October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in New York State and across the country. Learn more about how you can get involved and check out the Start the Conversation Toolkit to learn how to raise attention and awareness about this important issue in your community. 'Wear Purple Day' is Thursday is October 20 this year. Tag us in your social media photos using @NYSOPDV and #NYGoesPurple4DV and #StartTheConversation.
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The Governor issued a proclamation declaring October Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Announces new OPDV campaign and reveals winning 'End Domestic Violence' license plate design.
Earlier this month Governor Kathy Hochul announced the winning “End Domestic Violence” license plate design. The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has them available to order now! Revenue from the plates will support OPDV's programming and public awareness.
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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.