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
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.
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 Acting 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
a variety of subjects around the State. Click here to see where we’ve