The Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence
Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Violence Gender-Based Violence

Monthly Bulletin

January 2023

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign logo with two hands holding for December 2022.
Group of people with Mayor Eric Adams standing at podium with speaker for signing of NYC bills into law
Large conference room with 20+ people seated and engaged in discussion

ENDGBV, the Commission on Gender Equity (CGE), and the Mayor’s Office of Equity co-lead the NYC 2022 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), campaign from November 25th to December 10th. In collaboration with our partner organizations and city agencies, we featured several events, trainings, live performances, a virtual reality workshop; and elevated Go Orange Day, wearing and illuminating NYC buildings in orange. The 2022 theme: “End Gender-Based Violence in Every Borough,” reflected the need for all New Yorkers to take action against GBV, share resources and support survivors.

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, campaign was also marked by several key events including the signing of two critical bills (Intro. 153-A & Intro 154-A) by Mayor Eric Adams ensuring survivors of domestic and gender-based violence have greater access to resources; and Commissioner Noel’s meeting with United Nations General Assembly President Csaba Kőrösi to discuss best practices for addressing domestic and gender-based violence. Both meetings were hosted at our Manhattan Family Justice Center.


Square graphic with orange background with a house and a heart. Text states, ENDGBV Expands HOME+Program Connecting Survivors to Free Home Security, Resources to promote Safety
We announced the expansion of HOME+, a program that provides free and confidential security resources to survivors of DV and GBV who want to stay in their homes instead of entering shelters or going somewhere else. Launched in 2021, the program provides survivors with emergency-response system personal alarms that can be customized to notify trusted family, friends, service providers or police when activated. Additional options now provided to survivors include lock, door, and window repair and replacement services, when appropriate, including basic lock installation/replacement within 24 hours.


Square graphic with orange background with a house and a heart. Text states, ENDGBV Expands HOME+Program Connecting Survivors to Free Home Security, Resources to promote Safety

With Urban Resource Institute and the Office of NYC Council Member Tiffany Caban in Astoria Queens handing out our DVAM “Go Purple Day” Resource Card.

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), our activism and advocacy efforts included hosting performances, trainings, conferences, and other events to share resources and highlight survivor experiences alongside partners. On October 18th, NYC Go Purple Day,” we joined city elected officials and distributed purple handout cards with information about our NYC Family Justice Centers and illuminated key city buildings in purple lights. 


Blue rectangular graphic with map of NYC in the background. It shows the cover of report for September 2022 Report on the Intersection of Domestic Violence, Race/Ethnicity


We published the 2022 Report on the Intersection of Domestic Violence, Race/Ethnicity, and Gender Across New York City. This report analyzes the New York City Police Department’s 2020 and 2021 intimate partner violence data across  New York City’s five boroughs using race, ethnicity, gender, and location analyses. Additional analyses within and across NYC’s 59 community districts are included in the Appendix of this report.


Once again, ENDGBV’s Outreach Team joined the “Annual National Night Out Against Crime (NNOAC), a community building campaign promoting police-community partnerships to help create safer neighborhoods.


Three people and one NYC Police Officer standing behind a purple tablecloth covered table with pamphlets in an outdoor park.

In Astoria Park, Long Island City, Queens with the 114th Precinct for National Night Out

Four women standing behind a black tablecloth covered table with pamphlets in an outdoor park.

At the 44th Precinct’s NNOAC Celebration in Mullaly Park (River Avenue, E. 164 St., & E. 165 St. in the Bronx NY

A person sitting at a table with giveaways in an outdoor courtyard.

At Restoration Plaza (Fulton Street & Marcy Ave) with the 79th Precinct in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

One woman in a striped shirt standing behind a white table with pamphlets at a riverfront promenade.

Next to the Williamsburg Bridge at Domino Park (Kent Ave & South 5th) in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn

JULY 2022

Year-round and especially during summer months, the ENDGBV Outreach Team was everywhere across NYC  building community awareness about services available to survivors of DV and GBV by tabling at community events.


ENDGBV outreach team in July 2022 in the Bronx promoting resources and spreading awareness in Joyce Kilmer Park. community

In the community at Joyce Kilmer Park, The Bronx NYC (Grand Concourse & 161St Street)

Two men women in orange t-shirts standing behind a table filled with handouts/giveaways in outdoor park, Staten Island NY.

Sharing resources at Clove Lakes Park in Staten Island with the SIFJC for the NYPD Patrol Borough Staten Island HARMONY DAY PICNIC

JUNE 2022

A crowd sitting outdoors for announcement of  the expansion of city elder abuse services at City Hall on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. With Mayor Eric Adams, Department for the Aging, Comm. Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez in June 2022.

Commissioner Noel at the World Elder Abuse Day press conference held at City Hall.

