OPDV is excited to announce the launch of the LGBTQI+ Endorsement Pilot Program. OPDV is working to develop the LGBTQI+ Endorsement to reduce barriers in the domestic violence delivery system for LGBTQI+ survivors of gender-based violence. During this 1-year pilot program, OPDV will work closely with 5 OCFS-approved domestic violence programs to build their capacity to meet the LGBTQI+ Program Standards and receive an endorsement at the conclusion of the program.
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Learn more about the proposals that will define Governor Hochul's 2023 Agenda.
A second passage of the Equal Rights Amendment has passed in the legislature, meaning that the measure can go on the ballot in 2024. This amendment adds protections to the New York Constitution for ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, or sex including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression.
The Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations in its programs, services, and activities. OPDV will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication so that all can meaningfully participate.
Requests for accommodation should be made at least two weeks prior to participating in any of our programs or scheduled events. For more information, contact [email protected].
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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.