Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Statistics

Domestic Violence Annual Report 2011

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2011 Services

Direct services were provided by some members of the NYS Advisory Council. Below is a snapshot of those services for 2011:

NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse services (OASAS)
  • The Bronx Addiction Treatment Center (ATC) Domestic Violence Program provided services to 609 clients. Services included intimate partner groups, domestic violence groups, and individual counseling sessions.
  • Of the 95 female clients:
    • 70% identified as victims
    • 30% identified a history of being in multiple abusive relationships
    • 20% identified as being in past abusive relationships.
    • 20% identified as being in current abusive relationships.
    • 30% admitted to being the abusive partner
  • Of the 503 male clients:
  • 30% identified as perpetrators.
    • 30% identified as being in abusive relationships in which the role of perpetrator or victim was not clearly defined.
    • 20% identified as victims.
    • 20% identified as being in an abusive relationship.
  • Of the 11 clients that identified as LGBTQ:
  • 35% identified as victim
  • 30% identified as being in abusive relationships in which the role of perpetrator or victim was not clearly defined.
  • 10% identified as perpetrators.
  • 25% denied being in an abusive relationship.

For more information visit the OASAS website.

NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)
  • OCFS has oversight of 163 licensed residential domestic violence programs and 84 approved non-residential programs. These programs provided residential services to approximately 16,700 adults and children and non-residential services to approximately 43,000 adults and children.
  • Federal Family Violence Prevention Services Act (FFVPSA) funds were administered equally to all NYS approved residential and non-residential domestic violence programs on a non-competitive basis.  Each of the 94 applicants was eligible to receive an award of up to $35,602 to support general operating expenses, health and safety improvements and/or program enhancements.
  • The Hoyt Trust Fund supports three domestic violence programs.
  • Cattaraugus Community Action, Inc.:  Agency has been supported with $72,053 in the past year for the supervised visitation program with services provided at the Salamanca and Olean sites. Services are delivered in partnership with the Center for Family Unity of Salamanca, Parent Education Program of Olean and the Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services. The amount of the current funding stays the same.
  • Oswego County Opportunities, Inc.:  Agency has been supported with $66,445 in the past year for the supervised visitation program delivered at two sites, at the City of Fulton and the rural area of Richland. The program has strong collaboration with Oswego County Department of Social Services. The amount of the current funding stays the same.
  • Salvation Army-Jamestown:  Agency has been supported with $46,296 for the intensive home intervention program for families exposed to domestic violence. Referrals are primarily from the Chautauqua County Department of Social Services. The amount of the current funding stays the same.

For more information visit the OCFS website.  

NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS)
  • DCJS Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Unit awarded $6,338,361 in Services, Training, Officers and Prosecutions (STOP) VAWA funding supporting 116 grants:
    • 69% of funds went to domestic violence or dating violence programs.
    • 29% went to sexual assault programs.
    •   2% went to anti-stalking activities.
  • Awarded $299,122 in Sexual Assault Services Prevention Act funding to the NYS Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
  • Distributed 4,716 Sexual Offense Evidence Collection Kits and 1,528 Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault Kits free of charge to hospitals.

 

For more information visit the DCJS website.

NYS Department of Health (DOH)
  • The Community Health Worker Program (CHWP) is an outreach, information, and referral program that conducts monthly home visits to approximately 3,500 high-risk pregnant women and their families each year. Community Health Workers provide information, education and referrals on a variety of maternal and child health topics which may impact maternal and infant health outcomes, including domestic violence, its risk factors, and resources available. If a woman or family member is identified as needing domestic violence counseling or services, a referral is made to the most appropriate domestic violence agency or shelter, taking into consideration language spoken, location and security. Follow up is provided to all clients referred for assistance. CHWP made 81 referrals in 2011 to domestic violence service providers.
  • The Rape Crisis and Sexual Violence Prevention Programs (RCSVPPs) provided services to 10,812 victims of rape/sexual violence to help alleviate the long term effects of these crimes. The RCSVPP funds at least one Rape Crisis Center in every county.

For more information visit the DOH website.

NYS Department of Labor (DOL)
  • Provided valuable economic security to 601 unemployment insurance claimants that self-identified as a victim of domestic violence during 2011.  Normally voluntary separation from employment would result in a decision that an individual is not eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.  NYS law considers domestic violence as a “good cause” for the voluntary separation from employment making victims eligible for assistance.
  • Contracted with 16 entities to support 22 Displaced Homemaker centers to provide services to those individuals who have been displaced from their careers as unpaid homemakers.  Services include crisis intervention, referrals to community service agencies (including domestic violence providers), training, assessment, resume writing, job search strategies and job clubs.

For more information visit the DOL website.

NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV)
  • New York State supports a statewide victim hotline providing English and Spanish language crisis and referral services. In 2011, the Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline responded to 15,736 calls.  This is an increase of more than 1,500 over calls received in 2010.
  • Victim Resource Services: Provided through a partnership with the Office of Victim Services and OPDV, the Victim Resource Coordinator provided compensation claims assistance, telephone support, information and referral, criminal justice support advocacy, emergency assistance, and personal advocacy for 224 callers and 528 emails and written correspondence in 2011.  Victims of crime call for help with many issues, including but not limited to systems failures (police, courts and social services), immediate crisis, lack of permanent housing, advocacy and appropriate referrals.

For more information visit the OPDV website.

NYS Office of Victim Services (OVS)
  • Received 5,333 domestic violence claims for reimbursement.
  • Paid $2,836,343 in compensation to domestic violence claimants to cover costs such as: medical, counseling, loss of support, loss of wages, essential personal property and funerals.
  • Provided $7,880,744 in federal funds and $1,970,186 in state funds to victim assistance programs that serve domestic violence victims.
  • Funded 48 domestic violence programs, 28 sexual assault programs, 20 dual domestic violence and rape crisis programs and 86 comprehensive programs that service both victims of domestic violence and sexual assault victims for a total of 182 programs across the state.
  • Funded victim assistance programs served 96,283 primary and 5,491 secondary domestic violence victims.
  • Made 43 payments to DV victims for Moving/Storage expenses totaling $22,403.
  • Made 14 payments to DV victims for Security Device expenses totaling $12,713.
  • Made 6 payments to DV victims for Shelter expenses totaling $4,458.

For more information visit the OVS website.