Community Coordination Resources
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
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.
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.
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.