I was first introduced to the issue of domestic violence when I was a college student and a budding feminist. From 1980-1986, I worked at a residential and non-residential domestic violence program in Troy, New York, and was the director there from 1984-86. During that time, I served on the Boards of the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence and of a local service program for men who batter. From 1986-1988, I worked for the New York State Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Addictions, Inc. In addition to providing training and technical assistance to alcohol/other drug education and prevention specialists statewide, I was interested and active in efforts to address issues regarding women in treatment.
If you are looking for domestic violence-related information or referral information beyond what is available through this web site, please direct your inquiries to the appropriate organizations those listed on the New York State Resources page. On the other hand, if you have comments, feedback, suggestions, or contributions for this site, or if you're looking for assistance with improving responses to chemically-involved battered women, E-mail me.