Links to information specifically related to domestic violence, welfare reform and the Family Violence Option. The sites listed below are provided as a reference. The content on the sites represents the views of the authors and should not be construed as representing the opinions or positions of the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence.
Violence and Welfare Reform
Experts estimate that as many as 4 million U. S. women are victims of domestic violence. While domestic violence occurs in all socioeconomic classes, women on welfare are especially likely to be affected.
- Family Justice Centers provides information and services for domestic violence victims in one location.
Empire Justice Center
For additional legal services that deal with issues of immigration status and deportation.
VINE provides crime and release data on all prison inmates.
NYS Office of Victim Services (OVS)
For compensation benefits information contact: NYS Office of Victim Services (OVS) Victims may call 1-800-247-8035