Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Statistics

Domestic Violence Annual Report 2012

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2012 Services

Direct services were provided by some members of the New York State Advisory Council. Below is a snapshot of those services for 2012:

New York State Office Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse services (OASAS)
  • The Bronx Addiction Treatment Center (ACT) Domestic Violence Program provided services to 641 clients, 98 women and 543 men. Services included intimate partner groups, domestic violence groups and individual counseling sessions.
    • 98 Women
      • 60% identified as victims of domestic violence.
      • 20% identified a history of being in multiple abusive relationships.
      • 10% identified as being in currently abusive relationship.
      • 10% admitted to being the abusive partner.
    • 543 Men
      • 30% identified as being in abusive relationships in which the role of perpetrator/victim was not clearly defined.
      • 35% identified as perpetrators.
      • 20% identified as victims.
      • 15% denied being in an abusive relationship.
    • 44 LGBTQ
      • 40% identified as victims.
      • 30% identified as being in abusive relationships in which the role of perpetrator/victim was not clearly defined.
      • 10% identified as perpetrators.
      • 20% denied being in an abusive relationship.

For more information visit the OASAS website.

New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)
  • OCFS has oversight of 163 licensed residential domestic violence programs and 87 approved non-residential programs. These programs provided residential services to 16,563 adults and children and non-residential services to approximately 46,000 adults and children. Technical assistance was provided through a variety of sources to all residential and non-residential domestic violence programs. Through its home and regional offices, OCFS staff provided on-site monitoring and technical assistance in program and policy development, as well as in licensing, financial and contract issues.
  • Federal Family Violence Prevention Services Act (FFVPSA) funds were administered equally to all approved residential and non-residential domestic violence programs in the state on a non-competitive basis. Each of the 94 applicants was eligible to receive an award of up to $35,319 to support general operating expenses, health and safety improvements and/or program enhancements.
  • New York State Children and Family Trust Fund supported three domestic violence programs in 2012.
    • Cattaraugus Community Action, Inc.: Agency has been supported with $72,052 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 current funding stays the same.
    • Oswego County Opportunities: Agency has been supported with $66,445 in the past year for the supervised visitation program delivered at the City of Fulton and the rural area of Richland. The program has strong collaboration with the 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 current finding stays the same.

For more information visit the OCFS website.

New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH)

  • NYS OMH has a large, multi-faceted mental health system that serves more than 700,000 individuals each year. Inherent in the mental health treatment work and in line with oversight requirements and best practice suggestion is the comprehensive assessment of consumers for strengths and needs. Incorporated into this assessment is the identification of those who may be experiencing abuse. The results of this assessment drive the plan of treatment and may include referral to a community service provider.

For more information visit the OMH website.

New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV)
  • Victim Resource Services

    Provided through a partnership with OVS 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 158 callers and 306 emails and written correspondence in 2012. 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).

  • Hotline

    New York State supports a statewide victim hotline providing English and Spanish language crisis and referral services. In 2012, the Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline responded to 10,882 Domestic Violence calls and 352 Sexual Assault calls.

For more information visit the OPDV website.

New York State Office of Victim Services (OVS)
  • Made payments on 1,933 domestic violence claims for reimbursement.
  • Paid $3,191,279.71 in compensation to domestic violence claimants to cover costs such as medical, counseling, loss of wages, essential personal property and funerals.
  • Made 45 payments to DV victims for Moving/Storage expenses totaling $31,872.
  • Made 9 payments to DV victims for Security Device expenses totaling $12,597.
  • Made 6 payments to DV victims for Shelter expenses totaling $7,696.
  • Provided $7,972,681 in federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds and $1,594,536 in state Criminal Justice Improvement Act (CJIA) funds to victim assistance programs that serve domestic violence victims.
  • Funded 46 domestic violence programs, 28 sexual assault programs, 19 dual domestic violence and rape crisis programs and 85 comprehensive programs that service both victims of domestic violence and sexual assault victims for a total of 178 programs across the state.
  • Funded victim assistance programs that served 106,395 primary and 6,622 secondary domestic violence victims.

For more information visit the OVS website.