A first step in preventing violence, is better understanding its magnitude, nature, and consequences.
CDC’s Violence against Children Surveys (VACS) measure physical, emotional, and sexual violence against girls and boys.
This issue also provides information about the New York State Fatality Review Team, the screening process for veterans at the Albany Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, an important legislative update about translation of orders of protection, and information about several of OPDV’s most recently funded programs throughout the state.
Risk Reduction Enhanced Response Pilot Program and Risk Reduction Civil Legal Assistance Program Awards OPDV is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017-2019 Risk Reduction Enhanced Response Pilot Program are the Westchester County Office for Women, the Center for Safety and Change, the ACCORD Corporation, and the Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency.
Over 40% of victims of severe physical violence are men.
CDC 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Teen dating violence: More males than females victims of physical violence Violence Against Women Survey Full Rpt.
Perpetrators of acquaintance rape might be a date, but they could also be a classmate, a neighbor, a friend’s significant other, or any number of different roles.Some forms of sexual assault include: Rape is a form of sexual assault, but not all sexual assault is rape.The term rape is often used as a legal definition to specifically include sexual penetration without consent.Findings from VACS enable countries to better allocate limited resources to develop, launch, and evaluate violence prevention programs and child protection systems.In the news: CDC releases data from global Violence Against Children Surveys (VACS) Tanzania Tanzania improves programs and services to prevent violence against children Sparked by the high rates of violence identified by VACS, the Government of Tanzania developed a multi-sector National Response Plan to prevent violence against children that focuses on education, social welfare, legal, justice, public health, and community.