Articles, Reports & References

Articles, Reports & References

Community Coordination Resources

Policies
  • NYS Model Domestic Violence Policy
    The Model Domestic Violence Policy is offered as a tool to counties in their efforts to strengthen responses to domestic violence. The document was developed by OPDV in collaboration with many New York State public and private entities and with extensive public comment received from communities across the state.
Tools for Professionals
  • Domestic Violence Policy Development Tool
    Provides a clear, concise document to guide communities who are developing domestic violence policies and considerations to address at all stages of the policy development process. This tool may be updated periodically, and we encourage you to check back to ensure you have the most up to date version.
Articles
Reports
  • Safety and Accountability Audit Project
    OPDV participated in this inter-disciplinary project, working with a community to assess the local response to domestic violence. The project, developed by Ellen Pence of Duluth, Minnesota, was designed to examine whether institutional policies and practices enhance victim safety and enforce offender accountability. The project report is available in RTF format (1MB). The appendices are available in a Zip file (702k), also in RTF format.

  • Commission on Domestic Violence Fatalities: Report to the Governor
    Recommendations for preventive and protective strategies, guidelines and legislation to reduce domestic violence; recommends improvements in services to victims of domestic violence and their families; and assesses whether a Fatality Review Board should be created to examine domestic violence fatalities.

Child Protective Services and Child Welfare Resources

Articles

The papers listed below are provided as reference materials. The content represents the views of the authors and should not be construed as representing the opinions of the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence.

Reports

Criminal Justice

Reports

Health Care Resources

Tools for Professionals
Articles
  • Diagnostic and Treatment Guidelines on Domestic Violence
    Published by the American Medical Association, and available at a minimal cost from them. These are part of a series which includes guidelines on Child Physical Abuse and Neglect, Child Sexual Abuse, and Elder Abuse and Neglect, the Physician Guide to Media Violence, and the Physician Firearms Safety Guide.
Other
  • Domestic Violence and Health: A Selected Bibliography
    A list of recommended readings related to health care issues in domestic violence, the experience of victims in the health care system, and health and mental health effects of domestic violence. Mostly contains references from the past 7 or 8 years, and some significant earlier work.

Legal System Resources

Policies
New York State Model Domestic Violence Policy: Guidelines for the Criminal Justice, Legal, and Judicial Systems, New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence. Includes guidelines for the judicial system in developing responses to victims and perpetrators.

Tools for Professionals

Domestic Violence Court System Sample of an Internet based system that guides a victim through the process of preparing a Family Court petition for an order of protection. Online in selected counties in Georgia and in New York.

Mental Health Resources for Clinicians

Social Services Resources

Reports
Tools for Professionals
Other
  • Accessing Domestic Violence Services
    The excerpt, entitled "Getting Help from the Department of Social Services," specifies the domestic violence services available in New York State and the legal rights of victims of domestic violence within the social services system.
  • The Family Violence Option
    An overview of the main provisions of the Family Violence Option in New York State.