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The workshop is set for Friday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to noon at the Queens Family Justice Center in Kew Gardens.
By Forum Staff
The Queens Family Justice Center in Kew Gardens is set to host an upcoming public workshop on “Surviving Partner Violence & Abuse,” Borough President Melinda Katz and the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence announced on Thursday.
The workshop is designed to empower survivors and service providers with information about the effects of intimate partner violence, how those effects can be addressed, and Queens’ procedures for prosecuting those who commit domestic violence. Featured speakers will share options and resources available to survivors of intimate-partner violence, including housing, immigration, family court, and mental health services, Katz noted.
“Intimate-partner violence and abuse are heinous crimes that have long lasting impacts across communities,” the borough president said. “In too many homes, families are robbed of their health and potential by their abusers. We must empower survivors with the strength to speak out, rise up and take back their lives.”
ENDGBV Commissioner Cecile Noel added that help is available in NYC for survivors and their kids.
“From emergency housing to mental health counseling, to access to family and immigration legal services, the City of New York is committed to ensuring that survivors have access to support and inclusive services.”
This National Domestic Violence Awareness Month event is scheduled for next Friday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Queens Family Justice Center, 126-02 82nd Ave. RSVP is required to Marissa Beckett at MarissaB@fjcnyc.org or (718) 575-4504; space is on a first-come, first-serve basis.