In many places across the state the facet of household force exists. It is a job that has been lingering since the beginning of clip and will go on to linger until people realise that force does non work out anything it merely makes jobs worse. It has a really negative impact on everyone involve in the violent state of affairs particularly kids. For households that have force bing on a continum all that is happening is that they are learning their kids that force is the proper of covering with jobs, and most likely these households are bring forthing kids who when they have a household of their ain will fall back to force as away of covering with their jobs. There are many fortunes and factors why people resort to force but, merely by acknowledging and turn toing the multifactorial roots of force in our society can we travel closer to populating in peace.
STEPS staff and leadership have presented at numerous conferences, including the International Community Justice Summit in San Francisco. Our court-based work around sex trafficking was presented at Columbia University’s Reframing Freedom: a Critical Approach to Modern Slavery Conference in April. Internationally, STEPS staff have presented or served as panelists in policy-shaping actions, including most recently in 2013 at the United Nations where we were invited by Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women to participate in an expert working group to discuss causes, consequences and conditions of violence against women in custodial settings. This international work has included hosting visits from the Australian government, a Chinese non-government organization (NGO), Oxford University, and the government of Great Britain. STEPS has also served as a technical assistance provider to the government of Ghana in their effort to incorporate services for domestic violence victims into their judicial system.
NYC Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence
The NYC Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV) collaborates closely with government and nonprofit agencies that assist domestic violence victims and operates the New York City Family Justice Centers in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens, with a Family Justice Center opening in Staten Island in spring of 2016. These one-stop domestic violence service centers provide vital social service, civil legal and criminal justice assistance under one roof.
NYC Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence CARE Program
(Creating Awareness about Relationship Equality)