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Needs of Bronx Communities Affected by Intimate Partner Violence

Needs of Bronx Communities Affected by Intimate Partner Violence

October 10, 2016 at 12:17 pm 57 comments

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

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 16, 2015 at 10:40 pm 9 comments

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

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

January 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm 437 comments

Learn your rights under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) if you live in federally subsidized housing or have a Section 8 voucher.

You wont believe the primary killer of women in NYC

You wont believe the primary killer of women in NYC

July 3, 2014 at 10:04 pm 169 comments

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

Mayor’s Office Fights Against Domestic Violence

Mayor’s Office Fights Against Domestic Violence

July 24, 2013 at 9:00 am 253 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 122 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