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Resources for domestic violence victims

BUFFALO — In conjunction with the New York State Sheriff’s Association, our office is offering two potentially life-saving programs for domestic violence victims, here in Erie County.

The newest program is called the Family Court Order of Protection Notification Project Statewide Automated Victim Notification Information and Notification, which allows domestic violence victims to register at to be notified by phone, text message or email when a Family Court Order of Protection has been served. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The second is the long-running New York Sheriff’s Victim Hotline - Victim Information and Notification Everyday, which allows crime victims to register at or call 1-888-VINE-4-NY to be notified by phone or email, in the event of an offender’s release from prison. This service is also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Victims of domestic violence often need the kind of timely information that the VINE and SAVIN-NY provide. Both programs provide registered crime victims with critical information, when they need it most.

These two means of access empowers domestic violence victims to gain a greater degree of control in their lives and to make informed decisions about their safety.


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