Public Health and Welfare
In 2010, the number of applicants for public assistance who indicated danger due to domestic violence was 15,119, a 28% decrease from 2009 and a 2% increase from 2007. (OTDA)
In 2010, Family Violence Option (FVO) waivers were granted to 8,596 applicants under the Temporary Assistance Program, a 24% decrease from 2009 and a less than one percent increase from 2007. (OTDA)
Every county in New York State has at least one trained Domestic Violence Liaison (DVL) and one trained back up. Over 375 DVLs and other public assistance workers were trained on domestic violence in 2010. (OPDV, OTDA)
Domestic Violence Services
The number of crime victims’ claims paid for domestic violence victims increased 21% from 2009 and 69% from 2007, and the number of claims paid for sexual assault victims increased 19% from 2009 and 112% from 2007. (OVS)
Almost 390,000 domestic violence and sexual assault hotline calls were received in New York State in 2010.
- New York State’s two Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotlines received 14,223 calls in 2010, a 15% decrease from 2009. (OPDV)
- The New York City Domestic Violence Hotline received 119,177 calls in 2010, a 13% decrease from 2009. (Safe Horizon)
- The OCFS-approved local domestic violence hotlines received 251,724 calls in 2010.6 (OCFS)
There were 86 OCFS-approved non-residential programs that served 47,060 people in 2010. This represents an increase of people served of 2% from 2009 and 15% from 2007. (OCFS)
Domestic Violence Shelter Services7
There were 165 domestic violence residential programs licensed by OCFS with a total of 3,033 beds, 9 transitional housing programs with 700 beds, and 5 safe home networks containing 32 safe homes in 2010. (OCFS)
In 2010, 15,570 people received emergency shelter in New York State. Over half of them were children, with 7,133 adults and 8,437 children housed. (OCFS)
There were 14,662 adults and 17,480 children denied shelter in 2010, an 8% increase from 2009. The most common reason cited for denial was “facility at capacity”. (OCFS)
Health Care and Substance Abuse
In 2009, approximately 3,600 women were treated in New York City emergency departments for injuries resulting from intimate partner violence. (DOHMH 2009)
In 2009, more than 600 men were treated in New York City emergency departments for injuries resulting from intimate partner violence. (DOHMH 2009)
In 2010, OASAS substance abuse treatment providers reported that 11% of discharged clients were identified as having been a victim of domestic violence. For the same time period, OASAS substance abuse treatment providers reported that 5% of discharged clients were identified as having been a perpetrator of domestic violence. (OASAS)
- The number of calls to the OCFS-approved local domestic violence hotlines cited on the 2009 Dashboard reflected the fiscal year, not the calendar year. The number of calls to those hotlines for the calendar year of 2009 was 189,705. Please note that a program with a very high volume of calls became an approved program for 2010 and was not included in the 2009 figure.
- NYS Office of Children and Family Services, Domestic Violence Prevention Act Annual Report to the Governor and Legislature, 2010.