Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence


Domestic Violence Annual Report 2013



The following new publications were developed for 2013:

New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV)

OPDV developed three new on-line Information Guides:

OPDV in collaboration with NYS Office of Children and Family Services and NYS Office for the Aging and Life Span of Rochester, developed and distributed “Understanding and Preventing Mistreatment of Seniors.” This brochure is a preventive tool designed to bring awareness to the older adult population in New York State about how they might be mistreated and by whom.  Referral information is also included.

OPDV developed Desk Reference: Recognizing and Responding to Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation for staff working in senior citizen centers.  It offers important information regarding the signs of abuse, mistreatment and/or financial exploitation as well as referral information.

 OPDV produced and distributed the following reports: 

OPDV developed Guiding Principles for Community Domestic Violence Policy in collaboration with the Empire Justice Center and subject matter experts from across the state.  This web document provides valuable information for community systems and organizations interested in developing domestic violence policy.

OPDV produced a set of videos called “Finding Safety & Support: The Video” and corresponding public service announcements. DVDs are available and videos can be viewed at

New York State Department of Health (DOH)
The Department of Health developed Stop Sexual Violence: a Sexual Violence Bystander Intervention for use by organizations and individuals who work with youth and young adults.  The toolkit is intended for use by middle and high school teachers, college professors, faculty members, administrators, youth group leaders, faith leaders and other youth program coordinators.  The tool kit provides an overview of existing programs and resources that utilize the bystander intervention approach.