This Handbook is intended to provide an overview of the services available to victims of domestic violence in New York State. The information included outlines the dynamics of domestic violence, the legal rights to which victims of domestic violence are entitled in New York State, the accessibility of domestic violence services, and safety planning.
The purpose of the plan outlined in this document is to initiate, enhance, and expand statewide primary prevention initiatives. The State Prevention Plan constructs a blueprint of goals, creating a comprehensive approach to preventing domestic violence in New York.
The NYSCADV Prevention Project Toolkit contains exercises, activities, primers, information and resources designed to help individuals and groups think about what would prevent domestic violence from happening in their communities. Tools and resources are chosen carefully, based on lessons learned from the New York State DELTA Project and successes from local domestic violence programs throughout the state. Tools and techniques promoted in the toolkit support groups and individuals to go through their own process of discovery and decision-making to determine the role they wish to play in changing their communities.