New service provides domestic violence info via text

LawHelpNY, the free, statewide resource for people facing civil legal issues, launched a new text messaging campaign, aimed at informing immigrant victims of domestic violence about their rights to shelter, healthcare and free legal services. This new SMS campaign, through the use of text messages provided in English and Spanish, will guide immigrant victims of … Read more New service provides domestic violence info via text

You wont believe the primary killer of women in NYC

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 of domestic violence are taking place … Read more You wont believe the primary killer of women in NYC

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 of 1,500 domestic violence victims from … Read more Domestic Violence on the Rise: New Legal Protections at Work for Victims of Domestic Violence May be Coming

Mayor's Office Fights Against Domestic Violence

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. The grant is a part of … Read more Mayor's Office Fights Against Domestic Violence