Domestic Violence

Getting an Ordering of Protection

Getting an Ordering of Protection

November 8, 2014 at 10:33 am 0 comments

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

Immigration and Domestic Violence

Immigration and Domestic Violence

November 3, 2014 at 3:57 am 0 comments

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

1 in 3 Teens Suffer from Dating Violence

1 in 3 Teens Suffer from Dating Violence

October 29, 2014 at 10:11 am 0 comments

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

Finding help if you’re a domestic violence victim in NY

Finding help if you’re a domestic violence victim in NY

September 27, 2014 at 9:53 am 0 comments

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!

Tell your local elected official to pass SB S2509 – the law giving work protections for DV Victims in New York!

October 28, 2013 at 1:26 am 0 comments

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

Domestic Violence on the Rise: New Legal Protections at Work for Victims of Domestic Violence May be Coming

October 11, 2013 at 12:29 pm 0 comments

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

Preparing for Court in New York

Preparing for Court in New York

September 9, 2013 at 1:26 pm 0 comments

There’s no doubt that going to court is stressful.  There is a lot you have to do to prepare your documents and your thoughts to be ready to appear before a judge. This quick guide will help explain the different steps you will have to take when you go toRead More

Mayor’s Office Fights Against Domestic Violence

Mayor’s Office Fights Against Domestic Violence

July 24, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

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

Providing Support to LGBTQ Domestic Violence Survivors

Providing Support to LGBTQ Domestic Violence Survivors

June 26, 2013 at 1:17 pm 0 comments

Domestic violence exists everywhere. For some, when they think of domestic violence, a male-female dynamic automatically comes to mind. It might be easy to forget that domestic violence also exists in lesbian, gay and bisexual relationships which affects the LGBT community. Regardless of the relationship paradigm, there are laws thatRead More

Be alerted when an order of protection is served. SAVIN-NY now in effect!

April 22, 2013 at 6:14 am 0 comments

Victims of violence can now register and receive an alert if and when their offender has been served. It’s called SAVIN-NY, an acronym for Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification. A few months ago, NYS Sheriffs’ Institute in partnership with other NY agencies released the new SAVIN-NY Order of ProtectionRead More