Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence


New York State Domestic Violence Advisory Council Transition Report

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OPDV Mission:

To improve New York State’s response to and prevention of domestic violence with the goal of enhancing the safety of all New Yorkers in their intimate and family relationships.

OPDV Vision:

To create a State in which communities and systems are committed to supporting and promoting equality, dignity and respect so that individuals can feel safer in their intimate and family relationships.

NYS Domestic Violence Advisory Council members:

Maggie Fronk, Executive Director Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County

Barbara Hale, Executive Director YWCA of Genesee County, Inc.

Mary Kornman, Chief, Bureau of Strategic Planning & Crime Control Strategies Westchester County District Attorney's Office

Susan John, Assemblywoman

James Murphy, III District Attorney Saratoga County District Attorney's Office

Sharon Townsend, Vice Dean for Family and Matrimonial Law, New York State Judicial Institute

Michele McKeon, Chief Executive Officer NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Helene Weinstein, Assemblywoman

Angela Yeboah, Attorney Sanctuary for Families

NYS Department of Correctional Services

NYS Department of Health

NYS Department of Labor

NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services

NYS Division of Parole

NYS Education Department

NYS Office for the Aging

NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

NYS Office of Mental Health

NYS Office of Probation and Correctional Alternatives

NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance

NYS Office of Victim Services