Risk Reduction Civil Legal Assistance (RRCLA) Program is Arbor Development in Corning, New York.
Please find the press release announcing both awards here.
Did you know that work products developed by the Ursula Forem Fellows are available to New York State domestic violence service providers? Our new Ursula Forem Program page provides information about the Fellowship program, a list of current and past recipients and details about Fellow work products.