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New notification system to help abuse victims

Alerts sent out when orders of protection served

Gwen Wright, acting executive director of the state Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence speaks at a news conference Tuesday at the Schenectady YWCA to announce SAVIN-NY, a free system that allows individuals who have been granted orders of protection by family courts outside of New York City to register to receive alerts when those orders are served.
Gwen Wright, acting executive director of the state Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence speaks at a news conference Tuesday at the Schenectady YWCA to announce SAVIN-NY, a free system that allows individuals who have been granted orders of protection by family courts outside of New York City to register to receive alerts when those orders are served.
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Domestic violence victims can now be better equipped to provide for their own safety and the safety of their children through a new order of protection notification system, advocates for victims of domestic violence said Tuesday. The new program, spearheaded by the state Sheriff’s Association Institute, now allows for victims to be notified automatically when orders of protection issued from Family Court are served on the alleged abuser. Once they’re served, formally notifying the targeted ...


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