We hope that the information provided on this site will support your local training, educational, and community coordination activities to increase victim safety and promote offender accountability. While much of the information is specific to New York State, we hope that this site is a useful source of information to all those working to improve responses to domestic violence. As a content-driven site, we've organized it in a way that makes it easy for you to find information that will be most helpful to you in your efforts.

If you are a victim of domestic violence seeking information or assistance

Please contact the NYS Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline: call 800-942-6906, text 844-997-2121 or chat at opdv.ny.gov. 

A note about our use of gender neutral language

The majority of this content will apply to all victims regardless of their gender or gender identity, or the gender of their partner. 

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The universal banner and footer you see on the OPDV site can be seen on all New York State agency websites. They provide a starting point or a gateway to NYS government and one-stop access to a broad range of information, services and transactions.


The Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) obtains information from various sources in an effort to provide the most comprehensive information available. Therefore, certain information presented on this website may not represent material developed by OPDV. While OPDV makes every effort to post accurate and reliable information, it does not guarantee or warrant that the information on the website is complete, accurate, or up-to-date. Unless otherwise noted, the information shall not be construed to represent the specific recommendation or opinion of OPDV. This website is intended solely for the purpose of providing general information and convenient access to data and resources.


We will continue to expand and improve this site to make it as informative and user-friendly as possible. If you have comments or suggestions about how we can best serve your needs, please e-mail [email protected]. This mailbox is checked during regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm excluding state holidays. Do not use this email for urgent messages.