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June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month! We are thrilled to have guest bloggers, James Young and Geoff Peckman of Queery, author our June article in recognition of Pride Month.

Check out the blog to learn more about the connection between the LGBTQ+ community and violence prevention/awareness efforts and identify ways that you can help raise awareness and advance important conversations during Pride Month.

The New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV) condemns the attacks in Buffalo this past weekend. As an organization that has worked for more than 40 years to prevent and stop violence, we are devastated and outraged by this senseless act of violence targeting Black communities. We grieve with and send our condolences to the families and loved ones of Roberta Drury, Margus Morrison, Andre Mackniel, Aaron Salter, Geraldine Talley, Celestine Chaney, Heyward Patterson, Katherine Massey, Pearl Young, and Ruth Whitfield and their communities.

This April, NYSCADV recognizes Financial Literacy Month and the role that finances often play in domestic violence. Nearly all cases of domestic violence involve financial abuse. Abusers prevent access to money or other financial resources to maintain power and control over victims, often making it more difficult for a victim to leave an abusive relationship.

The New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV) is providing economic empowerment grants to Brighter Tomorrows, Inc., Korean-American Family Service Center, and The Retreat Inc. to support survivors of financial abuse. NYSCADV received funding for the third year in a row through the Allstate Foundation’s “Moving Ahead” program.

We believe it is time for Governor Cuomo to step down, and more broadly, that the NY State Legislature take the responsibility to enact the proper systemic response to hold him accountable for his actions.

Through the donation Uber will provide around 1,000 free rides to assist victims seeking support services or fleeing violent situations in New York

NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence 2020 Annual Report

“The New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence stands with all New Yorkers who have experienced sexual harassment. Sexual overtones, innuendos, and unwelcome and inappropriate behavior have no place in our workplaces. In addition, we believe all who use power and control to mistreat others must be held accountable, regardless of their stature in the community.”

As we turned the calendar on the New Year, we breathed a collective sigh of relief that 2020 was finally behind us. Yet only six days into the new year, we were forced again to navigate horrific and deeply disturbing events. The attack on the Capitol leaves us unnerved, saddened, and angry. As an organization that has worked for more than 40 years to prevent and stop violence, NYSCADV condemns the January 6th assault on the U.S. Capitol and other locations around the country, including the NYS Capitol in Albany. We call for accountability of all who were complicit.

NYSCADV August Newsletter: Newly Passed Bills, Financial Empowerment Resources, and More!

NYSCADV July Newsletter: NYS Implements Police Reforms, NYSCADV Launches Because We're Dads Initiative, and More!

LGBTQ Pride Month, NNEDV Advocacy Day, NYSCADV's Father's Day Initiative, and New Resources...The June Update!

NYSCADV Virtual Legislative Day of Action and May Updates

Sexual Assault, Child Abuse, Crime Victims' Rights Week, and Financial Literacy Awareness Month in Light of COVID-19...the April Update

Women's History Month, Social Work Month, and Brain Injury Awareness Month, New Training and Webinars...The March Update!

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM), NYSCADV Policy Updates and New Events and Training...February 2020 Update!

Happy New Year! Stalking and Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Policy Update, New Training and Events....The January Update!

Seasons Greetings! New Resources and Upcoming events...December 2019 NYSCADV Update

It is almost Domestic Violence Awareness Month!
We prepared a calendar of events and campaigns for you to participate in raising awareness about domestic violence. Follow this link and check out what is happening in your area.

Read about LGBTQI Pride Month, Elderly Abuse Awareness Month, new resources, upcoming training, and policy updates.

Leaving an abuser can be one of the most dangerous times for a victim. But if you have a pet, leaving is even harder. In a variety of surveys of domestic violence survivors, between 49 percent and 86 percent reported that their pets had been threatened, harmed, or killed by their partners.

In 2018, NYSCADV conducted 39 trainings and events, reaching approximately 1,879 advocates and victim service providers from around the state and nation. Download our annual report.

Women's History Month, Brain Injury Awareness Month, NYSCADV's upcoming events and training... The NYSCADV Update

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, NYSCADV's Budget Advocacy Day, ... The NYSCADV Update

Changes to OCFS DV regulations, Stalking Awareness Month, NYSCADV's upcoming events and training ... The NYSCADV Update

For three years in a row, New York State has had the highest demand for domestic violence services in the country. But what are the needs of survivors? What do advocates highlight from their experiences working with victims? October is domestic violence awareness month. It is a time when survivors come forward to share their stories, both directly and through the words of advocates. At the NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence, we educate advocates, policy makers, and the public about victims' most pressing needs, both during abusive relationships and after they decide to leave. Join us in sharing these stories on social media platforms. Use the #NYDVAM & #DVAM2018 hashtags in your posts to highlight the amazing work happening all over the state to build awareness and prevent domestic violence.

