Plans for 2013
With the passage of the Domestic Violence Omnibus Bill, several important initiatives will be launched in 2013. In addition, the shifting of resources will allow for much needed focus in areas that have gone unaddressed. Strengthened relationships across systems will foster new relationships and enhance others.
We look forward to working on the following projects in 2013:
- Launching the newly formed Fatality Review Team and conducting a minimum of 2 reviews;
- Collaborate with Empire Justice Center to publish the Guiding Principles for Community Domestic Violence Policy and post on the OPDV website;
- Collaborate with OCFS, OFA and LifeSpan of Rochester on the development of a brochure and desk aid for senior centers;Issuance of 2012 Dashboard, Annual Report and quarterly Bulletin;
- Complete supervision of Capstone Team from NYU Graduate School of Public Service on their comparative analysis of the New York State Domestic Violence and the Workplace Program.
- Creation of Information Guides on relevant topics;
- Work with Department of Correctional Services, Division of Parole Services to revise the Supervising Domestic Violence Alert Cases directive;
- Publish a comprehensive report on long-term housing needs for domestic violence survivors;
- Continue to partner with OCFS to bring state of the art training to local child protection agencies on domestic violence and family engagement;
- Develop webinars for family planning and adolescent pregnancy prevention providers on domestic violence topics such as, cultural competency, screening protocols, and general dynamics;
- Promote a fellowship program that would enhance capacity for local domestic violence programs and improve the state’s response to local needs;
- Provide webinars for law enforcement on such topics as strangulation and enforcing orders of protection;
- Fund a pilot program in one jurisdiction to implement the High risk model of community policing;
- Assist OCA on the translation of orders of protection into Spanish
- Seamlessly combine the 25 year language specific domestic violence hotline into a single number accessible to all callers;
- Work within and across state agencies to improve response to employees who have orders of protection and increase workplace safety options;
- Revise and update Finding Safety and Support to reflect changes in law and policy.
- In-depth work with one police department and domestic violence program to develop a tool kit for a post-incident follow up program for police departments, based on 11 pilot sites in 2011.