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.

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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

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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.