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Committee: Domestic Violence

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 format )
Subject area: Domestic Violence Victims

Letter to Commissioner Rose Pierre-Louis of the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence offering policy recommendations concerning domestic violence issues (February 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: NYC Policy Recommendations

Report on A.4314-C/S.3337-C, the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act, which would give greater discretion to judges when sentencing defendants who are survivors of domestic violence (Reissued May 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Domestic Violence Victims, Sentencing of

Comments regarding the Office of Court Administration’s proposed rule on alternative dispute resolution in matrimonial law cases (February 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Alternative Dispute Resolution in Matrimonial Law Cases

Letter to the New York City Council regarding the City’s collaboration with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) with respect to the holding of immigrant New Yorkers subject to ICE detainers (January 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Immigration Detainers

Testimony before the New York City Council Committee on Immigration on Int. 982 and Int. 989 which would change the current U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer policy in New York City by limiting the Department of Correction’s and New York Police Department’s collaboration with ICE (January 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Immigration Detainers

Testimony before the NYS Democratic Conference Public Forum concerning legislation addressing housing discrimination against victims of domestic violence and the sentencing of victims who are convicted of committing crimes where abuse was a significant contributing factor to the criminal behavior (May 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Domestic Violence Victims

Report on H.R.4970 the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012 (May 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

Report on A.1986-B/S.5822 which would create the crime of aggravated family offense (March 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Aggravated Family Offense

Testimony before the New York City Council in support of Res. No. 1064 which calls upon Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (February 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Violence Against Women Act

Letter to Congress expressing support for S. 1925, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011 (February 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Violence Against Women Act

Report to the Law Revision Commission highlighting crucial issues that should be examined in the Commission's assessment of the maintenance laws of the state and the economic consequence of divorce on the parties (October 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Divorce and Maintenance Laws

Amicus Brief: Valdez v. City of New York (New York State Court of Appeals, July 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Orders of protection

Report on A.2348/S.5526, in relation to prohibitng employers from discriminating against victims of domestic violence (Reissued June 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Discrimination

Report on A.9024/S.6994, in relation to preventing housing discrimination against victims of domestic violence (Reissued May 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Discrimination

Letter to Governor Cuomo highlighting some of the most important issues related to domestic violence in New York State to be considered during his term (February 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Domestic Violence

Report on A.1055-B/S.4460-A which would prohibit housing discrimination against victims of domestic violence (March 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Domestic Violence Victims

Report on A.4516-D/S.3438-B regarding merit time for incarcerated survivors of family or household violence (Reissued January 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Domestic Violence Victims

A755-A/S.958-B and A.1055-A/S.4460 which would prohibit employment discrimination and housing discrimination against victims of domestic violence (June 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Discrimination

Report on A.8375 which would amend the Family Court Act and Criminal Procedure Law by adding certain sex offenses to enumerated family offenses (June 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Orders of protection

Criminal Orders of Protection in New York City (August 2008) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Orders of protection

Report on A.10615/S.07587 which would increase the number of Family Court judges in New York City and State over the next two years (May 2008) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Family Court Judges

Report on A.10492/S.7411 which would enhance the penalty for domestic violence perpetrators who repeatedly violate orders of protection ( PDF format )
Subject area: Domestic Violence Perpetrators

Report on A.10228/S.7185 which would permit all victims of domestic violence, including non-qualified aliens, to be eligible for emergency domestic violence residential services ( PDF format )
Subject area: Domestic Violence, Emergency Residential Services

Report expressing support for A.6060/S.6783 which would amend the Family Court Act and the Criminal Procedure Law, in relation to orders of protection and the definition of “members of the same family or household.” ( PDF format )
Subject area: Orders of protection

Report in support of legislation which would amend the Domestic Relations Law and Family Court Act to require a court, prior to issuing any order of custody and/or visitation, to review child abuse and maltreatment, orders of protection, warrants of arrest and sex offender registries (A.7329/S.4877) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Child Custody

Report in support of legislation which would authorize an experimental program in which orders of protection filed and entered by the family courts of certain counties could be transmitted by fax or electronic means to sheriffs and police departments (A.7554/S.4704) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Electronic Filing

Report on City Council Int. No. 305, in relation to prohibiting housing discrimination against actual or perceived victims of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking ( PDF format )
Subject area: Discrimination

Letter to NYC Housing Authority urging that it continue and strengthen efforts to ensure that its policies most effectively help battered women seek and maintain safety ( PDF format )
Subject area: Domestic Violence

Choosing Between Batterers Education Program Models: Recommendations to the New York City Domestic Violence Criminal and Family Courts ( PDF format )
Subject area: Batterers Education