Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

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Recent publication: Winter 2017 OPDV Bulletin

NYS Ursula Forem Domestic Violence Program Employment Fellowship RFP

The Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) is accepting proposals from domestic violence service providers that are licensed and/or approved by NYS Office of Children and Family Services to hire recent college graduates (2014-2017) or current graduate students to work for the domestic violence program and collaborate with OPDV.

RFP Issued: 12/28/16
Proposals Due: 2/3/17 12:00 PM ES

The Ursula Forem Domestic Violence Program Employment Fellowship RFP Questions and Answers

#ShineTheLight Campaign Unites New Yorkers Against Domestic Violence

Hundreds of individuals, organizations, businesses, agencies and communities across the state embraced this year’s #ShineTheLight campaign to raise awareness of domestic violence, making it one of most successful efforts since the initiative began in 2008.

Communities across New York turned purple as individuals wore purple clothes, hung ribbons, coordinated press conferences, illuminated buildings and so much more. Photos featuring some of those efforts are featured here on the home page and you can visit the 2016 Shine the Light Facebook photo album to check some of the other amazing things people have done.

Did you turn your community purple? It’s not too late to let us know! Please send your photos to

Just released: The 2015 New York State Domestic Violence Dashboard

We are pleased to bring you the 2015 Domestic Violence Dashboard, which provides a wealth of information about the statewide prevalence of and response to domestic violence in 2015. Please note that we have added several new data points this year, in our ongoing effort to provide the broadest, most useful collection of data possible.

We also encourage you to refer to our newly created Domestic Violence Dashboard Guide for more information about the data we have been collecting since 2007, and for specific information about the new data we have collected each year.

Domestic Violence and Risk of Homicide: Know the Red Flags (pdf) card provides easy-to-understand indicators of potentially dangerous or deadly domestic violence and provides concrete suggestions about how to help victims. Available to order as a hard copy

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. Now available to order!

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. 

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