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At NYSCADV, our work is to create and support the social change necessary to prevent and confront all forms of domestic violence. We do this by providing training and technical assistance for local domestic violence programs across New York State, working with communities to change our culture into one that doesn't condone violence, and advocating for policies to make sure that survivors across our state are provided the support they need to get safe and heal. 


The collective voices of survivors and advocates, as expressed through the Coalition, will strengthen public and private response and prioritize domestic violence as a human rights issue.



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Formerly recognized as Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month, this month-long campaign aims to spotlight simple yet impactful actions that can transform the lives of children by bolstering families and communities. At the heart of child abuse prevention lies the mission to dismantle barriers to healthy parenting. Individuals demonstrate a collective commitment to support and nurture every child's well-being by actively engaging with families in their communities. Throughout April, our partners at Prevent Child Abuse New York (PCANY) spearheads a crucial initiative: Family Strength and Support Month.

In April, NYSCADV acknowledges Financial Literacy Month, emphasizing the profound link between financial literacy, economic empowerment, and the harsh reality of domestic violence. Nearly every case of domestic abuse involves some form of financial manipulation. Abusers exert control by limiting access to finances, ensnaring victims in a cycle of dependence and fear.

Sexual assault is a pervasive issue in our communities. It does not exist in isolation but is part of a larger context and culture of violence in the United States and around the globe.
This April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV) recognizes that it will take ending all forms of oppression to end sexual harassment, assault, and abuse. The theme of Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2024 is “Building Connected Communities.” Building Connected Communities helps us reduce the likelihood of sexual abuse, assault, and harassment in our communities. Any space where people come together is a community, whether in neighborhoods, workplaces, campuses, organizations, or online spaces.
NYSCADV remains committed to working alongside our sister coalitions, the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA,) the Seven Dancers Coalition, and our state partners and allies to address and prevent sexual assault in our communities and address the systems of oppression such as racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, ageism, and ableism contribute to higher sexual harassment, assault, and abuse rates.

On February 28th more than 100 advocates and survivors from around the state came together to demand full funding for victim services and living wages for domestic violence advocates. Our voices were loud and strong as we chanted, marched, and held meetings with members of the Governor’s office and legislators. Our goal is to ensure that the NYS budget includes $134.4 million to cover the federal shortfall in Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding so that DV programs and other victim services organizations can continue to support survivors.

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