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ARTICLES

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

Main Points with New York's New Stalking Law
This is a family offense law, meaning criminal court and family court have concurrent jurisdiction over this offense. This was not enacted as a remedy only for domestic violence victims, it was adopted to curb stalking behavior whether directed at strangers, acquaintances or intimates. Read More

Clinic Access and Anti-Stalking Act of 1999
New stalking law expands upon and makes illegal conduct that was previously not covered under these statutes Read More




IN THE NEWS

Under local laws, 911 calls turn domestic abuse victims into ‘nuisances’
Nuisance ordinances, designed to curb illegal activity in rental properties, punish survivors of violence, critics say Read More




POLICY ADVOCACY

Joint Memo of Support: Preserve the Right to Call 911
No victim of domestic violence or other person threatened with a crime in New York should be afraid to access police or emergency assistance because doing so may jeopardize their housing. Nevertheless, numerous municipalities throughout New York have passed local laws, so called “nuisance ordinances,” that have this precise result. Read More

Joint Letter of Support: Pass Legislation to Protect Crime and Domestic Violence Victims!
In New York State, and nationwide, no victim of domestic violence or other person threatened with a crime should be afraid to access police or emergency assistance because doing so may jeopardize their housing. Read More





NEWSLETTERS

Legal Services Journal - Fall 2009 Issue
In this issue of the Legal Services Journal, you will find articles on Disability Benefits, Domestic Violence, Public Benefits, Health, Child Care, Consumer and Community Development, Civil Rights, Immigrant Rights and Child Support. Read More