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Domestic violence, also known as domestic abuse or intimate partner violence (IPV), can be broadly defined as a pattern of coercive tactics and abusive behaviors perpetrated by one partner against a current or former intimate partner with the goal of establishing and maintaining power and control. Domestic violence has many forms some of which may include: physical abuse (e.g. strangulation, hitting, kicking, biting, shoving, restraining, throwing objects), or threats thereof; sexual abuse; emotional or psychological abuse; controlling or domineering; intimidation; stalking; passive/covert abuse (e.g., neglect); and economic abuse.
Abuse can occur without regard to the parties’ sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, race, age, socio-economic status, disability, education level, culture or religion.
Generally, this section provides users with various domestic violence-related articles, policy and advocacy documents, legislative summaries and updates, training and Domestic Violence Task Force Meeting announcements, impact litigation highlights, program updates, and other resources. We also maintain sub-sections addressing other critical cross-over legal issues impacting domestic violence victims including: housing, public benefits, immigration, rights of the Deaf and disabled communities, as well as the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities.
*If you are a victim in need of immediate assistance, please call:
NYS Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline (English): 1-800-942-6906; NYS Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline (TTY English): 1-800-818-0656
NYS Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline (Spanish): 1-800-942-6908; NYS Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline (TTY Spanish): 1-800-780-7660
Civil Legal Services Funding State Budget Outcomes
Empire Justice Center 2013 State Legislative Priorities
IN THE NEWS
Some abuse victims caught in nuisance law trap
Senate Democratic Conference Holds Public Forum on Domestic Violence
Empire Justice Memo of Support: Prohibit and Protect Domestic Violence Victims from Being Charged with Violating Orders of Protection Issued on their Behalf
Empire Justice Testimony on Economic Abuse as a Form of Domestic Abuse
Policy Matters: September 2012
TRAININGS AND EVENTS
Working With LGBT(Q) Clients