Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Contact OPDV

Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)

To request access, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), to a record maintained by the NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, you must make your request in writing.

Please be as specific as possible in describing the record(s) in which you are interested. Within five business days of the receipt of a written request, we will send a written acknowledgement that we have received the request. Please send your inquiry via landmail, FAX or e-mail to:

NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
FOIL Requests
Alfred E. Smith Building, 80 South Swan Street, Room Number 1157, Albany, NY 12210
email: opdvfoil@opdv.ny.gov Fax: 518-457-5810

This mailbox is checked during regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm excluding State Holidays, and should not be used to send urgent messages. If you are a victim of domestic violence seeking information or assistance, please refer to the Hotline information listed on this website.

Contact Information for Appeals

Executive Director
NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
Alfred E. Smith Building, 80 South Swan Street, Room Number 1157, Albany, NY 12210

Hours and Location for inspection and copying of records: (Appointment necessary)

Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm excluding State Holidays

NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
Alfred E. Smith Building, 80 South Swan Street, Room Number 1157, Albany, NY 12210

Subject Matter Listing of Records
Pursuant to Public Officers Law § 87(3)(c). Updated January 22, 2018

All Human Resources records, and most financial records, are maintained by our host agency, the Division of Criminal Justice Services.  Please note that we do not maintain any records regarding individual incidents or cases of domestic violence. 

For more information about FOIL and open government, please visit the New York State Committee on Open Government webpage.