Demonstration Project for Domestic Violence Forensic Nurse Examination Volunteer Advocates

The Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) seeks to enter into negotiations with the Crime Victim Treatment Services (CVTC) and with Mt. Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program (SAVI) to create a network of on-call trained domestic violence volunteer advocates and provide technical assistance to the hospitals implementing the volunteer network. This work is part of a larger program to enhance domestic violence services within the hospital setting by implementing new Domestic Violence (DV) Forensic Nurse Examination (FNE) programming in New York City. The network of volunteers will advocate for the victim during the exam and coordinate the victim’s needs by facilitating follow-up services and linkages to resources. A network of on-call DV advocates for victims following DV forensic examinations is a novel concept and will be a critical piece in fully supporting victims of domestic violence. Learn more about the Demonstration Project.