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Domestic Violence Law & Case Law Development

The Domestic Violence Case Law Update is now available on the Online Resource Center where you will find searchable, archived summaries of selected domestic violence-related state court decisions in New York, as well as some federal decisions.  Summaries date from 2000 to the present.  Access is restricted to New York State-based civil legal services attorneys and you must be registered user.  To register please visit the Online Resource Center's registration page

 


 

CHILD WELFARE

New York Laws Involving the Confidentiality of Domestic Violence Victim-Related Information :
An update on laws protecting domestic violence victims in New York. Read More

2010 Domestic Violence Legislative Update :
The following is a summary of this session’s domestic violence related bills that passed both houses of the New York State Legislature or were recently signed into law by Governor Paterson. Read More

Child Welfare Archives

 


 

CONFIDENTIALITY

2015 Policy Wrap Up: Domestic Violence :
Selected domestic violence-specific or related bills which successfully navigated both houses of the legislature this session. Read More

New York Laws Involving the Confidentiality of Domestic Violence Victim-Related Information :
An update on laws protecting domestic violence victims in New York. Read More

 Confidentiality Archives

CRIMINAL

2011 Domestic Violence Legislative Update :
Current through September 28, 2011. Described herein are new domestic violence specific laws, as well as the bills which successfully navigated both houses of the state legislature and are awaiting further action. Read More

Strangulation and Domestic Violence :
Strangulation is one of the most potentially lethal forms of intimate partner abuse. A frequently cited 2001 study found that 10% of violent deaths in the United States were attributable to strangulation and most victims were women. Read More

 Criminal Archives

 


 

CUSTODY & VISITATION

2010 Domestic Violence Legislative Update :
The following is a summary of this session’s domestic violence related bills that passed both houses of the New York State Legislature or were recently signed into law by Governor Paterson. Read More

2009 Domestic Violence Law Legislative Update :
Despite the well-publicized legislative challenges of last summer, a great many bills addressing domestic violence and other issues of interest or concern to families were, ultimately, enacted. Read More

Custody & Visitation

 


 

FAMILY OFFENSES & ORDERS OF PROTECTION

2015 Policy Wrap Up: Domestic Violence :
Selected domestic violence-specific or related bills which successfully navigated both houses of the legislature this session. Read More

2011 Domestic Violence Legislative Update :
Current through September 28, 2011. Described herein are new domestic violence specific laws, as well as the bills which successfully navigated both houses of the state legislature and are awaiting further action. Read More

 Family Offenses & Orders of Protection

STALKING

2009 Domestic Violence Law Legislative Update :
Despite the well-publicized legislative challenges of last summer, a great many bills addressing domestic violence and other issues of interest or concern to families were, ultimately, enacted. Read More

Court of Appeals Upholds the Constitutionality of New York’s Stalking Law :
The Court of Appeals rejected arguments by defendant, Paul Stuart, that the New York State anti-stalking law was unconstitutionally vague both on its face and as applied to him. This was the first legal challenge to ascend the entire appellate ladder in New York State Read More

 Stalking


STATE & FEDERAL FIRE ARMS

2007 Domestic Violence Legislative Update :
Summaries of the domestic violence-related laws passed in 2007 in New York Read More

Federal Domestic Violence Crimes :
This article has been updated in light of the recent amendments to the following crimes that were contained in the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act of 2000 of which VAWA II was a part of. Read More

State & Federal Fire Arms