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“This coronavirus pandemic is creating a particularly dangerous time for victims of domestic abuse, including intimate partner abuse, child or elder abuse. With workers being asked to work from home or are laid off, children are not in school, and families are being asked to either self-quarantine or remain at home to keep from contracting the virus, there is increased social isolation. This causes a time of high-stress for all families and particularly for the most vulnerable among us. My Office is here to help. Our Special Prosecutions Division continues to serve those who may be a victim of domestic violence, elder abuse, human trafficking and child abuse. If anyone believes they are a victim or at risk of being a victim, they should call 911 or contact their local police or call our Special Prosecutions Division at 914-995-3000. For elder abuse complaints after business hours, please call our help line at (914) 995-1940.”

Read about more information on how isolation may be affecting victims of domestic violence, child and elder abuse.