Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Information for Professionals

New York State Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative

Mission and Guiding Principles

Mission Statement

The mission of the NYS Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team is to conduct detailed reviews of domestic violence deaths and near-deaths in a multidisciplinary, confidential and culturally sensitive manner, using the information learned to develop comprehensive recommendations for improved system response to domestic violence with the goal of enhancing safety for victims and accountability for offenders. The objectives of the team are to:

Guiding Principles