On June 15,  World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, ENDGBV mobilized with advocates at City Hall to announce the expansion of city elder abuse services with NYC Mayor Eric Adams and Department for the Aging Commissioner Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez. Commissioner Noel gave remarks and inspired the crowd to join her in cheers of support for survivors of elder abuse.

APRIL 2022

Denim Day demonstration with protesters in New York City on Brooklyn bridge with protests holding signs and chanting.
On April 27 during Sexual Violence Awareness Month (SVAM)  we celebrated NYC’s Annual Denim Day March & Rally. The day started with a rally at Brooklyn Borough Hall in advance of the annual march of hundreds of  supporters in solidarity for survivors over the Brooklyn Bridge to a rally  in Manhattan’s Foley Square.


January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month and Stalking Awareness Month

Blue background with orange text stating, What is Human Trafficking. The use of power and control to force, defraud or coerce someone into engaging in labor (including sex work), services or sexual activity. #Awarenesshelphope

Tan background tile with brown and orange lettering stating: What is Stalking? Stalking is a crime of power and control. It can result in physical violence and/or mental trauma, and can be a predictor of future violence. A stalker can be someone you know, or a stranger.

January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month and National Stalking Awareness Month.

ENDGBV is collaborating with city parnters and program providers to raise awareness, and support survivors of human trafficking including sex trafficking, or commercial sexual exploitation, and labor trafficking by providing a series of trainings, including workshops. ENDGBV is also participating in the Administration for Children's Services (ACS) NYC Child Trafficking Prevention Conference  which educates providers who may act as critical access points for victims of child trafficking. To learn more about human trafficking you can download our brochure from our website, To attend a training email ENDGBV’s Training team at

Through our partnership with Cornell University’s Clinic to End Tech Abuse (CETA), we will also offer trainings in January on how technology can be used as a form sexual violence, and provide education on stalking in its various forms, particularly, “cyberstalking.” To learn more about stalking you can download our brochure which can be found on our website as well. To attend a training email ENDGBV’s Training team at

White background tile with orange text announcing An Introduction to Human Trafficking, on Friday, January 27, 2023

For National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, join us for a Virtual Training Presentation: “Understanding Human Trafficking: What It Is and How to Address It,” on Friday, January 27, 2023; 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. This 1-hour presentation with Q & A will explore and define:
  • Labor and Sex Trafficking;
  • Factors that put people at risk;
  • Identify ways to help support survivors in your community;
  • Common misconceptions about the trafficking industry and survivors;
  • Available resources in the NYC community.

Participation is encouraged for this training for members of the community and professionals who may be new to understanding human trafficking. Please register here:

NYC Stands with Asylum Seekers

If you are a newly arrived asylum seeker, you can get free and confidential help accessing services and resources that will help you integrate into the New York City commuity at the city’s Asylum Seeker Resource Navigation Center. Asylum seekers can schedule an appointment through NYC shelter staff or a community-based partner office.

At the appointment, asylum seekers will have a fully confidential interview in their native language of preference with a trained case manager. The case manager will help identify their needs and connect them the services, resources, and information.

Information and service referrals include but are not limited to:

  • Healthcare services and referrals
  • Health insurance enrollment
  • Mental health counseling
  • School enrollment
  • Immigration legal services
  • IDNYC (Municipal Identification) enrollment and more

While information and some basic services are offered at the Center, services and resources will also be provided at service providers and community-based organizations throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Please see information below and obtain more information online here

Asylum Seeker Resource Navigation Center Location listing



2022 Advocates of New York City Ceremony

On December 6 we held our annual Advocates of New York Ceremony which recognized thirty-nine advocates from across New York City committed to serving survivors. This year’s ceremony was held at Gracie Mansion with a special appearance by Mayor Eric Adams.


Alba Laureano
Arab-American Family Support Center

Michelle Mejia
CAMBA – Victim Assistance Program

Alida Tchicambaud
Healing Hands International

Shanikka White
Women’s Prison Association

Kia Myrie-Edwards
Safe Horizon

Pooja Raj-Greene
Sakhi for South Asian Women

Kate Mogulescu
Survivors Justice Project

Christine Rodriguez
Violence Intervention Project

Dana Hanuszcak
Shamara Kelly
Voices of Women

Mariela Cabrera
Safe Horizon’s Brooklyn Team
Paul Feuerstein
(Lifetime Achievement Recognition)
Barrier Free Living


Adrianna Barona  
Adreina Baez  
Mayra Panora Saldana
Bronx District Attorney’s Office EVE Program

Sophia Alan  
Sukriti Roy
Help USA Org

Latasia Lloyd  
Melissa Mejia
New Destiny

Catherine Conaty
Phil Tronolone
Jimmy Donohue
Stephanie Gonzalez
Mackenzie Upshaw
Norma Olivera  

Jessica Perdomo
Joel Lewis  
Dominique Magnan
Erica Ware     

Nicole Rice
Amanda Wexler

Courtney Chase
Sari Sosa

Richmond County D.A. – Victim Services Unit

Emperatriz Carpio
Genesis Gonzalez       

Fatima Cabrera
Angela Giraldo           

Angela Espinoza
Nancy Rivera

Voces Latinas

Mayor Eric Adams and Commissioner Noel standing in front of stairwell at Gracie Mansion.

