Westchester County takes steps to protect domestic violence survivors

The Safety Measures for Survivors of Domestic Violence Act will provide free lock changes and video doorbells for survivors at their homes.

News 12 Staff

Jun 19, 2024, 11:28 AM

Updated 30 days ago

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Survivors of domestic violence in Westchester County will have access to enhanced safety measures starting in 2025, thanks to a new law signed by County Executive George Latimer.
The Safety Measures for Survivors of Domestic Violence Act will provide free lock changes and video doorbells for survivors at their homes.
"This bill is about safety. The ability to feel safe in your own home and for your children to feel safe where they've grown up." said Westchester County Legislator David Imamura. "Your safety should not, and will not be, at the mercy of your landlord or held hostage by your inability to pay for property protection."
The law is intended to allow survivors to remain in their homes if they choose, rather than seeking refuge in shelters. It takes effect on Jan. 1, 2025.


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