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  • Download the entire Domestic Violence Handbook (published by the NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence) or link directly to whatever section within the handbook interests you most. Topics include: program lists by county, what the police can do for you, what to expect in court, and getting help from the Dept. of Social Services.
  • The New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence is the only statewide, non-profit organization in New York State whose primary goal is the elimination of domestic violence. Coalition members include domestic violence programs, shelters, safe homes projects, advocacy and counseling projects, as well as other community agencies and individuals who share the goal of eradicating domestic violence through advocacy, education, public awareness, and program development. Hotlines provide help in English (1-800-942-6906) and Spanish (1-800-942-6908).
  • The Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence was created to improve the response of the State and local communities to domestic violence. Information on the site includes help for victims as well as a listing of domestic violence services by county. Information is also available in Spanish.