Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month is an opportunity to honor and recognize all those who have been impacted by dating violence and all gender-based violence. This February, the Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) is continuing our Start the Conversation: Engaging Men & Boys public awareness campaign with a focus on technology-facilitated abuse. All our campaigns and materials will focus on these topics, and we encourage your organizations to as well. Throughout the month, we invite you to post social media graphics with resources, wear orange on #WearOrangeDay, and join New York State in being an ally this February, and all year long!
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The Governor issued a proclamation declaring October Domestic Violence Awareness Month and announced OPDV's Start the Conversation: Engaging Men and Boys Panel in Collaboration with Syracuse University.
Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law a legislative package that expands the New York State Interagency Task Force on Human Trafficking. This includes a requirement for transportation hubs across the state to display information for victims of human trafficking, providing them information on services available and $2.3 million that was awarded to contractors that provide services to survivors and victims of human trafficking across the state.
The Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations in its programs, services, and activities. OPDV will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication so that all can meaningfully participate.
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Publications and Reports
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.