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The mission of the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council is to reduce the incidence of domestic violence and abuse in all of its forms.


  • To draft legislation and develop policies required to implement new procedures or to improve existing procedures which impact on domestic violence.

  • To continuously study court services and procedures, law enforcement procedures and protocol, and criminal justice data collection and analysis as they relate to domestic violence.

  • To effectuate coordination between agencies, departments and the courts with victims of domestic violence and abuse

  • To promote effective prevention, intervention and treatment techniques which will be developed based upon research and data collection.

  • To develop intervention standards for treatment programs for domestic violence offenders.

  • To review and comment upon legislation relating to domestic violence introduced in the General Assembly or on its own initiative and

  • To improve the response to domestic violence and abuse.