Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

This year marks the 10th anniversary of New York State’s Shine the Light on Domestic Violence campaign, coordinated annually by the Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV). The campaign promotes the use of purple, the color of domestic violence awareness, to start a conversation about the topic and support victims and survivors. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo also issued this proclamation designating October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in New York State.

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What's New

OPDV Fall 2017 Bulletin

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.

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.

The Ursula Forem Domestic Violence Program Employment Fellowship

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.

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

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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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