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Joint Memo of Support: Don’t Force Domestic Violence and Other Crime Victims to Choose Between Safety and Housing

April 25, 2014

 

Don’t Force Domestic Violence and Other Crime Victims to Choose Between Safety and Housing— Provide Protections from “Nuisance Ordinances”

A.9056 (Lavine)/S.6924 (Robach)


Click here to read the Joint Memo of Support from ACLU Women’s Rights Project and Empire Justice Center.


A.9056 (Lavine)/S.6924 (Robach) will ensure that all New Yorkers can request lifesaving emergency aid in response to threats and violence without fearing they will be doubly victimized by housing loss because their call for help triggered a local nuisance ordinance that is unfairly applied against crime victims.  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.


Nuisance Ordinances & Domestic Violence- Resources

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Memo of Support from The Lawyers Committee Against Domestic Violence