Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Public Awareness

Bulletins - Summer 2011 OPDV Bulletin


In This Issue

Interconnected light beams over a NYS map. Text: Shine the Light on Domestic Violence! New Yorkers Connecting, One Light at a Time. October 1–31, 2011
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Join us in our effort to turn New York State Purple and keep us posted on your plans and activities

Did you know…

In 2010, almost 1,100 individuals under the age of 21 filed family offense petitions in New York State Family Courts under the expanded definition of “intimate relationship,” a 22% increase from 2009.

This statistic is taken from the 2010 New York State Domestic Violence Dashboard, available at the end of July at the Dashboard page of the OPDV website.

NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

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