Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

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Help for Victims, Family and Friends

How do I know if I'm abused?

If you or someone you know is being abused. . .

A comprehensive guide for both survivors and helpers with up-to-date information about the problem of adult domestic violence, safety planning, and getting help from domestic violence services, the police, and the courts.

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Don't Do Nothing (Finding Safety and Support: The Video)

The “Don’t Do Nothing” video was designed to raise awareness of domestic violence and to provide ideas and suggestions for safe, appropriate responses by family, friends and co-workers. The video is presented in three short segments: Identifying Abuse, Planning for Safety and Getting Involved, each of which is comprised of dramatization and portrayed testimonials.

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted

Domestic Violence Handbook (Booklet, English or Spanish)

A self-help guide that explains your legal rights and how to get them from the legal system. Available free of charge from the New York State Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6906, English & español/Multi-language Accessibility. Deaf or Hard of Hearing: 711.

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