Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Violence Gender-Based Violence
Monthly Bulletin
June 2019

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Message from Commissioner

Cecile Noel

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During the month of June, which is Elder Abuse awareness and Gun Violence awareness month, and especially this June, when we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and New York City hosts World Pride, our Office re-commits to continually working through intersectional lens to support all survivors, as well as those who cause harm. Throughout June, the Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence is participating in a number of Pride and other awareness events to promote services available to survivors in New York City, and to support elder and LGBTQ+ New Yorkers who may be experiencing intimate partner or family violence. We are continuing to keep dialogue open with our sister agencies, partners, and advocates in order to identify programmatic needs, and ensure inclusive and affirming services are provided to all who seek services at the NYC Family Justice Centers (FJCs).

Between 2010 and 2018, the FJCs served at least 1,621 clients who were experiencing intimate partner elder abuse. Support is available to survivors of domestic and gender-based violence at New York City's Family Justice Centers, regardless of age, income, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Services at FJCs citywide are free, confidential, and affirming. Additional information and resources can be found online at the City's domestic and gender-based violence resource directory, NYC HOPE (

We know that New Yorkers from especially vulnerable groups, such as elderly and LGBTQ+ New Yorkers, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and face unique barriers to getting assistance. Join us at events around New York City this month to raise awareness - they are critical to making sure that survivors know that help is available and where they can find it.

What's New

Drawing of a girl with #freedommurals and Your Brand Your Choice written on it


Commissioner Noel and ENDGBV partnered with Street Art for Mankind and others to unveil new murals across FiDi in an Art Walk on Friday, May 10th. Along the walk, survivors, artists, organizations & diplomats helped share stories and raise awareness about child labor & trafficking.
Read more on CNN

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Amairis Pena-Chavez, Deputy Director of the New York City Family Justice Center in Brooklyn (BKFJC), spoke to Univision about early warning signs of domestic violence.
See the story on Univision

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The NYC Family Justice Center in Staten Island (SIFJC) was honored with the Community Champion Award by Staten Island Legal Services this May. Alison Francis Lord, Executive Director of SIFJC, accepted the award on behalf of the FJC. Congrats to the SIFJC team for their dedication, compassion, and commitment to making SIFJC an amazing place for survivors and their children!

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ENDGBV New Releases: Community Board Snapshots and Annual Report on Domestic Violence Initiatives, Indicators and Factors

We recently published our annual Community Board Snapshots to provide statistics on intimate partner violence and family-related violence for each community board district in New York City. Both data sets are also available on NYC Open Data.

We also published our first annual report to provide an overview of select program activities and initiatives of our Office, in compliance with Local Law 38 of 2019. Read the Annual Report on Domestic Violence Initiatives, Indicators and Factors

Upcoming Trainings

Every month, ENDGBV’s NYC Family Justice Centers (FJCs) host Core trainings and workshops for service providers. We also occasionally provide advanced and special trainings. This month’s advanced trainings at MFJC include Tech Abuse, Conducting a Nuanced and Holistic Assessment in IPV Cases, and Consumer Law.

Check for our full schedule of upcoming trainings and learn how you can sign up at

Handicap Logo All NYC FJCs are wheelchair accessible, including entrances and restrooms. If you require any other accommodations, such as ASL interpretation, please contact persons at the respective location upon registering at least 5 business days before event date(s) to ensure that an interpreter will be available.

Join the ENDGBV Team

Now Accepting Applications

Exciting full-time positions are now open across our teams, including outreach, policy, training, research, and at our FJCs. To learn how you can apply online or share our openings with your networks, visit or visit the NYC’s Jobs site and search by Job ID number:

  • Client Services Coordinator (Job ID: 396041)
  • Senior Communications Adviser (Job ID: 25431)

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