Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence

The Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV) was established in 2001 and provides a variety of services. In addition to offering services directly to residents, the agency develops policy and works with diverse communities to increase awareness of domestic violence.

Under the City Human Rights Law, being a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence, or stalking should not cost you your job.  We offer protection for victims, so that New Yorkers who have suffered from these crimes do not face employment discrimination. Because of the Commission’s strong protections for survivors, we regularly partner with OCDV.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and the Commission works with OCDV on shared forums and community events. The agencies host year-round trainings for both staff and clients to ensure all New Yorkers are aware of their rights.