§ 459-A Definitions
§ 459-B Residential Services for Victims of Domestic Violence
§ 459-C Non-Residential Services for Victims of Domestic Violence
§ 459-D Reporting Requirements
§ 459-E Technical Assistance
§ 459-F Payment for Services
§ 459-G Cooperation of an Abuser Not Required as a Condition of Eligibility for Benefits or Services
§ 459-H Confidentiality

Terms Used In New York Laws > Social Services > Article 6-A - Domestic Violence Prevention Act

  • intimate relationship: include , but are not limited to: the nature or type of relationship, regardless of whether the relationship is sexual in nature; the frequency of interaction between the persons; and the duration of the relationship. See N.Y. Social Services Law 459-A
  • Parent: means a natural or adoptive parent or any individual lawfully charged with a minor child's care or custody. See N.Y. Social Services Law 459-A
  • Residential program for victims of domestic violence: means any residential care program certified by the department and operated by a not-for-profit organization in accordance with the regulations of the department for the purpose of providing emergency shelter, services and care to victims of domestic violence. See N.Y. Social Services Law 459-A
  • Victim of domestic violence: means any person over the age of sixteen, any married person or any parent accompanied by his or her minor child or children in situations in which such person or such person's child is a victim of an act which would constitute a violation of the penal law, including, but not limited to acts constituting disorderly conduct, harassment, aggravated harassment, sexual misconduct, forcible touching, sexual abuse, stalking, criminal mischief, menacing, reckless endangerment, kidnapping, assault, attempted assault, attempted murder, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, strangulation, identity theft, grand larceny or coercion; and

    (i) such act or acts have resulted in actual physical or emotional injury or have created a substantial risk of physical or emotional harm to such person or such person's child; and

    (ii) such act or acts are or are alleged to have been committed by a family or household member. See N.Y. Social Services Law 459-A