Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence


Domestic Violence Annual Report 2013


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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.

The NYS Domestic Violence Advisory Council is coordinated by OPDV.

Its members:

Harry Bronson, Assemblymember

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

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

Seny Taveras, Consultant

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

Nicole Trabold, Ph.D., University of Rochester, School of Nursing

Helene Weinstein, Assemblywoman

Angela Yeboah, Attorney Sanctuary for Families

NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence

NYS Coalition Against Sexual Assault

NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

NYS Department of Health

NYS Department of Labor

NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services

NYS Education Department

NYS Office for the Aging

NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

NYS Office of Children and Family Services

NYS Office of Court Administration

NYS Office of Mental Health

NYS Office of Probation and Correctional Alternatives

NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance

NYS Office of Victim Services