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Meeting Name: Committee on Women and Gender Equity Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/24/2018 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
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T2018-2970 *   Oversight - Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence.Oversight Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
T2018-2970 *   Oversight - Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence.Oversight Filed, by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0351-2018 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Reporting on certain domestic violence initiatives, indicators, and factors.IntroductionThis bill requires the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender Based Violence (ENDGBV) to submit to the Mayor and Speaker of the Council and post on its website an annual report detailing information about the City’s domestic violence initiatives, indicators, and factors, including data on attorneys and service providers in Family Justice Centers (FJCs), programs and initiatives offered by the FJCs that relate to economic empowerment, and information on publications, research. outreach events, trainings, and educational workshops offered by the office. The bill also requires the NYPD to submit an annual report that includes data on chronic domestic violence complaints, chronic offenders, and NYPD outreach efforts to survivors. Finally, the bill updates the name of the office to ENDGBV in the administrative code and city charter.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0351-2018 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Reporting on certain domestic violence initiatives, indicators, and factors.IntroductionThis bill requires the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender Based Violence (ENDGBV) to submit to the Mayor and Speaker of the Council and post on its website an annual report detailing information about the City’s domestic violence initiatives, indicators, and factors, including data on attorneys and service providers in Family Justice Centers (FJCs), programs and initiatives offered by the FJCs that relate to economic empowerment, and information on publications, research. outreach events, trainings, and educational workshops offered by the office. The bill also requires the NYPD to submit an annual report that includes data on chronic domestic violence complaints, chronic offenders, and NYPD outreach efforts to survivors. Finally, the bill updates the name of the office to ENDGBV in the administrative code and city charter.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0371-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Proposed Int. No 371-AOutreach to help cosmetologists recognize signs of domestic violence in their clients.IntroductionThis bill requires the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender Based Violence (ENDGBV) to conduct outreach to cosmetologists that includes: trainings, an online toolkit to help the cosmetology community recognize potential signs of domestic violence in their clients, and information about resources for survivors across the five boroughs. It would also require ENDGBV to annually report on such outreach to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council and post information about the outreach on its website.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0371-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Outreach to help cosmetologists recognize signs of domestic violence in their clients.IntroductionThis bill requires the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender Based Violence (ENDGBV) to conduct outreach to cosmetologists that includes: trainings, an online toolkit to help the cosmetology community recognize potential signs of domestic violence in their clients, and information about resources for survivors across the five boroughs. It would also require ENDGBV to annually report on such outreach to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council and post information about the outreach on its website.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0371-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Outreach to help cosmetologists recognize signs of domestic violence in their clients.IntroductionThis bill requires the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender Based Violence (ENDGBV) to conduct outreach to cosmetologists that includes: trainings, an online toolkit to help the cosmetology community recognize potential signs of domestic violence in their clients, and information about resources for survivors across the five boroughs. It would also require ENDGBV to annually report on such outreach to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council and post information about the outreach on its website.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0542-2018 *Rory I. Lancman  Service satisfaction surveys.IntroductionThe bill would require the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender Based Violence (ENDGBV) to provide individuals receiving services at Family Justice Centers (FJCs) with service satisfaction surveys. FJCs would be required to post a sign indicating the availability of the surveys in a conspicuous location, although completion of the survey by FJC clients would not be mandatory and would be anonymous. ENDGBV would be required to submit to the Speaker of the Council and post on its website on an annual basis the survey questions and all survey data, disaggregated by borough, type of service received, and language information.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0542-2018 *Rory I. Lancman  Service satisfaction surveys.IntroductionThe bill would require the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender Based Violence (ENDGBV) to provide individuals receiving services at Family Justice Centers (FJCs) with service satisfaction surveys. FJCs would be required to post a sign indicating the availability of the surveys in a conspicuous location, although completion of the survey by FJC clients would not be mandatory and would be anonymous. ENDGBV would be required to submit to the Speaker of the Council and post on its website on an annual basis the survey questions and all survey data, disaggregated by borough, type of service received, and language information.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1085-2018 *Mark Treyger  Civil legal services for domestic violence survivors who are a party to a divorce proceeding.IntroductionThis bill would require the Office of the Civil Justice Coordinator (“Coordinator”) to establish a two-year-long pilot program to provide brief legal assistance and free legal representation to domestic violence survivors in divorce proceedings. In establishing the program, the Coordinator would convene a working group by April 24, 2020—consisting of representatives from the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV), the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and the Human Resources Administration (HRA)—which would consult with service providers and produce a report with recommendations for the pilot program by October 1, 2020. The Coordinator would then be required to identify designated organizations to provide legal representation and establish the pilot program by February 1, 2021, ensuring that such pilot would cover all associated filing fees. The working group would then produce two subsequent reports: (1) a progress report on the number and types of cases and fees, to be submitted after the first year of the pilot program, or by April 1, 2022, and (2) a final report with additional assessments of the pilot and recommendations for potentially expanding the pilot, to be completed six months after the completion of the pilot program, or by October 1, 2023. Finally, ENDGBV would also be required to work with the Coordinator to offer trauma-informed training and create outreach related to the availability of the program, as well as interpretation services, by February 1, 2021.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1085-2018 *Mark Treyger  Civil legal services for domestic violence survivors who are a party to a divorce proceeding.IntroductionThis bill would require the Office of the Civil Justice Coordinator (“Coordinator”) to establish a two-year-long pilot program to provide brief legal assistance and free legal representation to domestic violence survivors in divorce proceedings. In establishing the program, the Coordinator would convene a working group by April 24, 2020—consisting of representatives from the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV), the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and the Human Resources Administration (HRA)—which would consult with service providers and produce a report with recommendations for the pilot program by October 1, 2020. The Coordinator would then be required to identify designated organizations to provide legal representation and establish the pilot program by February 1, 2021, ensuring that such pilot would cover all associated filing fees. The working group would then produce two subsequent reports: (1) a progress report on the number and types of cases and fees, to be submitted after the first year of the pilot program, or by April 1, 2022, and (2) a final report with additional assessments of the pilot and recommendations for potentially expanding the pilot, to be completed six months after the completion of the pilot program, or by October 1, 2023. Finally, ENDGBV would also be required to work with the Coordinator to offer trauma-informed training and create outreach related to the availability of the program, as well as interpretation services, by February 1, 2021.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available