DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAM (DVPP)
DVPP pairs a Victim Services counselor with an officer of the NYPD or the Housing Police. The team attempts to prevent family violence before it erupts by reaching out to all families reporting domestic disturbances to the police, reinforcing the message that domestic violence is against the law and that help is available to victims and batterers. Any person abused by a family member, who has
filed a complaint with the police, will be contacted by the counselor or a Housing Authority police officer who has been specially trained in domestic violence cases. The complainant will receive references for getting an order of protection (the borough court), counseling and other services. The counselor and the officer will, when appropriate, do home visits as well. Counselors conduct roll call training 2-3 times a month.
Languages (other than English): Spanish.
- Manhattan PSA 4 DVPP
1822 Jackson Street, New York, NY 10002
Contact: Connie Boris, Counselor; Karen Paholek, Police Officer
Eligibility criteria: resident of area from southern tip of Manhattan to 98th Street.
- Manhattan PSA 5 DVPP
1385 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029
Contact: Edwin Ramirez, Counselor; Carmen Ortiz, Police Officer
Eligibility criteria: resident of area from 98th Street to I 1 5th Street (East/West sides)
- Manhattan PSA 6 DVPP
2680 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10030
Contact: Ramonita Garcia, Counselor; Richard Gomez, Police Officer
Eligibility criteria: resident of area from 11 6th Street to northern tip of Manhattan (East/West sides)
- Manhattan 23rd Precinct DVPP 164 East 102nd Street, Room 109-A, New York, NY 10029
Contact: Mercy Rogers, Counselor; Caroline Cartagena, Police Officer.
Payments accepted: FREE.