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Domestic Violence Committee

The Domestic Violence Committee engages in policy and legal analysis, and attorney and public education on issues relating to domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence. Recent topics addressed by the Committee include police accountability for responding to domestic abuse, housing and employment discrimination against survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and sentencing for defendants who are domestic violence survivors.


Recent Reports

Report on the Pet and Women Safety Act which would extend protection to the pets of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence (Reissued March 2015)
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

 

Testimony of the Animal Law Committee on Proposed Amendments to Article 11 and 161 of the New York City Health Code Related to Removing the Prohibition on Keeping Domestic Ferrets as Pets (January 2015) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Report on A.9056/S.6924 which would provide victims of domestic violence with the right to call and access police and emergency assistance as well as provide housing-related protections to victims of domestic violence (June 2014) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Domestic Violence Victims

For the full list of committee reports click here


Resources

Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Sexual Assault Resources in New York City


Of Interest

Huffington Post blog--Gender-Based Violence Has No Place in New York City--by Rebecca Iwerks, Anna Ognibene and Elisabeth Wickeri

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Policy Recommendations for New York City's Next Mayor
(PDF)

Video: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the New York State Family Court


Legislative Activity

For more information on the legislative and policy work of the committee, including relevant reports, bill texts and additional advocacy materials, click here.