Rise News

Rise Receives $10,000 from Senator Akshar for Family Court Advocacy - (11/3/2017)

Senator Akshar commemorated Domestic Violence Awareness Month by allocating funding through the Department of Criminal Justice Services for Rise-NY.  Rise received $10,000 to support the work of two advocates at Broome County Family Court.  Rise advocates are stationed at Family Court three days a week to provide legal information and assistance to victims of family offenses, such as harassment, reckless endangerment, stalking, and assault. 

In one year, Rise advocates assisted 242 victims of domestic violence with petitions requesting an Order of Protection.  Studies suggest that protection orders reduce the risk of future violence.  A cohort study indicated that women who were granted two-year protection orders reported significantly lower levels of violence in the next year and a half (McFarlane et al., 2004).  A permanent protection order has been found to be associated with an 80% reduction in physical violence reports (Holt et al., 2002).  

Rise advocates also assisted with 44 custody applications in the last reporting period.  Domestic violence is correlated with child abuse, with one study finding that over half of men who abuse their female partners also abuse their children (Parry, 2007).

Rise advocates at Family Court protect the whole family from violence, which in turn keeps Broome County safer.  Rise is proud to provide these and other vital domestic violence services to the community and thanks the Senator for his acknowledgement of the importance of this work. 


Show All News Headlines

Residential Program

Advocacy Services


What is domestic violence?

Domestic Violence is a pattern of coercive behavior. This pattern can include abuse of various sorts of one family member by another including:

Perpetrators of domestic violence have a goal to establish and maintain power and control over their partners and/or other family members.

This violence affects people in every racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic group and includes people of all ages who have lived together or who have had an intimate relationship.

Domestic violence often escalates in severity and frequency over time and can have serious health and psychological ramifications.

How can you learn more?

Representatives from Rise are available to speak to community organizations about domestic violence and our services.

For more information, call 6O7.748.7453.

For additional information: www.opdv.ny.gov/whatisdv