National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TDD)
Staffed 24 hours a day by trained counselors who can provide crisis assistance and information about shelters, legal advocacy, health care centers, and counseling.
Obtaining orders of protection in New York Sate: https://www.nycourts.gov/faq/orderofprotection.shtml
The Crime Victims Center: for victims of violent crime and victims of child sexual abuse and rape – https://www.parentsformeganslaw.org/
The Association for Mental Health and Wellness: for individuals with mental illness – http://mhaw.org/
The National Network to End Domestic Violence offers these helpful resources on technology safety: NNEDV Safety Documents
App Safety Center: a new tech safety resource for abuse victims/survivors, advocates, app developers, and the general public, which provides tips, information, and resources for the safe development and use of smartphone apps addressing domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, harassment, and stalking.
To Remove Intimate Images Online
The links below will take you directly to the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative page for removal instructions for the following sites.
Criminal Records & Employment Rights: Many survivors of domestic violence find themselves with criminal records. Oftentimes this is due to coerced criminal acts, experienced at the hands of their partner. Sometimes, this is a result of a misguided criminal justice system response to their partner’s abuse (for example, a dual arrest). Whatever the reason, survivors who have a criminal record face enormous challenges in accessing employment and economic security.
The Center for Survivor Agency & Justice has developed reference tool for survivors and advocates working with survivors that have criminal records and are seeking employment. This reference guide is designed to give survivors/advocates a better understanding of employment rights and offers tips and resources available to survivors when they are seeking employment.