Community Board: Staten Island Community District 1
Provide social services for domestic violence survivors (legal services, counseling, referral to supportive services, etc.)
There is an immediate need to provide additional funds to the District Attorney's domestic violence program. This crime is increasing and an all out effort is needed to round up the abusers and take care of those abused.
Responsible Agency : Department of Social Services
OMB supports the agency's position as follows: The Office of Domestic Violence administers State-licensed emergency domestic violence shelters. In addition, Tier II shelters provide transitional housing to victims of domestic violence who require additional support services before transitioning into the community. Domestic violence victims are provided with a safe environment and a range of supportive services including counseling, advocacy and referrals.