Report on a Joint Public Hearing of the Standing Committees on Social Services and Women’s Issues

DV Hearing Report for social services

We are pleased to transmit this Report of the New York State Senate Standing Committees on Social Services and Women’s Issues for our Joint-Public Hearing held on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. The hearing convened human services agencies, advocates, and service providers to examine whether the current continuum of care meets the needs of survivors of gender-based and domestic violence. We are proud to lead efforts to address important matters pertaining to services and supports for survivors of genderbased and domestic violence, along with the human services agencies and workforce that provide continued care to survivors in New York State every day. This report includes helpful observations and recommendations from the witnesses that we look forward to discussing with our colleagues to further enhance and protect services for this vulnerable population.