In This Issue
- From the Executive Director
- Language Access
- Did You Know
- Eliminating Language Barriers in Domestic Violence Cases
- Q and A about Language Access
- Go Purple: Shine the Light on Domestic Violence this October
- OPDV Welcomes Alicia Borns
- Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Language Services Unit
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!
What are you planning to turn purple this year? Check out our Toolkit for ideas. During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, post on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with the hashtags #ShineTheLight and #NYSpurple.
In 2013, the NYS Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline responded to callers in the following 19 languages (listed in order by volume of calls): English; Spanish; Mandarin; Russian; Haitian ; Arabic; French; Bengali; Polish; Amharic; Japanese; Burmese; Greek; Hungarian; Portuguese; Punjabi; Swedish; Tigrinya; and Vietnamese.
This information was provided by the NYS Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline.
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