Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Information for Professionals

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Courts and the Legal System

Overview of the issue

The legal system in New York State is very complicated. For purposes of dealing with domestic violence, there are two separate parts of the court system:

To learn more about the courts and the police.

Please refer to the Unified Court System’s website for more detailed information about the New York State Court System and structure.

Resources

Courts and the Legal System Links
Contact: opdvcriminaljustice@opdv.ny.gov