The New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado launch the Pledge for Accountability Against Gender-Based Violence! As a part of our year-long campaign, Start the Conversation: Engaging Men & Boys, this Pledge encourages men and boys to become better allies, recognize that many of the behaviors that contribute to gender-based violence are associated with negative masculine stereotypes, and speak up against gender-based violence in their lives. Read more about the Pledge and campaign here. We are encouraging New Yorkers to take this Pledge and to share it with the men and boys in their life:
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Governor Kathy Hochul today highlighted steps New York is taking to protect access to abortion care, including medication abortion, following a federal court ruling that attempted to curb access to mifepristone. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a ruling preventing doctors from prescribing mifepristone without an in-person visit and prohibiting this medication from being sent to patients through the mail.
Governor Kathy Hochul releases a Statement on the supreme court decision to review a case protecting survivors of domestic violence from gun violence.
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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.