Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Information for Professionals

New York State Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative

Many states have fatality review teams that closely examine domestic violence deaths in an effort to improve their system’s response to domestic violence. Legislation signed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on October 25, 2012 established a Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team in New York State. This provision of the legislation took effect on April 23, 2013.