The Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund program ended 5/31. To speak to a domestic and sexual violence advocate or find a local program, contact the New York State Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline for free, confidential support. The Hotline is available 24/7 in most languages: call 800-942-6906, text 844-997-2121, and chat by clicking the button above.
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From the Division of Human Rights: "On May 13, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation protecting victims of domestic violence from discrimination. This legislation expanded protections for victims of domestic violence to areas of discrimination where they were not previously guaranteed, such as housing, education, and public accommodations."
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In 2021, OPDV conducted the first Survivor Listening Sessions to inform the agency’s efforts to move New York State towards a truly survivor-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally responsive domestic violence services delivery system.
In June 2021, OPDV hosted public hearings on the topic of accountability programs for those who cause harm
The Governor’s Blue-Ribbon Commission on Forensic Custody Evaluations was charged with providing recommendations to the Governor regarding forensic custody evaluations
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Calls to the New York State Hotline increased an average of 45% during the COVID 19 pandemic.
In 2019 there were 237,212 domestic violence orders of protection issued in New York State.
Since 2012, the Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence has trained over 20,000 professionals on intimate partner violence.