The dvSurvival Kit is adopted from the Domestic Violence Handbook. The Department of Social Services and The State of New York expressly reserve the right to royalty-free, non-exclusive and irrevocable license to reproduce, publish, distribute or otherwise use, in perpetuity, any and all copyrightable material supplied by them for this site.
The Domestic Violence Handbook
The Handbook was originally developed and published by the New York State coalition against Domestic Violence with funding support form the New York State Department of Social Services.
The Handbook contains information that will be helpful to victims of domestic violence and others, The information contained in the handbook is for general information purposes. The NYS Department of Social Services accepts no responsibility for the outcome of decisions based upon this handbook.
A special acknowledgment to the original authors of the Handbook for Abused Women, The Honorable Marjory D. Fields and Elyse Lehman.
Much of this handbook was adapted from the Association of Trial Lawyers of America's publication entitled, The Justice You Deserve: How the Law Can Protect You From Abuse (1994). Permission has been granted by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Principal Authors: Barbara Rio, CSW, New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Theresa M. Zubretsky, New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence; Sherry Frohman, CSW, New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Special Thanks for Comments and Editorial Assistance: Patti Jo Newell from the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Lisa Frisch and Colleen McGrath from the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence; Robin Braunstein, Services to Aid Families; Eileen Maddock, Orange County Safe Homes Project; Holly Sullivan, Saratoga Domestic Violence Services; the staff of the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence.
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