Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

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The Risk Reduction Enhanced Response Pilot Program

The Risk Reduction Enhanced Response (RRER) Pilot Program seeks to identify and respond to domestic violence cases that are at highest risk for escalation of violence or homicide. Domestic violence homicides continue to thwart efforts of law enforcement, human service and healthcare providers alike. In 2017, there were 59 intimate partner homicides in New York State. Nationally, one out of every three female victims of homicide is killed by an intimate partner; in New York, it’s one out of two.

The RRER Program brings together local multi-disciplinary program partners who share case information and implement case-specific intervention plans to mitigate danger in domestic violence cases. Required team members include a lead domestic violence service provider, law enforcement, a probation department, a district attorney’s office and at least one other community partner. Other program partners are encouraged based on local relationships and need. Those partners may include: social service district representatives, housing authorities or coalitions, local hospitals, parole departments, legal services, disability service providers, or other organizations that work with specific sectors of the population in a community. Case-specific interventions may include: pre-trial supervision of abusive parties by probation, enhanced safety planning by domestic violence service providers, heightened legal intervention by courts, home visits conducted by police, creation of training plans for medical personnel, etc. The RRER Program is focused on increasing both victim safety and offender accountability.

Current Grantees

Unity House of Troy, Inc. (C200910) located at 2431 Sixth Avenue, Troy NY 12180-2227. Contract Term: October 1, 2018 – December 31, 2020; Contract Amount: $200,000 plus 20% local match requirement.

Orange County Safe Homes Project (C200911) located at PO Box 649, Newburgh NY 12550. Contract Term: October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2020; Contract Amount: $200,000.00 plus 20% local match requirement.