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Disability & Domestic Violence

This section provides users with articles, training materials, and other resources addressing New York’s community of Deaf and disabled victims of intimate partner violence. 


Domestic Violence Legal Program Expands and Enhances Services
Thanks to funding received from the New York State Senate, the Empire Justice Center is pleased to announce the expansion and enhancement of legal technical assistance and training to the civil legal services community and other domestic violence-related service providers outside of New York City. Read More

SSA Issues Administrative Message Addressing Homesteads Owned by Domestic Violence Survivors Who Have Fled Their Abusers
In late 2004, advocates from the Empire Justice Center contacted the Social Security Administration (SSA) on behalf of survivors of domestic violence who were facing complicated bureaucratic hurdles when they had to flee from their homes to escape abuse. Read More

DV POMS Revised
SSA has revised several sections of its POMS pertaining to victims of domestic violence. Read More

Disability & Domestic Violence: Articles


Rochester Model Training Project
Assisting Women Who Are Abused in Our Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community. Read More