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Feburary 20, 2014
First New York City Commissioner of Haitian descent puts focus on immigrant community
Haitian Beatz
With a background in direct victim services that spans almost two decades, newly-appointed Commissioner of the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence, Rose Pierre-Louis, is making outreach to immigrant communities one of her main priorities. 
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October 8, 2013
OCDV announces new partnership
David Lynch Foundation
Clients at the NYC Family Justice Centers will learn Transcendental Meditation (TM) to heal from the emotional trauma of abuse. 
Watch the personal journey of one victim and her son
Watch how TM has changed the lives of victims and their families
Watch highlights from the Women Professionals on Meditation conference

September 26, 2013
"That's Abuse"
Bandujo Advertising + Design
New OCDV campaign highlights the deeply-rooted impact of emotional abuse.
Learn about the making of this campaign
Watch the PSA

August 8, 2013
El silencio mata ante la violencia doméstica
El Diario
OCDV Commissioner Jimenez authored this op-ed in response to a series of articles titled Silence Kills, and reminds victims that help is available regardless of their immigration status.

Read the op-ed

March 7, 2013
Salma Hayek llama al respeto para la mujer
El Informador
Mexican actress Salma Hayek attended a luncheon hosted by the Avon Foundation for Women during the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women annual meeting.
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October 24, 2012
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Start of Construction of the 4th Family Justice Center
You Tube
Mayor Bloomberg, DA Vance, Speaker Quinn, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Deputy Mayor for Legal Affairs Robles-Roman & Domestic Violence Commissioner Jimenez Announce Start of Construction of the fourth New York City Family Justice Center.
Watch the video

October 2012
Focusing on Family Justice
The New York City Family Justice Center initiative is featured in this magazine article.
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September 26, 2012
Annual Brides March Raises Domestic Violence Awareness 
Over 100 women walked the streets of Upper Manhattan and the Bronx in wedding gowns to denounce domestic violence.
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July 2012
Mariska Hargitay in "Look to Your Right, Look to Your Left" 
NYC Media
Law and Order: SVU actress and Joyful Heart Foundation advocate Mariska Hargitay participated in a PSA with Commissioner Yolanda B. Jimenez to let New Yorkers know that domestic violence affects victims from all backgrounds. 
Watch the PSA