Commissioner Noel with Mayor Eric Adams offering congratulatory and opening remarks at the Advocates of NYC Awards Ceremony

A group of people holding certificates

Richmond County DA's Office Victim Services Unit receiving their Advocate of NYC Awards

A person holding and awarding another person holding a certificate

Mariela Cabrera of Safe Horizon's Brooklyn Team receiving Advocate of NYC Award

Three women holding certificates

Sukriti Roy and Sophia Alan receiving their Advocate of NYC Awards

We highlighted “Go Orange Day,” by illuminating several city buildings in orange lights in support of survivors.

Outside view of David N. Dinkins Municipal Building illuminated in orange lights.

Outside view of Bank of America Building illuminated in orange lights.

Outside view of One World Trade Center Building illuminated in orange lights.

Outside view of NY City Hall Building illuminated in orange lights.

NYC Buildings illuminated in orange lights for “Go Orange Day.” (l – r) David N. Dinkins Municipal Building; Bank of America Building; One World Trade Center; and NY City Hall.


Public Display of Donna Ferrato’s “Wall of Silence” Extended Until May 2023

A group of people circling an outdoor public artwork called Wall of Silence. Wall of Silence a public artwork in Collect Pond Park, in lower Manhattan that brings awareness to criminalized domestic and gender-based survivors. Artist Donna Ferrato’s “Wall of Silence,” public artwork brings awareness to the plight of criminalized domestic and gender-based survivors. She recently published a NY Times Op Ed about the ENDGBV-commissioned piece describing how she came to document criminalized survivor Tracy McCarter’s case, and “how the criminal justice system disproportionately criminalizes the people it should protect — Black and brown survivors of domestic abuse.“ The “Wall of Silence,” will remain on display until May 23, 2023 at Collect Pond Park (130 Leonard Street, Lower Manhattan, NYC). Learn more about the artist’s work here.

ENDGBV Data Can Be Found at OpenData

NYC landscape in background with text: NYC OpenDataNYC OpenData houses ENDGBV’s dataset which contains annual count data from the 2020 and 2021 Annual Report on Domestic Violence Initiatives, Indicators and Factors. These annual reports provide an overview of select program activities and initiatives of our Office. The reports can be found here.


Now Accepting Applications

Several exciting full-time positions are now open with our ENDGBV team. To learn how you can apply online or share our openings with your networks, visit New York City’s job bank at: and search by Job ID number.

  1. Brooklyn FJC Operations Manager- JOB ID: 554416
  2. Director of Programs and Community Partnerships,Brooklyn Family Justice Center - JOB ID: 554415
  3. Director of Programs and Community Partnerships, Manhattan Family Justice Center - JOB ID: 554414
  4. Administrative Assistant, Bronx Family Justice Center - JOB ID: 540475
  5. Client Service Coordinator, Manhattan Family Justice Center - JOB ID: 554417
  6. Deputy Commissioner for External Affairs and Community Initiatives (Office of the Mayor Jobs here) - JOB ID: 38347
  7. Deputy Chief of Staff - JOB ID: 538883
  8. Deputy Director, Bronx Family Justice Center - JOB ID: 547967
  9. Director of Research and Evaluation - JOB ID: 525717
  10. Administrative Coordinator – First Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel - JOB ID: 521195
  11. Resource Liaison - JOB ID: 538516
  12. Resource Liaison - JOB ID: 538923


  • February 2023 is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and Black History Month
  • February 6th is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
  • April 2023 is Sexual Violence Awareness Month (SVAM) (Denim Day is April 26, 2023)


Check out NYC Mayor Eric Adams’ YEAR IN REVIEW Video
Check out ENDGBV’s recent media coverage by going to this link on our website. Below you will also see what we are reading!


Help is Available

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic or gender-based violence, help is available:

  • Find resources and support in NYC by searching NYC HOPE Resource Directory online at
  • NYC Family Justice Centers offer immediate safety planning, shelter assistance, mental health support, and other resources by phone or in person. For in person services, clients can call 311 for their nearest Family Justice Center to make an appointment or walk in if they cannot engage in remote services safely or effectively.
  • Call 311 to be connected to the nearest NYC Family Justice Center.
  • Call NYC’s 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-621-HOPE (4673) for immediate safety planning, shelter assistance, and other resources, TTY: 866-604-5350.
  • In an emergency, dial 911.

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