According to Safe Horizon, a victims’ services agency that assists crime and abuse victims throughout New York City:
- One in four women will experience domestic violence.
- More than three million children each year will witness domestic violence at home.
Now Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced in a press release a plan to prevent domestic violence with $4.3 million to fund it. The money will go to provide immediate shelter and support services for all victims of domestic violence and their children.
“The New York State Office of Children and Family Services used a competitive Request for Proposals to allocate the funds, which are awarded on an annual basis from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Applying for this funding helps the state better align with emerging needs and the national emphasis on reaching underserved populations and creating effective new evidence-based responses to domestic violence.”
The money will be used to benefit families of all ethnic and racial backgrounds because domestic violence affects everyone. Domestic violence is one of the most pervasive problems in our society today.
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