NYSCADV staff members participate on a number of state and national committees, projects and contracts. The projects and their leadership include:

New York State Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative

Many states have fatality review teams that closely examine domestic violence deaths in an effort to improve their system’s response to domestic violence. Legislation signed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on October 25, 2012 established a Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team in New York State. This provision of the legislation went into effect on April 23, 2013 and is led by the Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence


The Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Council

A voluntary association of domestic violence coalitions working in partnership with allied national organizations committed to enhancing the capacity of state/territory domestic violence coalitions and community-based domestic violence programs to advance a comprehensive national prevention agenda and broaden support for its full implementation at the national, state, territory and local levels.


Protecting Victims Through Community Supervision of Intimate Partner Abusers

Led by the American Probation and Parole Association and funded by the Office on Violence Against Women, the goal of this project is to build the capacity of community corrections personnel in tribal and non-tribal jurisdictions to respond more effectively to domestic violence cases through a variety of training programs designed to develop expertise and skills in promoting victim safety and offender accountability. Through this project, APPA and its partner organizations, the Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP), Mending the Sacred Hoop (MSH), the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV) and the Safe Return Initiative of the Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC), will provide basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level training to community corrections staff, and will develop and deliver specialized training and technical assistance for tribal probation staff.


New York Statewide Automated Victim Information and  Notification (SAVIN-NY)

The U.S. Department of Justice, through the Bureau of Justice Administration (BJA), implemented the SAVIN program to assist states in building, implementing, and improving victim notification strategies and systems throughout the United States. SAVIN-NY is the SAVIN program in New York State administered by the NYS Sheriffs’ Institute as the lead SAVIN agency working in partnership with NY-Alert, New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, New York State Police Integrated Justice Portal, Westchester County Office for Women, New York State Office for Victim Services, New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, New York State Unified Court System, and the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The project is operational in 18 New York State counties: Albany, Cayuga, Livingston, Monroe, Nassau, Niagara, Ontario, Otsego, Rockland, Schenectady, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Steuben, Suffolk, Tioga, Wayne, Westchester, and Yates.