Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Funding

The Risk Reduction Enhanced Response Pilot Program

The Risk Reduction Enhanced Response (RRER) Pilot Program seeks to prevent intimate partner related homicide. Domestic violence homicides continue to thwart efforts of law enforcement, human service and healthcare providers alike. New York State is averaging 80 domestic violence homicides a year. Nationally, one out of every three female victims of homicide is killed by an intimate partner; in New York, it’s one out of two.

The RRER Pilot Program utilizes a team approach, in conjunction with locally selected risk assessment tools, to identify and respond to those domestic violence cases that are at the highest risk. The RRER Program brings together local multi-disciplinary program partners that share case information and implement case-specific intervention plans to mitigate danger. Required team members include a lead domestic violence service provider, law enforcement, a probation department, and a district attorney’s office, and at least one other community partner that would be an integral member of the team. The program will be organized and maintained by a full-time RRER Program Coordinator. Other program partners are encouraged based on local relationships and need, including social services district representatives, housing authorities or coalitions, local hospitals, parole departments, legal services, disability service providers, or other organizations that work with specific sectors of the population in your defined jurisdiction. The specific interventions will be case-dependent, but might include: pre-trial supervision of abusive parties by probation, enhanced safety planning by domestic violence service providers, heightened legal intervention by courts, police conducting home visits, establishment of training plans for medical personnel, etc. The RRER Program is focused on increasing both victim safety and offender accountability.

Current Grantees

Center for Safety & Change (C200903) located at 9 Johnsons Ln., New City, NY 10956. Contract Term: October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2019; Contract Amount: $200,000 plus 20% local match requirement.

Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency, Inc. (C200904) located at 89 York Street Suite 1 Auburn, NY 13021. Contract Term: October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2019; Contract Amount: $200,000 plus 20% local match requirement.

ACCORD Corporation (C200902) located at 84 Schuyler Street Belmont, NY 14813. Contract Term: October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2019; Contract Amount: $200,000 plus 20% local match requirement.

Westchester County Office for Women (C200901) located at 148 Martine Ave, White Plains, NY 10601. Contact Term: October 1, 2017- September 30, 2019; Contract Amount: $200,000 plus 20% local match requirement.