October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. photo source: NYC Mayor’s Office On Oct 15, 2015, the Empire State building will shine bright purple in observance. In effort to promote awareness, here is an overview of domestic violence and general resources available. On LawHelpNY there are 56 resources available specifically forRead More
Learn your rights under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) if you live in federally subsidized housing or have a Section 8 voucher.
You may want to seek legal advice before filing for an order of protection There are many ways to protect yourself when leaving an abusive relationship. One option is filing for an order of protection in your local Family Court. However, it is best to get advice from an experiencedRead More
You do not need to have legal immigration status to get help with domestic violence There are certain rights you have in New York State even if you do not have legal immigration status: You have the right to call the police if you feel you are in danger insideRead More
A recent report found that more than one-third of U.S. teens say they’ve suffered abuse during dating. These figures also show a disturbing trend – that teen dating abuse is not going away. If anything, its getting worse. So, what can do we do? For one, studies have found thatRead More
For many victims of domestic violence, the daily pain and harassment becomes a shameful secret; making it hard to speak up about it. Trapped in a vicious cycle of physical and/or verbal abuse, it is unfortunate that many of these victims of domestic violence are never able to escape andRead More
Tell your local elected official to pass SB S2509 – the law giving work protections for DV Victims in New York!
There’s still a few days left to October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. So, we would like to bring attention to potentially new domestic violence work protections. Domestic violence is a very real concern in New York. Its also an issue which affects many individuals across the State. NewRead More
Domestic Violence on the Rise: New Legal Protections at Work for Victims of Domestic Violence May be Coming
A real concern in New York State is domestic violence. New data shows an increase in domestic violence in New York. The Division of Criminal Justice Services reported 54,848 domestic violence victims outside New York City, a 3% increase from 2011. The New York Police Department indicated an increase ofRead More
The Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV) has teamed up with the Advanced Volunteer Opportunity Network (A.V.O.N.) Mentoring Program to improve the social stature of domestic violence victims. The A.V.O.N. foundation awarded the Mayor’s office with a $95,000 grant to help further enrich the work in the office. TheRead More