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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 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

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

For the full list of committee reports click here


Resources

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
(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.