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Prevention of Domestic Violence, Office for the

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Agency Web Site: http://www.opdv.ny.gov/Link to External Website

Mission

The Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) works to improve the State's response to, and prevention of, domestic violence by providing support for local programs; offering policy advice and proposals at the state and local level; providing training and public education; and administering awareness activities.

Organization and Staffing

OPDV, led by an Executive Director, has three bureaus, including: Bureau of Law and Public Safety; Bureau of Finance and Operations; and Bureau of Family and Victim Resources. The Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team, which oversees the related program described below, includes 20 members representing primarily state and local public safety agencies. The OPDV Advisory Council has 27 members including representatives from 11 state agencies, the Governor's Office, the Legislature and local nonprofit providers.

Budget Highlights

The FY 2020 Executive Budget recommends $5.6 million for the Office and a workforce of 27 FTEs, unchanged from FY 2019.

Program Highlights

Risk Reduction Enhanced Response Pilot Programs

The Risk Reduction Enhanced Response Pilot Program seeks to prevent intimate partner related homicides. The program utilizes a team approach that includes licensed domestic violence programs, district attorney’s offices, local law enforcement agencies and probation. A validated risk assessment tool, selected by the team, is used to identify and respond to domestic violence cases that are at the highest risk of serious injury or death.

Ursula Forem Domestic Violence Program Employment Fellowship Pilot Programs

The Fellowship provides funding for salary and fringe benefits for young professionals entering the field of domestic violence service provision in communities across the State. As a support to new Fellows, and as benefit to all licensed and approved domestic violence programs, OPDV provides a centrally located training continuum to inform Fellows and colleagues of the legal and regulatory requirements for responding to domestic violence.

NYS Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline

The NYS Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline provides trained counselors who respond to a variety of service needs including crisis intervention, supportive counseling, and information and referral services. Callers to the Hotline include victims of domestic and sexual violence, concerned others (e.g., family members, friends and co-workers), and professionals (e.g., professionals from human services, health care and criminal justice). In January 2019, the Hotline began taking calls from incarcerated individuals across the State who have been affected by sexual violence-the culmination of a partnership between OPDV, the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault and six local rape crisis programs serving as PREA Centers.

Fatality Review

The Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team, made up of approximately 20 state and local representatives, is in its sixth year and has conducted 19 reviews. These intensive reviews are used to identify patterns and warning signs as well as improving the response systems that interact with victims. The purpose of this work is not to point fingers or lay blame, but to make recommendations that may help prevent such tragedies in the future.

ALL FUNDS
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Category Available
FY 2019
Appropriations
Recommended
FY 2020
Change From
FY 2019
Reappropriations
Recommended
FY 2020
State Operations 3,812,000 3,812,000 0 0
Aid To Localities 1,785,000 1,785,000 0 2,426,000
Total 5,597,000 5,597,000 0 2,426,000

ALL FUND TYPES
PROJECTED LEVELS OF EMPLOYMENT BY PROGRAM
FILLED ANNUAL SALARIED POSITIONS
Program FY 2019
Estimated FTEs
03/31/19
FY 2020
Estimated FTEs
03/31/20
FTE Change
Administration
General Fund 18 18 0
Internal Service Funds 9 9 0
Total 27 27 0

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY FUND TYPE
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Fund Type Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change
General Fund 1,767,000 1,767,000 0
Internal Service Funds 904,000 904,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 1,100,000 1,100,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 41,000 41,000 0
Total 3,812,000 3,812,000 0

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Program Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change
Administration
General Fund 1,767,000 1,767,000 0
Internal Service Funds 904,000 904,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 1,100,000 1,100,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 41,000 41,000 0
Total 3,812,000 3,812,000 0

STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF PERSONAL SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Personal Service Regular
(Annual Salaried)
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 1,517,000 0 1,517,000 0
Total 1,517,000 0 1,517,000 0

STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Supplies and Materials
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 250,000 0 64,000 0
Total 250,000 0 64,000 0
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Travel Contractual Services
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 72,000 0 97,000 0
Total 72,000 0 97,000 0
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Equipment
Amount Change
Administration 17,000 0
Total 17,000 0

STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Personal Service
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 2,045,000 0 1,284,000 0
Total 2,045,000 0 1,284,000 0
STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Nonpersonal Service
Amount Change
Administration 761,000 0
Total 761,000 0

AID TO LOCALITIES
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY FUND TYPE
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Fund Type Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change
General Fund 1,285,000 1,285,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 500,000 500,000 0
Total 1,785,000 1,785,000 0

AID TO LOCALITIES
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Program Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change
Administration
General Fund 1,285,000 1,285,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 500,000 500,000 0
Total 1,785,000 1,785,000 0

Note: Most recent estimates as of 1/15/2019

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