Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Public Awareness

Bulletins - Summer 2009 OPDV Bulletin


In This Issue

Photo of the Mid-Hudson Bridge
Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Mid-Hudson Bridge in Poughkeepsie, NY wore a necklace of purple lights in October 2008 in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join the effort to “Shine the Light on Domestic Violence” this October. E-mail us at to see how!

Did you know…
In 2008, there were 3283 claims identified as domestic violence and 2054 claims identified as sexual assault filed with the NYS Office of Victim Services (OVS). OVS paid $2,128,007 to victims of domestic violence and $982,832 to victims of sexual assault.

NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

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