Report Identifies Needs of Bronx Communities Affected by Intimate Partner Violence This was originally published by Legal Services NYC. The Bronx Domestic Violence Roundtable and Bronx Legal Services (a program of Legal Services NYC) today announced the release of a new report entitled “More People to Listen: Legal and Social ServiceRead More
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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.
Who would have imagined that the primary killer of women in NYC is domestic violence! Even with all the awareness, education, and dedicated community groups, in 2012, 68% of all murders of women in our city were related to domestic violence, up from 54% in 2011. The highest rates 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
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