October 10, 2018 |
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the award of a $1.475 million grant to Urban Resource Institute (URI), a leading provider of domestic violence programs and services in New York City, to plan and implement an abusive partner intervention program (APIP) from Harlem To Houston. The program, which is being funded through the Manhattan D.A.’s Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (CJII), aims to help domestic abusers understand and take responsibility for their behaviors using a trauma-informed approach designed to support long-term healing and reduce intimate partner violence recidivism.
“I am proud to invest in this innovative approach to combat the public health crisis of domestic violence in New York City,” said District Attorney Vance. “We cannot ignore the reality that many survivors of domestic violence remain in contact or in a relationship with an abusive partner. These survivors deserve protection, too. Urban Resource Institute has the track record and vision to work with abusive partners to address their behavior – and the underlying trauma that many abusers have endured – while still holding the abusers accountable for their violent conduct.”