OPDV would like to thank the members of the following domestic violence support groups and program staff that provided valuable input for the 2008 revision of this booklet: Aid to Victims of Violence, Cortland, NY; Equinox, Albany, NY; Voices of Women (VOW), NYC; and NYC Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, NYC. In addition to the input they gave, the quotes used throughout the booklet came from these support groups.
The original version of this publication was written by the Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence in collaboration with a wide range of nonprofit organizations and state agencies.
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STATE OF NEW YORK
David A. Paterson, Governor
Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
Amy Barasch, Executive Director