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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

Letter to Mayor de Blasio re: Policy Recommendations Concerning Domestic Violence (February 2014) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: NYC Policy Recommendations

Report on A.4314-B/S.3337-B, the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act, which would give greater discretion to judges when sentencing defendants who are survivors of domestic violence (Reissued June 2013) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Domestic Violence Victims, Sentencing of

Comments regarding the Office of Court Administration’s proposed rule on alternative dispute resolution in matrimonial law cases (February 2013) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Alternative Dispute Resolution in Matrimonial Law Cases

For the full list of committee reports click here


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

Of Interest

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Policy Recommendations for New York City's Next Mayor

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.

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