October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in New York State and across the country. Stay tuned to learn more about this year's "Start the Conversation" campaign and ways that you can get involved. Purple Thursday is October 20 this year.
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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.