Turn the NYS Workforce Purple
By Mary Morton, affirmative action officer, Office of the President
October 14, 2014
“Turn the NYS Workforce Purple,” Oct. 15, is an event designed to raise awareness of domestic violence. Empire State College employees and students are encouraged to wear purple on that day to “Shine the Light!” during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Some Facts about Domestic Violence
- One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.
- Almost one-third of all female homicide victims in the U.S. were killed by their intimate partner.
- Approximately 450,000 domestic incidents are reported annually to police departments in NYS.
- Only about 48 percent of all violent victimizations in 2003 were reported to police
- 84 percent of adults believe that domestic violence is a problem in the U.S.
Extensive information about how to identify domestic violence, where to get help and how to make a difference are available at http://www.opdv.ny.gov/.
To learn about local domestic violence resources, call the New York State Domestic Violence hotline at 800-942-6906.
The New York Department of State has developed an Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) for domestic violence victims. Victims can submit an application to the ACP to be assigned a substitute address to receive first class mail and service of court documents.
The ACP is designed to help protect the actual address of a person no longer living with his or her abuser. This substitute address will be accepted by all state and local government agencies and may be accepted by nongovernment organizations, private businesses and companies. For more information about the ACP and how to apply for a substitute address, visit the ACP website or call 855-350-4595 (toll free).
For information or help, email Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Mary.Morton@esc.eduor call 518.587-2100, ext. 2265.
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