About the Advisory Council
The Advisory Council to the New York State Office of Victim Services (OVS) assists in formulation of policies related to the field of victim services and provides recommendations to the Director to improve the delivery of services. Additionally, the Council advises OVS in establishing Statewide goals and objectives for advancing innovative solutions in the field of victim services.
The Advisory Council is made up of 16 members appointed by the Director of OVS, who have demonstrated an active interest in or obtained professional knowledge of the problems, needs and treatment of victims. In addition to these 16 members, the Advisory Council is also represented by survivor members, standing members, and ex-officio members.
Standing members include the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV); the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA); and the New York State Children’s Alliance (NYSCA).
Ex-Officio members include the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS); the New York State Department of Health (DOH); the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA); the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV); the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS); and the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS).
Advisory Council Members
Current Advisory Council Members can access their members-only group page, file share folder and additional information on OVS VAP Connect.