About OPDV

The Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) is an executive level state agency, created in 1992. It replaced the former Governor’s Commission on Domestic Violence established in 1983.

Mission & Vision

Our Mission:

To improve New York State’s response to and prevention of domestic violence with the goal of enhancing the safety of all New Yorkers in their intimate and family relationships.

Our Vision:

To create a State in which communities and systems are committed to supporting and promoting equality, dignity and respect so that individuals can feel safer in their intimate and family relationships.

From the Executive Director

Gwen Wright was appointed Executive Director in 2012.

About the Agency

New York State’s dedication to ending domestic violence is evidenced by the existence of a unique cabinet-level agency dedicated solely to the issue. Learn more about OPDV.

OPDV Around the State

OPDV offers training and presentations on a variety of subjects around the State. Click here to see where we’ve been lately.