Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

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Community Corrections

The New York State Probation Domestic Violence Intervention Project (PDVIP)

The NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV), the NYS Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives (DPCA), and the NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV) received an award under the Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies program of the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Violence Against Women Grants Office, to implement the Probation Domestic Violence Intervention Project. Local Probation Departments are being asked to provide a more consistent legal system response to victims of domestic violence and offenders and promote collaboration within communities and across agencies.

The main goals of the Project include assistance to local Probation Departments in:

DPCA Probation Domestic Violence Intervention Workgroup

DPCA convened a Probation Domestic Violence Intervention Workgroup. The workgroup is chaired by project staff and comprised of local probation representatives who have been recognized for their domestic violence expertise. The workgroup’s activities include:

Probation Domestic Violence Liaisons

Every Probation Department in NYS has voluntarily designated Probation Domestic Violence Liaisons (PDVLs) to the Project. PDVLs serve the following functions: