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REPORT: Poverty and Violence: Does New York’s Family Violence Option Make a Difference?

Shannon Sswiatek April 24, 2019

In our new report Poverty and Violence:  Does New York’s Family Violence Option Make a Difference?, we find that the Family Violence Option program does properly assist many domestic violence victims, but that others may not be as well served, for reasons ranging from inadequate training of front-line Department of Social Services staff, to challenges in serving immigrants.  We believe that our recommendations, would, enhance the effectiveness of the Family Violence Option, and bring greater safety and stability to the lives of victims of domestic violence.

Read the full report here.