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Domestic Violence: Finding Safety and Support

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Some Facts About Domestic Violence

Community agencies that offer help to victims of domestic violence, called domestic violence programs or domestic violence services, can be your first step to safety and support. Domestic violence services are available in every county of New York State. Programs provide or offer referrals to services such as temporary shelter, support groups,legal advice and children’s services. Some programs also offer help with finding housing or employment. To find the domestic violence program in your area, call the NYS Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6906

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  5. U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, "Criminal Victimization," 2003