National Crime Victims’ Rights Week – April 19-25, 2015
The Rochester/Monroe County Domestic Violence Consortium is a volunteer run organization comprised of over 50 member organizations that span the social systems and disciplines required to create a coordinated community response to domestic violence. Working together, these organizations seek to protect domestic violence victims while holding offenders accountable.
Domestic violence is a pervasive social problem that impacts thousands of women, men and children each year in Monroe County. Unlike some social problems, domestic violence impacts people in our community regardless of their zip code, income level, race, religion or level of education. Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence.
Did you know?
- In Monroe County each year, an average of 7,000 orders of protection are issued by Family Court and Criminal Court.
- Nearly-half of all calls to the Monroe County Sheriff’s office are for domestic violence incidents.
- According to the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services, there were over 5,800 reports of domestic violence spanning aggravated assault, simple assault, sex offense, and violations of orders of protection in 2012.
We invite you explore our website and hope you will find the resources and information you need. To learn more about Domestic Violence in our community, please see our resources page or contact us to request a speaker.