Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Violence Gender-Based Violence
Monthly Bulletin
March 2020

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Message from Commissioner

Cecile Noel

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In the month of March, we honor women throughout history who courageously challenged the gender barrier in their respective fields to confront social injustice. Women's History Month is a celebration of their fearlessness, their contributions toward achieving gender equality, their strength and resilience which inspire our own efforts every day. From Shirley Chisholm to Tarana Burke, we take pride in many of our heroes hailing from the City of New York, one of the country's foremost battlegrounds for social change.

Today, gender-based violence continues to threaten the prosperity of many New Yorkers, disproportionately impacting our sisters marginalized by race, class, gender expression, sexual orientation, and immigration status. To temper these systemic forces, ENDGBV works to provide resources that are free, confidential, and inclusive for all who seek support and services. As civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer declared in her 1971 speech to the National Women's Political Caucus, "Nobody's free until everybody's free." Echoing the spirit of her words, ENDGBV remains steadfast in our commitment to serving and uplifting the City's most vulnerable survivors by offering accessible support regardless of socioeconomic barriers.




Does the public charge rule affect you?

The "public charge" rule went into effect on February 24th. Our Brooklyn Family Justice Center hosted an informational presentation led by Sanctuary for Families on the new public charge rule and how it may affect immigrants in New York. Immigration consultations followed the info session. It's important to remember that the "public charge" test does not apply to everyone. For example, it does not apply to certain categories of immigrants who have applied for certain types of immigration relief, like U and T visas, VAWA self-petitions, asylees, refugees, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.

In New York City, free legal help is available. A free, safe immigration legal service provider can be consulted for any questions or concerns by calling ActionNYC at 1-800-354-0365 and saying, "public charge."

For more information and ongoing updates from the City, visit

Mayor's Office 2020 Summer Internship Program

The Mayor's Office 2020 Summer Internship Program is accepting applications until Friday, March 20, 2020. All internships are paid and available to High School, Undergraduate, Graduate, and Law students. Mayor's Office internships offer valuable work experience that can be applied to both the public and private sectors. ENDGBV is currently seeking students to fulfill internships in Communications, Family Justice Centers, Policy, Training and Curriculum, and Data Analysis.

Visit the Internship Program Website to view each job description and apply.



Saving Lives, Empowering People panel standing holding Certificate of Recognition.

The Caribbean Voice presented "Saving Lives, Empowering People: Safety and Protection for Abuse Victims" in partnership with the Faith Assembly Church of Queens and Hindu human rights organization Sadhana on February 15th. The panel featured discussion from ENDGBV's Executive Director of the Queens Family Justice Center Susan Jacob along with representatives from Queens' NYPD Domestic Violence Unit, Safe Horizon, Faith Assembly Church's Pastor Ejaz Nabie and psychologist Dr. Sharla Khargi. Panelists and speakers received a "Certificate of Recognition" from Mayor Bill de Blasio.


Seniors sitting in a community center

We visited Sumner Houses Community Center on February 19th to talk about elder abuse with senior Bed-Stuy residents in partnership with NYCHA and NYPD. We appreciate the community sharing their time with us!


Photo of a student standing behind a table with flyers

We met with many professionals working with young people at the Students in Transitional Housing Conference who were interested in receiving training to better support their students coping with DV at home.


Students in a classroom showing up signs

"I show I care advice to those who need it and being a good listener when someone is talking to me."

Students attending our Healthy Relationship Academy workshop filled in #chalklove prompts to commemorate Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month!


Women at the Women's Christan Ministry

The New Caanan Baptist Church of Harlem, Women's Christian Ministry welcomed ENDGBV on a Saturday morning for discourse on GBV, supporting community members and resources like the New York City Family Justice Centers and


Group of people at the Orquidea Salon Spa

With the help of the New York Women's Chamber of Commerce, ENDGBV continued our work with cosmetologists to organize an education session with Orquidea Salon Spa.




  • Join us for a discussion on domestic violence hosted by St. Clare Women's Ministry. "Unravelling the True Colors of Domestic Violence" will be held at St. Clare Church Annex (corner of 137th Ave & 241st St.) on Saturday, March 21st from 1pm - 3:30pm. To register, email
  • REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS-We are accepting proposals for workshops to take place during our conference addressing the impacts of racism on survivors of sexual violence to be held on April 30th. Submissions are due by 11:59pm on Sunday, March 22nd, 2020. Please visit for more information.



Screen shot of the annual report

Access our 2019 Annual Report on Domestic Violence Initiatives, Indicators, and Factors that details an overview of ENDGBV's program activities.
Find more ENDGBV reports and fact sheets at


Every month, the NYC Family Justice Centers (FJCs) host Core trainings and workshops for service providers. We also occasionally provide advanced and special trainings. Sign up for our upcoming trainings online

ENDGBV's Training team also customizes trainings for service providers and their specific roles at City agencies and community-based organizations. Our Healthy Relationships Training Academy provides free interactive, intersectional, and discussion-based workshops on teen dating violence, healthy relationships, and consent to young people between the ages of 11 and 24. Request a training or workshop online

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.



Now Accepting Applications
Exciting full-time positions are now open across our teams. 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:

  • Director of Training Programs and Initiatives (Job ID: 29469)

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