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New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

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With reports of domestic violence in New York state up 30% in April compared to a year ago, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office, there are new ways to help connect victims with the help they need.

The New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence has launched text and chat services.

Kelli Owens, executive director of the office, said victims are even more at risk when they are isolated at home during this coronavirus pandemic.