Domestic violence is pervasive in our communities and as advocates, service providers, and allies we strive to prevent and address this issue which affects people of all walks of life. Thus, we must be cognizant of survivors’ respective identities and how these may impact their vulnerability to domestic violence. This paper contributes to advocacy work that seeks to prevent and end domestic violence. It focuses on African American women living in the United States, and how their unique experience with sexism and racism makes them particularly susceptible to domestic violence.

LGBTQ Pride Month, Elderly Abuse Awareness Month, NYSCADV New Website Resources...The NYSCADV Update

In 2017, NYSCADV conducted 43 trainings and event s, reaching approximately 1,900 advocates and victim service providers
from around the state and nation. Download our 2017 annual report

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Budget Advocacy Day, Brain Injury Awareness Month and more...The NYSCADV Update

Stalking Awareness Month, DV & SV Legislation, Human Trafficking Awareness Month and more... the NYSCADV Update

It's hard to believe Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Month (DVAM) 2017 is here! In an effort to highlight all of the amazing work happening around the state, and to help boost the efforts of our members and allies working to raise awareness, we've compiled DVAM social media strategies, online toolkits and resources, and a calendar of events occurring both around the state and nation. Thank you to everyone for the tremendous dedication you have to this movement, and we look forward to another great year of creating social change!

New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence will join #PowHerTheVote twitter chat on Thursday, October 5th to discuss the importance of electing officials that will work to end domestic violence and gender based violence.

In 2016, NYSCADV conducted 33 training and events, reaching approximately 1,287 advocates and victim service providers from around the state and nation. Download our annual report for 2016.

NYSCADV Annual Meeting, End Child Marriage, ICE in NY Courts and more... the August NYSCADV Update.

Human trafficking victims can be victims of domestic violence too. Numerous cases have shown that traffickers are oftentimes significant others of their victims.

2017 has seen a growing number of advocates. Many of these activists are young adults and millennials who were spurred into action by the injustices that they have witnessed and/or desire to prevent.

For the second year, Mary Kay Inc. will serve as the primary sponsor for the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s (NYSCADV) annual Legislative Day of Action.

NSAAM, Nuisance Ordinance, Skinny Budget and...more the NYSCADV Update

Resilience Building, Domestic Violence & Housing, HUD Guidance and more.... the NYSCADV Update! Follow this link to read our February-March 2015 Newsletter


NSAM, NYS Paid "Safe Leave" and more.... the January 2017 NYSCADV Update

Time for #NYDVAM 2016. Click here to read the full DVAM 2016 Update.

The Expanded Movement, NNEDV Census, Immigrant Access, and more...Click here to read the August 2016 update.

Elder Abuse Awareness Day, DV Survivors Justice Act and more.... Click here to read the June 2016 update.

Sunday morning, people across the country awoke to news of the worst mass shooting in US history. The current death toll stands at 49, with more than 50 others hospitalized. The shooting took place just before closing time at Pulse, an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, FL on Latin Night. This tragedy of unimaginable proportion happened during Pride month – a month that celebrates living openly and proudly, that commemorates the incredible strife LGBTQ Americans have endured in a homophobic and transphobic society, and that honors the tremendous achievements the LGBTQ rights movement has made in resisting and overcoming centuries of oppression. We stand in solidarity, mourning the victims, and the tragic loss endured by their families, friends and communities.

NNEDV Census Results, NYSCADV Legislative Advocacy Day, and more.... Click here to read the February/March 2016 NYSCADV Update.

Stalking Awareness Month, Anti-Shackling Law, Funding Increases and more.... the NYSCADV Update! Follow this link to read our January 2016 Newsletter.

Resilience Building, Domestic Violence & Housing, HUD Guidance and more.... the NYSCADV Update! Follow this link to read our December 2015 Newsletter.

It's hard to believe it's already Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) 2015! Below we've compiled DVAM social media strategies, toolkits and resources to help you raise awareness.

Some years ago Pam Graham of Alternatives for Battered Women was offering a workshop in a state correctional facility and asked the 200 men to raise a hand if they were there for a domestic violence-related charge.

Everyone benefits when campuses are safer. As this year’s slogan states, “It’s Time to Act: Safer Campuses. Brighter Futures. Prevent Sexual Violence.”

Now in its fifth year, Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM) provides us with another great opportunity to raise awareness and education about an important issue affecting teenagers across New York State and the nation. This month is an important time to talk about healthy and unhealthy relationships, warning signs, and what we can do to prevent dating abuse from happening in the first place with innovative prevention strategies.

January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affected 7.5 million victims in one year.* The theme—"Stalking: Know It. Name It. Stop It."—challenges the nation to fight this dangerous crime by learning more about it.

Recently, Verizon Wireless awarded a $50,000 HopeLine grant to the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV). Across the state, domestic violence programs will take an innovative approach to adolescent relationship abuse (ARA) by helping school nurses identify it as a health issue.

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