Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Information for Professionals

New York State Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative

New York State Fatality Review Legislation

The NYS Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team was established pursuant to Section 525 (10) of New York State Executive Law. Some provisions of the legislation are outlined below:

Goals of the Team
Team Members
Cases that can be reviewed
How cases are chosen
Confidentiality
Findings and Recommendations

For more information, read the complete legislation.


  1. The team will not review deaths of children for those cases in which the NYS Office of Children and Family Services is required to issue a fatality report in accordance with subdivision 5 of section 20 of the Social Services Law.