Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Statistics

Domestic Violence Annual Report 2010

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Plans for 2011

As always, much of the work done in 2010 will bear fruit in 2011 and beyond. In addition, a few new efforts are scheduled to start in 2011. Already this year we have seen initial results of the strangulation statute passed in 2010, showing that in the first 15 weeks of its existence it was charged over 2,000 times across the state, a remarkably rapid and robust utilization of new legislation. The Municipal Police Training Council also adopted a model curriculum in March that accompanies the model Domestic Incident Policy they adopted last December, creating a comprehensive package that will be received by certified domestic violence trainers this summer. We held a competition among teens earlier this year to identify a slogan for a new dating abuse webpage and Facebook page we plan to launch this summer and new domestic violence legislation is already being generated by the legislature. It promises to be a productive year!

At the start of this New Year, and with the strong support of a new administration, we look forward to moving forward on the following projects in 2011: