The OPDV Spring 2019 bulletin focuses on Sexual Violence and Harassment. Highlights include our feature article, “The New York State Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Hotline,” a Q&A about The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), and an explanation of New York State’s new Sexual Harassment Law. This issue also provides a summary of legislative updates, information about The Rosado Prize for Undergraduate Research Interns and the New York State Taskforce on Maternal Mortality and Disparate Racial Outcomes, and an announcement about OPDV’s upcoming May 16, 2019 conference on non-fatal strangulation.
Be an Ally
As an ally, you can provide information and resources to those in need. You can: share the state’s 24/7, free and confidential Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline number (1-800-942-6906); believe a friend or loved one and listen without judgment; encourage workplaces to adopt a policy to improve protections for victims; and support local domestic violence programs. For more ideas about how to be an ally, check out our new Ally card and poster, which you also can download and distribute in your community.