County Executive

Posted on: October 19, 2018

CURRAN CALLS FOR GREATER AWARENESS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE

nassaucountysealLAURA CURRAN

County Executive


OFFICE OF THE NASSAU COUNTY EXECUTIVE

1550 FRANKLIN AVENUE · MINEOLA, NEW YORK 11501

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Executive Press Office 516-571-4225


CURRAN CALLS FOR GREATER AWARENESS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE



MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County Executive Laura Curran was joined by Assemblyman Dave McDonough, Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas, Kevin P. Smith, First Deputy Commissioner, Nassau County Police Department, John E. Imhof, PhD, LCSW-R Commissioner, Nassau County Department of Social Services, Cynthia Scott, Executive Director, The Safe Center LI, and Patricia Kontonis, mother and voice of victim, Maria Kontonis, in her call for greater awareness of domestic and family abuse.

“Addressing domestic violence requires the continuing joint commitment and dedication of our partners in law enforcement, clergy members, not-for-profit community agencies and government to combat this most serious of public safety and health crises,” said County Executive Curran. “We will continue to do all we can to provide assistance and education to those who are victims of domestic or family abuse.”

In 2017 alone, there were:

  • over 6,000 calls to the Domestic Violence Hotline.
  • 14,600 reports of Domestic Violence to the Nassau County Police Department.
  • 1,700 arrests for Domestic Violence
  • More than 6,000 calls a year to Nassau County Child Protective Services.
  • And nearly 5,000 victims of domestic violence are receiving services at our domestic violence agencies; the Safe Center LI, Circulo de la Hispanidad, and our newest partner in combating family and domestic violence in the South Asian and Muslim communities, Domestic Harmony.


If you or someone you care about are a victim of abuse, please call The Safe Center LI’s confidential hotline at 516-542-0404.


2018-10-11 Domestic Violence Awareness Ceremony-8078

2018-10-11 Domestic Violence Awareness Ceremony-8161

2018-10-11 Domestic Violence Awareness Ceremony-8116

2018-10-11 Domestic Violence Awareness Ceremony-8070


Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in County Executive

Curran: NIFA Approves 2019 Budget

Posted on: November 30, 2018

CURRAN ATTENDS BREAST CANCER SUMMIT

Posted on: September 28, 2018

Curran Orders Flags to Half-Staff

Posted on: August 27, 2018

Curran Urges Storm Preparedness

Posted on: August 21, 2018

2018 Summer Youth Employment Program

Posted on: June 28, 2018

Gun Storage Safety Proposal

Posted on: June 19, 2018

CURRAN: WARMING CENTERS OPEN

Posted on: January 4, 2018
Laura Curran Signs Historic Order

Curran Signs Historic Executive Order

Posted on: January 30, 2018